Highlights
  • Bask in the big-city lights of los angeles and las vegas
  • Wind through the streets of san francisco
  • Hike through yosemite
  • Feel the heat in death valley
  • Get your kicks on route 66
  • Marvel at the twisted trees in joshua tree national park

From Joshua trees and the Grand Canyon to roadside burger joints and the cosmopolitan streets of San Francisco, this region is loaded with the intriguing and the incredible. Best of all, this Los Angeles to San Francisco itinerary is structured so that those short on time can experience the region's best. At any of the sights you’ll get great pictures and a greater appreciation of what you’re seeing. Best of all, national park entrances are included, so you can explore Yosemite and still try your luck in Las Vegas.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Los Angeles

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Additional Notes: We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this crazy city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Los Angeles/Lake Havasu City

Pack up the van in the morning and check out the stars on the most famous sidewalk in Hollywood on an orientation tour. Drive through Beverly Hills and be dazzled by one of the world's most exclusive three-block district: Rodeo Drive. In the late morning, take in the iconic trees of Joshua Tree National Park. In late afternoon, continue on to Lake Havasu City, for the night. Included Activities: Orientation Drive Hollywood Visit Joshua Tree NP Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 435km) Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours, 240km)

Day 3 Lake Havasu City/Grand Canyon National Park (1D)

Drive to one of the earth's greatest on-going geological spectacles, the Grand Canyon. Take a short hike (weather permitting) at the most spectacular gorge in the world and enjoy dinner at the rim while watching a stunning sunset. Included Activities: Grand Canyon South Rim Visit Hiking Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 450km)

Day 4 Grand Canyon National Park/Las Vegas

Spend the morning at the Grand Canyon and enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight. After, hit the road and head towards Las Vegas, Nevada. Get your kicks on Route 66 and stop at one of the wackiest, off-beat burger joints around. Continue on to explore the 'city of lights', Las Vegas, along the famous Vegas Strip. Opt to try the VIP limo experience. Additional Notes: Note: If you have pre-booked the Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride you will enjoy your 45-50min ride over the canyon today. Included Activities: Route 66 Drive Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 460km)

Day 5 Las Vegas/Bakersfield

Travel to one of the country's most rugged landscapes — the legendary Death Valley, California. Soak in the dramatic landscape. In the afternoon, continue on to Bakersfield for the night. Included Activities: Death Valley National Park Visit Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 585km)

Day 6 Bakersfield/Yosemite National Park

Head out of town towards Yosemite Valley. Take short hikes (weather permitting) to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows or walk among giant sequoias. If lucky, spot black bears, deer or coyotes with a keen eye. Spend the night just outside the national park. Included Activities: Yosemite National Park Visit Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 322km)

Day 7 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco

Depart in the morning for one of the greatest cities in the world: San Francisco. Discover some of the iconic attractions such as bustling Fisherman's Wharf or the stately Golden Gate Bridge, a marvel of engineering and Art Deco design. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 230km)

Day 8 San Francisco

We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this famous city.

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Start DateFinish DateBase PriceDeparture GuaranteedAvailability 
Mar-24-2019Mar-31-2019$ 1,999YesSold Out Reserve
Apr-07-2019Apr-14-2019$ 1,999YesSold Out Reserve
Apr-14-2019Apr-21-2019$ 1,999Yes4 spots left Reserve
Apr-21-2019Apr-28-2019$ 1,999Yes1 spots left Reserve
Apr-28-2019May-05-2019$ 1,699Yes7 spots left Reserve
May-12-2019May-19-2019$ 1,844Yes6 spots left Reserve
May-19-2019May-26-2019$ 1,639Yes7 spots left Reserve
May-26-2019Jun-02-2019$ 2,049Yes5 spots left Reserve
Jun-02-2019Jun-09-2019$ 1,639Yes9 spots left Reserve
Jun-09-2019Jun-16-2019$ 1,639Yes8 spots left Reserve
Jun-23-2019Jun-30-2019$ 2,049Yes13 spots left Reserve
Jun-30-2019Jul-07-2019$ 2,049Yes5 spots left Reserve
Jul-14-2019Jul-21-2019$ 2,049Yes6 spots left Reserve
Aug-04-2019Aug-11-2019$ 2,099Yes2 spots left Reserve
Aug-18-2019Aug-25-2019$ 2,099Yes4 spots left Reserve
Sep-08-2019Sep-15-2019$ 2,049Yes7 spots left Reserve
Oct-13-2019Oct-20-2019$ 1,999Yes6 spots left Reserve
Nov-03-2019Nov-10-2019$ 1,999Yes11 spots left Reserve
Nov-17-2019Nov-24-2019$ 1,999Yes13 spots left Reserve
Dec-08-2019Dec-15-2019$ 1,999Yes12 spots left Reserve
Dec-22-2019Dec-29-2019$ 1,999Yes14 spots left Reserve
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Details
Trip Includes
  • All national park and national monument fees
  • Orientations to Los Angeles
  • Las Vegas
  • and San Francisco
  • Joshua Tree NP visit
  • Route 66 drive
  • Grand Canyon visit with sunset at the rim
  • Death Valley visit
  • Tioga Pass drive (seasonal)
  • Yosemite stay
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: 1 dinner
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportAir-conditioned private vehicle, walkingWe use 15-passenger vans for up to 14 people plus the CEO/Driver for all our of our trips in North America. For groups of 8 and more travellers, we also use a trailer to carry luggage and camping equipment. These vans are durable vehicles that allow us to drive on most types of roads in North America. Each van has a front passenger seat and 4 benches that will accommodate 3 people each. No standing is permitted in these vehicles, but there is air conditioning to cool things down on warm days and mandatory seat belts to us secure and safe. This is not a physically demanding journey. However, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and limited space in the van. Please take note of the travel times and distances in the above itinerary. Despite some of the long days, most clients feel that the diversity of the North American landscape, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience!
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Max 14, avg 10

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Hotels (7 nts).
This trip uses 2-3 star hotels and motels in cities and near park entrances. Our chosen hotels vary in size, character, and amenities, but are of a good standard, and the rooms are double occupancy with a private bathroom.
Start City
Los Angeles
End City
San Francisco
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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