California family campervan adventure: LA to San Francisco

Tailor-made holidays
Duration (in days): 11

From: UK - Los Angeles

To: San Francisco - UK

From

£1,070

Inc. International flights (per person - based on 2 adults, 2 children) 
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Overview

Explore California and the National Parks on this 11 day, flexible family trip that’s perfectly suited to the Easter break when temperatures a warm and there are fewer crowds. Collect your campervan in LA before taking a self-guided adventure up to San Francisco. Carrying everything you need in the van, you can hop from place to place without constantly unpacking! Why not visit the coast, then head north to the Death Valley and Yosemite National Parks, packed with natural beauty and opportunities for the kids to run wild! Based on 2 adults, 2 children this trip is fully customisable, let us help you create your perfect family holiday.

Your Jucy Trailblazer vehicle comes complete with 2 comfortable double beds, a fridge, 2 gas stoves and a sink, rent kitchen and bedding kits locally to ensure you have everything you need for your travels. With a minivan base, be assured that this vehicle is super easy to drive and economical on fuel, and with DVD player built in you’ll have no problem keeping the kids entertained!

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

This holiday includes

  • International flights
  • 9 day Jucy Trailblazer hire
  • Additional Insurance and one way fee  

Highlights

  • Travel at your own pace in your Jucy Trailblazer vehicle 
  • Get back to nature as your explore inland from the west coast
  • Be dwarfed by the giant Sequoia trees in Sequoia National Park
  • Witness stunning desert scenery in Death Valley National Park 
  • Swim in cascading waterfalls and clear rivers in Yosemite National Park  
Itinerary

 

Itinerary in brief:

  • 1 night Los Angeles
  • 10 nights Campervan hire

 

Day 1: Arrive in Los Angeles

Depart the UK from your chosen airport today and arrive in Los Angeles on the same day.

We’ve included a night in a hotel close to the airport so the whole family can quickly settle in and get some sleep after the flight and before the excitement of your campervan adventure begins!

Included:  International flight, hotel

Days 2-12: Collect vehicle: Self-drive adventure

After collecting your vehicle from the depot near the airport, you now have 10 days of freedom to explore California and beyond! Keeping it local, you could head down to the coast at Santa Monica to splash in the waves, take a stroll down the pier or ride the Ferris wheel. If your sights are set further afield – why not head inland towards the national parks?  Here are some ideas – you’ll be spoiled for choice!

Why not start in Sequoia National Park, aptly named for its huge sequoia trees, it is also home to the underground Crystal Cave featuring streams and striking rock formations.

Death Valley National Park straddles eastern California and the state of Nevada and provides a completely different landscape with a desert landscape, sand dunes, valleys, canyons and mountains. Death Valley is the hottest and driest national park in the USA, and home to many plants and animal species that have adapted to this harsh environment.

Lastly and arguably the most spectacular of all is Yosemite National Park, with cascading waterfalls, clear streams and towering trees this park is guaranteed to be the highlight of your trip.

At the end of your road trip, make your way to San Francisco to drop off your vehicle.

Included: 10 day vehicle hire: Jucy Trailblazer, additional insurance, one way fee

Day 11: Return Vehicle, depart San Francisco    

Return your vehicle at the depot in San Francisco and make your way to the airport to connect with your flight back to the UK.

If you’d like to add on additional nights in San Francisco – speak to your consultant who can offer some ideas!

Included: International flight  

Day 12: Arrive UK


 

Info

This trip is based on Easter holidays pricing but can be done at any time of year, pricing will be significantly cheaper outside of UK school holidays.

Jucy Camper is based on 2 Adults and 2 Children under 8 years.

High season in California is from June to August when hotels will book up far in advance and prices will peak. April - May and September - October can be a great time to travel when crowds and prices are lower and temperature is mild. Winter (November - March) brings colder temperatures and rainstorms.

We've done a similar trip...

If you'd like to get a feel for this trip, read our blog post West coast USA and the National Parks by campervan - written by one of our consultants who's been there.

This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.

What's included: 

  • International flights
  • 1 night accommodation
  • 10 day Jucy Trailblazer vehicle hire
  • Additional insurance
  • One way fees

Not included: 

  • Meals
  • Kitchen & bedding packs
  • Optional camper accessories
  • Mileage (Can be purchased locally)
  • Excursions
  • National park fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
Accommodation
  • 1 night in 3* hotel accommodation near Los Angeles Airport

  • 9 nights with Jucy Trailblazer vehicle     

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