Itinerary in brief:
- 3 nights New York
- 4 nights San Francisco
- 2 nights Carmel
- 1 night Goleta
- 3 nights Los Angeles
Day 1: UK to New York
Board your flight from the UK this morning. On arrival you’ll be greeted and transferred by shuttle bus to your hotel.
Spend the day getting your bearings; why not head down to Times Square this evening and soak up the atmosphere or grab tickets to a Broadway show?
Included: International flight, hotel & shuttle transfer
Day 2: New York
Today we’ve included a hop-on hop-off bus pass to help you see the best of what New York has to offer. Why not grab a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast before setting off to explore - starting with a stroll through Central Park, looking at art by Picasso and Andy Warhol in the MOMA and the Gugenheim before heading to Ground Zero to learn about the tragedy of 9/11. In the evening why not head to a comedy club or jazz bar to experience the best of New York nightlife.
Included: Hotel & hop-on hop-off bus pass
Day 3: New York
Today is free for you to continue exploring this exciting city, we have included admission to the Rockefeller Centre so take a ride up to the 70th floor for the ‘Top of the Rock’ and look out over the spectacular New York skyline. Continue exploring today, whether you walk along the Highline for views over the river,
Included: Hotel & entrance to Rockefeller Centre
Day 4: Fly to San Francisco
This morning you’ll be collected and taken to the airport for your domestic flight to San Francisco. On arrival you'll make your own way to your hotel in the city.
Included: Hotel, shuttle transfer in New York & private transfer in San Francisco
Day 5: San Francisco
Today is at leisure. Why not head down to Fisherman’s Wharf for a spot of lunch, and be sure to book tickets for a tour of Alcatraz, one of the world’s most famous prisons.
Day 6: San Francisco
Today is yours to explore a little further. Why not take a tram up Nob Hill for stunning views of the city or stroll through the quirky neighbourhoods that make up San Francisco.
Day 7: San Francisco and Napa Valley
Today we’ve included a full day trip to Napa Valley. You’ll be taken by bus into beautiful Californian wine-country where you’ll stop at a selection of wineries for tastings and tours.
Included: Hotel & full day Napa Valley day trip (inc. lunch)
Day 8: San Francisco to Carmel
This morning you’ll collect your rental car and start your west coast self-drive.
The drive to Carmel takes around 3.5 hours, but take your time as you journey down this scenic route stopping off for a stroll and some lunch along the way.
Included: Hotel & car hire
Day 9: Big Sur
Today is a free day to explore the Big Sur region. You could hike one of the trails in Julie Pfeiffer Burns State Park or stroll along Pfeiffer Beach.
Days 10: Big Sur to Goleta
Today you’ll have a 4 hour drive along stunning coastline towards Goleta, enjoying more panoramic ocean views.
On arrival in Goleta, check into your hotel and spend your evening exploring this coastal region.
Day 11: Goleta to Los Angeles
It’s your final drive today; it’s a short 2 hour journey to Santa Monica where you’ll check in for the next 2 nights.
Day 12: Los Angeles
Today is a free day to explore Los Angeles. Why not visit Hollywood and the walk of fame or head down Rodeo Drive for some retail therapy? You’ll have your car throughout your stay, making it easy to explore this sprawling city.
Day 13: Depart Los Angeles
Today you’ll return your car to the airport before boarding your overnight flight home.
Included: International flight
Day 14: Arrive UK
Arrive back in the UK to complete your holiday.