Explore 3 of America's best cities on this New York city break and California fly drive. Begin with a city break in the ‘Big Apple’ before flying to San Francisco, the city on the bay. Take some time out to go wine tasting in the Napa Valley before making your way down Highway 1 all the way to Los Angeles.
Begin your fortnight with 3 nights in New York; use the hop-on/hop-off bus we’ve included to visit Times Square, shop on 5th Avenue and then head to the ‘Top of the Rock’ at the Rockefeller Centre for the best city views.
Fly to San Francisco and get acquainted with this pretty city before beginning your self-drive down to LA; one of the most popular road trips in America. Snake along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway with its stunning oceans views, elephant seals on the beach and hidden coves and bays.
Once you reach LA, you’ll have time to spend in Santa Monica beach or to head over to Hollywood and the walk of Fame before heading home.
This American road trip 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.
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?
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today you’ll return your car to the airport before boarding your overnight flight home.
Arrive back in the UK to complete your holiday.
This USA trip is suitable for year round travel. New York has freezing winters and scorching summers so spring and autumn can be the best time to explore. Prices in summer and over Christmas and New Year will also be at a premium. 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.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements; please contact us with your dates and requests and we'll put together a bespoke quotation for you.
12 nights in 4/5* standard accommodation including: