(15 days / 14 nights - Begins & Ends San Francisco)
Tour Itinerary

Day 01 - San Francisco Arrival
Arrive at San Francisco International Airport, pick up your car and proceed into the City by the Bay, beautiful San Francisco. Standard: Best Western Americania or similar Upgrade: Galleria Park Hotel or similar

Day 02 - San Francisco
This morning at 08:00 hours you will be met by your representative and provided with a welcome kit which includes driving instructions, vouchers, maps, and brochures of the places you are about to visit. Afterward, enjoy a wonderful day touring the city and seeing places like Union Square, The Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, and Fisherman’s Wharf, where you can take a short boat trip to tour infamous Alcatraz Island.

Day 03 - San Francisco – Monterey/Carmel
Driving Distance: 130 mi./210 km.
Begin your drive this morning via Castroville to Monterey. Visit Cannery Row (brought to fame by John Steinbeck’s novel) and the quaint village of Carmel. Enjoy stunning views of the rugged coastline and the Pacific Ocean on 17-Mile Drive, then continue to your hotel for your overnight stay. Standard: Travelodge Downtown or similar

Day 04 - Monterey/Carmel – Pacific Coast Highway – Santa Barbara – Los Angeles
Driving distance: 340 mi./560 km.
Today drive along the Pacific Coast Highway, passing San Simeon and Morro Bay to Santa Barbara. Continue toward the cosmopolitan city of Los Angeles and your hotel. Standard: Custom Hotel or similar Upgrade: Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Airport or similar

Day 05 - Los Angeles
Perhaps visit Universal Studios, the world’s largest television and movie studios today or see Hollywood, Mann’s Chinese Theatre, Sunset Strip, and Beverly Hills.

Day 06 - Los Angeles – Palm Springs
Driving Distance: 120 mi./200 km.
Today head for Palm Springs, a favourite playground for the stars of the entertainment industry. Palm Springs is known for its golf courses, palm trees, and lavish private homes. Enjoy a desert sunset by the pool of your hotel. Standard: Travelodge Palm Springs or similar Upgrade: Westin Mission Hills Resort or similar

Day 07 - Palm Springs – Phoenix/Scottsdale
Driving Distance: 280 mi./450 km.
There is time this morning to shop in the exclusive boutiques and shops of Palm Springs before driving to Scottsdale and Phoenix. Phoenix is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, mainly due to the dry climate and many days of sunshine. Standard: Days Inn Scottsdale Fashion Square or similar Upgrade: Xona Resort Suites or similar

Day 08 - Phoenix/Scottsdale – Montezuma’s Castle – Sedona
Driving distance: 130 mi./208 km.
You will have an opportunity for plenty of sightseeing today as you visit the ancient cliff dwellings known as Montezuma’s Castle. Then continue to the idyllic town of Sedona, nestled among red sandstone buttes and pinnacles. Standard: La Quinta Inn Sedona or similar Upgrade: Best Western Inn of Sedona or similar

Day 09 - Sedona – Oak Creek Canyon – Grand Canyon National Park
Driving distance: 110 mi./176 km.
This morning a short drive takes you to Oak Creek Canyon and Flagstaff, which may look familiar as many scenes have been filmed here for Western movies. Then arrive at the extraordinary Grand Canyon. You have the day to stroll along the South Rim and experience this awesome work of nature, with its plunging gorges – and two kilometers below the rim – the mighty Colorado River. Standard: Yapavai Lodge West or similar Upgrade: Holiday Inn Express or similar

Day 10 - Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas
Driving Distance: 290 mi./470 km.
Today’s drive takes you through Williams and Kingman to one of the world’s greatest man-made structures, the Hoover Dam, which marks the border between Arizona and Nevada. Continue to Las Vegas, the glittering Entertainment Capital of the World, open 24-hours a day for nonstop fun and gambling. Standard: Imperial Palace Hotel or similar Upgrade: Planet Hollywood Hotel or similar

Day 11 - Las Vegas
A full day at leisure in Las Vegas. Enjoy the shopping, dining and gaming that make Vegas the playground that never sleeps.

Day 12 - Las Vegas – Death Valley National Park
Driving Distance: 140 mi./230 km.
Spend the morning at leisure in Las Vegas. Depart at noon for the drive across the Amargosa Desert to Death Valley National Park. At Zabriskie Point you can admire the panoramic view of this seemingly endless, unchanging valley. Standard: Stovepipe Wells Village or similar Upgrade: Furnace Creek Ranch or similar

Day 13 - Death Valley National Park – Yosemite National Park**
Driving distance: 350 mi./560 km.
Today offers a complete contrast in landscape from the desolation of Death Valley, as the drive takes you into the high Sierra Nevada Mountains via Bishop to the Tioga Pass** and Yosemite, one of America’s most scenic national parks. Here, among pine trees, cascade the silvery waters of the Yosemite and Bridalveil Falls. Massive ice-shaped formations rise sharply from the valley floor in the sculptured beauty of El Capitan and Half Dome. Standard: Shilo Inn Oakhurst/Yosemite or similar

Day 14 - Yosemite National Park – San Francisco
Driving Distance: 210 mi./340 km.
From Yosemite, take a drive west across the state of California and return to San Francisco. Standard: Best Western Americania or similar Upgrade: Galleria Park Hotel or similar

Day 15 - San Francisco Departure
Return your car at the airport before your departure flight.

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