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Best Western California Highlights Fly Drive

Anaheim * San Diego * Palm Springs * Yosemite/Oakhurst * Yosemite/Sonora * Napa/Sonoma * San Francisco * San Luis Obispo * Santa Monica

A 15 day Fly Drive holiday which allows you to experience the best of California from the entertainment of Anaheim and San Diego, to the natural beauty of the Yosemite National Park, and the beaches of Santa Monica.

15 days from £2,627 per person sharing inc scheduled flights


Day 1 - UK - Los Angeles
Your USA holiday starts with a scheduled flight with Virgin Atlantic from the UK to Los Angeles, On arrival, collect your rental car from the airport depot and drive to your overnight hotel located in the entertainment area of Anaheim.
Overnights(2): Los Angeles - Best Western Stovall's Inn or similar

Day 2 - Anaheim / Disneyland Area
Your hotel is a 15 minute walk to Disneyland and California Adventure park, or take to the car and visit Universal Studios and the Hollywood area. Take a walk along the famous walk of fame.

Day 3 - Anaheim / Disneyland Area - San Diego (86 miles)
Take a drive along the coast highway between Laguna Beach and San Clemente. The Mission at San Juan Capistrano glimpses at California when it flew the Spanish Flag. Carlsbad is famous for its flower fields and Legoland. Even with stops along the way, you will arrive in San Diego by early afternoon.
Overnights(2): San Diego - Best Western Plus Bayside Inn

Day 4 - San Diego
A Day to discover San Diego. Visit Balboa Park and the world famous San Diego Zoo with it many themed lands or spend the day at Seaworld. Or visit San Diego Harbour and board the USS Midway a world war 2 era aircraft carrier and read the stories of its actions from the end of World War to the first Gulf War.

Day 5 - San Diego - Palm Springs (133 miles)
You may want to arrive in Palm Springs early to relax, shop and play, But if you want to take a more scenic route, take the long way to include Anza Borrego State Park and Joshua Tree National Park
Overnight(1): Palm Springs - Best Western Inn at Palm Springs

Day 6 - Palm Springs - Yosemite Gateway (371 miles)
A Full day of contrasts today, from the desert you pass by the foothill communities of the San Bernrdino and San Gabriel Mountains, then pass the cultivated fields, vineyards and orchards of California's fertile green valley arriving by mid afternoon in Oakhurst.
Overnight(1): Yosemite/Oakhurst - Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway.

Day 7 - Yosemite - Sonora (216 miles)
Start early for a full day in Yosemite Park, your first stop is Mariposa Grove and its giant Sequoia Trees, other highlights include Glacier Point, Yosemite Valley's iconic El Capitan and Half Dome. Early evening arrive in Historia Sonora, the heart of the 1849 Gold Rush.
Overnight(1): Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks - Sonora

Day 8 - Sonora - Napa/Sonoma (197 miles)
Start at Columbia Star Park ( A Gold mining ghost town ) Highway 49 follows the "49'ers Trail" through charming mining towns, Stop in Old Town Sacramento and visit its railroad museum. Arrive in Napa or Sonoma by early evening.
Overnights(2): Napa/Sonoma - Best Western Plus Inn at the Vines-Napa

Day 9 - Napa / Sonoma
Spend the day touring some of the Napa/Sonoma wineries and artisanal food shops.

Day 10 - Napa/Sonoma - San Francisco (45 miles)
Visit Muir Woods and walk through this magnificent grove of Coastal Redwoods. Stop at the vista point before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. Arrive in San Francisco by late morning.
Overnights(2): San Francisco - Best Western Plus Americania or similar

Day 11 - San Francisco
Spend some time in this iconic city. It is best to book the Alcatraz boat cruises as early as possible as it is very popular and gets booked up very far in advance. Take the cable ride from Fishermans Wharf upto Union Square or pick up some clam chowder and watch the seals at Pier 39.

Day 12 - San Francisco - San Luis Obispo (272 miles)
The first of today's highlights is Monterey Bay, spend this morning visiting Cannery Row or the Aquarium or arrive early and take a whale watching tour into the Bay. (Seasonal). The Scenic drive on Highway 1 through Big Sur will leave you breathless. Leaving the headlands you pass San Simeon and Hearst Castle, and from there it is less than an hour to San Luis Obispo on the central California Coast.
Overnight(1): San Luis Obispo - Best Western Plus Royal Oak or similar

Day 13 - San Luis Obispo - Santa Monica (179 miles)
Take a side trip this morning through the Santa Rita Hills and to Lompoc's "wine ghetto" and you'll discover central coast wines. Arrive in Santa Barbara in time for lunch. Take Highway 1 through Malibu and onto Santa Monica.
Overnights(2): Santa Monica - Best Western Plus Gateway Inn

Day 14 - Santa Monica
Relax at the beach or take in the sites of Santa Monica, Marina Del Ray and Venice Beach.

Day 15 - Los Angeles - UK
Time for last minute shopping before returning your rental car to Los Angeles airport and checking in for your Virgin Atlantic flight to London.

Day 16 - Arrive UK

2017 Departing
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01 May - 31 May £2750 £2272 Quote
01 June - 21 June £2750 £2272 Quote
22 June - 30 June £3020 £2525 Quote
01 July - 31 July £3020 £2525 Quote
01 Aug - 16 Aug £3020 £2525 Quote
17 Aug - 31 Aug £2873 £2377 Quote
01 Sep - 30 Sep £2821 £2343 Quote
01 Oct - 28 Oct £2821 £2343 Quote
29 Oct - 31 Oct £2627 £2149 Quote

Tour Price Includes

  • Scheduled flights with Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow
  • Airport taxes, security charges and the Air Passenger Duty
  • 14 nights accommodation, room only
  • 15 days fully inclusive hire of an intermediate car with unlimited mileage, LDW, LIS, Sales Tax, Airport Fees, VLF and Local Surcharges
  • Customized roadbook with detailed day-by-day itinerary, maps and directions to overnight hotels prior to your departure from the UK

Not Included:

  • Extra charge applies to renters under 25 years of age
  • Fuel for hire car
  • Hotel Parking charges if applicable
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees to National Parks, attractions, activities and excursions
  • Weekend flight supplements Friday- Sunday £30 each way

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