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Budget West Fly Drive

Los Angeles * Palm Springs * Laughlin * Grand Canyon * Lake Powell * St. George * Las Vegas * Visalia * Modesto * San Francisco * Santa Maria * Ventura

Enjoy the highlights of the west without breaking the bank!

13 nights from £2,050 per person twin share + flights


Day 1 - UK - Los Angeles

Fly from the UK to Los Angeles, the "City of Angels", where your hotel is located close to the airport.

Overnight (1): Four Points by Sheraton - Los Angeles Airport 

Day 2 - Los Angeles - Palm Springs (175 miles)

Collect your hire car from the airport depot and take a short drive to Palm Springs, a great place for shopping, eating, or relaxing by the pool. Take a tram ride up to Mt. Jacinto or hike through the beautiful Indian Canyons with waterfalls and palm trees.

Overnight (1): Comfort Inn Downtown - Palm Springs

Day 3 - Palm Springs - Laughlin (190 miles)

Today you will be crossing the Mojave Desert and drive to Laughlin which is located right at the Colorado River. Besides entertainment, gambling and water sports you can swim, boat, water-ski or just relax o­n o­ne of the many beaches.

Overnight (1): Tropicana Laughlin Hotel & Casino - Laughlin

Day 4 - Laughlin - Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon (220 miles)

Continue to Grand Canyon - truly o­ne of the great moments in travel. Drive along the rim in the free shuttle buses or walk between the different viewpoints. Then continue to Flagstaff where you will spend the night.

Overnight (1): Best Western Pony Soldier Inn & Suites - Flagstaff 

Day 5 - Flagstaff - Lake Powell (135 miles)

Today you will have the opportunity to explore Grand Canyon some more, or visit a couple of less visited parks - Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monuments. At Lake Powell, o­ne of the major attractions is the boat tour out to the Rainbow Bridge, the tallest natural bridge in the world.

Overnight (1): Quality Inn at Lake Powell or similar - Lake Powell

Day 6 - Lake Powell - St. George (160 miles)

Continue to Zion Canyon where desert terrain and huge, sculpted rock formations coexist with waterfalls and hanging gardens. Enjoy the Zion Canyon, a spectacular gorge carved through strangely coloured sandstone by the Virgin River. Then continue to St. George where you will spend the night.

Overnight (1): Ramada Inn - St. George

Day 7 - St. George - Las Vegas (110 miles)

Leave the red mountains of Utah behind and drive to Las Vegas. Las Vegas has become the Entertainment Capital of the country, with casino gambling, fabulous shows, a great night-life scene, and world-class restaurants, housed in the themed mega-resorts o­n "the Strip", offering Las Vegas' take o­n ancient Egypt, Paris, New York, Venice and much more.

Overnight (1): Gold Coast or similar - Las Vegas

Day 8 - Las Vegas - Visalia (460 miles)

This day will be full of contrasts. You will leave the gamblers paradise behind you and cross o­nce more the Mojave Desert to Visalia at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. In the evening enjoy the pleasant historic district of this small town.

Overnight (1): Wyndham - Visalia

Day 9 - Visalia - Modesto (246 miles)

Today you have the possibility to visit two of the most beautiful National Parks in California. You can either explore the magic of Sequoia National Park where the landscape is studded with the largest of trees, the giant sequoias. Many of them are more than 70 meters high. Or visit Yosemite, a region of unusual beauty. Then continue to Modesto.

Overnight (1): Best Western Palm Court Inn or similar - Modesto

Day 10 - Modesto - San Francisco (95 miles)

Continue o­n to San Francisco, where you will have plenty of time to enjoy o­ne of the most beautiful cities in America.

Overnights (2): Hotel Metropolis - San Francisco

Day 11 - San Francisco

Explore Fisherman’s Wharf, take a boat trip to the prison island of Alcatraz and stroll through the busy Chinatown.

Day 12 - San Francisco - Santa Maria (300 miles)

Drive along the rugged Pacific Coast. o­n the way lots of sightseeing or hiking in several state parks. Visit the excellent Aquarium in Monterey, take the 17 Mile Drive with its wild headlands and beautiful mansions and stop at the enormous Hearst Castle.

 Overnight (1): Santa Maria Inn (Historic) - Santa Maria

Day 13 - Santa Maria - Ventura (91 miles)

On the way to Ventura, visit the Danish village of Solvang and stop in Santa Barbara which offers a delightful historic Spanish-colonial architecture, lots of shopping, many restaurants and an inviting beach. Overnight in Ventura the southern-most part of California's Central Coast

Overnight (1): Crowne Plaza - Ventura Beach

Day 14 - Ventura - Los Angeles (66 miles)

Drive back to Los Angeles and return your hire car at the airport in time to catch your return flight to the UK.

Day 15 - Arrive UK


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Tour Price Includes:

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

Not Included:

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

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