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California Southwest Discovery Fly Drive

San Francisco * Yosemite * Mammoth Lakes * Las Vegas * Grand Canyon * Laughlin * Hollywood * California Central Coast * Monterey * San Francisco

A Circular Fly Drive from the City of the Bay, through to the majestic views of Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes, the bright lights of Las Vegas and Hollywood, before heading up the Pacific Coast Highway back to San Francisco.

15 days from £2,526 per person twin share + flights


Day 1 - UK - San Francisco

Your USA holiday starts with a scheduled flight with United Airlines from the UK to San Francisco on arrival transfer independently to your hotel. After check in, take a walk down Fisherman’s Wharf and have dinner in one of the restaurants on Pier 39.

Overnights (2): San Francisco

Day 2 - San Francisco

Spend the day in the iconic City by the Bay. Tours to Alcatraz book up well in advance so it is best book as early as you can. Tour Gold Gate Park and maybe take a walk across the bridge before visiting the California Academy of Science.

Day 3 - San Francisco - Yosemite (210 miles)

Collect your rental car this morning and drive across the Oakland Bay Bridge and head for Yosemite National Park. There are plenty of small towns en route for a lunch stop.

Overnight (1):  Yosemite

Day 4 - Yosemite - Mammoth Lakes (141 miles)

Discover Yosemite high country and cross Tioga Pass before dropping down into Mono Lake Basin. Arrive in Mammoth Lakes by late afternoon.

Overnight (1): Mammoth Lakes §

Day 5 - Mammoth Lakes - Las Vegas (336 miles)

Travel through alpine forests and high mountain peaks to desolate desert scrub and sand dunes of Death Valley arriving in Las Vegas in time for dinner and a night on the town.

Overnights (2): Las Vegas

Day 6 - Las Vegas

Spend the day relaxing at your hotel or try your hand on the tables before taking a walk along the strip to view some of the great sights of the city.

Day 7 - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon (281 miles)

En route to the Grand Canyon, visit the Hoover Dam and cross the state line between Nevada and Arizona. Arrive in the Grand Canyon South Rim in time to view the sunset.

Overnights (2): Grand Canyon

Day 8 - Grand Canyon

Book an early morning helicopter tour for one of the best views of the Canyon before exploring the South Rim.

Day 9 - Grand Canyon - Laughlin (200 miles)

Enjoy a relaxing morning and see the sun rise before a leisurely drive to Laughlin.

Overnight (1): Laughlin

Day 10 - Laughlin - Hollywood (115 miles)

Barstow is a perfect mid-morning break for some serious shopping at the two outlet shopping malls. A few more hours bring you to Hollywood where you’ll spend the next two nights.

Overnights (2): Hollywood

Day 11 – Hollywood

Enjoy a day at Universal Studios and sightseeing in the Hollywood area, for a once of a kind experience reserve your ticket for Universal Studios front of line experience.

Day 12 - Hollywood - California Central Coast (171 miles)

Spend some time in Santa Barbara famous for its Spanish-era missions and lifestyles of the rich and famous before arriving in Pismo Beach on the central coast.

Overnight (1): Pismo Beach

Day 13 - California Central Coast - Monterey (149 miles)

En route spend some time at the Elephant Seal Rookery near Piedras Biancas before arriving into Monterey. Dine out in Cannery Row, where an amazing selection of restaurants awaits.

Overnights (2): Monterey

Day 14 – Monterey

Wake up early this morning and catch a whale watching cruise out to the Bay depending on the time of year you can see Grey Whales, Humpbacks and even the Blue Whales, Seals and Sea lions. Maybe tour the famous aquarium in the afternoon.

Day 15 - Monterey - San Francisco - UK (106 miles)

Take a slow drive back to the city today and drop your car at the airport to check in for your flight home.

Day 16 - Arrive UK

To enhance your holiday why not add one of these bookable extras

  • San Francisco - San Francisco City Pass
  • Las Vegas - Black Canyon Colorado River Float Trip
  • Grand Canyon - Papillon Helicopters - North Canyon and Imperial
  • Hollywood - Universal Studios General Admission, Front of Line Pass or VIP Experience.
  • Monterey - Monterey Bay Aquarium

§ -  Tioga Pass is closed for Winter - approx Nov 1 - May 31 - Bakersfield will be booked for Mammoth Lakes 

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Standard HotelsUpgraded Hotels5 Star
San FranciscoBest Western Plus AmericaniaWestin St Francis Hotel
Yosemite National ParkBest Western Plus Yosemite Gateway - OakhurstYosemite View Lodge - El Portal
Mammoth Lakes Mammoth Mountain InnThe Sierra Nevada Resort
Las VegasGolden NuggetTropicana
Grand CanyonRed Feather LodgeMaswik Lodge - North Section
LaughlinTropicana LaughlinAquarius Resort
Hollywood Best Western Plus Hollywood HillsThe Garland Hotel Hollywood
Pismo BeachQuality Inn & SuitesBest Western Plus Shore Cliff
MontereyBay Park Hotel MontereyHyatt Regency Monterey

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled flights with Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow
  • Airport taxes, security charges and the Air Passenger Duty
  • 14 nights accommodation, room only
  • 13 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
  • Meals
  • Airport transfer in San Francisco
  • Entrance fees to National Parks, attractions, activities and excursions
  • Weekend flight supplements Friday- Sunday £30 each way

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Best Western Plus Americania


Westin St Francis Hotel



Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway - Oakhurst


Yosemite View Lodge - El Portal



Mammoth Mountain Inn


The Sierra Nevada Resort



Golden Nugget





Red Feather Lodge


Maswik Lodge - North Section



Tropicana Laughlin


Aquarius Resort



Best Western Plus Hollywood Hills


The Garland Hotel Hollywood



Quality Inn & Suites


Best Western Plus Shore Cliff



Bay Park Hotel Monterey


Hyatt Regency Monterey