Western Explorer

Self Drive
16 Days
£2,271per person

Take in the spectacular sights of America’s West Coast at your own pace on this independent self-drive tour. From sunny LA journey towards the bright lights of Las Vegas, through the Mojave Desert and on to iconic San Francisco. Explore the natural wonders of Yosemite and head south to take in the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

Holiday Highlights

  • Visit the adults’ playground of Las Vegas
  • See the natural wonders of Yosemite National Park
  • Explore iconic San Francisco
  • Independent self-drive tour

Trip Itinerary


  • Days 1-2

    Depart London. Arrive at Los Angeles Airport later that day, collect your rental car and drive to the Anaheim area. There are plenty of options for your free day in Anaheim; visit Disneyland or Universal Studios, or head to the lively resorts of Newport Beach or Huntington Beach.

  • Day 3

    Take the relatively short drive to Palm Springs, a great place for shopping, eating, playing golf or relaxing by the pool.

  • Days 4-5

    Leave Palm Springs behind as you journey towards the bright lights of Las Vegas. The next day is free to enjoy; take a walk along the Strip and try your hand at poker, book a headline show or book an optional Helicopter Trip over the Grand Canyon.

  • Days 6-7

    Make an early start and head through the Mojave Desert and into the Sierra Nevada Mountains. That night’s destination is Visalia, close to Sequoia National Park, whose giant redwoods are thought to be the oldest living things on Earth.

  • Days 8-9

    Drive north to Yosemite, the most visited of all California’s national parks. El Capitan, Half Dome and the impressive Yosemite Falls are just some of the sights that should not be missed on your free day here as you explore the stunning beauty of California’s natural wilderness.

  • Day 10-11

    Journey to beautiful San Francisco, the ‘City by the Bay’. Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, and the Golden Gate Bridge or take a boat trip to Alcatraz.

  • Day 12

    Enjoy some last-minute sightseeing and then head south to the stunning scenery of the Monterey Peninsula.

  • Day 13

    Continue south and marvel at the wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean from Highway 1. Try to make time for a stop at the remarkable Hearst Castle before arriving into Ventura beach.

  • Day 14

    Enjoy a morning at leisure, perhaps visiting Santa Barbara’s historic mission before heading off once more en route to the ‘City of Angels’.

  • Day 15

    Your tour concludes today. Return your car at the airport in time for your flight home.

  • Day 16

    Arrive home

Holiday Price Overview

Self Drive
16 Days
£2,271per person

Fully ATOL Protected

International Flights

Basic Car Hire

Room Only

Standard Accommodation

Car upgrade

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