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Western Express Southbound

8 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 San Francisco
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 San Francisco/Yosemite National Park
On the way out of San Francisco, take in some final sights. Stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, where on a clear day you can see the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge to one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Drive past some iconic attractions of the city as we head the towards the Sierra Nevadas. Stop to try some of the region's best produce en route to Yosemite National Park.

Day 3 Yosemite National Park/Bakersfield
Hike past Yosemite's waterfalls and amongst the giant sequoias while keeping a keen eye out for wildlife.

Day 4 Bakersfield/Las Vegas
Visit desolate Death Valley — the hottest, driest, and lowest spot on the continent. Carry on to Las Vegas and explore the famous Vegas strip. Opt to take a limousine tour or try your luck at the slots.

Day 5 Las Vegas/Grand Canyon National Park 
Travel to the Grand Canyon via Route 66. Take a short hike (weather permitting) along the rim of the Grand Canyon before sunset at the rim. (1D)

Day 6 Grand Canyon National Park/Lake Havasu City
Pre-book a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight. Take a final morning at this world wonder before heading to Lake Havasu City, next to the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River.

Day 7 Lake Havasu City/Los Angeles
Visit Joshua Tree National Park en route to the City of Angels. Enjoy an orientation of Los Angeles. Drive along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills before spending a night on the town.

Day 8 Los Angeles
Depart at any time.
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All This Included
From ghost towns and the Grand Canyon to roadside burger joints and the cosmopolitan streets of San Francisco, this region is loaded with the intriguing and the incredible. Best of all, the San Francisco to Los Angeles itinerary is structured so that those short on time can experience the region's best. At the sites – like the atmospheric mining town of Laughlin – you’ll get great pictures and a greater appreciation of what you’re seeing. Best of all, national park entrances fees are included, so you can explore Yosemite and still try your luck in Las Vegas.
  • All national park and national monument fees
  • Orientations to San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles
  • Yosemite stay
  • Tioga Pass drive (seasonal)
  • Death Valley visit
  • Grand Canyon visit with sunset at the rim
  • Route 66 drive
  • Calico Ghost Town visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (7 nts, twin-share with en suite facilities).
  • 1 dinner.
  • Transportation: Air-conditioned private touring van, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
Highlights
  • Bask in the big city lights of Los Angeles and San Francisco
  • Live it up in Vegas
  • Hike through Yosemite
  • Check out Death Valley
  • Drive along Route 66
  • Snap pics of Joshua Tree National Park's iconic vegetation
Accommodations
Hotels (7 nts, twin-share with en suite facilities)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 14, avg 10
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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