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Sierras and Coast (San Francisco to Los Angeles)

7 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

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

Day 2 San Francisco/Lake Tahoe
Continue on to idyllic Lake Tahoe, a jewel of the Sierra Nevadas. Known for its crystal clear waters and sweeping mountain views, it is truly a nature-lover's paradise. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing. In the evening, hit up the Nevada side of the Lake and try your hand at the Casinos. (B)

Day 3 Lake Tahoe/Yosemite National Park
Depart Lake Tahoe and travel through National Forests and the Sierra Nevada mountain Range en route to Yosemite National Park. With a keen eye and a little luck, spot black bears, deer or coyotes. Hike amongst the giant sequoias and past magnificent waterfalls before heading to camp for the night. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Yosemite National Park
Enjoy a full free day to explore Yosemite National Park. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this beautiful and amazing landscape. Keep and eye out for glacial erratics, rock climbers and the diverse wildlife, including black bears, within the park. Option to rent bikes in Yosemite Valley. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Yosemite National Park/Santa Cruz
Leave the mountains behind and head to the coastal city of Santa Cruz. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the wharf, vintage rides, shops, and the beach. (B, D)

Day 6 Santa Cruz/Morro Bay
Travel down the Pacific Coast Highway and marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur. Make multiple stops along the way to take in the crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs that make this journey down California's coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience. Arrive in time for sunset on Morro Bay. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Morro Bay/Los Angeles
Travel along the stunning Pacific coast to the City of Angels. Stop in Santa Barbara for lunch in this famous coastal city as we make our way to LA. Your CEO will point out a few famous neighbourhoods and landmarks on the drive. Trip ends upon arrival to Los Angeles. (B)
All This Included
Now's the time to explore the United States on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Feel the California love on this seven-day road trip from San Francisco to LA with plenty of worthwhile stops in between. Let your jaw drop at the idyllic Lake Tahoe and its sweeping mountain views. Then play wildlife bingo as you spot deer and coyotes in Yosemite National Park. Once you reach the Pacific Coast Highway, passing dramatic cliffs and waves crashing into the shore, you'll wish your next destination was just a little further away.
  • Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Yosemite National Park Your Big Night Out Moment: Surf Party , Santa Cruz
  • Yosemite NP Visit
  • Pacific Coast Highway Drive
  • Elephant Seal Rookery, San Simeon
  • Free time in Santa Cruz
  • Entrance fees to all national parks with hiking and walking excursions
  • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hostel (1 nt, multi-share with 4-6 people)
    Participation camping (5 nts)
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners.
  • Transportation: Air-conditioned private vehicle, hiking, walking.
  • Hike around the idyllic Lake Tahoe area
  • Spot black bears and deer in Yosemite National Park
  • Travel down the Pacific Coast Highway's mountain ranges to Big Sur
  • Visit elephant seals in Morro Bay
  • Wander the famous neighbourhoods of LA
Hotels/hostels (1 night, some multi-share)
San Francisco, United States: HI San Francisco City Center Hostel (or similar)

Participation camping (5 nights)
Yosemite National Park, United States: Indian Flats Campground (or similar)
Morro Bay, United States: Morro Bay State Park Campground (or similar)
  • Small group experience; Max 22, avg 16.
  • Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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