Western Treasures

Multi-Centre Fly-Drive Experience

Trip Highlights

Explore Monterey and Carmel then drive the spectacular Pacific Coast Highway
Enjoy San Diego's cool breezes, miles of beaches and cultural riches
Wring every ounce of fun out of the city that never sleeps, Las Vegas
Venture through Zion National Park's slot canyons after hitting the Las Vegas slots
Experience Arizona's awe-inspiring natural wonder, the Grand Canyon

Your Trip Includes

FREE airport to hotel transfer on arrival
FREE tank of fuel

Itinerary in detail

Day 1: San Francisco
Arrive at San Francisco International Airport, pick up your car and proceed into the City by the Bay to your hotel.
Day 2: San Francisco – Monterey/Carmel
Begin your drive this morning via Castroville to Monterey. Visit Cannery Row (brought to fame by John Steinbeck's novel) and the quaint village of Carmel. Enjoy stunning views of the rugged coastline and the Pacific Ocean on 17-Mile Drive, then continue to your hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 3: Monterey/Carmel – Santa Barbara – Oxnard
Continue south along central California's scenic Pacific Coast Highway. This twisting, cliff-hugging route starts in Monterey and takes you through Big Sur, where mountains plunge into the Pacific Ocean. Farther south, the landscape mellows to oak-studded hills as the road passes Hearst Castle and continues to Morro Bay. A short distance inland is the heart of the Central Coast, San Luis Obispo. From here, continue south to Oxnard passing through Pismo Beach, inland agricultural valleys of rolling countryside and Santa Barbara, often described as the "American Riviera".
Day 4: Oxnard – Malibu – Santa Monica – Los Angeles
Today, travel further south through yet another beautiful stretch of coast in Malibu and the seaside town of Santa Monica. Arrive in Los Angeles with enough time to glimpse some of the glitz and glamour of the City of Angels. Check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame, TCL Chinese Theatre, formerly Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive; some of the best sights Los Angeles has to offer.
Day 5: Los Angeles
This morning, you will enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles including hip Santa Monica, glamorous Hollywood and posh Beverly Hills. You will be able to stop by the finish line of Historic Route 66, see an iconic Californian lifeguard tower made famous by Baywatch, walk on the boulevard of stars and take a great photo of the famous Hollywood sign. The afternoon is yours to explore more on your own or join an optional excursion to Universal Studios, where you will learn all about how movies are made.
Day 6: Los Angeles – Anaheim – San Diego
This morning, make your way south to Anaheim, Orange County's headquarters for fun. Spend the day surrounded by icons and classic characters at the original Disneyland Park or at its companion park, Disney California Adventure Park (optional, fees apply). Visit the nation's oldest theme park, Knott's Berry Farm, filled with Old West history and thrill rides (optional, fees apply). Or choose from one of Anaheim's many other fun-filled attractions before continuing further south to San Diego, whose cool breezes, tranquil waters, and miles of world-renowned beaches welcome visitors from all over the world.
Day 7: San Diego
A full day to discover some of San Diego's attractions such as: Balboa Park, Old Town, SeaWorld – the largest park in the world devoted to marine life – Coronado Beach, the San Diego Zoo and Seaport Village.
Day 8: San Diego – Las Vegas
Drive north past Lake Elsinore to the picturesque town of Temecula. Enjoy famed rolling hills and vineyards on your way to Las Vegas, one of the most popular adult playgrounds in the world.
Day 9: Las Vegas
Day at leisure for you to either take a short drive to Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, or see one of the great natural wonders of the world, the spectacular Grand Canyon, on an optional day trip by air. In form, glowing colour and geological significance, the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is unsurpassed. The canyon is 277 miles long, averages 10 miles in width from rim to rim and is 5,700 feet deep.
Day 10: Las Vegas
Today, wring every ounce of fun out of the city that never sleeps.
Day 11: Las Vegas – Zion
Leave the man-made wonder of Las Vegas and travel through the desert to the Colorado Plateau and the natural wonders of the Utah's national parks. Travel through St. George and the charming town of Springdale before arriving at Zion National Park. You have a full afternoon to explore this magnificent park with its amazing canyons. There are trails to explore for every ability level.
Day 12: Zion – Bryce Canyon
Travel to central Utah and visit the majestic hoodoos of Bryce Canyon. Nature's artistry has created rocks in various shades of red, formed by erosion into pinnacles and spires, even more stunning against the blue skies of the area. You may want to explore the canyon by walking or on horseback. In the summer months, you may even be able to enjoy the local rodeo!
Day 13: Bryce Canyon – Page/Lake Powell
In the morning, make sure to view the dazzling display of colour and light of the sunrise at Bryce Point. The sun rising above the canyon ignites the red rock spires, turning them into an ever-changing kaleidoscope of colour. Continue south through Utah, passing through the charming western town of Kanab, where many cowboy films have been made. Later, arrive in Page and visit the Glen Canyon Dam and magnificent Lake Powell, with its crystal blue waters. In the afternoon or evening, you may want to take a cruise on Lake Powell.
Day 14: Page/Lake Powell – Grand Canyon
This morning, you may want to take the time to take a guided tour of the slot canyons of Antelope Canyon before heading to the Grand Canyon. These canyons are known for their varying colour of sandstone and are a photographer's dream. It is a short drive to the Grand Canyon, one of the natural wonders of the world. Spend your time walking along the rim of the canyon, participating in a ranger-led talk or maybe take a helicopter flight above the canyon.
Day 15: Grand Canyon
A full day at leisure to see one of the great natural wonders of the world, the spectacular Grand Canyon. Rise early to see the sunrise then spend the morning discovering the distinctive South Rim of the Canyon. Stop at one of the numerous overlooks, walk part of the Rim Trail or along the historic Hermit Road, visit a photo hotspot or climb to the top of a stone watchtower for panoramic views that extend over 100 miles on clear days.
Day 16: Grand Canyon – Las Vegas
Leave the grandeur of the Canyon behind as you head west today through Williams and Kingman, the heart of Historic Route 66 and one of Arizona's hidden treasures, to Hoover Dam. Considered the largest single public works project in the history of the US, Hoover Dam straddles the mighty Colorado River, which forms the border between Nevada and Arizona and brings much-needed water and power to the Southwest. Continue to Las Vegas, Nevada, a city that needs no introduction.
Day 17: Las Vegas
Return your car at the airport before your departure flight.
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