Los Angeles • San Luis Obispo • Yosemite • Sequoia National Park • Las Vegas • Bryce Canyon • Flagstaff • Phoenix
The West Coast is the best coast and you can discover all that the Golden State has to offer on this diverse and captivating adventure.
18 Day Scenic Showstopper
This is your chance to see the best of California in one trip. Enjoy the sun kissed beaches of the south, the rugged beauty of California’s National Parks and the iconic sights in three of the USA’s most loved cities, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas.
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Let’s break it down
Start your trip in style with a stop in the City of Angels. Home to some of the most exclusive residences in the world, soak up the celebrity culture and immerse yourself in the endless entertainment of California’s premier city, Los Angeles.
After picking up your RV from the Cruise America depot in Los Angeles, head north on Route 101 for approximately 4 hours where you’ll find Santa Margarita. Be sure to stop at Santa Barbara (America’s Riviera) along the way and soak up the atmosphere of this charming seafront city.
Witness the rugged beauty of California’s most iconic route, Highway 1, as you travel up the stunning Pacific Coast towards lively San Francisco. As you pass through San Simeon, pay a visit to the famous Hearst Castle, once home to California’s most prominent publisher, William Randolph Hearst. Take time to enjoy the outstanding coastal scenery through the Big Sur and Pebble Beach, and stop at Carmel & Monterey before crossing the famous Golden Gate Bridge into San Fran.
As you leave San Francisco, look out for views across San Pablo Bay, and be sure to head off early in the morning as the drive across California to Yosemite certainly isn’t short. Are you ready to witness the greatest of the great outdoors? Yosemite National Park is home to some of America’s most recognisable scenes, and they are nothing short of phenomenal.
There’s another long drive ahead but it’s one that’s truly spectacular as you travel through Yosemite National Park and Sierra National Forest towards Fresno. Enjoy lunch in the charming town of Fresno before taking the easterly route 198 to Sequoia National Forest where you’ll find one of California’s oldest cities, Visalia.
A 7 hour drive on the freeway will take you to the city that truly never sleeps and where your inhibitions are best left at home, welcome to Las Vegas. If you’re travelling between September and June, we recommend extending your trip and taking the route through California’s legendary Death Valley, you won’t be disappointed.
As you drive towards Glendale you’ll come across the third National Park of the itinerary, Zion National Park in Utah. The oldest and most popular National Park in Utah, landscapes here are so dramatic that they have an improbable quality which makes them seem more at home on another planet – it’s truly remarkable.
You’ll reach your next destination in just over an hour, in fact Bryce Canyon National Park is only around 70 miles from Zion National Park. Famous for its crimson-coloured hoodoos and dramatic rock spires which seem to glow at sunrise and sunset, embrace all that Mother Nature has to offer and marvel at the unmissable sights of Bryce Canyon.
If you leave at 8am you’ll arrive in Flagstaff at approximately 6pm – this also includes a stop at Lake Powell, an impressive man-made lake on the Colorado River, for a 3-4 hour boat trip. Flagstaff sits 7,000 feet above sea level in the midst of the world’s biggest ponderosa pine forest and offers a small town vibe with endless outdoor adventures to enjoy.
Start the day with spectacular views over the Grand Canyon, Coconino National Forest and Flagstaff with a trip on the scenic Skyride. When you’ve finished soaking up the small town charms of Flagstaff, head west for 45 miles to the Williams KOA just outside the Grand Canyon. You have 3 options when it comes to reaching the Grand Canyon; take the hour’s drive in your RV, join KOA’s van tour or arrive by train on the Grand Canyon Railway.
After a leisurely morning in Williams taking advantage of the fantastic activities on offer, head west for 125 miles to the historic town of Kingman. If you’ve ever dreamed of hitting the world-famous ‘Route 66’ then you’re in luck, as 82 miles of your journey to Kingman will be along this iconic State Road.
As you continue heading west there are a couple of worthwhile stops to make, the first of which being the world famous Hoover Dam. Take in the sights of this colossal man-made wonder which straddles the border between Arizona and Nevada. Then, discover the desert solitude of the Mojave National Preserve where you’ll find volcanic cinder cones and mysterious singing sand dunes.
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