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Pacific Coast to Las Vegas Road Trip

From natural wonders to classic North American culture, this 19-day road trip along America's West Coast hits all the highlights. You'll gain a new appreciation for Mother Nature standing at the foot of some of the tallest trees in the world in Redwood National Park. Then experience elevation on a different gradient gazing up the impossibly steep streets of San Francisco. This is your perfect journey along the Pacific.

North America
  • Duration: 19 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUSV/224040
  • Starts: Seattle, United States
  • Finishes: Las Vegas, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Seattle
  • Portland
  • Bend
  • Redwood National Park
  • Napa Valley
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Yosemite National Park
  • San Francisco
  • Morro Bay
  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • Lake Havasu City
  • Grand Canyon
  • Monument Valley
  • Las Vegas

Itinerary

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Day 1: Seattle

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Seattle/Portland

Drive to the city of Portland. One of the most popular cities to visit north of California on the West Coast, Portland is artsy, funky and full of great eating and drinking options. Spend the afternoon getting to know this cool city.

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Day 3: Portland/Bend

Enjoy a few final hours taking in the quirkiness of Portland before continuing on to Bend, consistently voted one of the best places to live in the US. Arrive in time to explore a bit of the town.

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Day 4: Bend/Redwood National Park

Leave early to spend a few hours at gorgeous Crater Lake National Park. Enjoy a short hike in the area before continuing on to Redwood National Park, home to the tallest trees on Earth. Spend the afternoon taking in the gigantic coastal redwoods, and keep a keen eye for wildlife throughout the park.

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Day 5: Redwood National Park/Napa Valley

Travel through California to beautiful Napa Valley. Opt for an afternoon wine tasting.

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Day 6: Napa Valley/Lake Tahoe

Continue on to idyllic Lake Tahoe. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing.

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Day 7: Lake Tahoe/Yosemite National Park

Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes while enjoying one of most scenic drives in California: Tioga Pass!
With a keen eye and a little luck, spot black bears, deer or coyotes.

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Day 8: Yosemite National Park

Enjoy free time in Yosemite National Park.
Full day to explore Yosemite National Park. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this beautiful and amazing landscape. Option to rent bikes in Yosemite Valley.

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Day 9: Yosemite National Park/San Francisco

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America's most popular cities. Take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills, explore the city by bicycle or set sail into the setting sun.
Arrive at one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. The CEO will point out some popular sites on the drive into town.

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Day 10: San Francisco

Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.

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Day 11: San Francisco/Morro Bay

Visit Santa Cruz and go for a stroll along the boardwalk. Marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur along the Pacific coast. Arrive in time for sunset on Morro Bay.
Crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs will make this journey down California's coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience.

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Day 12: Morro Bay/Los Angeles

Travel along the stunning Pacific coast to the City of Angels. Be on the lookout for celebrities while passing a few popular sites on the way into California's most glamorous city.

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Day 13: Los Angeles

Enjoy a free day in LA. Opt to explore Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and other hot spots around the city.

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Day 14: Los Angeles/San Diego

Be on celebrity-watch while passing by a few popular sites on the way out of LA, California's most glamorous city. In San Diego, visit Coronado Island or soak up the sun on Mission Beach. Opt to check out the Gaslamp Quarter District in the evening.
Your CEO will point out a few famous neighbourhoods and landmarks on the drive out of town.

Cruise through Orange County and along the incredible Pacific coastline to the truly remarkable city San Diego. Sun, sand, food and fun awaits us in this beautiful beach city. When the sun sets, experience the Gaslamp Quarter District with numerous pubs and nightclubs.

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Day 15: San Diego/Lake Havasu City

Travel to Joshua Tree National Park, taking in the desert scenery and hundreds of Joshua trees, then cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu.

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Day 16: Lake Havasu City/Grand Canyon

Continue to the Grand Canyon and explore this natural wonder. Enjoy sunset at the canyon rim.
Charge up your camera batteries in time for this next breathtaking experience as we take Arizona's famous scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon en route to the Grand Canyon.

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Day 17: Grand Canyon

Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to hike throughout the park, rent a bike, check out a museum or see the canyon from the sky by helicopter.

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Day 18: Grand Canyon/Monument Valley

Drive along the southern rim of the canyon, then opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley, on an optional overnight excursion.
Take an optional jeep tour led by a Navajo guide through Monument Valley and be inspired by a night under the stars while camping in this magnificent atmosphere.

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Day 19: Monument Valley/Las Vegas

Journey along famous Route 66, and explore the Las Vegas Strip in the evening. Tour ends upon arrival to Las Vegas. Opt to take a VIP party limo experience.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Carte Blanche: San Francisco
    • Entrance fees to all national parks, state parks, and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions
    • Crater Lake NP visit
    • Redwood NP visit
    • Tioga Pass (seasonal)
    • Yosemite NP visit
    • Elephant seal rookery stop
    • Pacific Coast Highway drive
    • Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon
    • Free time in Portland, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, and Los Angeles
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (5 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (13 nts)
    • 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size
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Tour Highlights:
  • Get a peek into Portland's quirky culture and artsy spirit
  • Trek through Yosemite National Park's peaks and domes
  • Stroll along the boardwalk of Santa Cruz
  • Journey along the famed Route 66 to the Las Vegas strip