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Vegas to Los Angeles Road Trip

Go from the sparkling lights of the big city to stunning views in the wilderness on this 26-day road trip tour. Without worrying about navigation or accommodations, your only job is to soak in the incredible experiences that lie ahead. Swim in the world's largest hot spring pool, spot bison, wolves, and black bears roaming in Yellowstone National Park, and channel your inner cowboy with line dancing in Jackson. Balancing city glamour with moments in the great outdoors, this once-in-a-lifetime road trip does it all.

North America
  • Duration: 26 Days
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUWN/224043
  • Starts: Las Vegas, United States
  • Finishes: Los Angeles, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Las Vegas
  • Zion National Park
  • Moab
  • Glenwood Springs
  • Flaming Gorge Reservoir
  • Jackson
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Bozeman
  • Glacier National Park
  • Coeur d'Alene
  • Seattle
  • Portland
  • Bend
  • Redwood National Park
  • Napa Valley
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Yosemite National Park
  • San Francisco
  • Morro Bay
  • Los Angeles

Itinerary

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Day 1: Las Vegas

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Las Vegas/Zion National Park

Travel past towering cliffs and massive canyon walls in Zion National Park. Hike diverse and exciting trails.
Boasting endless hiking possibilities, the region that the Virgin River has sculpted into a profound landscape masterpiece is a great setting to spend the afternoon. High plateaus, striking towers, temples, mesas, and the earth's tallest-known sheer sandstone walls surround visitors with their awe-inspiring beauty.

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Day 3: Bryce Canyon NP/Moab

Explore Bryce Canyon and see its famous hoodoos. Drive along isolated Scenic Byway 12 to Moab.

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Day 4: Moab

Hike through the surreal rock formations of Arches National Park before free time for optional activities. Opt to go rafting, mountain biking or on a Hummer tour. Catch a gorgeous sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park.
Explore Arches National Park, carved and shaped by eons of weathering and erosion. It contains the world's largest concentration of natural stone arches. Explore the park's viewpoints and hike to sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks, and soaring pinnacles.

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Day 5: Moab/Glenwood Springs

Travel to Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and opt to go for a hike at nearby Hanging Lake, rent a bike in Glenwood Canyon, or go for a swim in the world's largest hot springs pool.

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Day 6: Glenwood Springs/Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Travel to Wyoming and take in a spectacular sunset at Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
Continue on to the Utah-Wyoming border and stop at Flaming Gorge for the evening. See how this canyon got its name while watching the sun reflect off the red canyon walls at sunset – don't forget your camera!

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Day 7: Flaming Gorge Reservoir/Jackson

Travel to Jackson Hole, and choose to go whitewater rafting or horseback riding during a free afternoon. Tonight, opt to visit a cowboy bar for Western line dancing and live music.
In the afternoon, reach Jackson and marvel at the town square's elk antler arches. In the evening, enjoy a night out with a true wild western atmosphere at the One Million Dollar Bar.

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Day 8: Jackson/Yellowstone National Park

Cross the Continental Divide to Yellowstone National Park, stopping to visit Grand Teton National Park en route. Enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks that make up this beautiful drive.
Stop at Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park and take in the tranquil surroundings.

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Day 9: Yellowstone National Park

Spend the day exploring Yellowstone, the world's first national park, and be in awe of the colourful geysers, powerful waterfalls, exciting wildlife, and contrasting scenic beauty around every corner. Discover the highlights of the Southern Loop.
Yellowstone is beyond special. Geysers, waterfalls, wildlife, and scenic beauty are around every corner just waiting to be explored. In fact, Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano with the world's largest active geyser field, boasting more than 10,000 geysers. The Park is also home to more wild animals than almost anywhere else in the U.S., including roaming bison, gray wolves, elk, black bears, and, of course, the famous grizzly bear. Travel through some of the most famous landmarks of Yellowstone, including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, West Thumb, and Yellowstone Lake.

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Day 10: Yellowstone National Park/Bozeman

Spend the day exploring the highlights of the Northern Loop. Continue on to the university town of Bozeman, Montana. Enjoy free time to explore this evening.

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Day 11: Bozeman/Glacier National Park

Travel through the stunning Montana scenery to Glacier National Park. With over 20 glaciers and 200 lakes and streams, Glacier National Park is a must see. Choose from 730 miles of hiking trails to really enjoy this majestic park.

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Day 12: Glacier National Park

Explore Glacier NP with its many glaciers, lakes and streams. Opt to drive Going-to-the-Sun Road and reach the Continental Divide.

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Day 13: Glacier National Park/Coeur d'Alene

Continue west to beautiful Coeur D'Alene. Surrounded by over 50 lakes, this town is an outdoor haven. Opt to walk the floating boardwalk, go mountain biking, or take part in watersports on Lake Coeur d'Alene.

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Day 14: Coeur d'Alene/Seattle

Travel through the state of Washington to Seattle.

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Day 15: Seattle

Enjoy a free day in Seattle. Opt to visit Pike Place Market, the first Starbucks location, ride to the top of the Space Needle, or take a day trip to nearby Mt Rainier National Park.

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Day 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: Redwood National Park/Napa Valley

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

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Day 20: 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 21: 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 22: 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 23: 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 24: San Francisco

Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.

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Day 25: 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 26: Morro Bay/Los Angeles

Travel along the stunning Pacific coast to the City of Angels. Trip ends upon arrival to Los Angeles.
Pass by Santa Barbara as we make our way to Los Angeles. Your CEO will point out a few famous neighbourhoods and landmarks on the drive into the City of Angels.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Carte Blanche: San Francisco
    • Entrance fees to all national parks, state parks, and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions
    • Zion NP visit
    • Bryce Canyon NP visit
    • Arches NP visit
    • Grand Teton NP visit
    • Yellowstone NP visit
    • Glacier NP visit
    • Crater Lake NP visit
    • Redwood NP visit
    • Tioga Pass (seasonal)
    • Yosemite NP visit
    • Elephant seal rookery stop
    • Pacific Coast Highway drive
    • Free time in Seattle, Portland, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe and San Francisco
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (6 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (19 nts)
    • 21 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 13 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:
  • Soak in the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas
  • Savour a sunset scene at Flaming Gorge Reservoir
  • See the majestic peaks of Grand Teton National Park
  • Explore the vibrant city of Seattle
  • Stroll along the Santa Cruz boardwalk