From ghost towns and the Grand Canyon to roadside burger joints and the cosmopolitan streets of San Francisco, this region is loaded with the intriguing and the incredible. Best of all, the San Francisco to Los Angeles itinerary is structured so that those short on time can experience the region's best. At the sites – like the atmospheric mining town of Laughlin – you’ll get great pictures and a greater appreciation of what you’re seeing. Best of all, national park entrances fees are included, so you can explore Yosemite and still try your luck in Las Vegas.
Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this famous city.
See some sights like Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out of town. Drive to Yosemite National Park.
Head out on an orientation tour of one of the greatest cities in the world, San Francisco.
Discover some of the most iconic attractions such as bustling Fisherman's Wharf or the stately Golden Gate Bridge.
In the afternoon, drive to Yosemite National Park.
Hike (weather permitting) past Yosemite's waterfalls and amongst the giant sequoias while keeping a keen eye out for wildlife.
Head to the Yosemite Valley. Take short hikes (weather permitting) to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows or walk amongst giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park. With a keen eye, you may be lucky enough to spot black bears, deer or coyotes.
Drive to Bakersfield for the night.
Visit desolate Death Valley — the hottest, driest, and lowest spot on the continent. Carry on to Las Vegas and explore the famous Vegas strip. Opt to take a limousine tour or try your luck at the slots.
Travel to the Grand Canyon via Route 66. Take a short hike (weather permitting) along the rim of the Grand Canyon before sunset at the rim.
Travel Route 66 from Vegas, stopping at a wacky burger joint along the way. Continue the drive to one of the earth's greatest on-going geological spectacles, the Grand Canyon.
Take a short hike (weather permitting) at the most spectacular gorge in the world and enjoy a pizza dinner at the rim while watching a stunning sunset.
Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight. Take a final morning at this world wonder before heading to Laughlin.
Spend the morning at the Grand Canyon before continuing the drive towards Laughlin.
Reach the historic mining town of Laughlin, located by the Colorado River. Didn't have enough time to gamble in Las Vegas? Try it again here.
Visit Calico Ghost Town en route to the City of Angels. Enjoy an orientation of Los Angeles. Drive along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills before spending a night on the town.
Depart Laughlin and head towards Los Angeles. Capture the Old West spirit in one of the best-preserved silver mining towns in Calico, California.
In the afternoon, see the stars on the most famous sidewalk in Hollywood on a drive through the city. Pass Beverly Hills and view one of the world's most exclusive 3-block districts, Rodeo Drive.
Depart at any time.
We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.
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Trip Name: Western Express Southbound
Duration: 8 Days
From Price: $1,663
Supplier Tour ID: NUPS.B/201714
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