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Western Express Southbound

Western Express Southbound
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8 Days

Highlights

Bask in the big city lights of Los Angeles and San Francisco, Live it up in Vegas, Hike through Yosemite, Check out Death Valley, Get your kicks on Route 66, Stare in wonder at the Grand Canyon, Snap pics of Joshua Tree National Park's iconic vegetation

What's included

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Accommodation
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Dinner
From Joshua trees 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 any of the sights 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.
Western Express Southbound
Starts
San Francisco
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8 Days
Ends
Los Angeles

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time.
  • On the way out of San Francisco, take in some final sights. Stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, where on a clear day you can see the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge to one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Drive past some iconic attractions of the city as we head the towards the Sierra Nevadas. Stop to try some of the region's best produce en route to Yosemite National Park.
  • Travel through Yosemite to see majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows granite cliffs. Hike past waterfalls and amongst the giant sequoias towering above. With a keen eye, you may be lucky enough to spot black bears, deer or coyotes. Spend the day enjoying the sights of El Capitan and Half Dome, before driving alongside the Sierra Nevada mountain range to our hotel for the night.
  • Head to desolate Death Valley — the hottest, driest, and lowest spot in North America. Travel to one of the country's most rugged landscapes — the legendary Death Valley, California. Soak in the dramatic landscape. Carry on to Las Vegas and explore the famous Vegas strip. Opt to take a VIP party bus or limousine tour or try your luck at the slots and poker tables.
  • Leave the bright lights of Vegas behind to take a bite out of a piece Americana on Route 66. Experience a blast from the past at an wacky burger joint. Continue through Kaibab National Forest en route to one of the earth's greatest on-going geological spectacles, the Grand Canyon. Take a short hike along the rim of the Grand Canyon before watching the colors of the canyon change with sunset at the rim. Travel Route 66 from Vegas, Continue the drive to one of the earth's greatest on-going geological spectacles, the Grand Canyon.
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  • Get 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 Lake Havasu City, next to the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River. Opt to go for a dip in the Colorado River or check out the famous London Bridge.
  • Depart Lake Havasu City and head to Joshua Tree National Park. Hike among the boulders and famous trees (actually yuccas) in Joshua Tree National Park. Continue to the City of Angels. Enjoy an orientation of Los Angeles. Drive through Beverly Hills and view one of the world's most exclusive 3-block districts, Rodeo Drive. Continue on to see the stars on the most famous sidewalk in Hollywood on a drive through the city. Enjoy a final night as a group out on the town.
  • Depart at any time.