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Explore the best cities and beaches that California have to offer on this exciting multi centre itinerary. Start off in historic San Francisco where you can ride the cable cars and visit iconic landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge. Then head down the Pacific Coast Highway past rugged coastlines and breath-taking scenery, stopping off in beach towns such as Monterey, Carmel, Pismo Beach or Santa Barbara to take in the beautiful surroundings. Stay at least one night along the coast to break up your journey and give you time to enjoy a gorgeous sunset. Next stop is Los Angeles, home to glitz, glamour and Hollywood where you can shop til you drop, see the stars, and ride the roller coasters at Universal and Disney. Finish off this amazing road trip down California's West Coast and epic Highway 1 in San Diego where you can really feel the Mexican influences from across the border in the delicious food and lively lifestyle.

Duration

10 Days

Recommended For

Beach, City, Culture, Fly Drive, Iconic Journeys, Motorcycle, Motorhome, Self Drive, USA Road Trips

Options

Private basis

Downtown LA city lights

Trip Highlights

  • Cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Spot wildlife along California's Central Coast
  • Dine in style in Los Angeles
  • Feel the Mexican influences of San Diego

Start your Journey

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Destination 3: Los Angeles

Los Angeles has everything to offer from fantastic shopping to delicious dining, stunning beaches to exciting theme parks. Take the Hop On Hop Off bus to explore the famous sights, or use the convenient light rail to get around.

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Destination 2: Pismo Beach

Cruise down the Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible for a truly memorable Californian experience. Stop off for a night or two in Pismo Beach to take in the stunning surroundings. Take a stroll along long white beaches, or take to the waves on a surf board. Alternatively, head inland to one of the local wineries.

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Destination 4: San Diego

Stroll through the historic Gaslamp Quarter where Victorian style buildings meet modern sky scrapers, before heading over to Old Town to feel the Mexican influences from the local restaurants. For a little relaxation, visit Coronado where you'll find an upscale beach with perfect golden sand.

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Destination 1: San Francisco

San Francisco has a fantastic selection of iconic sights to explore including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Prison and Pier 39, along with delicious food and wildlife spotting opportunities. Take a stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and enjoy a steaming bowl of fresh clam chowder served in a sourdough bread bowl, before heading over to Pier 39 to see the resident sea lions. Or take a cruise around the harbour past the famous Alcatraz Prison.

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