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8 Day Self Drive Itinerary

Postcards of California

California's Stunning Scenery

Enjoy the sun on your face and the wind in your hair on this 8 day California self drive itinerary starting in San Francisco. Experience the thrill of the Cable Car and the eeriness of Alcatraz before you travel down the scenic Pacific Coast Highway via California's famous wine country and the incredible Yosemite National Park. View El Capitan and the Half Dome from Tunnel View offering that picture postcard photo opportunity before you venture further into the Park to explore prior to experiencing quaint seaside towns, such as Monterey and Pismo Beach. Finally, end your Pacific coast drive in the 'City of Angels, Los Angeles.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Ride a Cable Car in San Francisco
  • Take a bay cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Explore Yosemite National Park
  • Drive the amazing Pacific Coast Highway
  • Quaint coastal towns
  • Stop at the end of Route 66 in Santa Monica
  • Relax on the Beaches of Los Angeles
  • Spot stars in Beverly Hills

Sample Itinerary Summary

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8 days
Guide Price
£1,209 per person
Price based on
Based on 05 November 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with Virgin Atlantic, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Private basis, Self-Guided
  • International Flights
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Car Hire
  • Room Only
  • Holiday prices are in £'s per person based on twin occupancy
Not included
  • Car insurance (including any applicable one way drop off fees or insurance)
  • Meals or excursions unless specified
  • Park entrance fees
  • San Francisco

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Ride a cable car through the streets
    • Hire a cycle and ride across the Golden Gate Bridge
    • Explore historic Alcatraz
    • Indulge in amazing local cuisine on Pier 39
  • Yosemite National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • View El Capitan and Half Dome
    • Take in the views from Glacier Point
    • Hire a bike and explore by pedal power
    • Spot wildlife including bear, deer and coyote
  • Central California Coast

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Take a sunset cruise in Monterey
    • Hike the many coastal trails
    • Hit the waves and surf and Pismo Beach
  • Los Angeles

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Relax on the beach in Santa Monica before exploring the Pier
    • Shop in fabulous Beverly Hills
    • Find your favourite celebrity on the Walk of Fame
    • Visit famous Universal Studios