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10 Day Sample Itinerary

San Francisco, Pismo Beach, Los Angeles and San Diego Multi Centre

Big cities and vast coastlines

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Explore the best cities and beaches that California have to offer on this exciting multicentre itinerary. Start off in Historic San Francisco where you can ride the cable cars and visit historic landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge. Then head down the Pacific Coast Highway past rugged coastlines and breath taking scenery, stopping off in Pismo Beach to take in the beautiful surroundings. Next is LA, home to glitz, glamour and Hollywood. Shop til you drop, see the stars, and ride the coasters at Universal and Disney. Finish off in San Diego where you can really feel the Mexican influences from across the border in the delicious food and lively lifestyle.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • 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

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
10 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private basis, Self-Guided
  • San Francisco

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Try sweet treats at Ghirardelli Chocolate
    • Hire a bike and cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge
    • See the towering granite peaks in Yosemite National Park
    • Take a tour of Napa Valley Wine Country
  • Pismo Beach

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Long white sand beaches
    • Fantastic wineries and restaurants
    • Take a boat trip to the Channel Islands
    • See elephant seals on Moonstone Beach
  • Los Angeles

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Join the Hollywood Hills Hiking Tour
    • See migrating whales of the southern coast
    • Take a behind the scenes tour of Universal Studios Hollywood
    • Find you favourite star on The Walk of Fame
  • Itinerary Highlights

    • See San Diego's highlights on a Trolley Tour
    • Ride the ferris wheel at the County Fair
    • Spot giraffe's on the Africa tram safari at San Francisco Zoo
    • Meander through Old Town Market
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.

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.

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.

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.