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10 Day Sample Itinerary

San Francisco, Central California Coast, 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 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 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.

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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10 days
Guide Price
£2,289 per person
Price based on
Based on 03 November 18 departure from London Heathrow with British Airways, 3 nights room only in a Standard Room (San Francisco), 3 nights room only in a 1 Bedroom Suite (Pismo Beach), 3 nights room only in a Standard Room (LA) & 2 nights room only in a Double Room (San Diego) including car.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for an itinerary like this. The price will vary based on many elements including exchange rates, and your choice of accommodation, duration, departure date, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
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
  • Central California Coast

    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.

Central California Coast

Cruise down the Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible for a truly memorable Californian experience.  Stop off for a night or two in Monterey, Carmel, Pismo Beach or Santa Barbara 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.