Los Angeles to San Francisco Express
Slutdestination: San Francisco
LA, San Francisco, Vegas, the Grand Canyon they might as well rename this whole region "The American Best." Steel yourself for eight days of 24-hour thrills as you dive headfirst into the best the West has to offer. Scour the streets of classic American cities in search of the classic American meal the venerable hamburger then escape the grid to camp and explore in Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. Add in a streetwise CEO to keep you headed in the right direction, and you're all set for a whirlwind adventure you won't soon forget, if ever.
Stargaze in Los Angeles, experience a Grand Canyon sunset, roll the dice in Las Vegas, camp under the stars, hike in Yosemite National Park.
Air-conditioned private vehicle, walking
Hotels/hostels (2 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (4 nts).
Entrance fees to all national parks with hiking and walking excursions. London Bridge visit (Lake Havasu). Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon. Death Valley visit. Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Los Angeles
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Los Angeles/Lake Havasu (1D)
Be on celebrity-watch while passing by a few popular sites on the way out of California's most glamourous city. Hike among the boulders and famous Joshua trees, then cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu.
Day 3 Lake Havasu/Grand Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the mighty Grand Canyon. Take short hikes and enjoy sunset at the edge of the canyon.
Day 4 Grand Canyon/Las Vegas (1B)
Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight. Travel Route 66, then explore Las Vegas along the strip and opt for a VIP party limo experience.
Day 5 Las Vegas/Sierra Nevadas (1L, 1D)
Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park.
Day 6 Sierra Nevadas/Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Discover Yosemite's peaks, granite domes and giant sequoias. Marvel at majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows.
Day 7 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B, 1L)
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America's most popular cities. Trip ends upon arrival to San Francisco. Opt to take a cable car ride over the steep hills, rent a bike to explore the city on wheels, or set sail into the setting sun.
Day 8 San Francisco
Depart at any time.