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The Best of the West
This classic two week fly-drive of California, Arizona and Nevada is sure to tick all your holiday boxes. You’ll experience one of the USA’s most scenic drives along the Pacific Coast Highway, view El Capitan in Yosemite National Park and gaze in wonder at the mighty Grand Canyon. The bright lights of Las Vegas and the eerie lunar landscape of Death Valley is sure to captivate you. Don’t miss a visit to Alcatraz during your stay in San Francisco and end your fly-drive adventure hanging out with the stars in Hollywood.
Price per person includes:
Return flights UK to Los Angeles
13 nights accommodation in sought after locations
13 days car hire
A personalised road book with travel tips and day to day driving itinerary with local area information
Los Angeles and the beaches
Las Vegas Strip and Grand Canyon National Park
Death Valley and Yosemite National Park
San Francisco and the wine regions
Santa Barbara and The American Riviera
Chic desert resort of Palm Springs
Bon Voyage UK Chauffeur Service Start in style and put the finishing touches to a memorable holiday with our Chauffeur Drive Service. Your smart, uniformed driver will meet you at your door and whisk you to and from the airport terminal so you are guaranteed a stress-free and relaxing journey. You’ll travel in a showroom condition Mercedes E Class for two people or a sumptuous Viano for families or groups up to six.
Your Bon Voyage travel consultant has all the details, so just mention if you'd like this option included in your holiday quote.
Day 1 : Los Angeles
Arrive in Los Angeles for the start of your adventure. Spend the evening gazing at the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, strolling along Santa Monica Beach or enjoying an evening's entertainment at Universal Studio's City Walk. We love the Howl at the Moon Piano Bar here.
Day 2 : Palm Springs
Distance: 147 miles
A short drive east out of Los Angeles will take you to the chic resort of Palm Springs, a true oasis in the desert with a cosmopolitan twist. Here you can relax by a sumptuous pool, shop in the many boutiques, play a round of golf, explore the desert or peer at the stars along the Palm Springs Celebrity Walk of Fame. A visit to the Elvis Presley Honeymoon House is highly recommended, as too is a jeep tour of the San Andreas Fault . If you're not afraid of heights then consider a trip on the remarkable Palm Springs Aerial Tramway for incredible views over the valley below.
Day 3 : Palm Springs - Scottsdale
Distance: 267 miles
Enjoy a relaxing breakfast in one of the many outdoor cafes that line the pretty streets of Palm Springs before you head off to another terrific desert resort, Scottsdale.
Old Town Scottsdale is a great place for a stroll around, with its old fashioned stores and western art galleries all evoking the old cowboy era. Plus, the restaurants and bars on offer are superb.
Day 4 : Phoenix - Grand Canyon National Park
Distance: 230 miles
Start today with a scenic drive through the desert, stop for lunch in the beautiful red rock town of Sedona. If time allows we also recommend a visit to the incredible Meteor Crater, just a 40 minute drive from Flagstaff, before arriving at the mighty Grand Canyon. You will have time to stroll along the South Rim and experience the many wonderous views of nature here. Let Bon Voyage make dinner reservations for you at THE place to dine in the Canyon.
Call the travel specialists at Bon Voyage to discuss helicopter trips and other excursions available from here.
Day 5 : Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas
Distance: 276 miles
Drive through Williams and Kingman to one of the world's greatest man-made structures, the Hoover Dam. Take time out to do the behind the scenes tour of this monumental feat of engineering, or perhaps enjoy a white-water rafting trip down the Colorado River.
Continue your drive to Las Vegas, the city that literally has to be seen to be believed, it goes from strength to strength as the mega resort destination that made its name through gambling, glitz and glamour. Now attracting over 40 million visitors a year, even our most cynical customers are captivated by this larger-than-life destination.
Day 6 : Las Vegas
Vegas will amaze you!
Enjoy a day exploring the Strip. If you are keen to see a show - it's worth pre-booking. A Bon Voyage consultant will talk through all your options so you can make the most of your stay.
Thinking of a Las Vegas wedding? A few of us at Bon Voyage have actually done it in Vegas, so give us a call. We can help arrange weddings and vow renewals - with or without Elvis!
Day 7 : Las Vegas - Death Valley National Park
Distance: 139 miles
This morning continue across the Amargosa Desert to Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley is a place to be seen to experience. Approximately a 2 hr drive from Las Vegas, from canyons to sand dunes to salt flats and dry lake beds, this region serves up plenty of geological treasures.
Day 8 : Death Valley National Park - Yosemite National Park
Distance: 326 miles
Today drive via Bishop into the high Sierra Nevada to the Tioga Pass and Yosemite National Park, one of America's most scenic national parks. See the silvery waters of the Yosemite and Bridalveil Falls and the huge granite formations of El Capitan and Half Dome.
Day 9 : Yosemite National Park - San Francisco
Distance: 195 miles
The drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco is via the scenic Napa and Sonoma wine regions, why not stop for a lunch at a winery?
The City by the Bay is just about everyone's favourite American city. San Francisco delights in being different from its California neighbours. Even the climate, frequent fog in summer and rain in winter, belies the state's image for golden beaches and sunshine. Quaint small-scale streets, superb restaurants and extensive parks afford a European air and turreted houses line pretty tree lined avenues. If time allows, be sure to hire a bike and ride across the Golden Gate Bridge. Call Bon Voyage to pre book your Bike Across The Bridge and other available excursions.
Day 10 : San Francisco
A full day at leisure to experience the many sights of this delightful city, San Francisco. We suggest breakfast at Fisherman's Wharf, a ferry ride across to Alcatraz and a tour of the prison. This tour requires pre-booking and fills up fast, so call Bon Voyage who can talk through your option.
Head to Chinatown for lunch then some afternoon shopping, before evening on a dinner cruise around San Francisco Bay. Call Bon Voyage who can help you plan and arrange your ideal day to make the most of what San Francisco has to offer.
Day 11 : San Francisco - Monterey
Distance: 230 miles
Leave San Francisco and drive down the scenic California Coast to Monterey where you can visit Cannery Row (of author John Steinbeck fame). Enjoy a stunning coastline view on famous 17-Mile Drive, have lunch in Carmel and visit Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman’s Wharf before reaching your hotel.
Keep your eyes peeled, if you're lucky you'll be able to spot whales along the coast too.
Day 12 : Monterey - Santa Barbara/Ventura
Distance: 130 miles
For you next day, continue your journey south through some incredible coastal scenery. Stop at Pismo Beach or Santa Maria for lunch on your way to The American Rivieria region and the delightful Spanish Moorish seaside town of Santa Barbara.
Day 13 : Ventura - Malibu - Santa Monica - Los Angeles
Distance: 70 miles
This morning continue along the coast through Malibu and Santa Monica to Los Angeles.
Either stay in the city or at one of the many beach resorts in this region. Los Angeles has many different regions so call us at Bon Voyage and our experts will talk you through your options to find your ideal accomodation and location.
Day 14 : Los Angeles departure
Today is your departure day back to the UK. However, your adventure doesn't have to end here. Why not extend your stay and take a flight to one of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands for some relaxation before returning home?
Call the travel experts at Bon Voyage who will talk through your options with you to create your ideal West Coast America adventure.
Very friendly advisers, with detailed knowledge who want to create a great holiday for their clients. I would recommend this agency to anyone wanting a holiday that isn't off-the-peg and yet doesn't cost a fortune.