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Pacific Coast Road Trip

12 days from £1,151pp

This is the ultimate American road trip from Seattle to Los Angeles for backpackers looking to experience all that these cities have to offer.

Offer highlights

·       Small group of travellers under 30

·       Camping in dome tents with mattresses/some hostel stays

·       Optional activities included

If a road trip in the States is on your bucket list, then look no further. With 12 stops, you can visit all the highlights along the West Coast of America, form the quirkiness of San Fran to the stunning National Parks in Napa Valley.

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore each city the way you want to, while being in the comfort of a tour group with private transport all the way down the coast. Included in this tour are some fantastic opportunities to visit some of the most beautiful National Parks in America, as well as go on hikes and take part in a number of lake/land activities.

For those who aren’t too keen on the active side of things, you can opt for a wine tasting in Napa Valley or take a cable car ride in San Francisco for the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge. You’ll end the road trip in LA, where you can explore Hollywood and go celeb spotting!

This tour is great for backpackers o a budget, as accommodation is largely camping with some hostels/hotels included. This is a fun way to see the US and meet new people along the way from across the globe. You’ll have 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners included, which still gives you plenty of options to explore and eat out when you want to.

The West Coast of America is known for it’s major cities such as Seattle, LA, San Francisco and it’s natural beauty in places like Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park.

You’ll be driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, one of the world’s most famous road trip routes, starting in Seattle and ending in LA. This is also known as route 101 and it runs directly along the Pacific Ocean for 790 miles.

Day 1 - Seattle
Arrive at any time.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting 1h 19:00
The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Day 2 - Seattle/Portland
Drive to the city of Portland. One of the most popular cities to visit north of California on the West Coast, Portland is artsy, funky and full of great eating and drinking options. Spend the afternoon getting to know this cool city.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Portland/Bend
Enjoy a few final hours taking in the quirkiness of Portland before continuing on to Bend, consistently voted one of the best places to live in the US. Arrive in time to explore a bit of the town.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 4 - Bend/Redwood National Park
Leave early to take in the sights at gorgeous Crater Lake National Park. Stare in awe at the crystal blue waters of one of the most pristine lakes on earth before continuing on to Redwood National Park, home to the tallest trees on Earth. Spend the evening amongst the gigantic coastal redwoods, and keep a keen eye for wildlife throughout the park.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 - Redwood National Park/Napa Valley
Wake with the sun for a morning hike through mystic old growth forests. Travel through California wine country to beautiful Napa Valley. Opt for an afternoon wine tasting or relax amongst the vineyards.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 - Napa Valley/Lake Tahoe
Continue on to idyllic Lake Tahoe. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 - Lake Tahoe/Yosemite National Park
Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes while enjoying one of most scenic drives in California: Tioga Pass!
With a keen eye and a little luck, spot black bears, deer or coyotes.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 - Yosemite National Park
Enjoy free time in Yosemite National Park.
Full day to explore Yosemite National Park. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this beautiful and amazing landscape. Option to rent bikes in Yosemite Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 - Yosemite National Park/San Francisco
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America's most popular cities. Take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills, explore the city by bicycle or set sail into the setting sun.
Arrive at one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. The CEO will point out some popular sites on the drive into town.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 10 - San Francisco
Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.

Day 11 - San Francisco/Morro Bay
Visit Santa Cruz and go for a stroll along the boardwalk. Marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur along the Pacific coast. Arrive in time for sunset on Morro Bay.
Crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs will make this journey down California's coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 12 - Morro Bay/Los Angeles
Travel along the stunning Pacific coast to the City of Angels. Trip ends upon arrival to Los Angeles.
Pass by Santa Barbara as we make our way to Los Angeles. Your CEO will point out a few famous neighbourhoods and landmarks on the drive into the City of Angels.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

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Prices based on travelling 25th May 2019.

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