Company : G Adventures
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 1250 to 1500 £ Pound (UK)
From bright city lights to sites in the great outdoors, this 12-day road trip takes you through the best of America's West Coast.
Get funky in Portland's artsy shops and eateries, trek through Yosemite's trails, and spot celebs on the streets of LA (or just live your most glamorous Hollywood life for a day).
Enjoy free time along the way to explore each destination in the way that suits you best.
Day 1. Seattle
Arrive at any time.
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.
Day 3. Portland/Bend
After enjoying the quirkiness of Portland, continue 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. Opt to canoe, kayak or check out one of the region's famous breweries.
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.
Day 5. Redwood National Park/Sonoma County
Wake with the sun for a morning hike through mystic old growth forests. Travel down the coast before driving inland through California wine country. Opt for an afternoon wine tasting or relax amongst the vineyards en route before camping for the night outside of beautiful Napa Valley.
Day 6. Sonoma County/Lake Tahoe
Continue on to idyllic Lake Tahoe, a jewel of the Sierra Nevadas. Known for it's crystal clear waters and sweeping mountain views, it is truly a nature-lover's paradise. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing.
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!
Day 8. Yosemite National Park
Enjoy free time in Yosemite National Park.
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 or explore the city by bicycle.
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.
Day 12. Morro Bay/Los Angeles
Travel along the stunning Pacific coast to the City of Angels. Trip ends upon arrival to Los Angeles.
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