National Parks & Bright Lights
Day 1 San Francisco
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 San Francisco/Yosemite NP
After a morning in San Fran, drive to Yosemite NP. Discover some of the most iconic attractions such as bustling Fisherman's Wharf or the stately Golden Gate Bridge. In the afternoon drive to Yosemite National Park. Approximate Distance: 225 km/140 miles Estimated Travel Time: 3 hours (with stops)
Day 3 Yosemite NP
Take short hikes (weather permitting) to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows or walk amongst giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park. With a keen eye, you may be lucky enough to spot black bears, deer or coyotes. Optional bike rentals in Yosemite Valley (summer only).
Day 4 Yosemite NP/Bishop (summer)/Bakersfield (winter)
Continue exploring Yosemite in the morning on foot (weather permitting). In summer, travel via Tioga Pass to Bishop or drive to Bakersfield depending on the season. Summer itinerary: Surrounded by peaks which soar to over 14,000 feet in elevation, Bishop, one of "America's Coolest Mountain Towns" sits directly in the center of an incredible area of natural beauty. Enjoy secluded natural hot springs where star gazing is amazing. Travel via Tioga Pass viewing Mono Lake and the Tufa Towers on the way. Winter itinerary: We'll continue on to Bakersfield, where we stay the night. Approximate Distance: 330 km/204 miles Estimated Travel Time: 4.5 hours (with stops)
Day 5 Death Valley/Las Vegas
Visit one of the country's most rugged landscapes, the legendary Death Valley, the hottest and driest spot and home to the lowest point in North America. Explore the city of lights, Las Vegas along the famous "Vegas Strip". Optional VIP limo experience in Vegas and optional visit to numerous amazing shows. Approximate Distance: 630 km/390 miles Estimated Travel Time: 7 hours (with stops)
Day 6 Las Vegas
Full day to explore Las Vegas.
Day 7 Zion NP/Bryce Canyon NP
Visit Zion, Utah's oldest national park. Explore towering cliffs, massive canyon walls and hike diverse and exciting trails (weather permitting). Arrive in Bryce Canyon just in time to witness one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Southwest. Approximate Distance: 400 km/250 miles Estimated Travel Time: 5 hours
Day 8 Bryce Canyon NP/Lake Powell
Explore Bryce Canyon NP on trails (weather permitting) among the amphitheaters and multi-coloured rock pinnacles called hoodoo. Then head to one of the largest man made lakes in North America, Lake Powell. Opt for a cowboy steak dinner and a sunset horseback ride (seasonal). Approximate Distance: 265 km/165 miles Estimated Travel Time: 3 hours
Day 9 Lake Powell/Monument Valley
Visit the Glen Canyon Dam and take a short hike to Horseshoe Bend, shaped by the Colorado River. Discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley. Explore on a jeep tour led by a Navajo guide. Take an optional tour to Antelope Canyon, the second largest of its kind in North America. Be in awe as you reach the overlook after a short hike to the famous Horseshoe Bend, shaped by the emerald green Colorado River. Discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley. Magnificent colors, miles of mesas, buttes and pinnacles make Monument Valley a truly wondrous experience. Explore this magical and sacred place on an awesome jeep tour led by a Navajo guide. Approximate Distance: 210 km/130 miles Estimated Travel Time: 2.5 hours
Day 10 Monument Valley/Grand Canyon NP (1D)
Wander along trails, admire the views and have a pizza dinner at the rim of the Grand Canyon. Opt to take a helicopter flight or watch the IMAX Grand Canyon movie. Considered among nature's most spectacular offerings, the Grand Canyon provides spectacular opportunities for you to explore. Wander along a trail and feel the sunshine and wind on your face as you admire awe-inspiring views or sit and watch the changing play of light and shadows. In the afternoon enjoy a bird's eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight or watch the most spectacular IMAX Adventure of all, the Grand Canyon Movie. Enjoy a pizza dinner at the rim at Grand Canyon. Approximate Distance: 290 km/180 miles Estimated Travel Time: 3.5 hours
Day 11 Grand Canyon National Park/Sedona/Scottsdale
Visit Slide Rock State Park. Stop in stunning Sedona on the way to the 'Valley of the Sun'. Stop at Montezuma Castle. In the evening, enjoy a night out in downtown Scottsdale. In the morning visit Slide Rock State Park, in the summer months, go for a swim. Drive Oak Creek Canyon and stop in stunning Sedona on your way to the Valley of the Sun. Stop and visit Montezuma Castle, a cliff dwelling built into the surrounding limestone cliffs. In the evening, enjoy a night out in downtown Scottsdale. Approximate Distance: 360 km/225 miles Estimated Travel Time: 5 hours
Day 12 San Diego
Visit the Imperial Sand Dunes, then head to San Diego. Visit the Imperial Sand Dunes, the largest mass of sand dunes in California. History, food and fun awaits us in beautiful historic Old Town in San Diego. When the sun sets experience the Gaslamp Quarter District with numerous pubs and nightclubs. Approximate Distance: 600 km/375 miles Estimated Travel Time: 6 hours
Day 13 San Diego
Opt to visit Old Town, the Gaslamp district, Sea World or the San Diego Zoo. Opt for surf lessons or rent boogie boards to play in the waves (seasonal). San Diego is a great city to experience where life is lived outdoors. Check out optional attractions like Sea World or the amazing San Diego Zoo. In the evening relax on Mission beach or take optional surf lessons and rent boogie boards. Note- in the winter San Diego can be chilly.
Day 14 San Diego/Los Angeles
Welcome to Los Angeles. See the stars on the most famous sidewalk in Hollywood on an orientation tour. Drive through Beverly Hills and check out Rodeo Drive. Discover for yourself why Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach are one of the highlights of Los Angeles. Optional bike or Rollerblade rental. Approximate Distance: 190 km/120 miles Estimated Travel Time: 2 hours
Day 15 Los Angeles
Depart at any time.