California Coast Overview

Travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco on a California coastal tour. Walk down Santa Barbara Wharf, explore San Luis Obispo and relax in Monterey enjoying the blue skies, sunshine and laidback culture California is famous for.

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      USD $1,687
      CAD $1,737
      AUD $1,705
      EUR €1,165
      GBP £985
      NZD $1,899
      ZAR R17,073
      CHF FR1,422
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There is an earlier version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. View earlier California Coast.

Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2016-01-31

Travel along California’s coast from Los Angeles to San Francisco

We've all had that craving for the warm sunshine, sandy beaches and fabulous lifestyles of the rich and famous that call California home. But there is much more to discover away from the big sights on a trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco. See why Santa Barbara’s laidback way of life can get very addictive, visit the happiest place in America (or so San Luis Obispo claims) and explore the often deserted beaches of Monterey before finishing up in the fast-paced delights of San Francisco. With a local leader showing you the hotspots to eat, shop and party, this insightful adventure will have you dreaming of California time and time again.

  • Hit Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles
  • Chill out by the bay of Santa Barbara
  • Visit Bubblegum Alley in San Luis Obispo
  • Hike the coast in Monterey
  • Unwind in funky San Francisco

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Los Angeles, United States
  • Finish:

    San Francisco, United States
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (7 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Taxi, Train
  • Included activities:

    Temples, Tea, & Beatniks Urban Adventure

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    290kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip.

  • Total price from

    USD $1,687
    CAD $1,737
    AUD $1,705
    EUR €1,165
    GBP £985
    NZD $1,899
    ZAR R17,073
    CHF FR1,422
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $210
    CAD $217
    AUD $213
    EUR €145
    GBP £123
    NZD $237
    ZAR R2,134
    CHF FR177
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Day 1 Los Angeles

In the ‘City of Angels’, you can shop on Rodeo Drive, ride roller coasters in Disneyland or chill out on Venice Beach. It’s a veritable smorgasbord for the senses and a brilliant way to begin this adventure along California’s coast.

Day 2 Santa Barbara

Catch a train to Santa Barbara and be welcomed by white beaches and warm weather. Walk down Stearns Wharf for a breath of fresh air, visit the Museum of Art or sit down with a beer and view of the bay.

Days 3-4 San Luis Obispo

It claims to be the happiest place in America, so why not decide for yourself if this charming town lives up to its name. Visit Bubblegum Alley (yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like), hike to the top of Bishop Peak for an impressive view or be blinded by the gaudy design of the glitzy restaurants at the world famous Madonna Inn.

Days 5-6 Monterey

Relax by the beach in Monterey, where the hikes are long and breezy, the seafood is fresh and the marine life is active. Visit the aquarium, explore the waters by kayak or journey down the coast to Big Sur to see pristine beaches, magnificent redwoods and some truly beautiful coastal landscapes.

Days 7-8 San Francisco

The ‘City by the Bay’ offers a barrel of impressive sights. See the Golden Gate Bridge, walk along Fisherman’s Wharf, explore Alcatraz or peruse some zany art in SoMa. Head to China Town for a delightful plate of chop suey, find your fortune in a cookie or indulge in some fresh seafood. Later, step into the diverse night-life of San Francisco, whether it be in a chilled-out bar, at a gig or on a pulsating dance floor.
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    • SSSI
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,687
      CAD $1,737
      AUD $1,705
      EUR €1,165
      GBP £985
      NZD $1,899
      ZAR R17,073
      CHF FR1,422
      *
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    • Explorer
    • Original
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