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Explore the best of everything between San Francisco and Las Vegas. Eat and drink your way through Sonoma, hike around Yosemite and Sequoia national parks and explore intriguing Death Valley before heading to Las Vegas.

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      USD $2,315
      CAD $2,390
      AUD $2,345
      EUR €1,615
      GBP £1,355
      NZD $2,610
      ZAR R23,470
      CHF FR1,955
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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 Explore California.

Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2016-01-31

Travel from San Fran to Las Vegas on this tour of wine country and epic national parks

Bask in big city lights and glorious Californian sunshine on this unforgettable tour. Venture from sunny San Fran to the incredibly tranquil wine country of Sonoma. After a few glasses of primo vino, travel to Yosemite National Park for some seriously incredible scenery. Seemingly at the centre of Mother Nature’s verdant heart, hike and explore this pristine paradise before heading off to Sequoia National Park to mingle with giants. Witness an eerier side to nature in the smoking hot Death Valley then rest and relax in the weird and wonderful Las Vegas. With a little something for everyone, be sure to pack hiking boots, swimsuits and a big sense of adventure.

  • Sample the wine and cheese of Sonoma
  • See the iconic sights of San Francisco
  • Hike through the phenomenal Yosemite National Park
  • Breathe in the pure mountain air in Sequoia National Park
  • Explore the bizarre geological formations of Death Valley
  • Party in Las Vegas

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    San Francisco, United States
  • Finish:

    Las Vegas, United States
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Cabin (multishare) (1 nt), Hotel (5 nts), Motel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Private vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Death Valley National Park, San Francisco Dinner Urban Adventure, Sequoia National Park, Yosemite National Park

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    362kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip. On the following nights a single supplement is not available: Day 7.

  • Total price from

    USD $2,315
    CAD $2,390
    AUD $2,345
    EUR €1,615
    GBP £1,355
    NZD $2,610
    ZAR R23,470
    CHF FR1,955
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $257
    CAD $265
    AUD $260
    EUR €179
    GBP £150
    NZD $290
    ZAR R2,607
    CHF FR217
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Day 1 San Francisco

This chilled out waterfront city greets you briefly, but it is as swift a kiss as the breeze off Pier 39. If you'd like extra time to explore the wonders of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and SoMa, journey to this gorgeous city a few days early.

Day 2 Sonoma

Welcome to wine country. Explore the vast stretches of rolling vineyards, quaint farms and acres of parkland around this scenic valley. Perhaps visit the home and final resting place of author Jack London and, of course, sample some the region’s best wine and cheese.

Day 3 Yosemite National Park

Spot bucks prancing in the wild and gaze in wonder at the 3,081 sq km that is America’s most popular national park. Yosemite is an historic emblem of California and offers visitors incredible hiking trails, impressive geological formations and jaw-dropping scenic views. Spend a few days getting in touch with nature while hiking to the Nevada Falls and serene Mirror Lake.

Day 5 Sequoia National Park

Welcome to the land of giants, where every huge mountain has a twin plunging canyon. The major drawcard of this region is visiting the Giant Forest, where breathtakingly tall trees stretch up to 80 metres. Perhaps climb the impressive Moro Rock, which will elevate trekkers to 2,050 m above sea level. Be sure to visit the country’s deepest canyon and then take a breather in a quiet spot to truly appreciate the spectacular surrounding scenery.

Days 6-7 Death Valley

It may sound grim, yet Death Valley is anything but. Explore huge sand dunes, sculptured rocks and volcanic craters before taking a stroll on the stunning salt flats. It is bizarre, unearthly and hot – but worth every moment.

Days 8-9 Las Vegas

There is no greater contrast than the serene surroundings of the great outdoors and the mouth of ‘Sin City’. Play responsibly, chomp away at an all-you-can-eat buffet, see a volcano at the Mirage, meet a gladiator at Caesars and spot the Eiffel Tower and pyramids on the strip. A whirlwind final stop? That’s Vegas, baby.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,315
      CAD $2,390
      AUD $2,345
      EUR €1,615
      GBP £1,355
      NZD $2,610
      ZAR R23,470
      CHF FR1,955
      *
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