California Dreamin' Itinerary

Embark on a dream travel adventure along the west coast of America. From Los Angeles to San Diego, the Joshua Tree, Grand Canyon, Vegas and San Fran.

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Day 1 Los Angeles

Arrive early to walk down the star-studded streets of Hollywood and Beverly Hills or go shopping on Rodeo Drive.
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Days 2-3 San Diego

Stop by some of the major attractions in San Diego such as Balboa Park and the historic Gaslamp Quarter or simply sun yourself on one of the golden beaches at Mission Bay.
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Day 4 Joshua Tree National Park/Colorado River

Enter the scorching Joshua Tree National Park, home to a host of unusual plants including cacti, Mojave yuccas and, of course, Joshua trees.
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Days 5-6 Grand Canyon

Witness the gigantic red expanses of the Grand Canyon – a true monument of the gods. Perhaps take a helicopter flight to get a true sense of the canyon's incredible size.
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Days 7-8 Las Vegas

Head west on the famous Route 66 and cross the Mojave Desert to reach the neon lights of Las Vegas. Dance with Lady Luck with a spin of the roulette wheel, catch a show or rub shoulders with A-listers at one of the many heaving nightclubs.
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Day 9 Death Valley/Sierra Nevada

Feel the mercury rising while crossing through Death Valley, one of the hottest deserts on earth.
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Day 10 Yosemite National Park

Travel onwards through the heart of the Sierra Nevada and enter into the wilderness of Yosemite National Park. Be awed by majestic waterfalls, giant sequoia groves and magnificent granite cliffs.
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Days 11-12 San Francisco

Arrive in the cultural melting pot of San Francisco. Catch a tram to visit the waterfront, feast like a king in Chinatown or peruse zany artwork in SoMa.
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Day 13 Big Sur

Cruise through Monterey and visit Cannery Row, the setting of John Steinbeck's famous novel. Continue on south down the magnificent coast to the rugged cliffs and redwood forests of Big Sur.
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Day 14 Santa Barbara

Amble along beach roads and spy surfers and sea lions enjoying the Californian coast. Enjoy a stay in Santa Barbara where rollerskating, bicycling, hiking, beach volleyball or just relaxing in the sun are all possible.
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Day 15 Los Angeles

Take the scenic route along the coast back to the bright lights and fast pace of Los Angeles. Perhaps visit the famous Santa Monica Pier or go people-watching on Venice Beach.