The Great Outdoors Self Drive - Camping/Hotel - Economy Car Overview

Experience the great outdoors on this independent tour of California and Arizona. Road trip to Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Camp in Yosemite, visit the Grand Canyon and explore Zion.

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Take an epic road trip through North America's national parks.

Grab the keys and hit the West Coast of the USA on an unforgettable road trip through the great outdoors. An American adventure like no other, this independent, self-drive tour takes you into the heart of some of the most iconic cities and national parks in the world. Climb the epic Half Dome of Yosemite, scramble through the sandstone cliffs of Zion, be blown away by the gigantic Grand Canyon and enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere, anytime. With mix of camping and lodging, this trip is perfect for those wanting to immerse themselves with the West Coast’s natural beauty. Best of all - we’ll take care of the camping gear and the car so you can get out and enjoy North America’s wilderness playground!

  • Cruise the boardwalks and boulevards of LA

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    San Francisco, United States
  • Finish:

    Los Angeles, United States
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 2
  • Ages:

    Min 1
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with facilities) (8 nts), Hotel (4 nts)
  • Transport:

  • Included activities:

    Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Yosemite National Park, Zion National Park

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    551kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Please note the following surcharges: - Drivers under the age of 25 years old are subject to a 25USD per day supplement. - Any additional nominated drivers are subject to a 10USD per day supplement. These fees are to be paid locally direct to the car hire agency

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The Great Outdoors Self Drive - Camping/Hotel - Economy Car Summary

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Day 1 San Francisco

As a truly multicultural city, San Francisco has a wealth of cuisines, cultures, artistic events and eclectic scenes over every hill and around every corner.

Days 2-3 Yosemite National Park

If heaven descended to Earth, it would probably look like Yosemite. One of America's most popular national parks, its waterfalls, dramatic cliffs and wilderness areas are breathtaking.

Day 4 Bishop

Leave the fertile forests behind, stop for snacks at backcountry roadhouses and head for the central Californian city of Bakersfield.

Days 5-6 Las Vegas

Be dazzled by Las Vegas – a high-tech city that thrives in one of the most inhospitable environments on earth. Stroll the strip for a taste of the high life, watch the cards fall in one of Las Vegas’ famed casinos or visit a belt-busting, all-you-can-eat buffet.

Day 7 Zion National Park

Escape the chaos of Vegas and take a leisurely drive along Route 15 to Zion – Utah’s picture-perfect outdoor playground. Tackle the challenging Angels Landing Trail for great views of Zion Canyon or wade through the Virgin River before setting up camp for the night.

Day 8 Lake Powell

Continue on to Lake Powell’s maze of flooded canyons. Hop in a boat and explore the narrow gorges or head to the top of the canyon for excellent views over this unique setting.

Days 9-10 Grand Canyon

Take a short drive to the world’s most famous canyon and spend two days exploring this iconic landscape. Peer over the edge of the kilometre-high South Ridge or perhaps follow the Bright Angel Trail to the floor of this natural wonder.

Day 11 Joshua Tree National Park

See what all the fuss is about in the park made famous by U2’s hit album of the same name. Spot wildflowers blooming, clamber over bolder-strewn hills and see the bizarre Joshua trees.

Days 12-13 Los Angeles

Shoot through turnpikes and across overpasses on the frenetic freeways of Los Angeles. Cruise the boardwalks of Santa Monica, hear up-and-coming music in West Hollywood or browse the boutiques of Melrose Avenue.
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