Ultimate California Northbound Itinerary

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Day 1 Los Angeles

Begin the Californian adventure amid the skyscrapers and stardust of Los Angeles. City lights, glittering buildings and long beaches - LA is the perfect place to start this trip.
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Day 2 Joshua Tree National Park/Lake Havasu

Travel through the unique flora and rock formations of the scenic Joshua National Park then scoot across the Colorado River to camp near Lake Havasu.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 3 Grand Canyon

Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy an afternoon hike along the rim or down into the chasm itself. For a real treat, take an optional helicopter ride over this famous landmark before catching a spectacular Grand Canyon sunset.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 4-5 Las Vegas

Journey along the infamous Route 66. Travel across the Mojave Desert and head towards Las Vegas, a fast, hedonistic world where neon lights shine bright and fortunes can be won or lost with the roll of the dice.
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Day 6 Sierra Nevada

Cross through Death Valley - one of the hottest deserts on the planet - and see sculpted rocks, isolated valleys and volcanic craters. Walk among gigantic sand dunes and witness the canyon and mountain walls change colour with the shifting sunlight.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 7 Yosemite National Park

Journey to Yosemite National Park, a larger-than-life photographer's dream. The stunning combination of granite cliffs, waterfalls and green meadows set against a blue sky makes for an unforgettable day out. Choose to follow the paved path to Mirror Lake in time for a golden sunset.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 8 San Francisco

Travel the final stretch to sensational San Francisco, one of the most popular holiday destinations in the United States. Why not stay on to get a taste of everything this beautiful bay city has to offer? Sample the delights of Chinatown, spend a lazy afternoon in Golden Gate Park or gawk at hundreds of sunbaking sea lions at Fisherman's Wharf.