Ultimate California Northbound Itinerary

Experience the best of both worlds on this ultimate tour of California. From glitzy LA and chic San Fran to the Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree and Yosemite.

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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.
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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.
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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.