USA: Cowboys, Canyons & Coast Itinerary

Unearth the natural wonders of the USA’s west coast, from the deserts of Arizona to the sparkling beaches of California.

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      USD $3,065
      CAD $3,265
      AUD $3,390
      EUR €2,360
      GBP £2,030
      NZD $4,020
      ZAR R30,855
      CHF FR2,905
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later USA Cowboys, Canyons & Coast.
Monument Valley, USA

Casino lights, USA

Golden Gate Bridge, USA

Day 1 Las Vegas

Kick off this American adventure in style in the world’s capital of gambling, where the casinos provide a lot more than just blackjack tables and pokies. Why not put on a poker face and hit the casino floor, watch a mind-blowing show or stroll the fabulous shopping districts. Famous for all-you-can-eat buffets and a raging nightlife, Vegas has something for everyone.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Lake Powell

Leave behind the ‘city on lights’ and enter the desert of Arizona. Enjoy the wide open spaces and sleep overnight in a ranch hand’s bunkhouse at Lake Powell. Relax in a sandstone cave, walk around the area or get active on the lake, whether in flippers or on a kayak or boat.
ACCOM: Cabin - 1

Days 3-4 Monument Valley

Learn about the Navajo Indians, the largest Native American tribe in the US, at Monument Valley, where more than 200,000 Indians of the Navajo tribe live. Walk past giant sandstone pillars and rock pinnacles, keeping the camera at hand. The angle of the sun means that the landscape is constantly changing colour; it's near impossible to take a bad photo.
ACCOM: Hogan - 1, Hotel - 1

Days 5-6 Grand Canyon National Park

Stand in awe of the incredible Grand Canyon, a national landmark, which stretches 28 km wide, 365 km long and more than 1.6 km deep. It took between three and six million years to form. Explore the site on foot while walking the South Rim Trail or hiking to Plateau Point. Alternatively, opt to take to the skies on a scenic helicopter ride over the spectacular valley.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 7 Prescott

Once the capital of Arizona, Prescott is now a small town with a whole lot of charm. Stroll though Prescott’s historic downtown and head to Whiskey Row for a nip where America’s most famous cowboys and notorious outlaws once came to drink. Perhaps head to Prescott National Forest, see the stunning Willow and Watson Lakes or hang about in town and watch a true blue rodeo show.
ACCOM: Motel - 1

Days 8-9 Los Angeles

Journey to the ‘City of Angels’ to see the Hollywood sign, shop on Rodeo Drive or laze on Venice Beach. Explore the impressive collection at the Getty Center, including the artistic works of Van Gogh and Money, or chase down the city’s best food trucks for an Angelenos dining experience. Los Angeles has something for everyone.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 10 Santa Barbara

Catch a train to Santa Barbara and be welcomed by white beaches and warm weather. Walk down Stearns Wharf for a breath of fresh air, visit the Museum of Art or sit down with a beer and view of the bay.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 11-12 San Luis Obispo

It claims to be the happiest place in America, so why not decide for yourself if this charming town lives up to its name. Visit Bubblegum Alley (yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like), hike to the top of Bishop Peak for an impressive view or be blinded by the gaudy design of the glitzy restaurants at the world famous Madonna Inn.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 13-14 Monterey

Relax by the beach in Monterey, where the hikes are long and breezy, the seafood is fresh and the marine life is active. Visit the aquarium, explore the waters by kayak or journey down the coast to Big Sur to see pristine beaches, magnificent redwoods and some truly beautiful coastal landscapes.
ACCOM: Motel - 2

Days 15-16 San Francisco

The ‘City by the Bay’ offers a barrel of impressive sights. See the Golden Gate Bridge, walk along Fisherman’s Wharf, explore Alcatraz or peruse some zany art in SoMa. Head to China Town for a delightful plate of chop suey, find your fortune in a cookie or indulge in some fresh seafood. Later, step into the diverse night-life of San Francisco, whether it be in a chilled-out bar, at a live music gig or on a pulsating dance floor.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1