Utah, Nevada & California Itinerary

Journey from Las Vegas to San Francisco visiting Zion National Park, Death Valley and Yosemite National Park.

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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 Utah, Nevada & California.
Monument Valley, USA

Circus signage, USA

Bryce Canyon, USA

Redwood trees, USA

Day 1 Las Vegas

Discover Nevada's one and only 'Sin City'. Perhaps arrive early and soak up the sights and sounds of this fantasy land of brightly-lit casinos, booty-shaking nightspots and all-you-can-eat buffets.
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Day 2 Zion National Park

Blaze a trail through the gorges and canyons of Zion National Park, a spectacular collection of sandstone cliffs and rocky ridges that conceal hanging gardens and tranquil pools. With plenty of free time to seek out Zion's hidden treasures, strap on some hiking boots and get ready to explore.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 3 Bryce Canyon National Park

Head deeper into central Utah and make a beeline for the spindly rock spires of Bryce Canyon National Park. Watch as these stunning, sculpted rock formations - known as the hoodoos - are gradually turned a kaleidoscope of colours by the setting sun. Branch out on foot and follow the many hiking trails through this unique setting.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 4-5 Moab

Set out for a hike through the spectacular canyons and sandstone rock formations of Arches National Park.
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Day 6 Monument Valley

Be welcomed to one of the largest Native American reservations in the United States by the sandstone goliath's of Monument Valley, and see why so many movie directors have chosen this lunar landscape as a stand-in for alien worlds. Spend some time learning about Navajo culture, watch as the sun paints the landscape with shades of gold and sleep under the vast desert sky.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 7 Lake Powell

With a dramatic backdrop of blood-red rock, search Lake Powell's canyons and waterways for idyllic hidden coves.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 8-9 Las Vegas

Head back to Las Vegas. Enjoy an optional limo ride or head out to explore the many delights of this bizarre desert city.
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Day 10 Death Valley

Brave the scolding desert heat of Death Valley and, after sweating it out a little, come to terms with one of the United States' most unique ecosystems. If the conditions are favourable, take a small walk onto the sand to see how life manages to survive among the inhospitable terrain.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 11-12 Yosemite National Park

Home to giant granite domes, gushing waterfalls and stunning forests, Yosemite is arguably the United States' foremost national park. Make use of some free time here tackling some of the hiking trails, whirring around on bikes or just blissing out in the tranquil surrounds of Mirror Lake.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 13-14 San Francisco

Be enamoured by the beautiful Bay Area, including it's crown jewel – ever-popular San Francisco. Why not head out to China Town for a memorable final group meal before this grand American adventure comes to an end.
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