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Why You should visit California

Who hasn't dreamt at least once to explore the iconic State of California? From the incandescent sunsets of Los Angeles to the morning fogs of San Francisco, from the beaches of Malibu to the vineyards of Santa Barbara, from the snow-capped peaks of Yosemite to the breezy sea-side villages of the Pacific Coast.

In 10 days, you will be able to explore the State of California from the South all the way up to San Francisco and the Wine Country region of Napa and Sonoma, and later with the mountain region of Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes, Lake Tahoe, and more.

This itinerary is planned so you visit the region in 10 days.

When to plan your California Vacation

This Itinerary features certain areas that are best visited in late Spring, Summer or early Fall when the chances of snow are close to none. You can still visit California in Winter but once you head East inland to visit Yosemite, Mammoth Lakes, and Lake Tahoe, most likely, we will have to tweak the Itinerary below since Ca-120 will be closed for the season.

Of course, the scenery is amazing during the winter with the snow covering the mountains, especially if you wouldn't mind trying some slopes, however, if you rather "be safe" and enjoy the drive without the stress of snowstorms and bad weather, we recommend late-spring to early-fall, and mainly the months of June, July, and September. August is also a good alternative, but be aware that it will be really hot especially in Los Angeles. May and October could be good alternatives, however, each year is different, and we cannot predict with CA-120 will reopen after the Winter-season and when it will close after the Summer.

Medical Insurance

International Travelers? We certainly recommend adding a Medical Insurance while traveling in the US as medical bills are quite expenses. When picking a company, check that there is a 24/7 costumer service and compare the prices of the various policies and the limitations.

International Flights

International flights are not included in the price of this package - we can help you book international and domestic flights.


Discover Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Monterey & San Francisco
A day in Muir Woods followed by Napa Wine County with Wine Tasting
The magnificent Pacific Coastal Highway with the Big Sur & Pebble Beach
Top California Peaks -- Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe & Mammoth Lake

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Day 1: Los Angeles

Arrival at LAX International Airport and pick-up your rental car.

Check-in in Hotel.

Free afternoon / evening to enjoy Los Angeles.

Night: Los Angeles Doubletree by Hilton downtown *** or similar

Day 2: Los Angeles

A day dedicated to Los Angeles. You can choose to visit some of  the main attractions or the theme parks (Disney and Universal), you will have plenty of things to do and visit. 

If you need help, we can recommend few activities that will bring you to explore LA from the beach-side to the Hills of Hollywood with a local Tour Guide. 

Night: Los Angeles Doubletree by Hilton downtown *** or similar

Day 3: Los Angeles > Santa Barbara > Big Sur > Monterey

Leaving LA in the morning, you start heading north driving along the iconic Pacific Coast Highway.

You will have a full day (325 miles (ca. 523 km)) to dedicate to Central Coast. You want to make sure you stop at the most picturesque villages and iconic beaches like Big Sur and Pebble Beaches, especially at Sunset!

Arrive in Monterey by evening and check-in in the hotel. Free evening.

Night: Monterey Hilton Garden Inn Monterey*** or similar

Day 4: Monterey > San Francisco

If you didn't have the time the day before, take a couple of hours to walk along Cannery Row and visit the historic fisherman's Wharf before heading towards San Francisco where you will check-in in the Hotel and enjoy some free time to explore SF.

Night: San Francisco Cova Hotel*** near Union Square or similar

Day 5: San Francisco

A full day dedicated to the visit of San Francisco. Since your time is limited and the city offers many attractions, we recommend a city-tour that can take you to all the top-sights such as Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Chinatown, Nob Hill, Ashbury Heights and more.

OUR TIP: If you want to visit Alcatraz Island, remember that Tickets get sold-out months in advance, so you want to book them ASAP.

Night: San Francisco Cova Hotel*** near Union Square or similar

Day 6: San Francisco > Sausalito > Napa

In the morning, you will leave the city by the bay and cross the Golden Gate Bridge to visit the National Monument of Muir Woods with the giant sequoias and the beautiful town of Sausalito located in the heart of Marin County, one of the wealthiest counties in the entire US.

From Sausalito, you can enjoy one more panoramic view over the Bay of San Francisco and then continue towards America's #1 Wine Region with Napa & Sonoma.

For all of you that are wine-lovers, we recommend touring a couple of vineyards in Napa.

Night: Napa Wine Valley Lodge *** or similar

Day 7: Napa > Lake Tahoe > Mammoth Lake

In the morning, continue East to reach Lake Tahoe where you can stop for lunch and walk around to admire the incredible scenery. In the afternoon, continue south to Mammoth Lake for an evening arrival.

Night: Mammoth Lake Mammoth Mountain Inn*** or similar

Day 8: Mammoth Lake > Yosemite

Visit Mammoth Lake in the morning and later drive back West on the scenic Ca-120 (100 miles / 2.10 by car) to reach Yosemite National Park. You can spend a couple of hours in the afternoon to start visiting Yosemite.

Night: Yosemite Yosemite Southgate hotel and suites*** or similar

Day 9: Yosemite > San Francisco International Airport

Spend the morning touring Yosemite National Park and head back to San Francisco in the afternoon.
Consider that to reach San Francisco you will need at least 3h40 to 4h20 by car from Yosemite.
If your flight allows it, you can head straight to Airport, or spend one night in San Francisco.

Night: by San Francisco Cova Hotel*** or similar

Day 10: SFO > End of service

Free morning - Return your Rental Car

End of Service.


    • 2 nights in Hotel in Los Angeles (central area) overnight stay only
    • 3 nights in Hotel in San Francisco (central area) overnight stay only
    • 4 nights in Hotels On the Road (some with breakfast included)
    • Rental Car for 10 days. Type Buick Lacroix or similar - Unlimited mileage - CDW insurance


    • International/Domestic Flights
    • Park Admission / Attractions
    • Extended Car Insurance
    • Food and Drink
    • Everything not expressly indicated in "The Price Includes"


Price in Double Room
Starting at $ 1550.00 per person
Price in Triple Room
Starting at $ 1125.00 per person
Price in Quadruple Room
Starting at $ 890.00 per person

HOTEL ROOM: Single Rooms also available. Ask for the price!


  • Tipping in the United States is standard practice.
  • Generally, in the United States, accommodation in triple rooms is composed of two large beds or a large bed and a small bed and quadruple accommodation is decorated with two large beds.
  • Driving in the United States:
  • 1. Passing on the right is allowed and everyone does it, don't be intimidated by roads with more than five lanes.
  • 2.It is authorized (and obligatory) to turn right at a red light when there is a signal indicating it.
  • 3. As far as parking is concerned, check the times when you can leave your car there, never park in front of a fire hydrant (although there is no sign expressly prohibiting it). If the parking spaces have markings painted on the ground to delimit them, leave the car in the middle, even if the space seems huge. on your parking meter (check before paying as there are days of the week or times when it is not necessary to pay).
  • 4.Beware of tolls. They may be marked with the words toll or turnpike and usually have no barrier, so it is possible to pass the tolls without realizing it and be fined a few weeks later. Do not stay on the lanes indicated as reserved for “Fastrak” and have cash on hand, as in some tolls you can only pay in this way.
  • 5.Unless you want to have a fine and an awkward conversation with a Highway Patrol officer, it's best not to drive more than 5 or 10 miles above the speed limit. If the police end up stopping you despite everything, always keep your hands on the steering wheel and visible and don't even think about making jokes.
  • 6.We advise you to use a roadside assistance service and have a GPS.


Inclusions: As outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Exclusions: Everything else not specifically outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Discounted Rates: Baby, Kid, Senior and any other discounted Rate only applies to the specified Age-Limit. National ID required at Voucher Exchange as proof of Age.
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