Full Itinerary & Details
Day 1 - Arrival in Los Angeles
Arrive at Los Angeles Airport where you can retrieve your rental car.
The Hotel we propose for the stay in LA -- Best Western Plus Sunset Plaza Hotel - Los Angeles Located on Hollywood's Sunset Strip, a 10-minute drive from the Walk of Fame, the Best Western Plus Sunset Plaza offers an outdoor pool. The rooms are all comfortably furnished have free WiFi, HD cable TV, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, desk and clock radio.
Day 2 - Los Angeles - From Hollywood to Venice Beach
Free day to visit the city.
With your car, you will have the opportunity to visit top LA landmarks such as Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Griffith Observatory! There is no shortage of things to do. You want to spend the afternoon at the famous Universal Studios, among the most famous Film and Television Sets, or a full day at Disneyland. For architecture lovers, we recommend a visit to the Villas of Architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles and for fun, here are some activities to do
Day 3 - San Diego - Departure for San Diego
Today, you leave Los Angeles to discover another famous Californian city -- San Diego
! The Old San Diego with original Spanish colonial buildings, Coronado Island, the beaches of Mission Beach, and the Gaslamp District are all the top landmarks of one of the most livable cities in the United States. 1 night in hotel in San Diego, the Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel - San Diego. Drive -- 3 hours by car from LA to SD.
Day 4 - Needles - Joshua Tree National Park
Departure towards Joshua Tree National Park
. You can visit the park characterized by bizarre rock formations and the famous Yucca plants and then continue on towards Needles where you will stay for the night. (Days Inn & Suites - Needles) -- Distance to travel about 490 Km.
Day 5 - Needles - Road 66, Seligman and Grand Canyon
From Needles, you will leave for the world-famous Grand Canyon
. You will cross one of the aridest areas of the States but perhaps one of the most fascinating, you will travel the Historic Route 66
with a stop in the characteristic Seligman
. Afternoon visit of the Grand Canyon (on-site possibility to book helicopter tours
). Distance to go approx. 365 km. Overnight at the Canyon Plaza Resort - Grand Canyon Located in Tusayan, Arizona, just 1 mile from the south entrance of the Grand Canyon National Park. This resort offers a seasonal outdoor pool, an indoor spa that is operational throughout the year, a restaurant. The rooms have cable TV, a seating area, a coffee maker and an iron.
Day 6 - Grand Canyon - Monument Valley - Lake Powell and Page
We leave the Grand Canyon in the direction of the Monument Valley
, a scene you are probably familiar with from the countless movies and videos shot here, the valley with its gigantic red-stones scattered across the valley. In the afternoon, you leave the valley in the direction of Page
where you will stay for the night. Distance to travel approximately 288 km. Overnight at the Clarion Inn Page - Lake Powell
Day 7 - Lake Powell - Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon - Bryce Canyon
The area around Page is rich in parks allowing you to visit the most beautiful American National Parks
within relatively "short" distance. Start the morning with a visit to Horseshoe Bend
which is located inside the beautiful Antelope Canyon
. Later, depart towards Bryce Canyon
, one of the most fascinating parks in Utah where you will arrive in the afternoon. Overnight in Bryce at the Best Western Ruby's Inn - Bryce Canyon. Located one mile from Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, this hotel boasts a host of convenient amenities and offers comfortable accommodations. Distance to travel approx. 250 km.
Day 8 - From Bryce Canyon to Las Vegas
In the morning, visit the magnificent Bryce Canyon Park
, particularly beautiful at sunrise and sunset when the sun illuminates its red peaks. Continue on to Las Vegas. Distance to travel approx. 427 km. Overnight at Hampton Inn Tropicana - Las Vegas. Located in Las Vegas
, the non-gambling hotel is entirely non-smoking. Hampton Inn Tropicana and Event Center provides free shuttle service to the Las Vegas Strip
. Rooms at the Hampton Inn Tropicana are all equipped with free WiFi, a flat-screen HD cable TV, a coffee maker, and ironing facilities. The en-suite bathroom includes a hairdryer.
Day 9 - Las Vegas - Free day in Las Vegas
A day dedicated to relaxation and a visit to Las Vegas
. Visit the many hotels with fancy and extravagant lobbies, take a ride on the carousel or do a little shopping, or why not, relax by the pool! In the evening, you "only" have hundreds of shows, colors, and lights to choose from!
Day 10 - Las Vegas - Death Valley - Bishop
From Las Vegas, you will leave for the Death Valley
. You can stop at Badwater Basin
, one of the driest and warmest places on the planet and maybe have lunch in the valley near Furnace Creek from where you can then continue to Bishop where you will stay the night. Distance to travel approx. 432 km. Overnight at the Travelodge Bishop - Bishop. The hotel offers travelers a total of 52 rooms. Services and amenities include Internet access, WiFi and a business center. Those arriving by car can use the parking facility.
Day 11 - Mammoth Lakes - Oakhurst - Yosemite National Park
Leave Bishop and head north towards Yosemite National Park
. Stop at Mammoth Lake
, cross the Tioga Pass
characterized by a typically alpine landscape with beautiful lakes and then reach The Yosemite Park. Distance to travel approx. 222 km. Overnight at the Comfort Inn in Yosemite area - Oakhurst. The hotel is located in the small town of Oakhurst, about 25 kilometers from the Yosemite National Park. Within minutes you can reach various restaurants. Guests are offered 114 different rooms, all welcoming and comfortable. The rooms are spread across 2 floors of the main building and on 2 floors of the 2 annexes. At the hotel, guests will find a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-in/out service. Facilities and services include a cloakroom, a hotel safe, Internet access, WiFi, a restaurant and a newspaper stand. For shopping, there are several shops, including a souvenir shop. Those arriving by car can use the parking facility.
Day 12/13 - Yosemite National Park - San Francisco / Free days in San Francisco
Departure to San Francisco
, a stop not to miss in California, a picturesque and multicultural city. Here you will return your rental car. Distance to travel approx. 300 km. Stroll downtown the city center, admiring the colorful houses, the vintage car-cables that go up and down the hilly streets and have lunch at Fisherman's Wharf
. A must-see during a stay in San Francisco is undoubtedly the visit to the famous Alcatraz prison! (Attention
! You must pre-book the Alctraz Ferry ahead of time, preferably 4-5 months
). Overnight in San Francisco: Beresford Hotel, San Francisco.
Day 14: Departure from San Francisco
Your American adventure is coming to an end! End of our services.