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17 Day Western USA Tour with Flights

Los Angeles - Phoenix - Grand Canyon - Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon National Park - Las Vegas - Mammoth Lakes - Yosemite National Park - San Francisco - Paso Robles

2019 & 2020 departure dates available

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Visit The Grand Canyon, Yosemite NP, Las Vegas and more!

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Description


Experience some of America's most iconic sights with this fantastic 17-day tour across the West Coast.

Your tour begins with a flight to Los Angeles and heading south towards San Diego passing some of the most picturesque scenery in the world. Next up is Hollywood's winter playground - Palm Springs and a trip through the Sonoran Desert to Phoenix. From Phoenix you'll visit the majestic Grand Canyon National Park and its' plunging gorges and rising spires.

The next stages of your tour take you through Lake Powell and Zion National Park before reaching Las Vegas. Don't get too crazy in Sin City though, you've got Yosemite National Park and Death Valley waiting for you.

You round out the last of your trip in San Francisco with its' landmark Golden Gate Bridge before heading back for your final days in Los Angeles and exploring places like Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara.

This trip is sure to make memories for life!

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17

Day 1

Fly to Los Angeles

Your US adventure starts today with your flight to Los Angeles. On arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Anaheim or similar, Los Angeles

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Los Angeles & San Diego

Travel south through San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente to San Diego, the second largest city in California, renowned for its year-round mild weather. Following a city tour, visit picturesque Seaport Village and San Diego’s relaxing Bayfront marketplace, perhaps enjoy some shopping. Return to Los Angeles for the night.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Anaheim or similar, Los Angeles

Meals included: none

Day 3

Palm Springs & Phoenix

Today your journey takes you through Palm Springs, the winter playground for Hollywood royalty, with its lively downtown and immaculately kept golf courses at the base of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. A sea of wind turbines marks the entrance to this desert oasis. Afterwards you will pass through Indio, home to the Int’l Date Festival in the Coachella Valley.

Accommodation: We Ko Pa Resort or similar, Phoenix

Meals included: none

Day 4

Sedona & Grand Canyon National Park

Travel through the Sonoran Desert, the richest, most biologically diverse desert ecosystem in the Americas. Continue to Sedona, a city situated in a unique geological area and encircled by distinctive red-rock monoliths with such names as Cathedral and Coffee Pot. Then drive through the breathtaking Oak Creek Canyon before arriving at Grand Canyon National Park. Majestic Grand Canyon National Park is one of the 7 great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the rim to fully experience this mile-deep colourful canyon’s plunging gorges, and rising spires formed by the mighty Colorado River.

Accommodation: Yavapai West or similar, Grand Canyon

Meals included: none

Day 5

Monument Valley

As you journey further today, you will enter the Navajo Indian Reservation, passing the trading post of Cameron. Continue through the Painted Desert to visit Monument Valley, an area that embodies perhaps the most iconic the town of Page, situated on a mesa above the Colorado River. Evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Best Western Lake Powell or similar, Page

Meals included: none

Day 6

Lake Powell & Bryce Canyon National Park

Visit the mighty Glen Canyon Dam, the second highest concrete-arch dam in America. From here you’ll enjoy views of stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Enter the Mormon state of Utah, pass through the town of Kanab before visiting spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars and brilliant constellations and take in the aroma of pinewood campfire.

Accommodation: Ruby’s Inn or similar, Bryce Canyon

Meals included: none

Day 7

Zion National Park & Las Vegas

Travel today to Zion National Park and see the massive rock formations carved by wind, time, and the Virgin River. This afternoon experience the contrast of Las Vegas, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World,” where round-the-clock shopping, nightly shows, and of course gambling are available.

Accommodation: Luxor Hotel in a Pyramid Room or similar, Las Vegas

Meals included: none

Day 8

Las Vegas

Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the many attractions that Las Vegas has to offer. In addition to world-class shopping, bustling casinos, and Broadway-calibre shows, you might simply stroll the famous Strip to take in its amazing sights, or “shop ‘til you drop” at designer outlets.

Accommodation: Luxor Hotel in a Pyramid Room or similar, Las Vegas

Meals included: none

Day 9

Death Valley National Park & Mammoth Lakes

Today starts with a stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture your photo memory of Las Vegas. Having enjoyed glamorous Las Vegas, it will be a sharp contrast this afternoon to enter the quiet and extreme environment of Death Valley. Stop at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch before continuing across the valley and ascending the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes**. The area gained prominence as a gold mining town in the 19th century and today is renown for the superior skiing terrain and staggeringly beautiful mountain vistas.

Accommodation: Mammoth Mountain Inn or similar, Mammoth Lakes

Meals included: none

Day 10

Yosemite National Park

Arise with the morning sun and join us for an optional seasonal scenic gondola ride to the summit of Mammoth and enjoy a tasty breakfast as you survey a most stunning view of California from its desert floor to its lofty peaks. Next, your journey today brings you to the Tioga Pass** into the scenic wonderland of Yosemite National Park. Here, you will experience the valley floor and its splendors including the glacial-shaped granite formations of El Capitan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridal Falls and Yosemite Falls. Overnight in nearby Modesto.

Accommodation: Best Western Plus Heritage Inn or similar, Modesto

Meals included: none

Day 11

San Francisco

Depart early this morning to arrive in San Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America. “Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair". Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel. This evening take a memorable City by Night Tour (optional).

Accommodation: Hilton San Francisco Union Square or similar, San Francisco 

Meals included: none

Day 12

San Francisco

Day at leisure! Your Tour Director is on hand to assist with making your plans for the day: perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf where you may enjoy a “Taste of San Francisco”: local seafood, famous sourdough breads or decadent Ghiradelli’s Chocolate. Or take a stroll by Sea Lions’ Marina to watch them frolic. Be sure to gaze across the bay to Alcatraz island where “America’s Most Wanted” such as Al Capone and ”Machine Gun” Kelly were incarcerated. Or visit Union Square for a shopping stop at Macy’s Department Store. You also may choose to embark on a wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, world renowned for its fine wineries and beautiful scenery (optional).

Accommodation: Hilton San Francisco Union Square or similar, San Francisco

Meals included: none

Day 13

Monterey & Carmel

Depart San Francisco this morning for the drive to the Monterey Peninsula, known for its magnificent homes and lovely beaches. In Monterey, visit Fisherman’s Wharf and famous Cannery Row. Then tour charming Carmelby-the-Sea, noted for its quaint houses, upscale art galleries and unique stores. In the afternoon your tour continues through Paso Robles, home of fine wineries. Spend the night in a quaint Central California Coast town.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express or similar, Central Coast

Meals included: none

Day 14

Santa Barbara, Santa Monica & Beverly Hills

Journey south through the Santa Ynez Valley into Santa Barbara, where palmlined walkways border white sandy beaches. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, you’ll stop in Santa Monica, home to the “Finish Line” of Historic Route 66, where you may enjoy an optional lunch on the pier or a beach bike ride. Your afternoon tour of “The City of Angels” continues with Beverly Hills and Hollywood before arriving at your hotel.

Accommodation: Hilton Los Angeles Airport or similar 

Meals included: none

Day 15

Los Angeles departure

Your tour ends upon check out from your hotel. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight home.

Meals included: none

Day 16

In transit due to dateline

Meals included: inflight only

Day 17

Australia

Arrive home.

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide*, Hobart*, Canberra* and Perth* (*surcharges apply)
  • International flights with Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines or Fiji Airways (subject to availability)
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Deluxe motor coach travel
  • Porterage, services and charges
  • Roundtrip airport to hotel transfers
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
    - Full day visit of San Diego
    - Visit the glamorous desert retreat of Palm Springs
    - Tour of Navajo Indian Reservation and visit Monument Valley
    - Walk along the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park
    - Escorted walk to Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park
    - Tour of San Francisco including Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf
    - Tour of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Hollywood and the famous stars in the sidewalk (Walk of Fame)

 

Accommodation

Los Angeles - Holiday Inn Anaheim or similar
Phoenix - We Ko Pa Resort or similar
Grand Canyon - Yavapai West or similar
Page - Best Western Lake Powell or similar
Bryce Canyon - Ruby’s Inn or similar
Las Vegas - Luxor Hotel in a Pyramid Room or similar
Mammoth Lakes - Mammoth Mountain Inn or similar
Modesto - Best Western Plus Heritage Inn or similar
San Francisco - Hilton San Francisco Union Square or similar
Central Coast - Holiday Inn Express or similar
Los Angeles - Hilton Los Angeles Airport or similar

 

All Traveldream deals are backed by a 14-day refund guarantee! 

Exclusions

  • Any visas or ESTA as required
  • Meals not mentioned
  • All drinks
  • Any additional requests
  • Tips (Driver, Representative & Guide)

 

Child Policy

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $1800.

Looking to save on the single supplement? Join our Facebook group - Solo Traveldreamers to connect with other solo travellers or call us on 1300 350 263.


** 
Winter Routing The Tioga Pass may be closed due to weather or road conditions, in which case you will overnight in Fresno or Visalia and a visit to Mammoth Lakes will not be possible (winter routing applies to all departures between October and May under normal snow conditions). 

 

Group Size

The group size for this tour is a maximum of 44 travellers. However, depending on your departure date the group size could be between 25-35 travellers. 

Departure Dates


JUL 2019
18 th
Thursday 18 Jul 2019  ‐  Saturday 03 Aug 2019
AUG 2019
01 st
Thursday 01 Aug 2019  ‐  Saturday 17 Aug 2019
AUG 2019
08 th
Thursday 08 Aug 2019  ‐  Saturday 24 Aug 2019
AUG 2019
22 nd
Thursday 22 Aug 2019  ‐  Saturday 07 Sep 2019
AUG 2019
29 th
Thursday 29 Aug 2019  ‐  Saturday 14 Sep 2019

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