California’s Pacific Coast

Begins in San Francisco, California and ends San Diego, California

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights
  • All year round
  • Round trip scheduled flights
  • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
  • Accommodations as stated
  • Personalised Road Book

From £2975 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

Day 2, 3

San Francisco

San Francisco is perhaps one of the most enchanting cities in the United States. From the crooked street in the world, Lombard Street, to Alcatraz and Fisherman’s Wharf; Union Square to the Cable Cars; Chinatown to the Golden Gate Bridge – the city is packed with things to see and do to suit everyone.

Sightseeing in San Francisco

Hotel Zephyr
Day 4

Carmel

85mi / 137km

This morning collect your rental car in downtown before you head south to the beautiful coastal town of Carmel. Browse the charming tree lined streets and its quaint shops, galleries and restaurants.

La Playa Carmel
Day 5

Carmel

Enjoy a relaxing day in the Carmel area. Travel the ‘17 Mile Drive’ through Del Monte Forest to Cypress Point or sit and soak up the scenery from the beautiful grounds of your hotel.

La Playa Carmel
Day 6

Pismo Beach

115mi / 185km

The Pacific Coast Highway is one of the most spectacular scenic drives you’ll find, so today’s journey is guaranteed to create a lasting memory for you. En route, visit Hearst Castle at San Simeon, the grandiose estate of publisher William Randolph Hearst. Your hotel this evening is in the pretty seaside town of Pismo Beach.

Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Day 8

Santa Barbara

You are sure to enjoy today. Relax in the surroundings of your beautiful hotel, explore the shops and restaurants of Santa Barbara, or enjoy a walk along the beach or Stearns Wharf Pier.

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara
Day 9

Los Angeles

84mi / 135km

En route to Los Angeles, include a visit to the J Paul Getty Museum, featuring an extensive collection of art and sculpture. Your accommodation for the next two nights will be in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles.

Sightseeing in Los Angeles

The Garland
Day 10

Los Angeles

Your hotel is a short drive from world-famous Rodeo Drive, so take some time to ‘window shop’ where the rich and famous make their purchases. Include a visit to the new Walt Disney Concert Hall and Staples Centre, both in downtown Los Angeles.

Sightseeing in Los Angeles

The Garland
Day 11

Huntington Beach

35mi / 56km

Now it’s time to relax by the beach. From Los Angeles, a short drive will take you to ‘Surf City – California’, Huntington Beach. Your hotel is ideally located across the road from some of the best surfing California has to offer and a short stroll from its quaint Main Street.

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
Day 13

San Diego

85mi / 137km

Allow plenty of time today to include stops at Newport Beach and Laguna as you journey south to San Diego, sitting at the southern tip of California.

Sightseeing in San Diego


Day 14

San Diego

San Diego has much to offer all visitors, young and old. Sea World and the San Diego Zoo are certainly worth a visit, or you may prefer to explore the Mission Bay or Coronado Bay area of the city, both offering fabulous beaches.

Sightseeing in San Diego


Day 15

Journey home

Today take the short drive back to Los Angeles, before returning your rental car and check-in for your flight to the UK.


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