• CALIFORNIA FLY DRIVE HOLIDAYS - HOLIDAY IDEAS

    Guide price from£490 PP*
    Experience the best of what California has to offer on our suggested 23 day motorhoming itinerary below. Take in the outstanding natural beauty of Yosemite National Park and dip into the beach life enjoyed by Californians as you drive along the Big Sur coastal road.
    Tailor-make your experience by simply adding or removing your choice of locations. If you have more time and want to explore further, there are plenty of additional places and sites to visit along the way.

    CALIFORNIA ROUTE



    DAYS 1 - 2
    Fly to Las Vegas, and transfer to your hotel for 2 nights. Enjoy a free day to get over the long flight – take in a show, a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon, or simply breathe in the atmosphere of this lively city.
    DAYS 3 - 4
    Pick up your motorhome, stock up on supplies and drive to Death Valley. Explore Death Valley the hottest, driest place in the USA and marvel at the strange landscape.
    DAYS 5 - 6
    Head north in California to Mammoth Lakes. Hike to Rainbow Falls, explore the Devil’s Postpile National Monument or take a Gondola ride to see the great views over the Sierra Nevada. The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the world and Mammoth Lakes is right in the heart of it all.
    DAYS 7 - 9
    Drive via the Tioga Pass to Yosemite National Park and spend 3 days exploring this wonderful place. Yosemite National Park is renowned for its granite cliffs and waterfalls. Half Dome and El Capitan are two of the formations made famous by photographer Ansel Adams. Use your free days to go back into the park - don’t miss Glacier Point, Tunnel View, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Tuolumne Meadows and Bridal Veil Falls. There are numerous walks and hikes within the park ranging in difficulty to suit all abilities.
    DAYS 10 - 11
    Travel via the Napa Valley to Sonoma in the heart of California wine country. Sonoma has a pretty town plaza surrounded by historic buildings that have everything from tasting rooms to a vintage movie house. No trip to Sonoma would be complete without a tour of one or more of its 400 award winning wineries.
    DAYS 12 - 14
    Drive to San Francisco one of those cities that needs no introduction and enjoys international renown for everything from sightseeing to shopping to entertainment. Known as the ‘City by the Bay’, San Francisco is famous for Alcatraz, its bay front setting, destination neighbourhoods, and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge.
    DAY 15
    Leave the big city and head along the coast on State Highway 1, one of America's most famous roads, the Big Sur and look out on the Pacific Ocean. Pass through Monterey and Carmel, whose former mayors include Clint Eastwood.
    DAY 16
    Continue along the coast to Pismo Beach. Drive along the Big Sur or call in at Hearst Castle, a National Historic Landmark built for the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst.
    DAYS 17 - 19
    Time to get a real taste of the Californian dream as we head to Malibu Beach, home to many movie stars and famous for its fantastic beaches. Why not take a full day excursion of Los Angeles and visit Hollywood, Beverley Hills and the Farmer's Market? Or if you just fancy relaxing, spend some time lazing on the stunning beach.
    DAYS 20 - 21
    A change of scene but an equally nice beach as we head to Newport Beach near to Back Bay Nature Reserve. Giant Blue and Finback whales have become regular visitors to this section of California's coast and whale watching trips are organised in Newport Beach. Visit the Balboa Fun Zone, one of Southern California’s oldest and last great coastal amusement areas and a popular family-friendly attraction for visitors to Newport Beach.
    DAY 22
    A short drive back to Los Angeles to return your motorhome and take the evening flight home to the UK.
    DAY 23
    Arrive UK.

    *Based on 2 people sharing a motorhome excluding flights.