Day 1 Los Angeles - Las Vegas - St George (389 miles)
Guests will be picked up in Los Angeles in the early morning. Today, we will depart for Las Vegas, passing through the San Bernardino Mountains and entering the Mojave Desert on our way to Nevada. Guests who plan to join the tour in Las Vegas should wait by Starbucks located on the 2nd floor in the Circus Circus Sky Rise Tower at 3:00pm. We will spend the night in St. George, UT.
Day 2 St. George - Antelope Canyon - Horseshoe Bend - Monument Valley - Blanding (257 miles)
This morning, we will travel to the Lower Antelope Canyon. After lunch, visit Horseshoe Bend. Then we will move on to Monument Valley. To wrap up the day, we will drive to Blanding, UT, where we will spend the night.
Day 3 Arches National Park - Salt Lake City (242 miles)
In the morning, we will go to Arches National Park, one of the most famous places in the American Southwest. Afterward, we will explore Salt Lake City, stopping at the Utah State Capitol and Temple Square.
Day 4 Salt Lake City - Yellowstone (369 miles)
We will head for Yellowstone, sightsee Grand Prismatic Spring, Fountain Paint Pots, Old Faithful Geyser, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Geyser trail, Artist Point, wildlife up close...Spend the night in West Yellowstone.
Day 5 Yellowstone National Park - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson Hole - Provo (342 miles)
After breakfast, we will continue to explore Yellowstone National Park. Afterwards, we will travel along the Snake River to Grand Teton National Park, where we will have some time to see this natural wonder's amazing sights. Next we will travel to Jackson Hole, WY and visit Elk Antler Arches Square. Then, we will head to Provo for the night.
Day 6 Bryce Canyon - Zion National Park - Las Vegas (217 miles)
In the morning, we will take more time to explore Bryce Canyon National Park. From there, we will head to another of Utah's famous nature preserves, Zion National Park. After admiring Zion's wonderful, unique landscape, we will drive to Las Vegas, where we will spend the night.
Day 7 Las Vegas - Grand Canyon West Rim - Las Vegas (541 miles)
We will begin the day by travelling to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, where we will go to Eagle Point for a breathtaking view of the canyon and the Colorado River below the famous Skywalk Glass Bridge. We will also visit Guano Point. Guests will have the option of taking a helicopter tour of the canyon. On our way back to Las Vegas, we will pass by the Hoover Dam. We will spend the night in Vegas.
Day 8 Las Vegas - Barstow - Los Angeles (272 miles)
Before we leave Las Vegas, we will travel to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and its Botanical Cactus Gardens. From Feb 15, 2020, we'll visit Seven Magic Mountains before stop in Barstow, CA, to visit the Tanger Outlets. We will arrive back in LA at night.
Day 9 Los Angeles - 17 Miles - San Francisco (437 miles)
We will depart from Los Angeles and head to the picturesque Monterey Peninsula, where gentle sea breezes, meandering coast, surging waves, bizarre rocks, adorable seals and sea lions rest on the beach. Then we will stop at a world first-class Golf course and resort to view the amazing ocean view. Afterwards we enjoy the scenery of the 17 Miles, which is truly breathtaking. We may also explore the newly opened Pebble Beach Visitor Center. Arrive in Bay Area in the evening and overnight.
Day 10 Berkeley - San Francisco City Tour - Modesto (105 miles)
We visit the campus of UC Berkeley in the morning. From the nostalgic campus, Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Straight can both be seen! Afterward, we'll drive to San Francisco, home to over 50 rolling hills and surrounded by water on 3 sides. Then we'll visit the Golden Gate Bridge before visiting Fisherman's Wharf. Here you can take an optional cruise on the San Francisco Bay (own expense). Next, we will visit Madame Tussaud or Exploratorium and then we'll visit the only building remaining from 1915 world's exposition, the Palace of Fine Arts. You may take a in-depth city tour at your own cost this afternoon. Stay overnight in Modesto.
Day 11 Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles (364 miles)
In the morning, we will depart from our hotel and drive to Yosemite National Park, where we will see famous landmarks like El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls, and much more. After lunch, we will travel across the Central Valley of California until we reach Los Angeles.