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 - Salt Lake City (394 miles)
Today we will drive to Lower Antelope Canyon this morning, pass by Glen Canyon, which holds back Lake Powell. Then we will move to Horseshoe Bend next, one of the top 10 sites in America for photography! After that, we will go to Salt Lake City and stay overnight.
Day 3 Salt Lake City - Yellowstone National Park - Big Sky (475 miles)
We'll enter Yellowstone, sightsee Grand Prismatic Spring, Fountain Paint Pots, Old Faithful Geyser, Geyser Trail, Morning Glory...Stay overnight at Big Sky Montana.
Day 4 Yellowstone National Park
Today, we will spend the full day in Yellowstone National Park and appreciate the elegance of nature at spots like Lower Yellowstone River Falls, the Norris Geyser Basin, Artist Point , and more. We may also be able to spot several animals, like herds of elk, buffalo, or bald eagles. Stay overnight in Yellowstone Cabins or near West Yellowstone.
Day 5 Yellowstone - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson - Salt Lake City (330 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 take some time to admire the magnificent sights of this natural wonder. Later on, we will stop in Jackson, WY, a famous cowboy town, where we will visit Elk Antler Arches Square. Then we will drive to Salt Lake City to visit the Great Salt Lake, known as the America's Dead Sea. Stay overnight in Salt Lake City
Day 6 Salt Lake City - Las Vegas (420 miles)
In the morning, we will explore Salt Lake City, stopping at the Utah State Capitol Building, followed by the Salt Lake Temple and Temple Square. Arrive in Las Vegas in the afternoon. You may have some free time tonight or go with our experienced tour guides to see the best of Las Vegas when night falls. Music fountain at Bellagio, Volcanic Eruption at Mirage, Grand Canal in Venetian, Neon Lights Sky at Fremont Street-Downtown Las Vegas... Stay overnight in Las Vegas.
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. On our way back to Los Angeles, we will stop in Barstow, CA, to visit the Tanger Outlets. We will arrive back in LA at night.
Day 10 Tour Options: Theme Parks, City Tour, or Shopping
Today, guests may choose any of the options listed above.
Day 11 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 12 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 13 Modesto - Yosemite - Los Angeles (364 miles)
In the morning we'll depart from the hotel towards Yosemite National Park. Giant trees, mountains, and sparkling streams and lakes, glacier-carved canyons, all these unique features make up Yosemite. Take a walk in the woods and enjoy the fresh forest air. After lunch, we'll travel across Central Valley of California, where over half of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables grown in the country are produced every year. In the evening we'll return to Los Angeles.
Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.