Day 1 Los Angeles - Las Vegas (270 miles)
Today, we will journey through the San Bernardino Valley Area and the immense Mojave Desert to fabulous Las Vegas. Upon our arrival in Vegas in the afternoon, guests are free to spend their time as they please. There is an optional night tour for exploring the city.
Day 3 Las Vegas - Barstow - Los Angeles (228 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 4 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 5 San Francisco - Napa Valley - Redwood National Forest - Eureka/Blue Lake (305 miles)
Today, we will depart from the San Francisco Bay area in the morning, heading to Napa Valley in the heart of California's famous wine region. In the afternoon, we will explore Redwood National Forest, home to the tallest living things in the world! We will be amazed by the massive Redwood trees as we go hiking in Founders Grove. We will spend the night in the seaside town of Eureka. From 1/1/2019, we will stay overnight in Blue Lake instead of Eureka.
Day 6 Redwood National Park - Crater Lake National Park - Eugene (242 miles)
As we drive north along Route 101, we will enjoy the scenic Pacific coastline on our way to the dense forests of Redwood National Park. In the afternoon, we will arrive at Crater Lake National Park, home to the deepest lake in the U.S. We will spend the night in Eugene, OR.
Day 7 Silverton - Columbia River Gorge - Portland (124 miles)
We will begin the day by visiting the 80-acre Oregon Garden in Silverton, where we will get the chance to see the Gordon House. Afterwards, we will go to the Woodburn Outlets, where we can enjoy some duty-free shopping opportunities. In the afternoon, we will go to the Columbia River Gorge before visiting Multnomah Falls, the second-highest waterfall in the U.S. We will spend the night in Portland.
Day 8 Portland - Olympia - Seattle (229 miles)
Today, we will visit the famous International Rose Test Garden in Portland, the rose capital of the world. Visit the State House of Oregon in Olympia next, and drive to Mt. Rainier National Park. Glacier, waterfalls, lakes, rivers scatter throughout the rainforest. Stay overnight in Seattle.
Day 9 Seattle
Today, we will visit beautiful Seattle. In the morning we will head to University of Washington and Boeing Factory. Around noon time, arrive at the headquarter of Microsoft, guests may have the change to visit the park(outside only) and visitor centre. After lunch, guests may also visit the Space Needle at their own expense, and take a night tour of the city at their own expense. We will be able to visit the famous Pike Place Market, Fisherman's Wharf, the World's First Starbucks, the Chewing Gum Wall, Gas Park and more.
Day 10 Eugene/Portland - Medford (165 miles)
Today, we will take the Amtrak Coast Starlight, one of the most famous train routes. As we sit in leisure on a comfortable, spacious train car, we will enjoy the passing scenery: towering forests, snow-capped mountains, lush valleys and more. The ride will end in Eugene; end in Portland from 1/1/2019. Then we will drive to Medford.
Day 11 Medford - Burney Falls - San Francisco (368 miles)
In the morning, we will go to Burney Falls, the most beautiful waterfalls in California. In the afternoon, we will passby Sacramento before returning to San Francisco in the evening.
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 San Francisco - Yosemite - Los Angeles (446 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.