Day 1 UK/Los Angeles
Today you will fly to Los Angeles. On arrival, we'll transfer you to your hotel, where a two-night stay gives you plenty of time to explore.
Day 2 Los AngelesYou're going to experience the excitement and glamour of LA this morning on your included tour. Highlights include Hollywood and Grauman's Chinese Theatre, where you'll see celebrity handprints, footprints and autographs etched into the concrete. There's time to explore at your own pace this afternoon. However, if you'd like to discover more, you can take an optional drive on the famous Route 66 to Santa Monica, a trendy, vibrant yet relaxing beach resort overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Stroll the famous wooden pier lined with food stalls and fairground rides, and brose the boutiques along Third Street Promenade.
Day 3 Los Angeles - San Diego
You can discover LA your own way this morning as you explore at your own pace. If you have always dreamed of visiting Universal Studios, that's where our optional excursion is headed. This thrilling theme park is packed with movie memorabilia, big rides and exciting attractions. This afternoon, we're off to our next base, the seaport of San Diego.
Day 4 San Diego
You can soak up the sights of this Spanish-influenced city on an included morning tour. Then the rest of the day is all yours to see more as you wish. You might be tempted to join an optional boat trip around San Diego Bay, visiting Old San Diego. Another possibility is perhaps visiting the city's famous zoo.Meals included: B
Day 5 San Diego - PrescottToday we'll leave California on a drive that takes us through a spectacular desert landscape filled with the characteristic saguaro cactus. We'll end the day in Prescott in the state of Arizona. Set at 5,200 feet this former wild west town is surrounded by forests, giant boulders and lakes. Don't miss an evening on Whisky Row in downtown Prescott with its nightly live music and cowboy saloon bars, once frequented by Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp. Meals included: B
Day 6 Sedona & Flagstaff
We take to the road again today, driving into Northern Arizona. We'll make a stop at the township of Sedona, known for its vibrant arts community. You can explore at leisure or you might choose to join an optional Jeep ride into the surrounding rock formations, they really are stunning.
Our final destination today is the former Wild West town of Flagstaff.
Day 7 Grand Canyon National Park
This is the day that you visit one of the world's most iconic natural wonders, the Grand Canyon, which is a must-see on any traveller's list. For a truly unforgettable experience, why not choose to view this spectacular 14-mile-wide gorge from the air on an optional flight. However you choose to view this vast panorama, you will not be disappointed. Flagstaff is known as the world's first International Dark Sky City and this evening you will have the chance to visit the Lowell Observatory, where Pluto was discovered. Enjoy stargazing using the six advanced telescopes on the open air observatory deck, and time to explore the campus.Meals included: B
Day 8 Route 66 & Las Vegas
You're going to travel on the legendary Route 66 today, westwards to Las Vegas. On the way we're going to pass the mighty Hoover Dam, a feat of 20th century construction.
If you want to be dazzled, join an optional Las Vegas by night tour to take in the lights and sights of this spectacular desert city.
Day 9 Las Vegas - At leisure
Las Vegas is all yours to discover today, so off you go on a stroll down the famous Strip. As you dip into the themed hotels lining it, you'll find a host of attractions. There are casinos, of course, shopping malls, aquariums, and you can even take a gondola ride on Vegas' very own 'Grand Canal'!
Day 10 Mojave Desert - Selma
On today's journey back to the Golden State we'll drive through the Mojave desert, the driest in North America. We'll continue through California's fertile Central Valley filled with orchards, vineyards and farms.
Day 11 Yosemite National Park
Travelling north, today you're going to visit the vast Yosemite National Park. With its abundance of waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain peaks it's a wonderful place to explore. We'll stop for lunch in the park before travelling on to San Francisco.Meals included: B
Day 12 San FranciscoYour morning tour of San Francisco begins as you cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. You'll then take in wonderful views from the city's Twin Peaks and visit landmarks including Golden Gate Park and Chinatown.
In the afternoon you can set your own pace. San Francisco Bay cruise is a great option to enjoy impressive city skyline.
San Francisco offers a sparkling and cosmopolitan nightlife, and this evening we come together to enjoy a three course dinner at one of the restaurants located at Fisherman's Wharf. Meals included: D
Days 13 & 14 San Francisco
Enjoy an extra 2 nights in this beautiful city where you can discover more of the famous sights at your own pace. San Francisco boasts an array of fantastic shopping destinations including a branch of Macy's that is a whole block in size. Don't forget to go on the famous cable cars which are a great way of exploring the city!
Day 15 San Francisco - UK
Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Days 16 - 14 UK
Today you arrive back in the UK.