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16 day escorted tour itinerary

West Coast Aloha Tour

The best of the west coast and the Hawaiian Islands

The stunning beaches and cities of California along with vibrant Las Vegas are the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing and exhilarating stay in Hawaii. You'll enjoy a fully guided tour of both San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as visiting beautiful and iconic National Parks including Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. You'll also go bargain hunting in the outlet malls of Las Vegas, then enjoy 4 relaxing days in Maui where you can enjoy the beach and ocean, or go out and explore the island at your own pace.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Sightseeing tours of San Francisco and Los Angeles
  • Full day excursion to the mighty Grand Canyon
  • Shop til you drop in the fantastic Las Vegas outlets
  • Head to Universal Studios to see how movies are made
  • Relax on the pristine beaches of Maui

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
16 days
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • 15 nights accommodation
  • Welcome reception to meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers
  • Guided sightseeing tour of San Francisco including Union Square, & Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Full day excursion to Grand Canyon
  • “Shop ‘til you drop” at discount designer outlets in Las Vegas
  • Tour the glamorous desert retreat of Palm Springs
  • Stop at an iconic California lifeguard tower
  • Enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Hollywood & the birthplace of Los Angeles, Olvera Street.
Not included
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for the guide and driver

Itinerary Breakdown

Arrive at San Francisco International Airport and transfer independently to your hotel. Your ATI Tour Director will meet you this afternoon. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome drink and brief informational meeting.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Park Central Hotel or similar

This morning, join a half-day city tour which includes Union Square, the Civic Center and Fisherman's Wharf. From the top of Twin Peaks, enjoy the spectacular view and see for yourself why many consider San Francisco the most beautiful city in America. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in 'the City by the Bay', perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman's Wharf where one may enjoy a 'Taste of San Francisco': local seafood, famous sour dough breads or decadent Ghiradelli's Chocolate. Or take a stroll by Sea Lions' Marina to watch them frolic and play. Be sure to gaze across the bay to Alcatraz Island where & 'America's Most Wanted' such as Al Capone and & 'Machine Gun'; Kelly were incarcerated. Or visit Union Square for a shopping stop at Macy's Department Store. Your ATI Tour Director will be on hand to assist you in planning your next two days in the city.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Park Central Hotel or similar

Join an optional tour to Monterey and Carmel. Travel along the Pacific Coast to the Monterey Bay Peninsula.Visit Cannery Row, made famous by the John Steinbeck novel. Your optional package includes admission to the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, showcasing some 200 exhibits on marine life and one of the most respected aquariums in the world. Continue on the 17-Mile Drive and admire the natural scenery as well as the spectacular homes. Enjoy time in the charming community of Carmel, known for its art galleries and shops before a late afternoon return to San Francisco.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Park Central Hotel or similar

Join the group for an included all day adventure to Yosemite National Park.Known for its magnificent waterfalls,granite peaks and remarkable wildlife,Yosemite is one of America's favorite National Parks. We will explore the park by motor coach, but you will also have time to enjoy the spectacular scenery on the valley floor. Enjoy an All-American Picnic while looking at majestic Yosemite Falls.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Piccadilly Inn Shaw or similar

Today, travel through the Mojave Desert on your way to Las Vegas. A late afternoon arrival in the dazzling 'Entertainment Capital of the World' will allow you enough time to start enjoying this fantastic city right away. Your ATI Tour Director will assist you in arranging all you want to do whether it is shopping, seeing a show, enjoying the fine dining, or joining an optional evening tour.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Luxor Las Vegas or similar

This morning leave Las Vegas for an included day trip to the Grand Canyon. First stop is the majestic Hoover Dam. Admire the construction of the dam and the beauty of Lake Mead before continuing on to the Grand Canyon. At the Grand Canyon, you will have time to explore the views on your own and if you choose, join an optional helicopter trip over the canyon, a rafting trip on the Colorado River, or walk on the recently built Skywalk platform.

Points of Interest

  • Grand Canyon

Overnight Accommodation

  • Luxor Las Vegas or similar

The day is yours to choose how you spend it. Maybe do a little shopping at one of the fine shopping outlets in Las Vegas, lounge by the pool, or join an optional tour. One of the possibilities would be a full day trip to Zion National Park. Zion is known for its majestic canyons, waterfalls, and amazing wildlife. Your day will include a guided walk as well as an all-American picnic lunch.

Points of Interest

  • Zion National Park

Overnight Accommodation

  • Luxor Las Vegas or similar

Today your journey takes you through Palm Springs, the winter playground for Hollywood royalty, with its lively downtown area and immaculately kept golf courses at the base of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. This city in the desert was once known as the winter retreat of stars like Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell and Elvis Presley. Today it is a flourishing resort town with great shops, restaurants and year round desert climate. A sea of wind turbines mark the entrance to this desert oasis. Along the way you will pass through Indio, home to the International Date Festival due to the abundance of this crop in the Coachella Valley. In the late afternoon, arrive in Los Angeles.

Points of Interest

  • Palm Springs

Overnight Accommodation

  • Crowne Plaza LA Harbor or similar

This morning, you will enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles including the hip Santa Monica, glamorous Hollywood and posh Beverly Hills. You will be able to stop by the 'finish line' of Historic Route 66, see an iconic Californian lifeguard tower made famous by 'Baywatch', walk on the boulevard of stars and take a great photo of the famous Hollywood sign. The afternoon is yours to explore more on your own or join an optional excursion to Universal Studios where you will learn all about how movies are made.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Crowne Plaza LA Harbor or similar

Today enjoy an optional full day excursion to San Diego. Travel south through San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente to San Diego, the second largest city in California. San Diego enjoys year round mild weather and a location on the San Diego Bay. Enjoy a city tour including the historic Old Town, the Gas Lamp district, the bay front as well as picturesque Seaport Village. For a different view of the city, you can join an optional cruise on the bay before returning to Los Angeles in the late afternoon.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Crowne Plaza LA Harbor or similar

Transfer independently to the airport in time for your flight to Maui. On arrival you will be met and receive the traditional flower lei greeting before transferring to your hotel for five nights of relaxation in beautiful Hawaii. Please note that the Hawaii portion of your trip shall be unescorted.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Kaanapali Beach Hotel or similar

Enjoy four relaxing, balmy days in the land of aloha. Whether you go off the beaten path to explore, or simply lay by the ocean or pool to soak up the sun, this is sure to be one of the most memorable parts of your journey.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Kaanapali Beach Hotel or similar

Leave the spirit of the islands behind and return to the mainland today. Transfer to the airport for your flight. Your tour concludes upon arrival in Los Angeles in the late evening. Travel home or extend your stay in Los Angeles.

Points of Interest

  • San Francisco

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Enjoy a night tour of San Francisco with dinner in Chinatown
    • Head town to Pier 39 to view the sea lions
    • Take a tour of infamous Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay
    • Visit the incredible Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey
    • Enjoy a full day tour of magnificent Yosemite National Park
  • Las Vegas

    Itinerary Highlights

    • See the incredible fountains at the Bellagio
    • Take a gondola ride at the Venetian
    • Enjoy an included tour of the Grand Canyon
    • Admire the beauty of Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam
    • Enjoy a full day trip of Zion National Park
  • Los Angeles

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Enjoy an included city tour of Los Angeles
    • Spend some time in Santa Monica, Hollywood and Beverly Hills
    • Take an optional excursion to tour world-famous Universal Studios
    • Enjoy a full day tour to San Diego
    • Take an optional cruise of San Diego Bay
  • Hawaii

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Receive the traditional flower lei greeting on your arrival in Hawaii
    • Relax on the warm sands and pristine beaches
    • Witness some top surfing along the North Shore, Oahu
    • Learn about the traditional Hawaiian cultures
    • Attend a traditional Hawaiian luau