11 day escorted tour itinerary

Western Highlights Tour

The best of the west coast

Take in all of the West Coast's best attractions in one incredible tour.

This fantastic ten night escorted tour takes you from the stunning coastal City of San Francisco, to the entertainment capital Las Vegas via the natural wonder of Yosemite National Park, before heading back to the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles and beyond. Relax and know that you are being taken care of on this fully escorted tour with your knowledgeable tour director and comfortable coach. See the Grand Canyon, visit Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco and tour Universal Studios in Los Angeles.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Sightseeing Tour of San Francisco
  • Full day excursion to the Grand Canyon
  • Comprehensive City Tour of Los Angeles
  • Bright lights of Las Vegas
  • Amazing Pacific Coast views

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
10 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • International Flights
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Services of a Tour Director days 2-11
  • Full day Grand Canyon National Park excursion
  • Yosemite National Park entrance
  • San Francisco City Tour
  • Los Angeles City Tour
Not included
  • Optional excursions

Itinerary Breakdown

Arrive in San Francisco and enjoy some time at your own leisure until your welcome reception in the evening - why not take a stroll around the City by the Bay.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Park Central Hotel or similar

This morning, join the tour group on a half-day city tour of San Francisco, taking in Union Square, the Civic Center and Fisherman's Wharf before having time to explore on your own in the afternoon - maybe take a cable car ride, visit Alcatraz or simply indulge in the treats on the Piers - but make sure you save some for the Sea Lions!

Overnight Accommodation

  • Park Central Hotel or similar

Join an optional tour to Monterey and Carmel, travelling along the Pacific Coast. Your optional package will include admission to the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium in the stunning Monterey Bay. Enjoy time in charming Carmel known for its galleries and shops before returning to San Francisco for a relaxing evening.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Park Central Hotel or similar

Today, experience one of the US's most spectacular national park's, Yosemite on an all day adventure. Known for its magnificent waterfalls, peaks, and wildlife, Yosemite is full of natural wonders and incredible landscapes. You will be afforded time to explore the valley floor and enjoy the spectacular scenery, don't forget your camera to capture some unforgettable vistas.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Piccadilly Inn Shaw or similar

Travel through the Mojave Desert on your way to Las Vegas. A late afternoon arrival under the neon lights will give you time to start exploring the city that never sleeps. Your tour director is able to assist with any further plans you may have - why not see one of the many fantastic Vegas shows such as 'O' at the Bellagio.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Luxor Las Vegas or similar

First of all a stop at the famous Las Vegas sign for that photographic memory before venturing on to the Grand Canyon for an included day trip. Once you have gathered your breath from the sheer beauty of it all you shall have time to explore the views - should you choose, join an optional helicopter trip over the canyon or walk the Skywalk Platform if you dare!

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Luxor Las Vegas or similar

The day is yours to enjoy at your leisure, maybe a little shopping or a visit to a few of the amazing hotels and casinos. An optional trip to Zion National Park is available and includes a guided walk to view its majestic canyons, waterfalls, and amazing wildlife as well as an All American Picnic.

Points of Interest

  • Zion National Park

Overnight Accommodation

  • Luxor las Vegas

Today the journey takes you from Las Vegas to Los Angeles via Palm Springs - the winter playground for Hollywood stars. View the lively downtown area and immaculately kept golf courses at the base of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. Explore the shops and sights that attracted the likes of Elvis and Frank Sinatra to the city in the desert before arriving in LA in the late afternoon.

Points of Interest

  • Palm Springs

Overnight Accommodation

  • Crowne Plaza LA Harbor or similar

Start the day off with a City Tour of Los Angeles including Santa Monica, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. See all the sights made famous in the movies and stop by the end of the historic Route 66. The afternoon is yours to enjoy or maybe join a tour of Universal studios to see how those famous movies are made.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Crowne Plaza LA Harbor or similar

Take an option full day excursion to San Diego, the second largest city in California and the home to year round mild weather! Explore the Gas Lamp quarter on a city tour along with the Old Town. Why not take a cruise on the bay before returning to Los Angeles in the late afternoon.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Crowne Plaza LA Harbor or similar

This morning marks the end of your tour. Take in some last minute shopping before your flight home or extend your stay in Los Angeles for a few more days.

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