Check out the beautiful scenery in Napa Valley, hike the trails of Yosemite, revel in the bright lights of Las Vegas, break a sweat in Death Valley, stroll the hills of San Francisco.
Tour description provided by G Adventures
The perfect blend of wildlife, active excursions and the charm of wine country, this week-long journey from Las Vegas to San Francisco packs a punch. Explore Yosemite—famous for its waterfalls and fantastic landscapes—and paddle the Russian River in Sonoma wine country. These diverse areas offer plenty of options and our nimble touring van makes the most of sites. Camping keeps you close to the land while offering great value, so you’ll have money left to sip or slurp you way through Napa Valley.
Day 1 Las Vegas
Arrive to our joining hotel any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.
Please note that Day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned, though a brief departure meeting will be held in the hotel on the evening. The meeting will start at 6 PM local time and we will meet in front of the Starbucks Coffee Shop on the main casino floor. Please look for your CEO with a G Adventures shirt; Vegas is a busy place!
This tour leaves Las Vegas early on Day 2; if you would like to spend any additional time here, we recommend booking pre-tour accommodation.
Day 2 Death Valley NP/Bishop (L,D)
Visit one of the country's most rugged landscapes, the legendary Death Valley, the hottest and driest spot and home to the lowest point in North America. Surrounded by peaks which soar to over 14,000 feet in elevation, Bishop, one of "America's Coolest Mountain Towns" sits directly in the center of an incredible area of natural beauty. Enjoy secluded hot springs where star gazing is amazing.
Note that on Day 3, we intend on using the Tioga Pass, a scenic a route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Bishop with Yosemite NP. In the spring and autumn seasons, there's a chance that the pass will be closed due to poor weather conditions or even snow. In such a case, we use an alternate route today, and will spend the night in Lake Isabella instead of Bishop. The status of the road is monitored daily, and our travel plan for the area will be confirmed during the trip.
Approximate Distance: 430 km
Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs (including stops)
Day 3 Yosemite NP (B,L,D)
In the morning visit ancient Mono Lake and walk among dramatic and fascinating tufa towers. Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes as you enjoy one of the most scenic drives in California: the Tioga Pass! Take short hikes to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows and walk amongst giant sequoias. With a keen eye, you may be lucky enough to spot black bears, deer or coyotes.
Approximate Distance: 236 km
Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs (including stops on the Tioga Pass)
Day 4 Yosemite NP (B,L,D)
Full day to explore Yosemite National Park. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this beautiful and amazing landscape. Option to rent bikes in Yosemite Valley.
Estimated Travel time: 2 hours
Day 5 Napa Valley/Petaluma (B,L,D)
Venture out to world famous wineries in beautiful Napa Valley. Enjoy a nice lunch, then opt to taste delicious wine and leave the driving to us. In the afternoon take an optional canoeing trip on the scenic Napa River.
Approximate Distance to Napa River: 351 km
Estimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (including stops)
Day 6 San Francisco (B)
Arrive to one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. Your CEO will point out some popular sites on the drive into town–perhaps you'll catch a glimpse of the stately Golden Gate Bridge, a marvel of engineering and deco design. Go back in time and take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills or rent a bike to explore the city on wheels. In the evening, take an optional sunset sailing trip.
For our final night in San Francisco, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city centre.
Approximate Distance: 75 km
Estimated Travel Time: 4 hrs (including stops)
Day 7 San Francisco
Depart at any time.
There's a lot to see and do in San Francisco, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Haight-Ashbury, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and the city's famous cable cars await you.