Pacific Coast Road Trip

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Seattle to Los Angeles

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

From bright city lights to sites in the great outdoors, this 12-day road trip takes you through the best of America's West Coast. Get funky in Portland's artsy shops and eateries, trek through Yosemite's trails, and spot celebs on the streets of LA (or just live your most glamorous Hollywood life for a day). Enjoy free time along the way to explore each destination in the way that suits you best.

What’s included

  • Your Discover Moment: San Francisco
  • Entrance fees to all national parks, state parks, and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions
  • Crater Lake National Park visit
  • Redwood National Park visit
  • Tioga Pass (seasonal)
  • Yosemite National Park visit
  • Elephant seal rookery stop
  • Pacific Coast Highway drive
  • Free time in Portland, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe and San Francisco
  • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Stand in awe under redwoods (the tallest trees on the planet)
  • Hike along the edge of idyllic lake tahoe
  • Catch a cable car on the streets of san francisco
  • Soak in sweeping coastlines of big sur

Itinerary

Day 1 Seattle Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Seattle/Portland (1B) Drive to the city of Portland. One of the most popular cities to visit north of California on the West Coast, Portland is artsy, funky and full of great eating and drinking options. Spend the afternoon getting to know this cool city. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.50 hours, 280km)
Day 3 Portland/Bend (1B, 1L) Enjoy a few final hours taking in the quirkiness of Portland before continuing on to Bend, consistently voted one of the best places to live in the US. Arrive in time to explore a bit of the town. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50-4.50 hours, 260km)
Day 4 Bend/Redwood National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Leave early to take in the sights at gorgeous Crater Lake National Park. Stare in awe at the crystal blue waters of one of the most pristine lakes on earth before continuing on to Redwood National Park, home to the tallest trees on Earth. Spend the evening amongst the gigantic coastal redwoods, and keep a keen eye for wildlife throughout the park. Included Activities: Crater Lake National Park Visit Redwood National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours) Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 330km)
Day 5 Redwood National Park/Napa Valley (1B, 1L, 1D) Wake with the sun for a morning hike through mystic old growth forests. Travel through California wine country to beautiful Napa Valley. Opt for an afternoon wine tasting or relax amongst the vineyards. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50-6.50 hours, 450km)
Day 6 Napa Valley/Lake Tahoe (1B, 1L, 1D) Continue on to idyllic Lake Tahoe. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 300km)
Day 7 Lake Tahoe/Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) With a keen eye and a little luck, spot black bears, deer or coyotes. Included Activities: Tioga Pass Drive Yosemite National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 385km)
Day 8 Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Yosemite National Park Visit
Day 9 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B, 1L) Arrive at one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. The CEO will point out some popular sites on the drive into town. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 230km)
Day 10 San Francisco Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.
Day 11 San Francisco/Morro Bay (1D) Crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs will make this journey down California's coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience. Included Activities: Elephant Seal Rookery Transport: Private Vehicle (6.50 hour(s), 390km)
Day 12 Morro Bay/Los Angeles (1B) Pass by Santa Barbara as we make our way to Los Angeles. Your CEO will point out a few famous neighbourhoods and landmarks on the drive into the City of Angels. Additional Notes: Please note this trip ends on arrival to Los Angeles. There's a lot to see and do in LA, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore Hollywood, Rodeo Drive and other hot spots around the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 350km)
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