Western Contrasts Highlights
- The Pacific Coast
- Los Angeles
- The Grand Canyon
- Lake Powell
- Scottsdales golf courses
- Palm Springs
- Option to hire a Convertible Car
- Direct flights from the UK
Days 1 & 2 – Los Angeles
Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Los Angeles. Upon arrival collect your rental car and proceed to your chosen hotel . Take the day to explore the many sights and scenes of Los Angeles area, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu or Marina del ray the list is endless.
Day 3 – Pismo
Driving distance 150 miles approximately 2 hours
Spend the morning in Los Angeles, perhaps a ½ day tour of Universal Studios or a tour of the Stars homes in Beverly Hills before enjoy a leisurely along the Pacific Highway 1 to the pretty sea side town of Pimso Beach. Pacific Highway 1 is one of the most spectacular drives you’ll find, so todays journey is guaranteed to create a lasting memory for you, en-route stop off and visit Santa Barbara or Hearst castle at San Simeon the grandiose estate of publisher William Randolph Hearst.
Days 4 & 5 – Yosemite National Park
Driving distance 157 miles approximately 2 ¾ hours
Yosemite National Park, best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area. Park rangers are on hand to assist you in planning hikes and cycle routes or simply follow one of the trails to mirror lake, careful of the bears, and experience the true beauty of Yosemite.
Day 6 – Death Valley
Driving distance 280 miles approximately 4½ hours
On the surface this looks like a long days driving but the scenery is breath taking. Start the day with in Yosemite National Park making you way up and over Tioga Pass ( May to November only) and down past Mammoth Lakes and Lone Pine before the land scape changes dramatically from the lush vegetation on Yosemite into the red rock and baron landscape of Death Valley. This amazing one horse time is like stepping back in time to an American Western and a must see.
Days 7 & 8 – Las Vegas
Driving distance 165 miles approximately 3 hours
After a morning in Death Valley it’s time to hit the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, 3 nights here will give you enough time to experience the sights and sounds of Las Vegas with its great restaurants and wide range of shows and entertainment and allow enough time for a day trip to The Grand Canyon.
Days 9 & 10 – Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon
Driving distance 200 miles approximately 3½ hours
An early departure will take you via the shores of Lake Mead to Zion National Park and up to Bryce Canyon for the next two nights. Bryce Canyon is known for its spectacular hoodoos, fiery colours, and endless vistas, but when the sun sets upon the canyon another impressive scene takes the stage. Bryce Canyon has some of the darkest, starriest night skies in the country! Boasting clear mountain air and a location far from city lights and other light pollution
Day 11 – Lake Powell
Driving distance 100 miles approximately 2 hours
Having marvelled at the splendour of Zion and Bryce it’s now time to admire the spectacle of Lake Powell, a stunning destination, the second largest reservoir in North America, is 186 miles long with 1,960 miles of shoreline. It’s Hundreds of side canyons, inlets and coves sheltering Indian ruins and natural wonders that make Lake Powell a paradise for house-boating, photography, and general exploring. It’s a must to start or end one of your days here on a boat trip across the lake
Day 12 – Grand Canyon
Driving distance 90 miles approximately 1¾ hours
This morning you drive to the Grand Canyon for a spectacular landscape and breath taking views, drive along the south rim stopping at look out points including Hermits Rest & Desert View heading for the Grand Canyon Village and your hotel for the night. We suggest an early start as The Grand Canyon is vast and there is so much to see. Enjoy a mule or bike ride down into the Canyon or take a helicopter flight giving you a birds eye view of this vast area and the Havasupali falls on the west rim.
Days 13 & 14 – Scottsdale Arizona
Driving distance 240 miles approximately 4½ hrs
After watching the sunrise over the Grand Canyon drive south through the traditional and oldey worldy town of “Williams “ then down through Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona to the valley of the sun, Scottsdale Arizona for a little luxury, enjoy a round or golf, or relax in the spa or by the pool surrounded by the stunning Camelback mountain
Day 15 – Phoenix to London Heathrow
Time for some last minute shopping, sightseeing or relaxing before you reluctantly return your rental car and check in for your overnight flight back to the UK from Los Angeles
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