Western Explorer Highlights:
- 16 day Fly Drive
- Pacific Coast
- National Parks
- The Grand Canyon
- Lake Powell
- Scottsdale’s golf courses
- Palm Springs
- Direct flights from the UK
- Option to hire a Convertible Car
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 preferred 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.
Days 3 & 4 – Las Vegas
Driving distance 230 miles approximately 4¾ hours
Today your journey will take you right across the Mojave Desert into Las Vegas. Try your luck at the casino’s , relax by the pool, enjoy a round of golf and explore the “ strip” go shopping or take in one of the many shows, whatever your hearts desires Las Vegas has it all.
Days 5 & 6 – Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon
Driving distance 245 miles approximately 4 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.
Days 7 & 8 – Lake Powell
Driving distance 160 miles approximately 3 hours
Having marvelled at the splendour of Zion and Bryce it’s now time to admire the spectacle of Lake Powell, a stunning destination and the second largest reservoir in North America, 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 9 – Grand Canyon
Driving distance 90 miles approximately 4½ 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. Enjoy a mule or bike ride down into the Canyon or take a helicopter flight giving you a bird’s eye view of this vast area and the Havasupali falls on the west rim.
Days 10 & 11 – Scottsdale Arizona
Driving distance 240 miles approximately 4½ hours
Today drive south takes you through the traditional, and oldey worldy, town of “Williams “and down through Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona to the valley of the sun, Scottsdale Arizona. In Scottsdale you can appreciate a little luxury, enjoy a round of golf, or relax in the spa or by the pool surrounded by the stunning Camelback Mountains.
Days 12 & 13 – Palm Springs
Driving distance 271 miles approximately 4½hours
Today’s journey will take you through the high desert areas to Palm Springs, a sun worshipper’s paradise as well as being a golfer’s oasis. Relax and enjoy the laid back desert lifestyle.
Days 14, 15 & 16 – San Diego
Driving distance 271 miles approximately 4½ hours
Leave the desert behind and head to the beautiful Pacific Ocean and the southern Californian resort of San Diego. A city rich in Mexican influences, an exciting cuisine, picturesque marina and the wonderful beaches make it an enchanting location. Bustling markets, world-renowned zoo, theme parks, famous golf courses, and a lively theatre scene, as well as great food, shopping and nightlife in the historic downtown quarter ensure there is plenty to do should you tire of San Diego endless beach and water sports.
Day 17 – San Diego to London Heathrow
Bring your America Holidays to conclusion with 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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