western States America Fly Drive Holiday

western states - America Fly Drive 

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  • 2 nights Las Vegas
  • 1 night Zion
  • 2 nights Bryce National Park
  • 1 night Lake Powell
  • 2 nights Grand Canyon
  • 1 night Las Vegas
  • 1 night Death Valley
  • 4 nights Yosemite
  • 3 nights San Francisco
  • 4 nights Carmel

A fabulous 21 night itinerary of many contrasts from the gambling capitol of the World to the spectacular fiery colours of Bryce, the spectacle of Lake Powell, the Awe inspiring Grand Canyon concluding at Carmel on the beautiful Pacific Coast.

The costs will differ on the season you travel in, the flights you choose and the standard of accommodation  

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All our America Fly Drive Holidays are Tailor Made for you personally,  we explore airfares and hotels to secure the best rates available for the dates you want to travel. Pricing will differ depending on what promotional deals the hoteliers and airlines have available  and  how early you book -  11 months hence maximum .

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Full Itinerary - western States FLY DRIVE Holiday

 

Days 1 & 2 – Las Vegas

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Las Vegas, after collecting your luggage and clearing US immigration make your way to your hotel. 

Welcome to Las Vegas one of the most exciting cities in the World. Adults, and families, are finding this city in the desert to be a great place to visit and live year round. Plenty of sun and a very dry climate can be found mostly year round which means lots of time to enjoy the outdoors either active or simply lounging by the pool. You'll be amazed by all the lights and action at the world famous casinos, they have excellent food, entertainment and shopping at all hours of the day and night.

Your hotel for your two nights in Las Vegas is The Bellagio

Day 3 - Zion

 After enjoying your American breakfast it’s time to pack your bags and make your way to the car hire depot to collect your car for the first leg of your amazing fly drive holiday.

Time to leave the bright lights of Las Vegas behind and head out into the Canyon Lands, your destination is Zion National Park.

Zion National Park offers the photographer many opportunities to explore colour, texture, and light. From the valley floor to the highest plateau the scenes change at every turn. Foliage on trails will make an excellent frame for your scenes. Sunrise and sunset present significant changes to lighting on the faces of canyon walls. There is plenty of wildlife (Turkeys, Deer, Lizards, Insects, Squirrels and other birds) to view and the river through the park is spectacular. When it rains you’ll find an even more spectacular experience with waterfalls coming down over every rock face. A visit into David's gallery during your visit is a must.

Your hotel for tonight is the Zion Lodge

Driving distance 170 miles approximately 3 hours

Days 4 & 5– Bryce Canyon

Moving further into the Canyon Lands toady you are heading for Bryce Canyon. 

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, the night sky is certain to enchant the Milky Way, our own galaxy stretching brilliantly across the sky or the ghostly hoodoos bathed in moonlight. The ranger staff provides several night programs, including telescope viewing, constellation tours, full moon hikes, and astronomy talks. See the sky that our ancestors once knew, and share one of the rarest views with your family and friends — the unspoiled view of the cosmos.

For your 2 nights in Bryce we would suggest the Bryce Canyon Lodge

Driving distance 88 miles approximately 2 hours

Day 6 – Lake Powell

If you can tear yourself away from the stunning red landscapes of Bryce then it’s time to head for southern Utah, close to the border with Arizona, your destination the absolutely stunning Lake Powell. 

Lake Powell - From twisting slot canyons to hanging gardens, from lofty peaks to mesas, Lake Powell provides access to some of the most amazing scenery and geological formations on the Colorado Plateau. Named in honour of Civil War veteran and one-armed explorer John Wesley Powell, who led the first successful scientific expedition down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, this lake provides unlimited hours of entertainment. Enjoy the turquoise waters aboard a high-speed motorboat touring the lake’s 3,219 kilometres (2,000 miles) of shoreline, or simply enjoy some quiet beach time in one of the many hidden away bays. For those who enjoy lake fishing, Lake Powell is an ideal location for catching small mouth, large mouth and striped bass.    

For tonight's accommodation we are suggesting the Lake Powell Resort    

Driving distance 100 miles approximately 3 hours

Days 7 & 8 – Grand Canyon

As your amazing adventure continues you are heading for the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, your journey takes you through the Navajo Nation's Monument Valley Park where you will experience one of the most majestic - and most photographed - points on earth.

The Grand Canyon is a gift that transcends our day-to-day experience. Its beauty and size can humble us, and in its vast spaces many find solace from their hectic lives.

Gaze up at craggy orange crevasses and towering rock formations from inside the magnificent Grand Canyon, shooting into a cloudless sky for over a mile. The winding Colorado River twists into the distance and the hum of an occasional helicopter descending into a valley draws your eyes to a miniscule spec against the scale of this mighty natural wonder. It’s hard to believe this astounding canyon is 277 miles long. Don’t miss a different view from the new Grand Canyon Sky-walk, an amazing glass-bottomed observation deck 70 feet over the canyon’s rim – it will make your head spin!

For your two nights at the Canyon we are suggesting the El Tovar

Driving distance 160 miles approximately 3 hours

Day 9 - Las Vegas

Time to head back to the bright lights of Las Vegas

For your one night stay in Las Vegas we are suggesting the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

Driving distance 280 miles approximately 4 hours

Day 10 - Death Valley

Once again its time to leave the bright lights of Las Vegas behind and head out into the Desert, your destination is Death Valley.

The land of extremes is a good way to describe Death Valley. The lowest point in the country is in the Death Valley National Park, at 282 feet below the sea level. Death Valley’s highest point is at 11, 049 feet, so there is a lot of different terrain in and around Death Valley. Despite the record high temperatures and below freezing winter and night time temperatures, Death Valley National Park can be the setting for a rugged outdoor leg of your California vacation.

Your hotel for tonight is The Inn at Furnace Creek

Driving distance 120 miles approximately 2½hours

Days 11 - 14 - Yosemite National Park

We would suggest an early today as you move from the barrenness of the desert to the awe-inspiring scenery of Yosemite, Yosemite is not just a great Valley but a shrine to human foresight, strength of granite, power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquillity of the High Sierra.

The Yosemite Valley is known for its breath-taking sheer walls and valley floor. The Valley's evolution began when alpine glaciers permeated through the canyon of the Merced River. Ice carved through the granite leaving such intriguing rock formations as El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks. The Valley is home to a variety of wildlife and the most majestic waterfalls of the world. The beauty of Yosemite is unsurpassed and is a favourite of nature lovers and photographers.

For you four night stay in Yosemite we are suggesting a cabin at the Redwoods

Driving distance 300 miles approximately 6 hours

Days 15 - 17 San Francisco

From Golden Gate Bridge to the historic Cable Cars, San Francisco is a hip and intoxicating destination, alive with attractions, museums, art galleries, nightclubs, restaurants, festivals, entertainment and riveting city tours. You will be captivated by San Francisco’s eclectic neighbourhoods, Victorian homes, cultural diversity and dramatic scenery. From Golden Gate Bridge to the historic Cable Cars, San Francisco is a hip and intoxicating destination, alive with attractions, museums, art galleries, nightclubs, restaurants, festivals, entertainment and riveting city tours. You will be captivated by San Francisco’s eclectic neighbourhoods, Victorian homes, cultural diversity and dramatic scenery.

Experience the essence of San Francisco at Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, the San Francisco Zoo, Alcatraz, Union Square, The Presidio, Yerba Buena Gardens, the Theatre District, The Asian Art Museum, Chinatown and the diversity of nearby eateries, cafés and shops that colour lively streets. Escape to San Francisco where your heart will embrace a culture as unique as San Francisco's enchanting coastal panorama.

For your three nights in San Francisco we have selected the Grand Hyatt hotel

Driving distance 130 miles approximately 2½ hours

Day 18 – Carmel

Today’s you will be driving down the Pacific Coast as you make your way to Carmel.

World-renowned for its European charm, beautiful white-sand beach, performing arts, and hundreds of shops, art galleries, and restaurants, Carmel-by-the-Sea was rated a top-ten destination in the United States by Conde Nast Traveller. Like a jewel found along California's Central Coast, Carmel-by-the-Sea has the sophistication of San Francisco and the glamour of Hollywood nestled into one of most beautiful landscapes in the world.

Seasoned celebrities come to Carmel to blend like chameleons into this community by the sea. It’s where movie stars can have a romantic getaway, talk-show hosts can join girlfriends at a spa, writers can hang out at a local pub, and dignitaries can make reservations for dinner. It’s a place with charm and sophistication that makes everyone feel like a celebrity

You will be spending the last four nights of your fabulous holiday at The Carmel Valley Ranch 

Driving distance 130 miles approximately 2¼ hours

Day 22 – San Francisco to the UK

Sadly all good things have to come to an end, time to reflect on your experiences of the past few weeks as enjoy your last American breakfast before packing your cases and heading to San Francisco airport returning your car to the Alamo drop off point before checking in for your flight back to the UK.

The distance to the airport is 116 miles approximately a 2 hour journey

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FLEXIBLE ITINERARY

 

  • We have suggested a suitable number of nights in each location but we can alter the duration to suit your personal requirements.
  • We will suggest 4* hotels throughout, all in good locations, the standard can be altered if you prefer a more luxurious hotel or more modest accommodation.
  • Car hire: we offer a full range of models from 2 door compacts to a Mustang Convertible
  • We will use our knowledge of America to advise on places you should stop and see recommending bars and restaurants you should visit and ensure you have everything you require for a perfect holiday.

If this itinerary isn't exactly what you are looking for let us tailor make an America fly drive holiday specific to  your personal needs, browse through some of our other America Fly Drive Holidays for ideas and inspiration then call us on 01243 779 737 to speak to a human being.

 

Please note, all visitors to the USA are required, by law, to complete an online ESTA form prior to travel, one form must be completed for each member of the family and or party. The US government charges a fee of $14.00 for ESTA applications.

For your financial security all holidays created by Time and Place Luxury Holidays are covered under the Civil Aviation ATOL protection scheme.