Postcards of California and Hawaii
Explore the highlights of California and beautiful Hawaii on this 2 week holiday. Enjoy the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles, drive the incredible California coast and visit Santa Barbara. Marvel at 17-mile drive’s Lone Cypress and explore stunning Yosemite National Park. Then enjoys San Francisco before heading across the Pacific Ocean to amazing Hawaii and Waikiki Beach.
• Get closer to the stars at Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, the world’s most famous sidewalk
• Witness beautiful waterfront views in Southern California’s seaside communities
• Explore Santa Barbara, the American Riviera
• Experience California’s Central Coast splendour on Highway 1
• Marvel at 17-Mile Drive’s the Lone Cypress
• Explore the mysteries of Alcatraz Island
• Walk along the railings of San Francisco’s world-famous Golden Gate Bridge
• Sample California’s tastiest wines in Sonoma/Napa Valley
• Glimpse the largest monoliths of exposed granite in Yosemite National Park
• Spend 5 nights in sunny Honolulu
Postcards of California and Hawaii
Day 1-2 : UK - Los Angeles
Arrive in beautiful Los Angeles and begin to explore the city.
Collect your rental car this morning of Day 2. There's so much to see from the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice, to the Walk of Fame in Hollywood and numerous world class museums.
Day 3 : LOS ANGELES - PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY - MALIBU - SANTA BARBARA - CENTRAL COAST
Start the day with a drive through Santa Monica and the famous beaches of Malibu. Continue up the coast to Santa Barbara, a beautiful seaside community with its famous mission and palm-lined walkways. The harbour and wharf areas are great to explore on foot or rent a bike and see even more. Further north, the classic beach towns of California's Central Coast beg to be explored. Overnight in the heart of California's Central Coast.
Day 4 : CENTRAL COAST - HIGHWAY 1 - MONTEREY/CARMEL
Continue north, and near San Luis Obispo join Highway 1 which is renowned as one of the most scenic roadways in the US. Enjoy more stunning views of the rugged coastline and the Pacific with a drive on the 17-Mile Scenic Drive, which passes through the famous Pebble Beach Golf Course. Experience the quaint village of Carmel and the charming seaside town of Monterey.
Day 5 : MONTEREY/CARMEL - YOSEMITE
Start your day early and continue across California's agricultural Central Valley before ascending into the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Join Highway 49 and travel south through California Gold country following in the footsteps of the thousands of gold seekers during the gold rush of 1949. Today this area's streams and creeks are still considered some of the best for gold panning enthusiasts. Continue to Yosemite National Park.
Day 6 : YOSEMITE
A full day to explore. Yosemite National Park embraces some of the world's most spectacular scenery and affords a wonderful collection of waterfalls, meadows and forests, including groves of giant sequoias. Marvel at the sheer granite domes and cliffs that soar thousands of feet up from the valley floor. The massive glacial-shaped rock formations of El Capitan and Half Dome are the most famous landmarks of the park and keep a majestic watch over the valley.
Day 7 : YOSEMITE - SAN FRANCISCO
Today depart Yosemite and head for the city on the bay. This scenic drive will take you into the heart of San Francisco your base for the next 2 days.
Day 8 : SAN FRANCISCO
A full day at leisure to explore the City by the Bay. We strongly recommend time in Fisherman's Wharf and a relaxing way to spend the afternoon is taking a ferry to Sausalito for a unique perspective on the skyline.
Day 9 : SAN FRANCISCO - HAWAII
Return your car at the airport before your flight to Honolulu. On arrival make your way to your Waikiki Beach hotel for 5 nights stay.
Day 10-13 : Oahu
Four days to relax on the beach and explore Oahu. Will you take an Island tour to see the diverse landscapes of this magical isle, or head up to the top of Diamond Head for fantastic views; visit the USS Arizona State Memorial site or laze on the beach then head to the malls for some retail therapy? The choice is all yours
Day 14-15 : HAWAII-UK
Make your way to the airport for your return flight.