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Pacific Coast Road Trip

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.

North America
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUSA/133016
  • Starts: Seattle, United States
  • Finishes: Los Angeles, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Seattle
  • Portland
  • Bend
  • Redwood National Park
  • Napa Valley
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Yosemite National Park
  • San Francisco
  • Morro Bay
  • Los Angeles

Itinerary

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Day 1: Seattle

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Seattle/Portland

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.

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Day 3: Portland/Bend

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.

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Day 4: Bend/Redwood National Park

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.

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Day 5: Redwood National Park/Napa Valley

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.

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Day 6: Napa Valley/Lake Tahoe

Continue on to idyllic Lake Tahoe. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing.

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Day 7: Lake Tahoe/Yosemite National Park

Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes while enjoying one of most scenic drives in California: Tioga Pass!
With a keen eye and a little luck, spot black bears, deer or coyotes.

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Day 8: Yosemite National Park

Enjoy free time in Yosemite National Park.
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.

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Day 9: Yosemite National Park/San Francisco

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America's most popular cities. Take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills, explore the city by bicycle or set sail into the setting sun.
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.

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Day 10: San Francisco

Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.

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Day 11: San Francisco/Morro Bay

Visit Santa Cruz and go for a stroll along the boardwalk. Marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur along the Pacific coast. Arrive in time for sunset on Morro Bay.
Crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs will make this journey down California's coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience.

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Day 12: Morro Bay/Los Angeles

Travel along the stunning Pacific coast to the City of Angels. Trip ends upon arrival to Los Angeles.
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.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 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
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (3 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (8 nts)
    • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size
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Tour 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