The Classic West
- 17 days 16 nights
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The Classic West
- Los Angeles – Mojave Desert – Laughlin, NV
- Day: 2
- 305 miles | 490.745 Km*
- Accommodations: (STD & SUP) The Aquarius Hotel & Casino or similar
Pick up your car and begin your drive. Beyond the Mojave Desert, discover the refreshing waters of the Colorado River and the gambling oasis of Laughlin, Nevada.
(STD & SUP) The Aquarius Hotel & Casino or similar
- Laughlin – Kingman – Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
- Day: 3
- 215 miles | 345.935 Km*
- Accommodations: (STD & SUP) Holiday Inn Express or similar
Set out east today for Kingman where you will join Route 66 and travel along the longest stretch that remains of this historic route to Seligman. Continue north to Grand Canyon National Park, a natural wonder that you simply have to see to believe. Spend the day discovering the distinct South Rim of the Canyon. Stop at one of the numerous overlooks, walk part of the Rim Trail or along the historic Hermit Road, visit a Photo Hot Spot, or climb to the top of a stone Watchtower for panoramic views that extend over 100 miles on clear days.
(STD & SUP) Holiday Inn Express or similar
- Grand Canyon National Park – Painted Desert – Monument Valley, AZ
- Day: 4
- 207 miles | 333.063 Km*
- Accommodations: (STD & SUP) Monument Valley Inn or similar
We suggest rising early to watch the sunrise over the Grand Canyon, this once in a lifetime opportunity should not be missed. Later today, travel east through the Painted Desert for an unforgettable encounter with Arizona nature. Continue through the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation before arriving at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where sandstone pinnacles, arches and mesas of rich red and orange rise out of the barren, sandy landscape.
(STD & SUP) Monument Valley Inn or similar
- Monument Valley – Navajo Indian Reservation – Page / Lake Powell, AZ
- Day: 5
- 126 miles | 202.734 Km*
- Accommodations: (STD) Super 8 Page or similar(SUP) Best Western View of Lake Powell or similar
Venture east through Black Mesa, a complex of huge mesas that cover hundreds of square miles in the Navajo and Hopi Nations in Arizona, on your way to Lake Powell. This vast, blue man-made lake is surrounded by beautiful sandstone walls and is considered a virtual playground for visitors.
(STD) Super 8 Page or similar(SUP) Best Western View of Lake Powell or similar
- Page – Kanab – Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
- Day: 6
- 167 miles | 268.703 Km*
- Accommodations: (STD) Bryce View Lodge or similar (SUP) Ruby's Inn or similar.
This morning, set out west for Kanab where the exhilarating scent of sage and cedar fills the clear southwest air, then head north to Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park. Famous for its unique geology, Bryce Canyon consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters where the power of wind, water and geologic mayhem has etched the pink cliffs and shaped the colorful limestone rock into thousands of spires called “hoodoos”.
(STD) Bryce View Lodge or similar (SUP) Ruby’s Inn or similar.
- Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park – Las Vegas, NV
- Day: 7
- 236 miles | 379.724 Km*
- Accommodations: (STD) The Quad Resort & Casino or similar(SUP) Harrahs Hotel & Casino or similar
Spend the morning exploring more of Bryce Canyon before heading west to Zion National Park. In Zion, Utah’s oldest national park known for its incredible canyons and spectacular views,you can follow the paths of ancient native people and gaze at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into the bright blue sky. Consider challenging your courage in a slot canyon. Later today, continue west to Las Vegas, Nevada, a city that needs no introduction.
(STD) The Quad Resort & Casino or similar(SUP) Harrahs Hotel & Casino or similar
- Las Vegas
- Day: 8
- 0 miles | 0 Km*
Enjoy a full day Las Vegas style. Walk the famous Las Vegas Strip lined with mega-resorts and flashing neon lights, place a bet at one of the many casinos, dine at world-class restaurants, catch the latest must-see show, shop designer boutiques, ride a rollercoaster, lay by the pool … the list goes on. With so much to do, 24 hours in a day hardly seems like enough.
- Las Vegas – Death Valley National Park, CA
- Day: 9
- 139 miles | 223.651 Km*
- Accommodations: (STD and SUP)) Stovepipe Wells Village or similar
Today’s journey west takes you to the lowest elevation in North America, Death Valley National Park. Here, the Mojave is at its most magnificent with geological history on full display in this rugged, severe, sublime section of California. Enhance your desert experience with a stop at Zabriskie Point offering spectacular views of the wildly eroded and vibrantly colored badlands.
(STD and SUP)) Stovepipe Wells Village or similar
- Death Valley – Yosemite National Park, CA.
- Day: 10
- 350 miles | 563.15 Km*
- Accommodations: (STD) Chukchansi Gold Resort or similar (SUP) Cedar Lodge Resort or similar** From early November to late May, the Tioga Pass may be closed due to weather or road conditions, in which case you will need to drive the southern route through Bakersfield and Fresno into the Yosemite area.
This morning, travel north into the High Sierra where Tioga Road**, the highest drivable pass in California, leads you into Yosemite National Park. Best known for its impressive waterfalls, grand meadows, and spectacular rock formations, Yosemite was one of the first wilderness parks in the United States. Delve into the depths of the park with a walk to a waterfall, each as distinct as the granite cliffs they dive over, or learn about the wonders of the park during a ranger-guided stroll. Explore a giant sequoia grove and meet the most massive trees on earth, or spend an evening under the stars. With approximately 800 miles of trails, Yosemite is also a great place to hike.
(STD) Chukchansi Gold Resort or similar (SUP) Cedar Lodge Resort or similar** From early November to late May, the Tioga Pass may be closed due to weather or road conditions, in which case you will need to drive the southern route through Bakersfield and Fresno into the Yosemite area.
- Yosemite – Lake Tahoe
- Day: 11
- 210 miles | 337.89 Km*
- Accommodations: (STD) Quality Inn & Suites or similar(SUP) Montblue Resort or similar
Leave the wonder of Yosemite behind as you journey north via Bridgeport and Devil’s Gate Pass en route to Lake Tahoe. Here, where California and Nevada meet, you can discover this pristine jewel of nature surrounded on all sides by the Sierra Nevada mountain range. There are many opportunities to explore the lake, rent a speedboat from the Marina or simply stroll along the shore and dip your toes in the cool mountain water.
(STD) Quality Inn & Suites or similar(SUP) Montblue Resort or similar
- Lake Tahoe – Sacramento – San Francisco, CA
- Day: 12
- 230 miles | 370.07 Km*
- Accommodations: (STD) Hotel Metropolis or similar (SUP) Best Western Plus Americania or similar (2 nights)
Today’s journey west takes you through Gold Rush-era attractions, California’s state Capital, Sacramento, and on to San Francisco. Considered one the greatest cities in the world for many reasons, San Francisco offers one-of-a-kind sights and something to suit your every need.
(STD) Hotel Metropolis or similar (SUP) Best Western Plus Americania or similar (2 nights)
- San Francisco
- Day: 13
- 0 miles | 0 Km*
With 49 square miles of amazing sights, scenes and destinations, there’s always plenty to do in San Francisco. Spend a full day exploring the beloved City by the Bay’s neighborhoods including: Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Union Square, Nob Hill, the Embarcadero/Financial District, and Golden Gate Park. To experience something truly unique, walk along the railings of the Golden Gate Bridge or take a ride on an iconic Cable Car.
- San Francisco – Carmel/Monterey
- Day: 14
- 124 miles | 199.516 Km*
- Accommodations: (STD) Travelodge Downtown or similar(SUP) Hilton Garden Inn Monterey or similar
This morning, head south to Monterey along Highway 1 which offers breathtaking views of the Pacific coastline. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of Monterey at Old Fisherman’s Wharf in downtown. Explore Cannery Row’s historic waterfront district, John Steinbeck’s inspiration for his novel of the same name. Visit the quaint area of Carmel, and enjoy an exhilarating trip along17-Mile Drive from Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach.
(STD) Travelodge Downtown or similar(SUP) Hilton Garden Inn Monterey or similar
- Monterey – Big Sur – Central Coast, CA
- Day: 15
- 240 miles | 386.16 Km*
- Accommodations: (STD & SUP) Crowne Paza Ventura Beach or similar
Continue south along central California’s scenic Pacific Coast Highway. This twisting, cliff-hugging route starts in Monterey and takes you through Big Sur where mountains plunge into the Pacific Ocean. If time allows we suggest you pack a picnic and follow one of the well-defined trails around Pfeiffer Beach for an unforgettable journey through this beautiful area. Farther south, the landscape mellows to oak-studded hills as the road passes Hearst Castle and ends in Morro Bay. A short distance inland is the heart of the Central Coast, San Luis Obispo. Overnight in a quaint central coast town.
(STD & SUP) Crowne Paza Ventura Beach or similar
- Central Coast – Santa Barbara – Malibu – Santa Monica – Los Angeles, CA
- Day: 16
- 100 miles | 160.9 Km*
- Accommodations: (STD) Crowne Plaza LAX or similar(SUP) Airport Marriott LAX or similar
Today, travel further south through Santa Barbara, often described as the American Riviera, and another beautiful stretch of coast in Malibu. Pass the seaside town of Santa Monica before arriving in Los Angeles with enough time left to glimpse some of the glitz and glamour of the City of Angels. Check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame, TCL Chinese Theatre, formerly Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, and Rodeo Drive; some of the best sights Los Angeles has to offer.
(STD) Crowne Plaza LAX or similar(SUP) Airport Marriott LAX or similar
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