Company : G Adventures
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 1000 to 1000 £ Pound (UK)
Speckled with national parks, bustling cities, natural treasures, and must-see monuments, the Southwest – America’s great wide open – is a living postcard.
On this trip, you’ll venture from Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon to the Pacific Coast of California, camp outdoors, and reconnect with the most picturesque side of this great country. Paired up with an attentive and knowledgeable CEO, this trip is perfect for nature-minded travellers eager to see the best of the Southwest in a short period of time.
Day 1 Las Vegas
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Las Vegas/Bryce Canyon National Park
Travel past towering cliffs and massive canyon walls in Zion National Park, and hike diverse and exciting trails (weather permitting).
Day 3 Bryce Canyon National Park/Moab
Explore Bryce Canyon and see its famous hoodoos before driving along isolated Scenic Byway 12 to Moab.
Day 4 Moab
Hike through the surreal rock formations of Arches National Park. Opt to go rafting, mountain biking or on a Hummer tour. Catch a gorgeous sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park.
Day 5 Moab/Monument Valley
Magnificent views await in Canyonlands National Park. Opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley.
Day 6 Monument Valley/Lake Powell
Travel to Lake Powell and enjoy its deep blue water surrounded by orange-red cliff walls. Take a short hike to Horseshoe Bend, which is shaped by the Colorado River. Opt for a tour of Antelope Canyon.
Day 7 Lake Powell/Grand Canyon National Park
Continue to the Grand Canyon and explore this natural wonder. Enjoy sunset at the canyon rim.
Day 8 Grand Canyon National Park
Enjoy free time in Grand Canyon National Park.
Day 9 Grand Canyon National Park/Lake Havasu City
Say farewell to the Grand Canyon and continue to Lake Havasu. Check out the famous London Bridge or cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River.
Day 10 Lake Havasu City/San Diego
Visit Joshua Tree NP, then head to San Diego. Sun, sand, food, and fun all await in this beautiful beach city.
Day 11 San Diego
Enjoy free time in San Diego. Try the fish tacos the city is famous for, and check out the Old Town.
Day 12 San Diego/Los Angeles
Cruise along the incredible Pacific coastline then through Orange County to Los Angeles. Be on the lookout for celebrities while passing a few popular sites on the way into California's most glamorous city.
Day 13 Los Angeles/Santa Barbara
Enjoy a free morning in LA. Later, travel up the coast to camp out in Santa Barbara.
Day 14 Santa Barbara/Santa Cruz
Travel along Highway 1, which offers breathtaking views of the classic Californian coast. Explore Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and the impressive coastline of Big Sur. Follow the winding roads of the coast out of Big Sur to Santa Cruz for the night.
Day 15 Santa Cruz/San Francisco
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America's most popular cities. Trip ends upon arrival to San Francisco. Opt to explore by bicycle or set sail into the setting sun.
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