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LA, Yosemite & San Francisco Family Holiday

A fantastic 2 week holiday in America's Sunshine State! Spend 5 days in LA, having fun in theme parks, looking for movie stars on the walk of fame and going to the beach. Then head to Yosemite, one of the America's most beautiful National Parks before ending your holiday in San Francisco.

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Itinerary

Overview

  • Enjoy the theme parks & beaches in Los Angeles
  • Private Guided hike in Yosemite National Park
  • See the largest trees in the world
  • Cycle the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
Your holiday begins in Los Angeles where you will have five days to recover from your flight and explore the local area. On your doorstep you will have a choice of several large theme parks, including Disneyland & Knotts Berry Farm, gorgeous sandy beaches and, of course, Hollywood. With the famous Universal tours and also the walk of fame, there is plenty to keep both old and young movie fans entertained! After you've had your fill of sunshine and roller coasters, you will head on to Yosemite National Park.

Created by glaciers, the National Park is home to beautiful meadows, stunning rock formations and some of the largest trees in the world. Based in a family friendly hotel, there will be time to explore on your own and also spend a day with a guide who will take you off to some of the less well known parts of the park, off the beaten track.

From Yosemite, you will then drive on to San Francisco, a city with bags of spirit and an independent vibe. Here, you can visit Alcatraz, where Al Capone was famously imprisoned, cycle the Golden Gate Bridge, see sealions basking in the sun and shop until you drop at one of the city's many malls!

Day-by-day

Itinerary in Brief
Day 1 Arrive in Los Angeles
Day 2 Los Angeles
Day 3 Los Angeles
Day 4 Los Angeles
Day 5 Los Angeles
Day 6 Los Angeles
Day 7 Drive to Yosemite
Day 8 Yosemite
Day 9 Yosemite Guided Hike
Day 10 Yosemite
Day 11 Drive to San Francisco
Day 12 San Francisco
Day 13 San Francisco
Day 14 Depart
Day 15 Arrive Home

Full Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive in Los Angeles
Today you will arrive in Los Angeles on a direct flight from the UK. On arrival, you will pick up your hire car and drive to your hotel.

Days 2 - 6 Los Angeles
You have 5 days in the Los Angeles area. There are plenty of activities to choose from to suit all of the family. There are 2 Disney theme parks as well as Knott's Berry Farm, all close by. Within 20 miles, you have the Orange County Coast, with some gorgeous beaches to choose from. In nearby Hollywood, you have Universal Studios as well as the famous Walk of Fame.

Day 7 Drive to Yosemite
Today you will drive to your hotel close to Yosemite National Park. The drive will take approximately 5 hours, passing through rural California. Once you arrive, there will be time to jump into the pool to cool off.

Day 8 Yosemite
Today is a free day. We suggest that you get up early and drive down the road to the National Park where you can go to the Mariposa Grove, home to the Giant Sequoias; the largest trees in the world.

Day 9 Yosemite Guided Hike
You will meet your guide in the Yosemite Valley in the morning. You will have a full day together. Depending on what your preferences are, you can either go for a day hike, or a gentler walk taking in some of the less well known areas of the park.

Day 10 Yosemite
You might want to go back into the Valley today to visit some of the famous viewpoints in the park. Glacier Point is a particularly beautiful spot with jaw dropping views of the Half Dome. Don't forget your swimming costumes, as there are several opportunities for river swimming along the way; the perfect way to cool off.

Day 11 Drive to San Francisco
Today you will drive to San Francisco. The drive will take 3 - 4 hours.

Days 12 - 13 San Francisco
You have two days at leisure in San Francisco. Don't miss the Golden Gate Bridge, sea lions on pier 39 and a ferry ride in the Bay.

Day 14 Depart

Day 15 Arrive Home

Accommodation


Guide price is based on recommended accommodations. Alternative accommodations and upgrades are available. Please get in touch or click on 'alternatives' below for alternatives and upgrade options.

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- Excellent family suites
- Close to Disneyland

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- Excellent location
- Spacious rooms
- 3 outdoor pools

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- Fisherman's Wharf Location
- Nautical style decor
- Family friendly rooms

Details

Getting there

This holiday begins in Los Angeles, which is served by several airlines offering direct flights, including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. You will return from San Francisco which, again is served with direct flights with both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. It is possible to pick up some good air fares, especially in the sales. A normal fare during school holidays will usually cost approximately £1,000. We can arrange your flights for you, please contact us for more information.

Price includes

Price is based on a family of 4 all staying in one room together. Upgrades to two bedrooms are possible, please enquire for further details.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 492 reviews

(4.96/5)

  • The Namibia trip was fantastic!

    Self-driving was brilliant, and the chronology of the itinerary was perfect (against the flow/direction most other travelers took).

    As for specifics:

    OKONJIMA
    This place was the best!
    Best service, best staff, best food, best experiences, best facilities.
    We saw a cheetah kill, leopards, and white rhino (which we were not expecting).
    If you’ve never been you should go...If I ever go back to Namibia I will revisit.

    EMANYA
    The only (slight) disappointment.
    Maybe because it was right after Okonjima, but the service was lacking, the facilities were a bit run down, it was the only place with mosquitoes in the room with no net and no spray. Food was marginal. Not sure if there are better options in the area, though.

    OKAUKEUJO
    Etosha Park was amazing. There was so much wildlife with so little crowds.
    The Okaukeujo Camp had the best watering hole with animals coming in at all times of the night. A great experience exclusive to the camp.

    DORO NAWAS
    Beautiful place. Very private. Food and service excellent.
    A nice stopping point on the drive.

    SPITZKOPPE
    An amazing place...How they laid out and built it.
    Enjoyed exploring the grounds and the local area/sights.
    The staff was on par with Okonjima.
    2 days were perfect.

    Ivin provided us with good advice/information/recommendations along the route, along with a cell phone and cooler for the trip. The car was perfect.
    They represent Tourdust well!

    Again, another great trip you put together...Thank you!

    MissingEarl Wong reviewing Northern Namibia Highlights - Self Drive on 17 October 2018

  • We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
    Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.

    MissingJonathan Bailey reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018

  • All the accommodation was great especially having the family rooms, I think our favourite place was the maramboi tented camp - everything about it was spot on, the location and service was excellent!
    The only negative feedback I could give was the amount of time spent in the jeep, I hadn’t quite realised how much travel there was! But it’s a minor point, Haji our guide was excellent and constantly pointed out things of interest along the way.

    MissingSam Surtees reviewing Tanzania Extended Northern Circuit on 24 September 2018

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