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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 501 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
    Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
    Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
    The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
    I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
    Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!

    MissingJennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019

  • We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.

    Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.

    Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.

    Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!

    One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.

    Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!

    MissingBrandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019

  • Both hotels were excellent. Sari Konak is in a superb location for visiting all the iconic sights. Our family suite was spacious, newly decorated and very clean. There was a separate room for our son and a kitchenette with ‘fridge and kettle. Good choice at breakfast and served on lovely roof terrace. Great views of Bosphorus. One evening, we caught the commuter ferry to Kadikoy for an evening meal. A great option if there isn’t time to fit in a Bosphorus cruise. Also recommend The Old House restaurant which is very close to the hotel. We were in Istanbul during Ramadan so there was a family atmosphere in the city late into the night.

    Esbelli Evi was delightful; a huge cave suite, great character, two bathrooms, sitting room and kitchenette with a fridge well stocked with beers and soft drinks. Private, quiet courtyard with gate to communal areas. Breakfast choice was really good and plenty of outdoor seating. Easy walk into village. Favourite options for dinner were Ziggys (stylish outdoor roof terrace) and Urgup Pide (popular with locals).

    Really must mention owner Suha Ersoz and his staff - all of whom are extremely kind and helpful.

    All our transfers went smoothly. Our driver and guide (Gaia) in Cappadocia were excellent and our itinerary was fast paced and interesting. Lunch options were great, especially on the river at Ilhara. A highlight for me was spitting a wild tortoise!

    Balloon flight with Kapadokya Balloons was well worth the money and well organised.

    MissingTim S reviewing Istanbul & Cappadocia Family Holiday on 07 June 2019

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