USA Road Trip: Pacific Coast — Seattle to LA

Resort: USA Road Trip: Pacific Coast — Seattle to LA
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: United States
Price From: £1383.20

Over View

Now’s the time to explore the United States on your terms with this tour that’s affordable for young travellers. Live your best West Coast life on an epic two-week road trip along the Pacific Coast of the United States. Wildlife and some of the world’s tallest trees await you in Mt Rainier and Redwood National Parks. Head to bustling San Francisco then cruise along the coastline and mountain ranges of California’s Highway 1. No need to call shotgun because everyone’s got the best seats for this road trip.

Itineraries

Day 1
Seattle

Arrive at any time.

Welcome to Seattle! Spend your first night out on the town with your CEO and group as you explore this free-spirited Pacific Northwest city. From mini golf to gum walls, and made-up games theres plenty to choose from. So grab your fellow adventurers and get ready to make some memories.

Day 2
SeattleMount Rainier National Park

No trip to Washington is quite complete without a visit to Mt Rainier National Park. Zoom here with your travel tribe from Seattle and enjoy a picnic lunch in the park. Then its time to get some hiking done amidst the snowy mountain peaks. Keep your eyes peeled from some of the diverse wildlife that calls this place home. As the light begins to fade and your feet feel heavier from all of that exploring the group will head just outside the park to camp under the stars.

Day 3
Mount Rainier National ParkPortland

Lets get weird in Portland! Being one of the most popular cities to visit on the West Coast north of California Portland is artsy, funky, full of great fooddrink options and not to mention extremely easy to fall in love with. Between the lush green forest, mountains shrouded in mist, and endless craft breweries sprinkled all over the city, youll have no problem finding a creative way to get to know this wacky place.

Day 4
PortlandBend

Its time to leave the bizarre behind as you make your way to Bend, Oregon, consistently voted one of the best places to live in the U.S. Arrive just in time to find yourself the perfect place to eat lunch. Then grab your buddies and explore town a bit. Maybe youll head to another craft brewery, or maybe youll try kayaking and canoeing through the beautiful water of Cascade lake. Or even better? Maybe youll do both!

Day 5
BendRedwood National Park

Rise and shine and hit the road early to take full advantage of the sights at gorgeous Crater Lake National Park. Grab some selfies or just sit and stare in awe at the crystal blue waters of one of the most pristine lakes on earth. Afterwards, head further south to California and Redwood National Parkhome to the tallest trees in the world. Spend the evening gazing up at these gigantic coastal redwoods. To get a true sense of the enormity of these trees, try taking a picture of you hugging one of them.

Day 6
Redwood National Park

Wake up to the sounds of the forest before going on a morning hike through these old mystical trees. Dont worry, it’s not all about the redwoods, even though they are really something. After craning your neck for hours youll be excited for a chance to look down as you head to the rocky California coast, to enjoy tide pooling and small beach communities as you continue towards San Francisco.

Day 7
Redwood National ParkSan Francisco

Catch yourself daydreaming as you cruise along the coast and then watch as vineyards pass by in California’s famous wine region en route to San Francisco. Scoot over to the city on the Golden Gate Bridge and stop for pictures at this iconic site. Were thinking group selfie?

Day 8
San Francisco

Get ready to explore this city by the bay with your adventure pals! Walk up winding Lombard Street, hop on a historic cable car and see the hills of the city, or get sprayed by the ocean at Lands End.

Day 9
San FranciscoLake Tahoe

Continue on to idyllic Lake Tahoe, a jewel of the Sierra Nevadas. Known for its crystal clear waters and sweeping mountain views, it is truly a nature-lover’s paradise. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing. In the evening, hit up the Nevada side of the Lake and try your hand at the Casinos. Who knows, maybe luck will be on your side!

Day 10
Lake TahoeYosemite National Park

Say, see you later to Lake Tahoe and travel south through National Forests and the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range on the way to Yosemite National Park. Tip your head back and relax or try to spot some wildlife. Once you arrive, hike amongst giant sequoias and past powerful waterfalls before setting up camp. Spend the night telling stories around the fire with your newest travel family.

Day 11
Yosemite National Park

Let your mind wander as you hike through this breathtaking park. Gaze in wonder at Yosemite’s magnificent peaks and granite domes before turning your attention to the tranquil nature of the valley floor. Snap photos or simply take in the beauty of one of the country’s most beautiful national parks. Keep an eye out for rock climbers and diverse wildlife within the park and consider renting bikes with some friends to better explore Yosemite Valley.

Day 12
Yosemite National ParkSanta Cruz

Leave the mountains behind and head to the coastal paradise of Santa Cruz. Conveniently located between San Francisco and Monterey this beach town is full of great surf, pristine waterfront, redwood-covered mountains, laid-back surfer towns, organic farms, and a growing beer and wine scene. Spend your free afternoon exploring the wharf, vintage shops, and beach coves with a friend or on your own. Either way youll be getting a true taste of what the laid back life on the West Coast is all about.

Day 13
Santa CruzMorro Bay

Travel down the famous Pacific Coast Highway and marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur. Have your cameras handy as you will be making multiple stops along the way at places you won’t want to miss having a photo of. Take in the crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs that make this journey down California’s coastal Highway 1 an unforgettable experience. Arrive in time to enjoy sunset on Morro Bay.

Day 14
Morro BayLos Angeles

Journey along the stunning Pacific coast to the ‘City of Angels’. Stop in Santa Barbara for lunch in this famous coastal city as the group makes its way to LA (maybe sneak in a volleyball game on the beach if you have time). Your CEO will point out a few famous neighbourhoods and landmarks on the drive. And even though the trip ends upon arrival to Los Angeles you can certainly book some post accommodation and continue enjoying one of most geographically diverse states in America.

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