Self-drive escape from San Francisco to LA with optional San Diego - Flexible holiday

San Francisco, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Ventura & Los Angeles plus optional San Diego, California, USA

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San Francisco

San Francisco

Venice Beach, Los Angeles

San Francisco

Riu Plaza San Francisco Deluxe King room

Riu Plaza San Francisco

Riu Plaza San Francisco

Riu Plaza San Francisco

Riu Plaza San Francisco Deluxe King room

Riu Plaza San Francisco

Chamberlain West Hollywood

Pool - San Luis Obispo

Pool - San Luis Obispo

Bar - San Luis Obispo

Pool - Chamberlain

Ventura

Crowne Plaza Ventura

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

Riu Plaza Fishermans Wharf

Riu Plaza Fishermans Wharf

Monterey Area

Road

San Diego

San Diego

San Diego

San Diego

San Francisco - Alcatraz

Cruise down Highway 1 passing from San Francisco to LA, through Big Sur, on a self-drive getaway - includes flights, car hire, optional Amtrak to San Diego and more. Flexible holiday - book with confidence

Day 1: UK - San Francisco

Fly from the UK to San Francisco, pick up your rental car and begin to explore the city. Check into your hotel, which is perfectly located on Fisherman’s Wharf, and grab dinner at one of the myriad restaurants. (Meals: none)

Day 2: San Francisco

Spend a full day in San Francisco today - this will give you enough time to see the must-see sights, including a boat trip to Alcatraz, a walk along the coast with views of the Golden Gate Bridge and a photo op with the iconic Painted Ladies. (Meals: none)

Day 3: San Francisco - Monterey

Today you'll leave San Francisco behind and head down the coast. After being swept away by the stunning Pacific coast views, head to Santa Cruz and see why it has been dubbed Surf City. Next, it's on to Monterey - Big Little Lies fans will be thrilled by this first road trip stop: the charming seaside town of Monterey. Visit Cannery Row, immortalised by John Steinbeck in his 1945 novel, and wander the Old Fisherman’s Wharf, picking up some succulent seafood while you’re there. (Meals: none)

Day 4: Monterey - San Luis Obispo

Today you’ll be on the road again. You’ve two driving options here - either take the 101 through wine country, passing vineyards on a long stretch of highway, or opt for the scenic route: Highway 1. This route will take you through Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, arguably the most scenic stretch of California’s entire coastline. You’ll stop for the night in San Luis Obispo, home to 500 years of Spanish history and a lively downtown area. (Meals: none)

Day 5: San Luis Obispo - Ventura Beach

Today you’ll be driving through Los Padres National Forest, down to Ventura Beach. En route you’ll pass through Santa Barbara - be sure to stop for an hour or two to wander along the beach or hit up a downtown restaurant for lunch before venturing onto Ventura. (Meals: none)

Day 6 and 7: Ventura Beach - Los Angeles

Now it’s onwards to LA, the City of Angels. You’ll be staying right in the heart of West Hollywood (also known as WeHo) for two nights, where everything you could want or need is easily accessible. It’s just a short drive to Hollywood, a little further to Santa Monica and it’s famous pier, and the rooftop bars downtown are at your fingertips too. (Meals: none)

Day 8: Los Angeles - UK OR Los Angeles - San Diego

You might opt to head home today. If so, you’ll drive to the airport, drop off your hire car and hop on your flight back to the UK.

If you opted to add San Diego to your getaway, you’ll exchange your hire car for the Amtrak train, which will whisk you from LA’s Union Station to San Diego. Once you arrive, check in to your hotel. (Meals: none)

Day 9: San Diego

You’ve a full day to explore San Diego today: visit Belmont Park for some classic amusement park thrills, discover a blissful beach for a day of relaxation or wander some of Balboa Park’s museums. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 10: San Diego - UK

It’s time to head home today - you’ll head to the airport in the afternoon to catch your flight, landing back in the UK the next day. (Meals: breakfast)

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