US, 15 Days · Tailor-made by car

Californian Coast Route, from San Francisco to San Diego

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Departure on 26/10/2024 from Dublin

Explore the coast of California on an unforgettable trip full of surfing and excellent beaches, without forgetting treasures such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego

This is the ideal trip if you're looking for freedom and if you're a lover of breathtaking coastal landscapes. It's a very untaxing tour in terms of mileage and you'll get to fully discover the major cities you visit. You'll drive along the Californian coast, lined with spectacular cliffs, sea lions basking in the sun and landmark beaches. The most famous names are perhaps Pismo Beach, Oceanside and Big Sur, but there are many more treasures waiting to be discovered along this eye-pleasing tour. Besides stopping at the best beaches on this side of the planet, on this tour you'll have the chance to visit San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, three major American metropolises. They're very different from one another; each one boasts its own charisma, but all three fascinate visitors and offer an array of tourist and culinary attractions. The state's outstanding cultural and gastronomic appeal is further complemented by world-renowned theme parks and amusement parks. During your stay in the United States, you'll have the chance to explore the famous Mission San Luis Obispo; unwind on the stunning beaches of Santa Barbara, aka the American Riviera; visit the prestigious Monterey Bay Aquarium; relive your childhood together with your kids at the world-famous Disneyland; feel like a movie star at Universal Studios in Los Angeles; take a stroll through Legoland, and much more. The list is endless and ever so tempting. Come and enjoy an unforgettable beach holiday in a wonderful corner of the earth blessed by a benign climate all year round.

Californian Coast Route, from San Francisco to San Diego

Departure date

Departures from April 2024 till March 2025

From

Dublin, Shannon, Cork...

Families

Travel details

  • Travel details

  • Day 1 City of origin - San Francisco

  • Day 2 San Francisco

  • Day 3 San Francisco - Sausalito - Point Reyes National Seashore - Oakland - San Francisco

  • Day 4 San Francisco - Sillicon Valley - Cupertino - Monterey

  • Day 5 Monterey

  • Day 6 Monterey - Carmel by the Sea - San Luis Obispo

  • Day 7 San Luis Obispo - Los Padres National Forest - Santa Barbara

  • Day 8 Santa Barbara

  • Day 9 Santa Barbara - Los Angeles

  • Day 10 Los Angeles

  • Day 11 Los Angeles

  • Day 12 Los Angeles - San Diego (optional visits to Disneyland or Legoland)

  • Day 13 San Diego

  • Day 14 San Diego - City of origin

  • Day 15 City of origin

Your trip includes

  • Return flight.

  • Stay in selected hotel in San Francisco.

  • Selected meal plan in San Francisco.

  • Stay in selected hotel in Monterey - Ca.

  • Selected meal plan in Monterey - Ca.

  • Stay in selected hotel in San Luis Obispo - Ca.

  • Selected meal plan in San Luis Obispo - Ca.

  • Stay in selected hotel in Santa Barbara - Ca.

  • Selected meal plan in Santa Barbara - Ca.

  • Stay in selected hotel in Los Angeles.

  • Selected meal plan in Los Angeles.

  • Stay in selected hotel in San Diego.

  • Selected meal plan in San Diego.

  • Rent-a-car.

    • Amount of the supplement for collection and return of the vehicle in a different office.

Your trip doesn't include

  • Electronic Authorization (ESTA/ETA) to enter in US.

  • Resort fee US.

  • Possible toll charges.

  • Insolvency protection.

  • Admission tickets to parks.

Important remarks

- Tips in US are a common practice.

- Generally in US the accommodation in the triple rooms have two double beds or one double and one single bed and the quadruple accommodation has two double beds.

- Driving in the USA: 1.Overtaking on the right is not only legal but everyone does it. And the sooner you get used to roads with more than five lanes, the better. 2.It is legal (and mandatory) to turn right on a red light when there is a signal to do so. 3. With regard to parking, make sure you check when you can park on the street and never park in front of a fire hydrant (even though there are no signs prohibiting it). If there are lines painted on the road to mark out parking spaces, leave the car right in the middle of them, however huge the gap may seem. Be especially careful in the centre of big cities and don't let the parking meter go over by even one minute (check before paying because there are days of the week or certain times when you don't have to pay). 4.Beware of tolls. They will be indicated with the words toll or turnpike and don't usually have a barrier, so you can drive through them without realising and then receive a fine a few weeks later. Don't drive in FasTrak Only lanes and make sure you have some cash on you, as some tolls are cash-only. 5.Unless you want a ticket and a stern chat from a Highway Patrol Officer, it's best not to drive more than five or ten miles above the maximum speed allowed for the road. If the police end up stopping you, keep your hands on the steering wheel and in sight at all times and don't even think about trying to be funny. 6.We recommend signing up to roadside assistance services and a GPS when you hire a car.

- Consult the entry restrictions and additional requirements for people who have previously traveled to destinations such as Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, etc.

- Hotels may charge a Resort Fee charge that must be paid directly at the destination. The amount can vary between approximately $15 and $65 per room per night. This charge is indicative and may be modified depending on the establishment's policy.

- The proposed excursions and tours for each day are purely suggestions, as you can tailor the trip to suit your times, tastes and needs.

- A credit card is considered a guarantee, so sometimes you will need one for check-in at hotels.

- Hotels usually have cots available. Otherwise, babies will have to share a bed with an adult.

- To pick up your rental car, you'll need a credit (not debit) card in the name of the person who made the booking, who must also be the named driver of the vehicle.