Davenport Beach
California
Bixby Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge
View of Big Bear Lake in southern California
Californian highway
Lake Tahoe
Los Angeles at night
Beautiful lake in Yosemite National Park
Palm Springs
Santa Barbara palms
San Diego skyline
Shell Beach in San Luis Obispo

Enjoy the freedom of a Californian self-drive

It's as if California was made for self-drive holidays. With wide open coastal roads and scenic drives between each city, California has all the hallmarks of an epic road trip. For those wanting to explore the beaches, we've put together a useful article on how best to road trip the state's coastline with a suggested itinerary taking you from San Francisco, right on down to San Diego.

Our itineraries below offer plenty of inspiration and suggestions on what you could get up to, or you can give our team a call to start creating a bespoke self-drive tour.

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A tailor-made self-drive itinerary for 10 days, exploring the best of San Francisco, Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. From the vibrant character of San Francisco to the stunning scenery of the National Parks, you will love this tour of Northern California.

9 Nights Self-Drive Tour From £1,539 pp Including Flights
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Enjoy Santa Monica and the Beaches of Southern California

Santa Monica
Fly Drive & Self Drive

An itinerary tailormade for beach lovers and sun worshippers, this self-drive tour takes in the wonderful southern California beach resorts of Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, Huntington Beach and San Diego.

10 Nights From £1,759 pp Including Flights
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Explore California & the Pacific Coast Self-Drive

San Francisco
Fly Drive & Self Drive

A flexible self-drive itinerary for 12 days or more, taking in the best of the west coast. Driving north to south through California, you will marvel at the Big Sur, hike the Hollywood Hills, sample the local wine and tour the movie sites of LA.

11 Nights From £2,049 pp Including Flights
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A truly indulgent holiday, take time to enjoy all that San Francisco has to offer, then take the short drive into Wine Country to sample the very best food and drink of the region. Choose from great hotels on this tailor-made itinerary.

7 Nights From £1,549 pp Including Flights
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Encounter Los Angeles and San Diego

Los Angeles
Fly Drive & Self Drive

A fun twin centre in Southern California, combining the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles with the laid-back sunshine of San Diego. Choose the perfect hotel for you and decide how many nights you want in each location.

7 Nights From £1,599 pp Including Flights
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Self-Drive Golden California

San Francisco
Fly Drive & Self Drive

Enjoy a stay in San Francisco before heading south along the Pacific Coast of California, exploring charming seaside towns & wonderful winelands. Travel inland for some fun in Las Vegas, before a final few days in the Sunshine City of San Diego.

11 Nights From £1,429 pp Including Flights
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Self-Drive Route 66

Chicago
Fly Drive & Self Drive

Take this iconic road trip across the USA from East to West starting in Chicago, the 'windy city', and ending in Los Angeles - the 'city of angels'. In between you will experience the most diverse and breath-taking scenery as you travel this historic route, including Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.

15 Nights From £1,749 pp Including Flights
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Self-Drive Best of the West

Los Angeles
Fly Drive & Self Drive

We love this circular road trip from LA! You will experience the awe-inspiring sights of the Grand Canyon and Death Valley, relax in quirky Palm Springs, enjoy the fun cities of Las Vegas, San Francisco, and drive the famed Big Sur & Pacific coast.

13 Nights From £1,529 pp Including Flights
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Self-Drive Explore The Great West

Los Angeles
Fly Drive & Self Drive

A road trip of epic proportions, taking you on a three week journey through four states and experiencing the best national parks, coastline and cities of the American West. Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Yosemite and Las Vegas will all be ticked off your bucket list.

20 Nights From £1,959 pp Including Flights
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Attractions of the West by Motorhome

Los Angeles
Fly Drive & Self Drive

Enjoy the freedom of the open road on a motorhome holiday touring the great National Parks – Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Zion and Bryce. Also visit three sensational cities – Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas to complete this iconic road trip.

14 Nights From £1,239 pp Including Flights
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