Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Yosemite & San Francisco
Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Yosemite & San Francisco
Los Angeles Skyline & The Mojave Desert
Los Angeles Skyline & The Mojave Desert
Needles Highway, black bears and the Route 66 highway
Needles Highway, black bears and the Route 66 highway
The Grand Canyon in Arizona
The Grand Canyon in Arizona
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Death Valley, Mammoth Lakes Mountain summit, and El Capitan in Yosemite National Park
Death Valley, Mammoth Lakes Mountain summit, and El Capitan in Yosemite National Park
The charm of San Francisco
The charm of San Francisco

Western Jamboree - Family Self-Drive

12 Nights from £1,069 Including Flights


This western states adventure has been created for families, offering plenty of outdoor fun, iconic sights and glitzy Las Vegas. Prices are based on two adults and two children and include the rental of an SUV vehicle.

Marvel at the iconic Grand Canyon, and then enjoy a couple of fun days in Las Vegas. Head out to the desert to see spectacular Death Valley, then continue onto the more hospitable Mammoth Lakes. After a couple of days around Yosemite, finish your holiday in the wonderful city of San Francisco.

If you are looking for the ultimate West Coast experience, why not combine this itinerary with the “California Classic” and take the iconic Highway 1 southbound from San Francisco, enjoying the California beaches en route, and ending with the theme parks and attractions of Anaheim.


  • Admire awe-inspiring views of the mighty Grand Canyon, and perhaps opt to take a rafting trip on the Colorado River running through it
  • Have fun in Vegas, taking exhilarating rides, floating on the Venetian gondolas, indulging in some shopping or just lazing by the pool
  • Take in the contrasting scenery as you travel through Death Valley, Mammoth Lakes and
    Yosemite National Park

This tailormade self-drive itinerary can be changed to feature different hotels and durations depending on your holiday requirements.

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  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Fly to Los Angeles

Fly to Los Angeles airport. You can either pick up your car on arrival or choose to take the complimentary shuttle to the nearby hotel and pick your car up the following morning.

Overnight: Embassy Suites El Segundo

Day 2

Los Angeles – Needles (284 miles)

Start your road trip by heading east through California, skirting along the southerly edge of the Mojave Desert to reach the Colorado River and the fun resort of Pirates Cove – a riverfront resort in Park Moabi. Relax on the beach in the afternoon and perhaps enjoy a BBQ in the evening outside your cabin

Overnight: Days Inn Wyndham Needles

Day 3

Needles – Flagstaff (200 miles)

Today you will continue east into Arizona, travelling along the iconic Route 66 to the town of Flagstaff. A great stop to make en route is at the Bearizona Wildlife Park, where you can enjoy a “Drive-thru" experience to spot wolves, bears and bison or and also enjoy a walkabout through the section with the smaller, cuter animals. Flagstaff is just a 30 minute drive from here, which will be your home for the next two nights giving you lots of options to explore the Grand Canyon.

Overnight: Little America Flagstaff

Day 4

Grand Canyon

With Flagstaff as your base, you can choose to enjoy the Grand Canyon in any number of ways, either river rafting along the base of the Canyon, take a guided hike, have a scenic helicopter ride or simply drive to the viewing points along the south rim for awe-inspiring views of this amazing place.Stop at the Cameron Trading Post for souvenirs or a NavTaco before returning to Flagstaff.

Overnight: Little America Flagstaff

Day 5

Flagstaff – Las Vegas (279 miles)

Return along Route 66 heading north at Kingman in the heart of Mohave County, towards your destination - the glitz & glamour of Vegas. Pause just south to make a worthwhile visit to the Hoover Dam, which has a fantastic visitor centre and spectacular views of this engineering marvel. Continue to Las Vegas where you will stay for two nights, a fun place for all ages.

Overnight: Embassy Suites Las Vegas or similar

Day 6

Las Vegas

Whilst Las Vegas was built as a playground for adults, there are plenty of attractions for families away from the casinos (where children are not permitted). Adventure Dome is America’s largest indoor theme park, there is the Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel, the Discovery Children’s Museum and Madame Tussauds to name just a few of the varied attractions. We also recommend thr Black Canyon Rover Float Trip, an escorted excursion that is a great opportunity to enjoy desert scenery and wildlife.

Overnight: Embassy Suites Las Vegas or similar

Day 7

Las Vegas – Mammoth Lakes (323 miles)

Leave the bright lights of Vegas behind and head to Death Valley, a vast National Park of desert and mountains, and continue north until you leave the desert and discover craggy mountain peaks and alpine forest to arrive in Mammoth Lakes. If you’re feeling energetic then Mammoth’s famed Bike Park is worth a whirl. Or you can hop on the gondola which takes you to the summit at 11,053 feet to admire the absolutely stunning views stretching over 400 miles

Overnight: Village Lodge or Juniper Springs Resort

Day 8

Mammoth – Yosemite / Bass Lake (163 miles)

Today take the breath-taking drive through Yosemite over Tioga Pass, admiring the glacier carved granite rock formations and alpine lakes, taking time to stretch your legs with a hike through meadows. Exiting at Yosemites South Entrance, you will then take the short drive to Bass Lake.

Overnight: The Pines Resort on Bass Lake

Day 9


A day to explore Yosemite at your own pace, perhaps include Glacier Point where you can park and take a mile long hike to get the best views, or you can arrange horse riding or biking in the Yosemite Valley. Return to the peaceful shores of Bass Lake for another evening in this beautiful setting.

Overnight: The Pines Resort on Bass Lake

Day 10

Yosemite – San Francisco (223 miles)

This morning head through Gold Rush country along Highway 49 to Columbia State Park  - a living gold rush town where you can experience the sights, smells and sounds of a nineteenth century mining town, with fun activities for the whole family. Continue onto San Francisco, where you will have the final three nights of your epic holiday.

Overnight: Handlery Union Square (or similar)

Days 11 & 12

San Francisco

Enjoy two full days of sightseeing in San Francisco – view the iconic Golden Gate bridge, ride on the cable car. Perhaps you’ll want to visit Alcatraz, or spend time exploring the interesting neighbourhoods of Chinatown, Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf. A wonderful city to bring your holiday to a close

Overnight: Handlery Union Square (or similar)

Day 13

Depart San Francisco

Day 14

Arrive home.

  • Flights to Los Angeles and return from San Francisco
  • SUV vehicle rental with fully inclusive insurance
  • 12 nights accommodation as described above or similar
  • Fly drive guidebook and documentation


What’s not included

  • Car parking fees
  • Entrance fees and charges for activities


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