America’s Canyon Country
Los Angeles Arrival
Arrive in Los Angeles, home of Hollywood, Beverly Hills and palm treelined streets. Upon arrival at the airport transfer independently via hotel courtesy shuttle bus to your hotel.
Los Angeles – Las Vegas / driving distance: 287 mi / 480 km
Pick up your car and begin your tour. First visit Calico, a western ghost town in the mountains of California, then continue through the desert to the entertainment oasis of Las Vegas.
Las Vegas – Zion National Park – Bryce Canyon National Park / driving distance: 270 mi / 430 km
It’s a short drive to Zion National Park and some of the world’s most incredible sandstone formations formed millions of years ago by the powerful hand of nature. Drive by the Cedar Breaks National Monument, through the Dixie National Forest and on to Bryce Canyon National Park, where Pink Cliffs and natural arches await you. Take in all of Bryce Canyon’s natural wonders before arriving at your hotel.
Bryce Canyon National Park
A full day at leisure in Bryce Canyon.
Bryce Canyon National Park – Arches National Park – Moab / driving distance: 266 mi / 428 km
Early risers can catch the sunrise over Bryce Canyon before heading to Capitol Reef National Park, stopping by the Dead Horse Point on your way. Continue to Arches National Park, the world’s largest concentration of natural stone arches. Overnight in Moab.
Moab – Canyonlands National Park – Mesa Verde National Park / driving distance: 200 mi / 320 km
Explore the 525 square-mile maze of rock formations in stunning Canyonlands National Park. Stop by the unique Hovenweep National Monument before continuing on to Mesa Verde National Park, home of the Native American cliff dwellings.
Mesa Verde National Park – Monument Valley / driving distance: 200 mi / 320 km
As you begin your drive, pass Four Corners National Monument, the only point in America common to four states. Cross Navajo Country on your way to Monument Valley, the rugged, redrocked Tribal Park that has been immortalized in countless western films.
Monument Valley – Page/Lake Powell / driving distance: 126 mi / 202 km
You have the opportunity to explore the region this morning, perhaps visiting Goosenecks State Park and Mexican Hat. Then head to the crystalline blue waters of Lake Powell.
Page/Lake Powell – Grand Canyon National Park / driving distance: 140 mi / 230 km
This morning we suggest an optional cruise to the Rainbow Bridge National Monument before driving on to the beautiful Kaibab National Forest and the incredible Grand Canyon National Park. A stroll along the rim of this amazing canyon will take your breath away.
Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas / driving distance: 276 mi / 444 km
Today’s drive is through Kingman, along a portion of historic Route 66, and takes you to one of the world’s greatest man-made structures: the Hoover Dam. Continue to Las Vegas, the glittering Entertainment Capital of the World.
Las Vegas – Death Valley National Park / driving distance: 140 mi / 230 km
Depart for a drive across the Amargosa Desert to Death Valley National Park. At Zabriskie Point you can admire the panoramic view of the seemingly endless, unchanging valley. Continue to your hotel, a desert oasis complete with all the modern facilities of a resort. This is quite a change from less than 100 years ago when the pioneers in their covered wagons found Death Valley a most inhospitable region.
Death Valley National Park – Tioga Pass** – Yosemite National Park / driving distance: 326 mi / 525 km
Today offers a complete contrast in landscapes from the desolation of Death Valley as the drive takes you into the high Sierra Nevada Mountains via Bishop to the Tioga Pass and Yosemite, one of America’s most scenic national parks. Here among the pine trees cascade the silvery waters of Yosemite and Bridalveil Falls. Massive ice-shaped formations rise sharply from the valley floor in the sculptured beauty of El Capitan and Half Dome.
** From early November to late May, the Tioga Pass may be closed due to weather or road conditions, in which case you will need to drive the southern route through Bakersfield and Fresno into the Yosemite Area.
Yosemite National Park – San Francisco / driving distance: 195 mi / 314 km
Take a drive across California’s fertile Central Valley to spectacular San Francisco: a city of many hills, cable cars, and a beautiful bay. San Francisco, the Pacifi c Gateway to America, is noted for Chinatown, the Japan Center, the Embarcadero, and the Fisherman’s Wharf. Other attractions are the Civic Center, the Cable Car Museum, the Zoo, the Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks observatory, Union Square, Ghirardelli Square, and Nob Hill’s stunning Victorian houses.
San Francisco Departure
Return your rental car at the airport before your departure flight.
Prices, Dates, Hotels & Conditions
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|DAILY DEPARTURES||PRICE FROM
|January, February, March, April, November, December||741||927|
|May, June, July, August, September, October||830||994|
|1||Los Angeles||Custom Hotel||Crowne Plaza Lax Airport|
|2||Las Vegas||Imperial Palace Hotel||Harrah\'s Casino Hotel|
|3-4||Bryce Canyon||Bryce View Lodge||Best Western Ruby\'s Inn|
|5||Moab||River Canyon Lodge||Best Western Greenwell Inn|
|6||Mesa Verde||Mesa Verde Inn||Mesa Verde Inn|
|7||Monument Valley||Kayenta Monument Valley Inn||Wetherill Inn|
|8||Page/Lake Powell||Super 8 Page||Best Western Arizona Inn|
|9||Grand Canyon||Yavapai Lodge West||Holiday Inn Express|
|10||Las Vegas||Imperial Palace Hotel||Harrah\'s Casino Hotel|
|11||Death Valley||Stovepipe Wells Village||Furnace Creek Ranch|
|12||Yosemite||Shilo Inn Oakhurst||Cedar Lodge Resort|
|13||San Francisco||Best Western Americania||Holiday Inn Golden Gateway-Nob Hill|