Best of the West

The Painted Ladies of San Francisco, California

Self-drive Holidays

If the Western USA was a rock star, this epic self-drive would be their ‘Greatest Hits’ album … covering all the legendary sights and sounds that made them famous; an ideal introduction for first-time visitors looking to get a little flavour of their illustrious career. Starting in Los Angeles – the ‘City of Angels’ – you’ll enjoy three nights near the beaches of Santa Monica, with two full days to explore Hollywood and Beverly Hills before heading inland to the desert resorts of Palm Springs, Phoenix and Scottsdale. There are a few chunky driving days on this trip, but your time spent behind the wheel is nicely broken up with relaxing two-night stays in many places, so you never feel like you’re living out of your suitcase. If it’s nature, wildlife and open spaces you’re after, you certainly won’t be disappointed, with visits to world-famous national parks including the Grand Canyon, Death Valley and Yosemite, as well as lesser-known gems such as Joshua Tree NP, just outside Palm Springs. The trip finishes up in San Francisco, from where you can head home or otherwise extend your stay in the city – please just ask if you’d like us to arrange hotels and sightseeing. PLEASE NOTE: To ease overcrowding during peak times, Yosemite National Park has implemented a reservations system for vehicle entry into the park. This will be in operation at weekends from 13 April 2024 – 30 June 2024; daily from 01 July 2024 – 15 August 2024; and again at weekends from 16 August 2024 – 27 October 2024. Full-day and afternoon-only permits, which are subject to terms and conditions, will be available for purchase online at

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13 nights in hotels

Excursions and visits

  • Los Angeles and Santa Monica
  • Hollywod and Beverly Hills
  • Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park
  • Phoenix and Scottsdale desert resorts
  • Grand Canyon, Death Valley and Yosemite National Parks
  • San Francisco

Not included

  • International flights
  • Visas (if required)
  • Activities, sightseeing and attraction entrance fees
  • National Parks Pass (or entry fees)
  • Resort Fees (if required by any of your chosen hotels)


  • 13 nights

  • North America . USA . California . Los Angeles . Palm Springs . Nevada . Las Vegas

  • International flights not included

From £1,681 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 14 days


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