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Classic California

San Francisco, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Big Sur & LA

Got two weeks and only want to see the very best of California? This is the road trip for you. A classic national park, two classic American towns and the classic Pacific Coast Highway. That’s why this trip is called “Classic California”. This trip is an amazing mix of different experiences, only a road trip holiday offers such freedom and variety.


Classic California 14 days

All of our American road trips can be tailored to meet your requirements. Do you have more or less than 14 days for your road trip? No problem, we can bolt on extra nights to allow more time to explore or shorten the number of destinations as required. Just let us know when requesting your quote.

California's best bits in just 2 weeks!


San Fran skyline

Day 1

America's favourite city - San Francisco

Arrive in California, and take a convenient cab from the airport to find your hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy an evening meal in one of the cities excellent restaurants before settling in for the night, so you are ready and refreshed for two full days exploring in this wonderful city on the bay.

  • Key location: San Francisco
  • San Francisco

The Painted Ladies

Day 2

So much to see and do in San Francisco

Once the fog lifts, one of America’s favourite cities will be revealed. Ride a cable car, climb the streets and get into the vibe that only this city can offer. Full of Victorian charm, famous movie locations and wealthy tech companies, this city has it all.

  • Key location: San Francisco
  • San Francisco

Alcatraz Island

Day 3

Another day in the Golden Gate City

A second full day to explore San Fran’s must-see places which will be listed in your personalised Road Trip Pack. These “must see” places include Coit Tower, Lombard Street, the Painted Ladies, Union Square and Alcatraz to name just a few. Whilst you’re in San Francisco you simply must experience some of the best Chinese food in the world, thanks to the large Chinese community that call this city home.

  • Key location: San Francisco
  • San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge

Day 4

Cross The Golden Gate Bridge to find the area’s Wine Region

Spanning the headlands of San Francisco and Marin County, one of the world’s most beautiful bridges is a delightful experience whether you walk, bike or drive across. You can see stunning views by driving up Conzelman Rd on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge. Crossing the bridge will take you to the rolling landscape that is Marin County. Here you'll find treasures including Tiburon, Sausalito and Muir Woods National Monument. It’s one of the two places that claim to have invented the Mountain Bike. You’ll then continue on until you reach Sonoma Valley and neighbouring Napa Valley.

  • Key location: Napa Valley
  • Napa Valley
  • 56 Miles

Napa Valley Winies

Day 5

Wine Country cruising, great food and pretty vineyard tours

You don't have to like wine to enjoy this area. These two neighbouring valleys offer stunning scenery made up of perfectly manicured vineyards stretching across rolling hills that can be enjoyed by car or even on an early morning hot air balloon ride. This is food heaven too, with places like Thomas Keller’s French Laundry and the rather more affordable Gott’s Roadside burger joint. Additionally, you can take a drive along one of our favourite roads in California, The Silverado Trail parallels the St. Helena Highway passing through scenic wine country.

  • Key location: Napa Valley
  • Napa Valley

Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe

Day 6

Sacramento and onto to beautiful Lake Tahoe

You’ll follow I-80 and the Lincoln Highway to find the beautiful blue waters of Lake Tahoe and the mountains that surround it. Spend the afternoon kayaking on the lake, skiing on the mountains or just relax on one of the lakes many lovely beaches. If you fancy a drive, then you can circle Lake Tahoe along scenic highways in around 2 hours.

  • Key location: Lake Tahoe
  • Lake Tahoe
  • 160 Miles

Majestic Yosemite Valley

Day 7

Majestic Yosemite National Park awaits

Today you’ll cruise through Gold Country to the curvy roads that approach Yosemite National Park. Once in Yosemite, you’ll have 2 days to experience nature at it’s most breathtaking.

  • Key location: Yosemite NP
  • Yosemite NP
  • 180 Miles

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