The Classic West Self Drive Holiday

  • Los Angeles
  • Laughlin
  • Grand Canyon
  • Kayenta
  • Lake Powell
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Las Vegas
  • Death Valley
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Lake Tahoe
  • San Francisco
  • 13 nights from
  • £2,805 per person
  • Trip Code: SD-1004

Holiday Overview

The Classic West - a great USA Self Drive Holiday


Dive into the culture and sights of the western U.S. From famous national parks and Indian reservations to natural wonders like the Mojave Desert and Grand Canyon, this tour encompasses all that makes the West so grand.

There are so many highlights on this trip, it's hard to pick out the best.  Nature lovers will relish Yosemite and Tahoe, along with rugged beauty of the Grand Canyon. City Slickers will enjoy the cosmopolitan cities of L.A. Las Vegas and San Francisco. This tour really does have something for everyone.

14 days / 13 nights

Start: Los Angeles - Finish: San Francisco

US States you will visit: California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada.

The Classic West Self Drive Holiday includes:

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Compact Car with Gold Cover - Unlimited mileage, Full tank of fuel, 3 additional drivers, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), $1 million liability coverage, Zero excess in the USA
  • 1 night accommodation in Los Angeles
  • 1 night accommodation in Laughlin
  • 1 night accommodation in the Grand Canyon area
  • 1 night accommodation in Monument Valley
  • 1 night accommodation at Lake Powell
  • 1 night accommodation at Bryce Canyon
  • 2 nights accommodation in Las Vegas
  • 1 night accommodation at Death Valley
  • 1 night accommodation at Yosemite National Park
  • 1 night accommodation at Lake Tahoe
  • 2 nights accommodation in San Francisco

Day 1 - Arrive in Los Angeles

Arrive Los Angeles and transfer Independently to your hotel

Featured accommodation

Crowne Plaza LA Harbour


Day 2 - Los Angeles - Mojave - Laughlin 287 miles

Drive through the Mojave Desert for Laughlin, an Oasis town bordered by the desert and the Colorado River.

Featured accommodation

Aquarius Casino Resort


Day 3 - Laughlin - Grand Canyon 200 miles

Drive a section of Route 66 then turn North for the Grand Canyon. Spend the afternoon on the South Rim, walk part of the rim trail and spend some time at one of the many photo hotspots.

Featured accommodation

Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn

Unmissable Experiences

Grand Canyon


Day 4 - Grand Canyon - Painted Desert -Monument Valley (Kayenta) 158 miles

Early risers can be rewarded by sunrise over the Grand Canyon, a once in a lifetime opportunity. Then travel east through the Painted Desert and Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, before arriving at the spectacular Monument Valley Tribal Park.

Featured accommodation

Wetherill Inn


Day 5 - Monument Valley - Lake Powell 102 miles

Travel onwards to Lake Powell, through Black Mesa, a complex of huge mesas that cover hundreds of square miles. 

Featured accommodation

Best Western Plus at Lake Powell


Day 6 - Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon 150 miles

Bryce Canyon is famous for its unique geology, a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheatres with thousands of colourful limestone spires called "hoodoos"  

Featured accommodation

Ruby's Inn

Unmissable Experiences

Bryce Canyon


Day 7 - Bryce Canyon - Las Vegas 266 miles

Spend the morning in Bryce Canyon before heading west to Las Vegas via Zion National park, known for its canyons and spectacular views.

Featured accommodation



Day 8 - Las Vegas

Enjoy a full day of leisure in Las Vegas, walk along the famous strip, dine in world class restaurants, take in the latest show and perhaps try your luck in one of the many casinos that are synonymous with Las Vegas.

Featured accommodation


Unmissable Experiences

Las Vegas Experiences


Day 9 - Las Vegas - Death Valley 150 miles

Sitting at 86 metres below sea level Death Valley is one of the hottest places in the world, a land of rugged beauty and extremes.

Featured accommodation

Death Valley Inn


Day 10 - Death Valley - Yosemite 300 miles

Travel North to the High Sierra Mountains of Yosemite, famed for its sheer granite cliffs, waterfalls and giant Sequoia Trees.

Featured accommodation

Cedar Lodge


Day 11 - Yosemite - Lake Tahoe 192 miles

Lake Tahoe is where California and Nevada meet, discover this pristine jewel of nature surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Featured accommodation

Montbleu Resort


Day 12 - Lake Tahoe - San Francisco 195 miles

Drive through Gold Rush era attractions, through Sacramento and onto San Francisco, perhaps take a detour en route to the wine producing Nappa Valley.

Featured accommodation

King George


Day 13 - San Francisco

A full day to explore San Francisco and all it has to offer, options include Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square & the Iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

Featured accommodation

King George

Unmissable Experiences

San Francisco Experiences


Day 14 - Depart from San Francisco


Return to the UK from San Francisco

USA Holiday Stopovers

Why not add in the 'Land of Fire and Ice' - Iceland -on your way to your holiday in the USA. We have put together a great stopover in Iceland for 2 or 3 nights which includes accommodation and the Golden Circle Trip which includes visits to the Gullfoss Waterfall, the geo thermal area of Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.

If you are travelling to the west coast of America, why not add a couple of nights stay in New York which includes accommodation and tickets for the 'Top of the Rock' observation platform for an iconic view of the city skyline. This can be done either on your way out or on the way back.

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