USA – FLY DRIVE – BEST OF THE WEST

There is no better way to see the American West than by driving your very own convertible Mustang car!

Experience true Americana as you travel from sandy coves to arid deserts, through quaint villages and iconic cities.

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Day 1
LOS ANGELES ARRIVAL
Arrive at Los Angeles International Airport and transfer independently to your hotel.
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbour
1 night
Day 2
LOS ANGELES – PALM SPRINGS
Quality Inn Palm Springs
1 Night
Today pick up your rental car and make your way south to Anaheim, Orange County’s headquarters for fun. Spend the day surrounded by icons and classic characters at the original Disneyland Park. Visit the nations oldest theme park, Knotts Berry Farm, filled with old west history, or one of Anaheims many other fun-filled attractions before continuing east to Palm Springs. This ultimate desert playground nestled at the base of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains offers the perfect blend of outdoor entertainment and casual relaxation. Take time this evening to dine in one of the many excellent restaurants in downtown Palm Springs or escape the heat and ride the aerial tramway high up above the desert floor for panoramic views of the Coachella Valley.
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Day 3
PALM SPRINGS – PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE
Howard Johnson
1 Night
Spend the morning lounging by the pool, walking along palm tree lined streets, or exploring countless shops, art galleries and museums before setting out east through the Coachella Valley to Phoenix and Scottsdale, two of Central Arizonas top destinations. With Phoenixs skyscraper-filled skyline complemented by famed Camelback Mountain and Scottsdales Old West charm, its guaranteed you’ll enjoy this uniquely Southwestern playground.
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Day 4
PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE – GRAND CANYON
Days Hotel Flagstaff
1 Night
Today, head north to Grand Canyon National Park, a natural wonder that you simply have to see to believe. Spend the day discovering the distinct South Rim of the Canyon. Stop at one of the numerous overlooks, walk part of the Rim Trail or along the historic Hermit Road, visit a Photo Hot Spot, or climb to the top of a stone Watchtower for panoramic views that extend over 100 miles on clear days.
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Day 5
GRAND CANYON – LAS VEGAS

Excalibur Hotel & Casino
2 Nights
Leave the grandeur of the Canyon behind as you head west today through Williams and Kingman, the heart of Historic Route 66 and one of Arizonas hidden treasures, to Hoover Dam. Considered the largest single public works project in the history of the U.S., Hoover Dam straddles the mighty Colorado River, which forms the border between Nevada and Arizona and brings much-needed water and power to the Southwest. Continue to Las Vegas, Nevada, a city that needs no introduction.
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Day 6
LAS VEGAS
Enjoy a full day Las Vegas style. Walk the famous Strip lined with mega-resorts and flashing neon lights, place a bet at one of the many casinos, dine at world-class restaurants, catch the latest must-see show, shop designer boutiques, ride a rollercoaster, lay by the pool … the list goes on. With so much to do, 24 hours in a day hardly seems like enough.
Day 7
LAS VEGAS – DEATH VALLEY

Death Valley Inn
1 Night
This morning take the opportunity to capture a photograph at the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign before your journey takes you west to the lowest elevation in North America, Death Valley National Park. Here, the Mojave is at its most magnificent with geological history on full display in this rugged, severe, sublime section of California. Enhance your desert experience with a stop at Zabriskie Point offering spectacular views of the wildly eroded and vibrantly colored badlands. Don’t miss the opportunity this evening to cast your eyes upon the night sky for some of the best stargazing in the world.
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Day 8
DEATH VALLEY – YOSEMITE**

Ramada Modesto
1 Night
This morning, travel north into the High Sierra where Tioga Road, the highest drivable pass in California, leads you into Yosemite National Park. Best known for its impressive waterfalls, grand meadows, and spectacular rock formations, Yosemite was one of the first wilderness parks in the United States. Delve into the depths of the park with a walk to a waterfall, each as distinct as the granite cliffs they dive over, or learn about the wonders of the park during a ranger-guided stroll. Explore a giant sequoia grove and meet the most massive trees on earth, or spend an evening under the stars. With approximately 800 miles of trails, Yosemite is also a great place to hike. **From early November to late May, Tioga Pass may be closed due to weather or road conditions, in which case you will need to drive the southern route.
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Day 9
YOSEMITE – SAN FRANCISCO

Hotel Metropolis
2 Nights
Leave the wonder of Yosemite behind as you journey west through Gold Rush-era attractions, Californias State Capital, Sacramento, and on to San Francisco. Considered one the greatest cities in the world for many reasons, San Francisco offers one-of-a-kind sights and something to suit your every need.
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Day 10
SAN FRANCISCO (NAPA VALLEY)
With 49 square miles of amazing sights, scenes and destinations, there’s always plenty to do in San Francisco. Spend a full day exploring the beloved City by the Bay’s neighborhoods including: Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Union Square, Nob Hill, the Embarcadero/Financial District, and Golden Gate Park. To experience something truly unique, walk along the railings of the Golden Gate Bridge or take a ride on an iconic Cable Car. For a little piece of heaven on Earth, spend the day in Napa Valley whose picturesque rolling hills and wineries dot the landscape.
Day 11
SAN FRANCISCO – MONTEREY/CARMEL
Chaminade Resort & Spa
1 Night
This morning, head south to Monterey along Highway 1 which offers breathtaking views of the Pacific coastline. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of Monterey at Old Fishermans Wharf in downtown. Explore Cannery Rows historic waterfront district, John Steinbecks inspiration for his novel of the same name. Visit the quaint area of Carmel, and enjoy an exhilarating trip along 17-Mile Drive from Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach.
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Day 12
MONTEREY/CARMEL – SANTA BARBARA – VENTURA
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
1 Night
Continue south along central Californias scenic Pacific Coast Highway. This twisting, cliff-hugging route starts in Monterey and takes you through Big Sur where mountains plunge into the Pacific Ocean. Farther south, the landscape mellows to oak-studded hills as the road passes Hearst Castle and ends in Morro Bay. A short distance inland is the heart of the Central Coast, San Luis Obispo. From here, continue south to Ventura passing through Pismo Beach, inland agricultural valleys of rolling countryside, and Santa Barbara, often described as the American Riviera. Located along the southern-most part of Californias Central Coast, Ventura is a classic beach town in a spectacular setting.
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Day 13
VENTURA – MALIBU – SANTA MONICA – LOS ANGELES

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
1 Night
Today, travel further south through Oxnard, yet another beautiful stretch of coast in Malibu, and the seaside town of Santa Monica. Arrive in Los Angeles with enough time to glimpse some of the glitz and glamour of the City of Angels. Check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame, TCL Chinese Theatre, formerly Graumans Chinese Theater, the Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, and Rodeo Drive; some of the best sights Los Angeles has to offer.
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Day 14
LOS ANGELES DEPARTURE
Return your rental car at Los Angeles International Airport prior to your departure.

Offer is based on departing Dublin or Shannon 1st April 2018
(Alternative dates may be available, please ask for details)

To book your road trip please call 059 8633 836

IAN WALSH
Travel Counsellors
059 8633 836
ian.walsh@travelcounsellors.com
www.travelcounsellors.ie/ian.walsh

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