Golden Gate Bridge at Sunset, California

California & The West

California & the West holidays

When you book a California & the West holiday, you can experience three world-class cities in San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles, but also 27 national parks including Yosemite, Death Valley and Sequoia! If California isn’t enough, further east you have Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Bryce. Not a bad region…
Choose from our California & the West fly drives, escorted tours, motorhomes and rail tours. 
Bixby Bridge, California

Hit the road and make the most of your California fly drive adventure by embarking on an incredible once in a lifetime road trip.


View of California coast from Big Sur State Park

Experience your holiday with the experts – our escorted tours are guided and allow you to explore the best of California.


Golden Gate Bridge at Sunset, California

California motorhome holidays offer you the flexibility and the freedom to go where you want, when you want.


San Diego beach

Travel between cities or from coast to coast, California rail holidays give you the freedom to explore America in pure relaxation mode.


Quick facts:

Time Zone: GMT – 7
Flight time from UK: 11 hours

California’s state nickname is ‘The Golden State’ thanks to the 1849 California Gold Rush. The state’s capital is Sacramento.


During the summer months the weather should be favourable in all areas. During the autumn/winter months, weather is less predictable and snowfall and road closures are common around Yosemite. Conditions are often still pleasant in San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles at this time

Best time to visit

You will definitely see the best of the west if you were to travel during the months of June – October. California is nice all year round but the likes of Yosemite, Grand Canyon in Arizona and other sights slightly to the east of Cali may be less predictable.


California has three world class cities in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco which all offer something different in turn. San Fran has the sights, San Diego has the beaches and LA has the best of both while Vegas is also close by.


California and the West Coast offers some beautiful drives, including the world renowned Highway 1 in California. The drive on our Seattle to San Francisco particularly in Washington and Oregon also offers a magnificent coastal route.

Natural Beauty

There is so much natural beauty in the west of the USA: Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park, Lake Tahoe, Monterey, Lake Havasu and so much more.