California & The West – Rail
WHY CALIFORNIA & THE WEST?
California not only boasts three world-class cities in San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles, but also 27 national parks including the likes of Yosemite, Death Valley and Sequoia. If Cali’s not enough, further east you have the likes of Vegas, Grand Canyon and Bryce. Not a bad region…
By booking a package with Complete North America you benefit from reduced rates on flights, accommodation and car rental along with complete financial protection. Package holidays are sold by Complete North America Limited as a member of the Hays Travel Independence Group with ATOL and ABTA bonded protection
We’re able to offer a flexible approach on all of our holidays when selecting your accommodation, flights and destination. If you would like something specific, or maybe a touch of luxury, please speak to a member of our team who will happily offer advice and suggestions.
With Complete North America you will receive an incredibly detailed personalised road book, hotel vouchers, car hire vouchers, electric flight itinerary, luggage labels, transfer / excursion vouchers, a US mobile phone sim card and a handy black wallet to keep all your information in one place.
Our team of experienced travel specialists have been all over the North American region, and thanks to their knowledge and expertise, will be able to help tailor your perfect holiday whilst giving you the inside track on your North American adventure.
PLAN A TRIP NOW
Take inspiration from our example California rail itineraries below or speak to us today so we can tailor something to your specific needs and plans. We can be as flexible as you want to be, and nothing at all is set in stone. Call us now on 0115 9610590 or enquire here
Discover all the “Golden State” has to offer on this 9-day scenic journey from San Francisco to San Diego, with stops in wine country’s Napa and Sonoma valleys, Yosemite National Park, and Los Angeles.
San Francisco | Los Angeles | San Diego
The 15 night rail tour takes you to five of the eight states upon Route 66 and includes tours at the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Chicago and more whilst also giving you the independence to explore Route 66 at your own pace.
Chicago | St Louis | Albuquerque | Williams | Grand Canyon | Flagstaff | Kingman | Los Angeles
CNA TRANS RAIL AMERICA
This once in a lifetime journey takes you to some of America’s most famous sights including Alcatraz, the National Mall, Willis Tower and Hollywood, and travel on some spectacular railroad excursions.
New York City | Washington, DC | Chicago | Glacier National Park | Portland | San Francisco | Los Angeles
Venture to the pacific northwest on Amtrak. Climb aboard a double-decker bus to explore San Francisco. Move onto Portland. Experience “The City of Roses” and all its excitement. Last stop, Seattle. Don’t forget to see the Space Needle!
San Francisco | Portland | Seattle
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.
Cali 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 offer some quite 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.
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.