California Adventure­čç║­čç▓: A Road Trip Through America's National Parks

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Kiam

Guided trip
What's special?
special See 6 National Parks
special A beautiful mix between city and nature
special Enhance the outdoors while Camping
Our journey begins in San Diego for a 3 night stay and takes you north towards Los Angeles, a vibrant city known for its entertainment industry, iconic landmarks like the Hollywood Sign, and beautiful beaches such as Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Take some time to explore the city's attractions, including Universal Studios, Griffith Observatory, and the Getty Center. Continuing your adventure, head east towards Sequoia National Park, a majestic wilderness boasting giant sequoia trees, including the famous General Sherman Tree, the largest living tree on Earth. Hike through scenic trails, visit stunning waterfalls like Tokopah Falls, and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Next, make your way to Kings Canyon National Park, located adjacent to Sequoia National Park. Known for its deep canyons, towering granite cliffs, and pristine forests, this park offers breathtaking vistas and excellent hiking opportunities. Be sure to check out the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, Zumwalt Meadow, and the awe-inspiring vistas from the park's viewpoints. From there, head north to Yosemite National Park, a world-renowned destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Marvel at the iconic granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome, hike through picturesque valleys like Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows, and be captivated by the beauty of Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America. Continuing your journey, drive towards Bishop, a charming town nestled in the Eastern Sierra region. Enjoy the stunning views of the Sierra Nevada mountains, go fishing in the Owens River, or embark on a scenic hike in the surrounding areas. Next, venture into Death Valley National Park, a land of extremes. Explore the vast salt flats of Badwater Basin, hike through colorful canyons like Golden Canyon and Artist's Palette, and witness the eerie beauty of the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Make sure to stay hydrated and be prepared for the park's desert environment. Afterwards, make your way to Zion National Park, located in southern Utah. Experience the breathtaking beauty of towering red cliffs, deep canyons, and verdant forests. Hike the famous Narrows, where you wade through the Virgin River amidst towering canyon walls, or take on the challenging Angels Landing Trail for panoramic views of the park. Lastly, head towards Valley of Fire State Park, a hidden gem just outside Las Vegas. Marvel at the park's vibrant red sandstone formations, ancient petroglyphs, and unique rock formations. Take a scenic drive through the park, hike the trails, and witness stunning sunsets illuminating the landscape. Finally, your journey culminates in Las Vegas, where you can indulge in the city's vibrant nightlife, world-class entertainment, and exciting casinos. Enjoy the iconic Las Vegas Strip, catch a show or concert, and try your luck at the various casinos before concluding your unforgettable trip

I organize and arrange the entire trip from San Diego to Las Vegas, including stops in Los Angeles, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Yosemite, Bishop, Death Valley, Zion, and Valley of Fire. Please note that I do not provide full-day itineraries.

San Diego, Los Angeles and Las Vegas we will be staying in a Airbnb or hotel depending on the group size. During our roadtrip we will stay at high rated campgrounds which will include showers and toilets. You will get your own private tent with the needed gear. We will share the kitchen gear and other necessary items. Depending on your own preferences there will be the opportunity to cook yourself or go out dining.

What's included?
Fully insured (shared) Rental car (SUV)
Fully equipped Camping Adventure
Unlimited Kilometers for the rental car
Airport Transfers
Appartment San Diego (3.Nights)
Appartement Los Angeles (4.nights)
Campgrounds fee + privat tent
Hotel Las Vegas
Drinks and snacks during hikes
Entry Fees National parks
Your Booking includes free protection from Trip cancellations.
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Trip Itinerary
1

San Diego

Day 1-4
San Diego has it all! Spend three days exploring the best beaches, parks, and attractions. Visit the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and the USS Midway Museum. Don't forget to relax on the beautiful beaches and enjoy the delicious local cuisine.
2

Joshua Tree

Day 4-6
Joshua Tree is a magical desert oasis that's definitely worth a visit! Spend two nights in the park for an unforgettable experience. During the day, explore the park's unique rock formations, Joshua trees, and desert landscapes. At night, stargaze under the clear desert skies.
3

Los Angeles

Day 6-10
Spend four days exploring the city's iconic landmarks such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Griffith Observatory, and the Getty Center. Don't forget to take a stroll on the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk and enjoy the local cuisine. If you're a fan of theme parks, be sure to check out Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland. To get to Los Angeles from San Diego, we will take the Pacific Surfliner train for a scenic ride along the Southern California coast.
4

Sequoia National Park

Day 10-11
Get ready for an epic adventure in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks! We'll spend 3 nights exploring these magnificent parks and soaking up the natural wonders. First up, get ready to be mind-blown by the massive giant sequoia trees. These behemoths are seriously impressive! You'll stroll through groves filled with these ancient giants, like the General Sherman Tree, the biggest tree in the whole wide world. It's like stepping into a magical forest! But wait, there's more! We'll hit the trails and hike through breathtaking landscapes. Picture yourself surrounded by rugged mountains, deep canyons, and pristine wilderness. The views are jaw-dropping! Don't miss the Mist Falls Trail and the Zumwalt Meadow Loop. They're Instagram-worthy, trust me! For an adrenaline rush, we'll conquer Moro Rock. It's a bit of a climb, but totally worth it! Once you reach the top, you'll be rewarded with sweeping vistas of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The views are out of this world! If you're up for an underground adventure, we'll explore Crystal Cave. It's like stepping into a different realm. Marvel at the intricate formations and let the play of light and shadows mesmerize you. It's a truly enchanting experience. Keep your eyes peeled for some wildlife spotting! Who knows, you might come across a black bear, mule deer, or even a mountain lion. Just make sure to snap a pic from a safe distance! And of course, we can't forget about those scenic drives. The Generals Highway will take us on a journey through breathtaking landscapes. Get ready to pull over for some epic photo ops and soak in the natural beauty around every corner. When it's time to relax, we'll head to Lodgepole Village. Kick back by the Kaweah River, have a picnic with a view, and let the peacefulness of nature wash over you. It's the perfect way to unwind after an adventure-filled day. So pack your sense of wonder and get ready for an unforgettable time in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Nature's calling, and we're about to answer with a big ol' adventure!
5

Kings Canyon National Park

Day 11-13
Get ready for an epic adventure in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks! We'll spend 3 nights exploring these magnificent parks and soaking up the natural wonders. First up, get ready to be mind-blown by the massive giant sequoia trees. These behemoths are seriously impressive! You'll stroll through groves filled with these ancient giants, like the General Sherman Tree, the biggest tree in the whole wide world. It's like stepping into a magical forest! But wait, there's more! We'll hit the trails and hike through breathtaking landscapes. Picture yourself surrounded by rugged mountains, deep canyons, and pristine wilderness. The views are jaw-dropping! Don't miss the Mist Falls Trail and the Zumwalt Meadow Loop. They're Instagram-worthy, trust me! For an adrenaline rush, we'll conquer Moro Rock. It's a bit of a climb, but totally worth it! Once you reach the top, you'll be rewarded with sweeping vistas of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The views are out of this world! If you're up for an underground adventure, we'll explore Crystal Cave. It's like stepping into a different realm. Marvel at the intricate formations and let the play of light and shadows mesmerize you. It's a truly enchanting experience. Keep your eyes peeled for some wildlife spotting! Who knows, you might come across a black bear, mule deer, or even a mountain lion. Just make sure to snap a pic from a safe distance! And of course, we can't forget about those scenic drives. The Generals Highway will take us on a journey through breathtaking landscapes. Get ready to pull over for some epic photo ops and soak in the natural beauty around every corner. When it's time to relax, we'll head to Lodgepole Village. Kick back by the Kaweah River, have a picnic with a view, and let the peacefulness of nature wash over you. It's the perfect way to unwind after an adventure-filled day. So pack your sense of wonder and get ready for an unforgettable time in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Nature's calling, and we're about to answer with a big ol' adventure!
6

Yosemite National Park

Day 13-16
We'll be staying for 2 nights at the picturesque Four Jeffrey campground in Bishop. This campground provides a fantastic base for our mountain adventures and offers a serene and scenic environment. Now, let's get back to the exciting part ÔÇô the mountain hikes! Bishop is a gateway to numerous breathtaking trails that cater to different skill levels and preferences. Here are a few suggestions: Bishop Pass Trail: This challenging yet rewarding hike takes you through alpine meadows, past glistening lakes, and up to stunning viewpoints. Prepare to be mesmerized by the panoramic vistas from the summit. South Lake Trail: For a moderate and scenic hike, embark on the South Lake Trail. Follow the trail along the shores of South Lake, marvel at the reflections of the towering peaks, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings. Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest: Take a trip to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest and witness the astonishing beauty of these ancient trees, some of the oldest living organisms on the planet. Stroll through the groves and contemplate the resilience of these majestic giants. Rock Climbing Adventures: If you're an experienced climber seeking a thrilling challenge, Bishop offers fantastic rock climbing opportunities. Test your skills on the rugged cliffs and boulders, and feel the adrenaline rush as you conquer the vertical terrain. After a day of exploration, we'll return to the cozy Four Jeffrey campground. Gather around the campfire, share stories, and bask in the peaceful atmosphere of the great outdoors. It's the perfect way to unwind and connect with nature. And don't forget to gaze up at the night sky! Bishop's dark skies provide an ideal setting for stargazing. Lie back, marvel at the twinkling stars, and let the beauty of the cosmos fill you with wonder. Get ready to embrace the mountain spirit, embark on thrilling hikes, and experience the beauty of Bishop's wilderness during our 2-night stay at Four Jeffrey campground. It's time to make lasting memories in this spectacular mountain paradise!
7

Bishop

Day 16-18
We'll be staying for 2 nights at the picturesque Four Jeffrey campground in Bishop. This campground provides a fantastic base for our mountain adventures and offers a serene and scenic environment. Now, let's get back to the exciting part ÔÇô the mountain hikes! Bishop is a gateway to numerous breathtaking trails that cater to different skill levels and preferences. Here are a few suggestions: Bishop Pass Trail: This challenging yet rewarding hike takes you through alpine meadows, past glistening lakes, and up to stunning viewpoints. Prepare to be mesmerized by the panoramic vistas from the summit. South Lake Trail: For a moderate and scenic hike, embark on the South Lake Trail. Follow the trail along the shores of South Lake, marvel at the reflections of the towering peaks, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings. Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest: Take a trip to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest and witness the astonishing beauty of these ancient trees, some of the oldest living organisms on the planet. Stroll through the groves and contemplate the resilience of these majestic giants. Rock Climbing Adventures: If you're an experienced climber seeking a thrilling challenge, Bishop offers fantastic rock climbing opportunities. Test your skills on the rugged cliffs and boulders, and feel the adrenaline rush as you conquer the vertical terrain. After a day of exploration, we'll return to the cozy Four Jeffrey campground. Gather around the campfire, share stories, and bask in the peaceful atmosphere of the great outdoors. It's the perfect way to unwind and connect with nature. And don't forget to gaze up at the night sky! Bishop's dark skies provide an ideal setting for stargazing. Lie back, marvel at the twinkling stars, and let the beauty of the cosmos fill you with wonder. Get ready to embrace the mountain spirit, embark on thrilling hikes, and experience the beauty of Bishop's wilderness during our 2-night stay at Four Jeffrey campground. It's time to make lasting memories in this spectacular mountain paradise!
8

Death Valley

Day 18-19
Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Death Valley! We'll spend one night exploring its extreme landscapes and otherworldly beauty. Highlights include walking on the salt flats of Badwater Basin, marveling at the vibrant colors of the Artist's Palette, enjoying panoramic views from Zabriskie Point, and exploring the mesmerizing Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. At night, don't miss the incredible stargazing opportunities that Death Valley's dark skies offer. Get ready to be amazed by the unique landscapes and natural wonders of Death Valley during our short but memorable stay!
9

Zion National Park

Day 19-21
Get ready for an unforgettable experience in Zion National Park! We'll be spending two nights immersing ourselves in the awe-inspiring beauty of this remarkable natural wonder. Let's dive in! Zion National Park is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, offering breathtaking landscapes and thrilling adventures. Here's what awaits us during our stay: The Narrows: Strap on your hiking shoes and prepare for an unforgettable adventure through The Narrows. This iconic hike takes you through the narrow slot canyons of the Virgin River, surrounded by towering sandstone walls. It's a truly immersive and awe-inspiring experience. Angel's Landing: If you're up for a thrilling challenge, hike to the top of Angel's Landing. This famous trail rewards you with breathtaking panoramic views of the park. But beware, as the trail is steep and features narrow sections with sheer drop-offs. It's not for the faint of heart, but the sense of accomplishment is unparalleled. Emerald Pools: Explore the tranquil beauty of the Emerald Pools, a series of stunning waterfalls and pools nestled in the heart of Zion. Take a leisurely hike along the trails and cool off in the refreshing waters. It's the perfect place to relax and soak in the serenity of nature. Zion Canyon Scenic Drive: Take a scenic drive through Zion Canyon and marvel at the majestic cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and lush greenery. Be sure to make stops along the way to capture the beauty of the park and enjoy short walks to viewpoints. Observation Point: For a bird's-eye view of Zion, hike up to Observation Point. This challenging yet rewarding trail offers panoramic vistas of the entire canyon, providing a sense of the park's grandeur and scale. During our two nights in Zion National Park, we'll have ample time to explore these iconic attractions, immerse ourselves in the stunning landscapes, and connect with nature on a profound level. Get ready for thrilling hikes, breathtaking views, and an unforgettable experience in the natural wonders of Zion National Park
10

Valley of Fire

Day 21-22
The Valley of Fire is a stunning state park located in the Mojave Desert, about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It is known for its vibrant red sandstone formations, which create a striking landscape of towering cliffs, deep canyons, and unique rock formations. The park gets its name from the fiery red hue that the sandstone takes on, particularly during sunrise and sunset, making it a photographer's paradise. Visitors can explore various hiking trails that wind through the park, offering opportunities to see ancient petroglyphs, diverse plant life, and breathtaking vistas. The Valley of Fire is a natural wonder that showcases the rugged beauty of the desert and offers a peaceful retreat from the bustling city life.
11

Las Vegas

Day 22-23
Las Vegas, often referred to as the "Entertainment Capital of the World," is a vibrant city located in the state of Nevada, USA. It is famous for its bustling nightlife, extravagant resorts, world-class entertainment, and, of course, its casinos. The Las Vegas Strip, a stretch of approximately 4 miles, is lined with iconic hotels, including themed resorts like the Bellagio, Caesars Palace, and The Venetian, each offering a unique experience. Visitors can explore a wide range of attractions, from dazzling stage shows and musical performances to fine dining, shopping, and nightlife options. Beyond the Strip, Las Vegas offers outdoor adventures, such as hiking in nearby Red Rock Canyon or taking a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. Las Vegas is a city that never sleeps, captivating visitors with its glitz, glamour, and endless entertainment options.
Trip Summary
Accommodation
Apartments & Hotel & Camping & Other
23 days trip
San Diego, Joshua Tree & 9 more
Transportation
Car
What's excluded?
International Flights
Fuel (Will be divided, around $150 p.p.)
Entry tickets for example Disneyland
Food
Semi-guided tour
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