Wings To The West

Wings To The West. 22 days/21 nights. Start: San Francisco/San Diego/Los Angeles - End: San Francisco/San Diego/Los Angeles.

  • Day 01: Los Angeles - Arrival, pickup rentalcar, hotel checkin, rest of day free at leisure
  • Day 02: Los Angeles - Universal Studios
  • Day 03: Los Angeles - Pismo Beach/Morro Bay/San Luis Obispo
  • Day 04: Pismo Beach/Morry Bay/San Luis Obispo - Carmel/Monterey
  • Day 05: Carmel/Monterey - San Francisco
  • Day 06: San Francisco
  • Day 07: San Francisco - Yosemite Park
  • Day 08: Yosemite Park
  • Day 09: Yosemite Park - Bakersfield
  • Day 10: Bakersfield - Death Valley
  • Day 11: Death Valley - Las Vegas
  • Day 12: Las Vegas - Bryce Canyon
  • Day 13: Bryce Canyon - Page
  • Day 14: Page
  • Day 15: Page - Grand Canyon (Via Kayenta)
  • Day 16: Grand Canyon - Phoenix
  • Day 17: Phoenix/Scottsdale
  • Day 18: Phoenix/Scottsdale - San Diego
  • Day 19: San Diego
  • Day 20: San Diego - Los Angeles/Anaheim
  • Day 21: Anaheim/Disneyland
  • Day 22: Departure Los Angeles
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day 1

Los Angeles - Arrival, pickup rentalcar, hotel checkin, rest of day free at leisure

1 Day

35 km

At arrival, pick up the rental car and check in at the hotel. Free time and lodging.

 

day 2

Los Angeles - Universal Studios

1 Day

30 km

Experience the magic of the film industry today during your visit to Universal Studios. Enjoy the stunt shows, experience the interaction at Earthquake, Back to the Future of King Kong, walk in famous movie streets, and for a drink and something tasty you can go to 'Universal City Walk' a nice street full of shops, restaurants, cinemas and much more. Tonight you can walk along Hollywood Boulevard, the famous street with the Grauman's Chinese Theatre and where you can admire many hand and footprints of celebrities of the film in the pavement.

day 3

Los Angeles - Pismo Beach/Morro Bay/San Luis Obispo

1 Day

320 km

Start the day perhaps with a walk on the beach of Venice Beach or Santa Monica. Then head to Santa Barbara, one of the most beautiful seaside resorts on the coast. Visit the picturesque historic center in Spanish colonial style with The Old Mission Post, one of the most beautiful churches in the region and the beautiful County Courthouse surrounded by a lush tropical garden. For those who love some activity: you will find beautiful cycling and walking paths and the many restaurants on Stearn's Wharf will treat you to delicious fish dishes. Then further north via Lompoc and Santa Maria to Pismo Beach or surroundings.

day 4

Pismo Beach/Morry Bay/San Luis Obispo - Carmel/Monterey

1 Day

230 km

Enjoy a relaxing drive along Pacific Highway 1 to San Simeon. Visit the impressive "Hearst Castle", a huge estate with beautiful gardens full of statues, an immense castle with 56 bedrooms and as many bathrooms and a huge art collection. Built on top of a hill, it offers a panoramic view of the ocean. Drive further north and stop at BIG SUR because the road runs through a fantastic piece of nature. Continue driving along the coast to Monterey for the night.

day 5

Carmel/Monterey - San Francisco

1 Day

260 km

Monterey and Carmel are located on a peninsula and form 2 friendly coastal towns with different attractions such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Maritime Museum, the picturesque Fishermans's Wharf from where many boat excursions depart and Cannery Row where the sardines and canneries used to be. The 17-Mile Drive is a panoramic road between Monterey and Carmel, along the rugged coast, through forests, along beautiful golf courses and brings you to the beautiful coastal town of Carmel where a visit to the famous 'Mission' should not be missed. You will then drive via Santa Cruz to San Francisco for lodging. 

 

day 6

San Francisco

1 Day

15 km

San Francisco is probably one of the most beautiful cities in America, beautifully situated on a couple of hills, which provides incredibly beautiful views over the city and the bay behind it. Typical of the city are the famous cable cars and the Victorian style houses. The city also has the largest CHINATOWN outside China itself. Time for an extensive visit to this beautiful city: Lombard Street and Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square with numerous shops, Alcatraz where once the biggest criminals were locked up, a trip by cable-car..... Enjoy it.

day 7

San Francisco - Yosemite Park

1 Day

305 km

After a last walk through the city, leave San Francisco and travel on to the beautiful Yosemite National Park. Yosemite is one of the largest nature reserves in the Sierra Nevada and has a great diversity of fauna and flora. Within the park, Yosemite Valley is the most visited area and you will also find the information center with rangers that can give you all the tips for beautiful walks and activities at all levels.  Wherever you drive through the park you will enjoy beautiful views and a few highlights in the park are definitely Glacier Point, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Mirror Lake, Tuolumne Meadows, Wawona and Mariposa Grove and certainly not to forget: Tioga Road which leads to the Tioga Pass and is only open from the beginning of June to the beginning of November.

day 8

Yosemite Park

1 Day

Take your time to enjoy all the beauty of the park today. In the Visitor Center you will find plans and maps of the most beautiful hiking trails that will take you along the picturesque surroundings of meadows, forests and the Merced River. The rangers will be happy to help you with information about programs intended for young children and their parents or about the assignment book for children between 7-13 years. Highly recommended.

day 9

Yosemite Park - Bakersfield

1 Day

430 km

Today we leave Yosemite from the south and drive towards Fresno, centrally located as a gateway to two other beautiful parks, namely Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park. Here you will find high mountains, deep valleys, magical caves and the world's largest trees, namely sequoias. What you should not miss is Giant Forest with the General Sherman Tree, about 83.8 meters high and 31.3 meters in circumference. Furthermore, you get a spectacular view from Moro Rock and through the info center you can arrange guided tours through caves like Crystal Cave. Then leave the park and drive through Visalia towards Bakersfield for lodging.

 

day 10

Bakersfield - Death Valley

1 Day

370 km

Bakersfield is known as the country music capital of the West Coast. Take a stroll along the wide pavement in front of country music star Buck Owens' shop before continuing the trip to Death Valley. Today's ride takes you via Lake Isabelle and Olancha to the warm (hot) heart of California. Settling in the hotel.

day 11

Death Valley - Las Vegas

1 Day

230 km

Death Valley is one of the driest and hottest places on earth, a desert of sand dunes, colored rock layers, creeks and an immeasurable wind. Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and that you are adequately protected from the sun. At the info centre of Furnace Creek it is best to get a map with a good overview of the main tourist points of the park: Dante's View, Zabriskie Point, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Scottys Castle... are some of them. Now just a few hours drive and you'll reach Las Vegas. Enjoy the swimming pool or a spectacular show in one of the hotels along the "Strip" or... Good luck in the casinos. 

day 12

Las Vegas - Bryce Canyon

1 Day

430 km

Las Vegas is known as the gambling city of the world with some of the world's largest casino hotels where tourists flock to try their luck, to get married or to stay in such an impressive hotel. Las Vegas Boulevard = the STRIP, is full of entertainment with hotels, shops, casinos, restaurants and recreational facilities on both sides. Also drive to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign, an excellent place for a memorable photo. Now on your way to Zion National Park where you will discover a beautiful succession of green valleys, steep mountainsides and glistening rivers. From the entrance, take a shuttle bus that will take you into the park and stop at the main points where walks start. One of the most beautiful and famous walks is the one through THE NARROWS, but then you have to plan a full day in the park. At the end of the afternoon, drive to a BRYCE CANYON for lodging.

day 13

Bryce Canyon - Page

1 Day

265 km

Here in Bryce Canyon you will find the most colourful rock formations in the world, in shades of red, brown and yellow. The erosion has shaped this beautiful stone world and the picturesque road through the park will take you to vantage points and hiking trails. Each point offers fantastic views over the canyon and places like Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Inspiration Point and Bryce Point offer the most beautiful photo stops. This afternoon you will continue via Kanab to Page, located on the beautiful Lake Powell for accommodation. In the immediate vicinity of Kanab you can make a stop at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the Wave and Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Kanab is also popularly known as 'Little Hollywood' because of the many western films that were shot in the area.

day 14

Page

1 Day

Full day of leisure at Page, located on the south side of the huge Lake Powell on the border between Utah and Arizona. Enjoy the numerous activities such as a boat trip on the lake towards Rainbow Bridge, rent a powerboat or jet ski, visit the infocenter of the Glen Canyon Dam and an absolute must is the visit to Antelope Canyon, a beautiful gorge in which the colors change according to the position of the sun; the walls form strange but beautiful waves that immediately remind of a corkscrew. 

day 15

Page - Grand Canyon (Via Kayenta)

1 Day

440 km

You drive through an arid and deserted area towards Kayenta. Short visit to Monument Valley where you can reminisce about famous "Western" movies. This gigantic valley with the typical landscape of huge table mountains formed by the red rock will take you back to the famous movies with John Wayne and companions. Don't miss a jeep trip with a Navajoguide that will take you to places you can't reach by car. In the late afternoon you will pass through to the Grand Canyon where you will be offered a first spectacle of light and colour. Lodging in one of the lodges at the entrance of the park.

day 16

Grand Canyon - Phoenix

1 Day

310 km

The Grand Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and is one of the most famous parks in the USA. This gigantic globe was carved by the Colorado River, is about 450km long and is at certain places 1600m. deep. The most beautiful and main panoramas can be visited with the shuttle buses that drive through the park or rent a bike and enjoy the colorful rocks and breathtaking views at your own pace. An optional helicopter trip can be booked in addition. Afterwards you will travel via the picturesque Oak Creek Canyon to Sedona for a short break (picturesque town surrounded by beautiful red rocks, loved by artists and performers) and the day ends in Phoenix/Scottsdale.

day 17

Phoenix/Scottsdale

1 Day

A day of unwinding around the pool or explore the Apache Trail, an introduction to ancient Indian culture. Phoenix and Scottsdale are megaoases in the Arizona desert and everywhere you look you'll see white dream villas on boulevards full of palm trees and exclusive 'resorts' trying to surpass each other with the most luxurious furnishings. Explore the Heard Museum and end the day by the pool, perhaps with the silhouette of the Camelback Mountains in the background.

day 18

Phoenix/Scottsdale - San Diego

1 Day

560 km

A long trip today! Through the arid Mojave desert you will travel to the Pacific Ocean. You drive past proud saguaro cacti and vast citrus plantations, cross the Colorado river and arrive in California. The mighty dunes and the sand desert will accompany you to San Diego ... finally the sea, the sand, the seagulls....

day 19

San Diego

1 Day

Full day to explore the city. Balboa Park: unites museums, theatres, flower greenhouses and outdoor entertainment; the world famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World where you can enjoy the tricks of sea lions and the acrobatics of water ski groups; 'The Old Town' with its Mexican conviviality; the Gaslamp Quarter with lots of shops and restaurants,... the "place to be" for a pleasant dinner; the beautiful beaches of La Jolla and Coronado Island, ... Enjoy it.

day 20

San Diego - Los Angeles/Anaheim

1 Day

170 km

Just a short trip today. This allows you to provide an extra visit to the Mission San Juan Capistrano, beautifully restored and in the monastery garden you will find a moment of rest. A little further on, a stop on the famous "Queen Mary" in Long Beach should not be missed: after years of transatlantic service, this majestic ship has been given a permanent place in the port of Long Beach and is now both a hotel and a museum. Another famous landmark in Long Beach is the Aquarium of the Pacific. The day ends in Anaheim for lodging.

day 21

Anaheim/Disneyland

1 Day

Enjoy a full day of the wonderful world of Walt Disney: THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH'. This amusement park for young and old can start at Main Street USA where you get a beautiful view of the castle of Cinderella. Here in the original theme park you will now also find the latest STAR WARS attraction and across the street you can enjoy a few hours of 'action' in Disney's California Adventure Park.

day 22

Departure Los Angeles

1 Day

End of this fantastic trip, return of the car at the airport or any extension of your choice, subject to a supplement.

Standard hotels (0USST15A)
is available starting at 3115 EUR

Prices apply for all departures in the date range. Departure is possible every day.

Rooms 21.04.22 - 30.04.22 01.05.22 - 30.06.22 01.07.22 - 17.08.22 18.08.22 - 31.10.22 01.11.22 - 30.11.22
2X DOUBLE ROOMS + 1 RENTALCAR (K2X2D) 3447 3677 3795 3677 2815
DOUBLE ROOM 1 BED (K21) 3745 3977 4202 3977 3115
QUADRUPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K42) 2082 2285 2403 2285 1777
TRIPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K32) 2638 2839 2990 2839 2223
SINGLE ROOM (K11) 7233 7703 8151 7703 5971
per child in parents room 2 - 12 (DACHD12) 127 127 127 127 127
per childr in parents room 13 - 17 (DACHD18) 357 484 484 484 357
Alamo Suppl. Gold - per car (DALGOLD) 273 273 273 273 273

Superior hotels (0USSU15A)
is available starting at 3817 EUR

Prices apply for all departures in the date range. Departure is possible every day.

Rooms 21.04.22 - 30.04.22 01.05.22 - 30.06.22 01.07.22 - 17.08.22 18.08.22 - 31.10.22 01.11.22 - 30.11.22
2X DOUBLE ROOMS + 1 RENTALCAR (K2X2D) 4297 4844 4962 4844 3518
DOUBLE ROOM 1 BED (K21) 4598 5144 5369 5144 3817
QUADRUPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K42) 2603 2892 3010 2892 2217
TRIPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K32) 3281 3650 3801 3650 2759
SINGLE ROOM (K11) 9032 10123 10572 10123 7471
per child in parents room 2 - 11 (DACHD12) 55 55 55 55 55
per childr in parents room 12 - 17 (DACHD18) 615 615 615 615 615
Alamo Suppl. Gold - per car (DALGOLD) 273 273 273 273 273

Included

  • Hotelaccomodation based on lodging + local sales taxes, as per itinerary and as per chosen hotel category.
  • Car rental with GPS, adapted to the number of persons in the car, one driver.  Extra drivers and/or underage drivers can be added with supplement.
    • Single: Economy except if the car is brought back to another city than the one it started from, than Compact.
    • Double/Twin: Compact
    • Triple: Intermediate
    • Quadruple and 2x double rooms: Fullsize.
  • Any other car rental category can be provided with the appropriate price adjustment.
  • Only for selfdrives booked as published: roadbook with description of day by day itinerary. (Only available in Dutch and French)
  • Local roadmap of the State or Province (Canda), or a road atlas if the trip brings you through different states.

Not Included

All services NOT mentioned such as: 

  • International passport and charges for ESTA = USA and or ETA = Canada.
  • Airline tickets, airport taxes, fuel surcharge, security fee, and more.
  • Meals at the hotels except if confirmed differently at time of confirmation.
  • Resort fees, Urban fees, Facility fees and other fees charged by some hotels and to be paid locally.
  • Eventual cost for a (new) Belgian - European drivers licence, if the current one does not state "Drivers Licence" in English.
  • Warrant/Security Deposit/Guarantee cost for rental cars, motorhomes, motorbikes, hotels and more.
  • Fuel for the vehicles and parking costs. 
  • Charges for tollroads en toll bridges
  • Insurances (cancellation insurance, travel and assistance insurance, luggage insurance, etc).
  • Admissions to the national parks, to attractions, extra excursions, etc.
  • All personal expenses (Food & Drinks), souvenirs and more. 

Good To Know

FLIGHTS:

Wings ‘n Wheels is offering a large choice of European and American carriers which operates daily flights to and from the USA and Canada, starting from Brussels and as well as from the main airports in neighboring countries.

International and eventual domestic flights are not included. Airlines work with flexible prices and availability does change quickly. Use the contact form below and send it to your travel agent (enter your postal code or city name or the name of your travel agency) and indicate accurately your travel dates (departure and return) together with the surname (family name), first name and date of birth of each traveler and Wings ‘n Wheels will search for the best deals, considering itinerary and pricing.

A-LA-CARTE   -  TAILOR MADE:

All self-drive itineraries can be amended and tailormade “ à la carte” to your wishes.

CARRENTAL - DRIVERS LICENCE:

It is mandatory to present a NATIONAL driving licence with on the front side "Driving Licence". An international drivers licence is a translation only and not a valid document to rent a vehicle.