Cities and Canyons Self Drive Tour

14 Nights

Las Vegas, NV

From the roaring nightlife and 24-hour thrills in the human-made desert oasis of Las Vegas, drive the unforgettable strip past pyramids, palms and palaces into the long stretches of scenic highway that will take you to the very edge of the Seventh Wonder of the Natural World, the Grand Canyon. Although the Grand Canyon may be the largest natural wonder on your journey, you’ll continue to be dwarfed by the majesty of naturally sculpted rock formations on Bryce Canyon National Park, Monument Valley and Arches National Park, home to over 2,000 naturally formed stone arches. Dip down low into Death Valley for a drive across some of the most stark and inhospitable lands in the United States, then, feel the contrast of natural beauty basking in the suddenly abundant wildlife as you soar once again across the highest drivable pass on your way to Yosemite National park. More city excitement awaits discovery in the bustling urban centres of San Francisco and Los Angeles that each offer world-class museums, shopping and fine dining experiences.

From £1416pp
download

Highlights

  • Walk the strip, catch a show, shop and dine, ride a roller coaster, or try your luck at a gambling in any one of Las Vegas’s themed mega resorts that never stop the action whether it’s day or night
  • Stand in awe while taking in the expansive grandeur of one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, the Grand Canyon, and explore its distinctly sublime South Rim, at Grand Canyon National Park
  • Wander across a unique geological environment filled with horseshoe-shaped amphitheatres and thousands of spires, or “hoodoos”, etched across the pink cliffs of Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Visit Kayenta, the gateway to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, to marvel at the naturally sculpted sandstone monoliths set against vistas of mesas, buttes and windblown desert sand
  • Discover one of Utah’s Mighty 5, Arches National Park, an area boasting over 2,000 natural stone arches, soaring pinnacles, and giant balanced rocks set amongst a backdrop of natural red sand
  • Find yourself in the centre of the lowest elevation in North America at Death Valley National Park while taking in the full majesty of the Mojave desert, including spectacular views of the badlands
  • Go from low to high driving Tioga Road, the highest driveable pass in California, on your way to Yosemite National Park where breathtaking forests are dwarfed by the shear rock face of El Capitan
  • Meander through the bustling streets of Chinatown, ride a cable car, enjoy the finest seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf or take a walk across the railings on the Golden Gate Bridge in the City by the Bay
  • Day 1 - Las Vegas Arrival
  • Day 2 - Las Vegas
  • Day 3 - Las Vegas
  • Day 4 - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Flagstaff
  • Day 5 - Flagstaff - Kayenta - Monument Valley
  • Day 6 - Monument Valley - Arches National Park - Moab
  • Day 7 - Moab - Capitol Reef
  • Day 8 - Capitol Reef - Bryce Canyon
  • Day 9 - Bryce Canyon - Death Valley
  • Day 10 - Bryce Canyon - Death Valley
  • Day 11 - Death Valley - Yosemite
  • Day 12 - Yosemite
  • Day 13 - Yosemite - Sacramento - San Francisco
  • Day 14 - San Francisco
  • Day 15 - San Francisco Departure

Welcome to Las Vegas, a desert oasis of neon lights and a city that needs no introduction. Upon arrival, pick up your rental car and proceed to your hotel. This evening, experience the sights and sounds of this wonderland first hand.

Meals Included: Ro

Circus Circus Hotel & Casino

A family favorite Las Vegas resort since its inception, the Circus Circus Resort and Casino is full of family-fun activities. From the thrills of the Adventuredome to the live circus acts right on the casino floor! Learn more about what makes this affordable hotel the best choice for a family vacation to Las Vegas.

Today, enjoy a full day Las Vegas style. Walk the famous Strip lined with mega resorts, 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 roller coaster, lay by the pool, enjoy breathtaking views during a ride on the all-new, 550-foot tall High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel…the list goes on.

Meals Included: Ro

Circus Circus Hotel & Casino

A family favorite Las Vegas resort since its inception, the Circus Circus Resort and Casino is full of family-fun activities. From the thrills of the Adventuredome to the live circus acts right on the casino floor! Learn more about what makes this affordable hotel the best choice for a family vacation to Las Vegas.

With so many things to see and do, you’ll welcome a second day at leisure in the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Meals Included: Ro

Circus Circus Hotel & Casino

A family favorite Las Vegas resort since its inception, the Circus Circus Resort and Casino is full of family-fun activities. From the thrills of the Adventuredome to the live circus acts right on the casino floor! Learn more about what makes this affordable hotel the best choice for a family vacation to Las Vegas.

Depart early this morning and make your way to Kingman, one of Arizona’s hidden treasures. En route, Hoover Dam makes for an awe-inspiring stop. Once in Kingman, join Route 66 and travel along the longest stretch that remains of this historic route to Seligman. Evidence of the old road can be seen all along Seligman’s main street where motels, cafés and numerous gift shops beg to be explored. Continue to Grand Canyon National Park, a natural wonder that you simply have to see to believe. Spend time discovering the distinct South Rim of the canyon before making your way to Flagstaff whose historic downtown charm attracts visitors from all over the world.

Driving Distance: 448 MI / 721 KM

Meals Included: Ro

GreenTree Inn Flagstaff

Property Location With a stay at GreenTree Inn Flagstaff in Flagstaff, you'll be close to Walkup Skydome and Lowell Observatory. This hotel is within close proximity of Riordon Mansion and Northern Arizona University.

This morning, head north to Kayenta, the gateway to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. This great valley is framed by scenic clouds that cast shadows on the desert floor and boasts sandstone masterpieces that tower to heights of 400 to 1,000 feet. These fragile pinnacles are surrounded by miles of mesas, buttes and windblown sand, and the angle of the sun accents their graceful formations providing colorful scenery that is simply spellbinding.

Driving Distance: 172 MI / 277 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Kayenta Monument Valley Inn

Property Location Located in Kayenta, Kayenta Monument Valley Inn is in a rural location, minutes from Navajo Code Talkers Exhibit, and close to Navajo Cultural Center.

Today it’s on to one of Utah’s Mighty 5, Arches National Park. Once in the park you’ll discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. With over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles and giant balanced rocks, this red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations and inspire you with its most unique scenery. Just outside of Arches, Moab’s unique combination of small town hospitality and beautiful scenery has made it one of the most sought after destinations in the Southwest.

Driving Distance: 156 MI / 251 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Super 8 Moab

Escape to the frontier at our newly renovated Super 8 Moab hotel. Conveniently located off Highway 191, our location near Arches National Park puts outdoor recreation and scenic wilderness at your fingertips.

Journey today to Capitol Reef National Park. Located in the heart of Utah’s red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the Earth) extending almost 100 miles.

Driving Distance: 144 MI / 232 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Capitol Reef Resort

Property Location Located in Torrey, Capitol Reef Resort is in the mountains and within the region of Capitol Reef National Park and Lyman Natural Arch. This hotel is within the region of Fish Lake.

This morning, make your way south to Bryce Canyon National Park. Famous for its unique geology, Bryce Canyon consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters where the power of wind, water and geologic mayhem has etched the pink cliffs and shaped the colorful limestone rock into thousands of spires called “hoodoos.”

Driving Distance: 122 MI / 196 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Bryce View Lodge

The Bryce View Lodge offers the finest in Bryce Canyon lodging. Located next to Bryce Canyon National Park on Highway U-63 in Southern Utah, this perfect Bryce Canyon lodging is nestled at the edge of a pine forest on a high plateau that overlooks the beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park.

Spend today exploring more of Bryce Canyon, or head to nearby Zion National Park. Zion is Utah’s oldest national park known for its incredible canyons and spectacular views. Here, follow the paths of ancient native people and gaze at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink and red that soar into the bright blue sky. Consider challenging your courage in one of the slot canyons in and around Zion National Park formed by the Virgin River and its tributaries.

Meals Included: Ro

Bryce View Lodge

The Bryce View Lodge offers the finest in Bryce Canyon lodging. Located next to Bryce Canyon National Park on Highway U-63 in Southern Utah, this perfect Bryce Canyon lodging is nestled at the edge of a pine forest on a high plateau that overlooks the beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park.

Today’s journey west takes you to the lowest elevation in North America, Death Valley National Park. The Mojave is at its most magnificent with geological history on full display in this rugged, 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.

Driving Distance: 401 MI / 645 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Death Valley Inn

Located at the site of the historic Burro Inn Motel, the Death Valley Inn Motel is the best place to stay, whether you are visiting Death Valley National Park, traveling along Highway 95, or just trying to get away from it all!

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.

Driving Distance: 231 MI / 372 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Comfort Inn Yosemite Area

Property Location Located in Oakhurst, Comfort Inn Yosemite Area is minutes from Children's Museum of the Sierra and close to Fresno Flats Historical Park. This hotel is within the vicinity of Golden Chain Theater and Bass lake Recreation Area.

Get outside today and delve into the depths of the park. 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.

Meals Included: Ro

Comfort Inn Yosemite Area

Property Location Located in Oakhurst, Comfort Inn Yosemite Area is minutes from Children's Museum of the Sierra and close to Fresno Flats Historical Park. This hotel is within the vicinity of Golden Chain Theater and Bass lake Recreation Area.

Leave the wonder of Yosemite behind as you journey west through Gold Rushera attractions, Sacramento, California’s state capital, and on to San Francisco. Considered one of the greatest cities in the world for many reasons, San Francisco offers one-of-a-kind sights and something to suit your every need.

Driving Distance: 429 MI / 690 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Tilden Hotel

Property Location A stay at Tilden Hotel places you in the heart of San Francisco, minutes from Westfield San Francisco Centre and close to Lombard Street. This 4-star hotel is close to Pier 39 and University of San Francisco.

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. Or, for a little piece of heaven on Earth, spend the day in Napa Valley whose picturesque rolling hills and wineries dot the landscape.

Meals Included: Ro

Tilden Hotel

Property Location A stay at Tilden Hotel places you in the heart of San Francisco, minutes from Westfield San Francisco Centre and close to Lombard Street. This 4-star hotel is close to Pier 39 and University of San Francisco.

Return your rental car at the airport prior to your departure.