Visit the most beautiful national parks in the USA in your own motorhome. Then continue by car on a road trip from Las Vegas via Yosemite, San Francisco and Highway 1 to Los Angeles.
The trip begins in Las Vegas, which is a good starting point to visit some of the most beautiful national parks in the western United States. You have the motorhome for eight days and can freely explore the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Arches, Bryce and Zion National Parks. After eight days in a motorhome, you continue with a road trip from Las Vegas to Los Angeles via Sequoia National Park, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, Monterey and Highway 1. You can thus experience camping life in some of America’s most beautiful national parks. From Las Vegas to Los Angeles you have your own rental car and all nights are booked in advance. All necessary equipment, compulsory insurance and a certain number of kilometers (extra or free kilometers can be purchased) are included.
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Day 1: Departure from Sweden and arrival in Las Vegas
Departure from Sweden to Las Vegas with arrival the same day. Then you can check in at your hotel and go on adventures in the city.
Day 2: Pick up your motorhome on your own
You pick up the car after 13.00, if you have not bought for the “Early Bird Departure Special” (not included in the price). Now you go exactly where you want. We recommend that you visit the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Arches, Bryce and Zion National Parks, where you will find some of America’s most beautiful scenery, lots of wildlife, great hiking trails, adventure sports and cozy campgrounds.
Day 3-8: On your own in the motorhome
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Day 9: Leave the RV in Las Vegas
You must leave the car between 09:00 and 11:00 if you have not purchased the “Early Bird Departure Special” (not included in the price). The rental car is booked from the morning, so you can pick it up before you leave the motorhome. This means that you can load all your luggage from the motorhome into the car when you return the motorhome, before continuing to your Las Vegas hotel. The rest of the day is spent on your own.
Day 10: On a voyage of discovery in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is open 24 hours a day, with everything from live shows to exciting casinos. Here you can take a walk along Las Vegas Boulevard, also known as “The Strip”. Each hotel and casino has its own theme and is fantastic to look at. Climb to the top of the Stratosphere Hotel, the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Also visit the most famous hotels, such as Ceasars Palace, The Venetian and Paris for luxury shopping. If you are instead looking to bargain, you can go to one of the many outlet stores, which have designer clothes at discounted prices. Also, do not miss the fountain show at the Bellagio Hotel in the evenings. Bellagio offers a unique performance with a dramatic combination of music, water and light.
Day 11: Las Vegas to Sequoia National Park (587 km)
Today you leave Las Vegas and drive on to California. Today it is longer to drive, so it is good to start early. In Sequoia National Park you can see over 2,000 year old sequoia trees. The best way to experience them is on a drive along the General’s Highway.
Day 12: Sequoia National Park to Yosemite National Park (222 km)
If you did not have time to visit Sequoia National Park the day before, you can spend the morning there. Afterwards, drive to Yosemite National Park where you live in Half Dome Village, located in the middle of the park.
Day 13–14: On a journey of discovery in Yosemite
You have two full days to explore the exciting Yosemite National Park. You can not miss the striking beauty of Yosemite. Here you will see impressive cliffs, such as El Capital Monolith, Glacier Point and Half Dome, as well as large waterfalls that rush down for them. In Yosemite there are also many small rivers and meadows as well as groves with large sequoia trees. In Yosemite Village you can visit the visitor center, from where many hiking trails start. In addition, Mirror Lake and Tunnel View are worth a visit. Look out for wildlife in the park, where it is possible to see bears, wolves, foxes, squirrels and much more.
Day 15: Yosemite to San Francisco (315 km)
Today the trip goes to San Francisco. If you want, you can take the road past the beautiful vineyards of the Napa Valley or visit some of the lesser known vineyards outside of Yosemite.
Day 16-17: On a journey of discovery in San Francisco
You have two full days to see the many sights and attractions of San Francisco. Experience the atmosphere of Fisherman’s Wharf, visit Alcatraz or rent a bike and cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge to see the huge redwood trees of the Muir Woods National Monument. In the evening, dine in one of San Francisco’s specialties, each offering its own culture and gastronomy.
Day 18: San Francisco to Monterey via Highway 1 (195 km)
From San Francisco, the journey continues to Monterey while enjoying the beautiful road along the Pacific coast. Monterey was founded in 1770 and has over time become the sardine capital of the Western Hemisphere. Many of the old sardine factories have today been converted into charming restaurants and shops. In Monterey Bay there are good chances to see whales, which is best experienced on a whale safari in the bay (we recommend that you book from home).
Day 19: Monterey to Los Angeles via Highway 1 (540 km)
The journey continues towards Los Angeles along the scenic Highway 1. Stop at Piedras Blancas, where you can see the huge sea elephants. You can also stay in the Danish city of Solvang or take a dip and a good lunch in Santa Barbara before arriving in the metropolis of Los Angeles.
Day 20-21: Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Hollywood
Los Angeles is America’s premier entertainment city. Here are famous stars and also the famous Hollywood sign. The city practically swims in culture and events. Take a walk along the Walk of Fame and see the pink stars on the sidewalk bearing the names of the city’s celebrities. You can also rent a bicycle or roller skates and ride along the promenade from Venice Beach to Santa Monica. Universal Studios is also worth a visit.
Day 22: Los Angeles – Los Angeles International Airport
After three weeks in the western United States, the journey goes home. The time depends on when your flight departs. You have the opportunity to extend your trip with a stop in e.g. New York, Miami or Hawaii.
Day 23: Arrival in Scandinavia
Arrival in Scandinavia. Arrival time to Scandinavia depends on the airline.
Thirteen nights in a hotel
Seven nights in a motorhome