7-Day Tour to San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, and Zion from LA

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Experience the U.S West Coast's most well known sites on this 7 day tour from Los Angeles. Visit Santa Barbara, Cruise San Francisco's bay, Yosemite National Park, tour the Grand Canyon and more! Round-trip transportation, continental breakfast and 6-nights accommodations are included. Help create a better planet for everyone to travel and explore. We have partnered with One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every passenger that travels with us along with an extra tree for anyone that books multiple trips.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Empire Vacations

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 LOS ANGELES – SANTA BARBARA – 17 MILE DRIVE – CARMEL

Stop At: Old Mission Santa Barbara

Depart north up the spectacular California Coast to the first stop in Santa Barbara. Visit a Spanish Mission and learn how these religious outposts were key in the development of the entire region.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At:

Continue to Solvang, a quaint Danish community to browse in the local shops.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cannery Row

After our visit we visit the town of Carmel home to the actor Clint Eastwood.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: 17-Mile Drive

We head north to world famous Route #1 where we get to see the spectacular California coast line up close. (small vehicles will travel on route 1 only while full size coaches will travel through 17 mile drive exclusively) Enjoy some free time to stroll in town before departing to reach our hotel for overnight.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 2 SAN FRANCISCO – BAY CRUISE – GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE – CHINATOWN

Stop At: San Francisco City Hall

Today we understand why San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We start our tour walking on the Lombard Street and then at the Fisherman’s Wharf with a cruise in the world-famous bay, under the Golden Gate Bridge and around the notorious Alcatraz Island.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At:

Walk along the waterfront shops on cobbled sidewalks and enjoy the sunshine, sea air, and ambiance

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Twin Peaks

Head for the top of Twin Peaks. These two hills rise almost 1000 feet above the City and sit just about in its geographical center. This is the best San Francisco view.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chinatown

San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest one in North America and covers 24 city blocks.This neighborhood is one of the most popular attractions in San Francisco.

Duration: 45 minutes

Day 3 SAN FRANCISCO – YOSEMITE

Stop At: Yosemite Valley

We head east through the farmlands of the Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park. This 1,200-square mile wonderland of forests, lakes and waterfalls is located in the Sierra Nevada. Stop at El Capitan, Bridal-Veil Falls, and Half Dome.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Yosemite Falls

Continuation for a walk from the Yosemite Visitor Center to reach one of the highest waterfalls in North America (730 meters) Yosemite Falls.

Duration: 2 hour

Day 4 STEVENSON RANCH – LAS VEGAS

Stop At: Outlets at Barstow

Today’s route is east through the dessert and Death Valley to arrive at the gambling capital of the world: Las Vegas. We stop for lunch at the outlet mall in Barstow, which is filled with all the famous brand names like, Levi’s, Nike, Reebok, Timberland, Ralph Lauren and more.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: The Strip

In the evening we take a tour of the strip to see some of the truly amazing hotels and fantasies that are built in the middle of the desert, such as Caesar’s Palace, Mirage, Luxor, Paris, Mandalay Bay, New York New York, Treasure Island and more. Finish off the evening at one of the many shows or try your hand at one of the many casinos’, who knows maybe lady luck will be smiling on you tonight.

Duration: 2 hour

Day 5 LAS VEGAS – GRAND CANYON – PAGE

Stop At: Grand Canyon National Park

We start the day traveling South East through the desert and the through the Navajo Indian reservation before we come to the South Bank of “One of the 7 wonders of the world” the Grand Canyon. Tour along the south bank and learn how throughout the years the Colorado River carved its way down to the sea and created the wonderland for geologists. After lunch we continue along the canyon east stopping at some of the many Indian market places to browse the handmade arts and crafts.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower

An unusual stone tower designed by Mary Colter, in the style of Ancestral Puebloan towers. Spot the Colorado River turning north and the Painted Desert extending towards Navajo and Hopi Indian lands.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Grand Canyon Visitor Center South Rim

Across the plaza from the Visitor Center, for books, and a variety of Grand Canyon gifts

Duration: 30 minutes

Day 6 ANTELOPE CANYON – BRYCE CANYON

Stop At: Antelope Canyon

We start the day where “The water runs through the rocks” as per the local Navajo folklore. We tour the lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water and sand; words are not enough to describe these formations created by Mother Nature. After our tour we depart this amazing area and head west to Bryce Canyon home to the most amazing natural sculptures of the world.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Bryce Canyon National Park

Our tour will take us to see amazing rock and sand sculptures honed to perfection over thousands of years of rain wind and sunshine. Experience the unique changing of the colors during the sunset from one of the vista points in the park (may change due to changing sunset times). After the visit we head towards the town of Kanab. On certain departures tour will continue to Cedar City.

Duration: 2 hour

Day 7 ZION PARK – LAS VEGAS – LOS ANGELES

Stop At: Zion National Park

This park got its name from the Mormon’s the settled in the area. They gave it this name after claiming that visiting the park is like a religious experience, the majesty of the mountains and silence of the wilderness make you feel like you have been transported to another place. Tour the park and enjoy a short walking trail along the Virgin River that runs through the park, before leaving this amazing area for an early evening arrival in Las Vegas, option for a late night return to Los Angeles.

Duration: 3 hour
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