With its spectacular coastal roads and inland highways, alongside buzzing cities, gourmet food and drink and stunning scenery everywhere you look, California is perfect for an iconic self-drive road trip. Whether you’re going up the famous Highway One, taking in LA and San Francisco and sampling some of the region's finest wines by dropping in on the world-famous wineries of the Napa Valley along the way, or exploring incredible national parks such as Yosemite, California has something for everyone for a truly memorable USA holiday. Here are our favourite road trips to give you some inspiration.
Take in the gems of California on this quintessential highlights trip- travelling from San Francisco to Yosemite and then along the scenic Big Sur to Santa Barbara and Santa Monica.
It would be a mistake to go to California and not make the most of its well-deserved reputation as a delicious food and wine destination. On this gourmet self-drive holiday, set off from San Francisco and head to the world-famous wine region of Napa Valley and Sonoma - and while you're there, enjoy Michelin-starred dining at the acclaimed French Laundry.
See some of the USA’s most stunning national parks on this self-drive adventure, taking in Yosemite and Sequoia, as well as the fascinating sights of San Francisco, Los Angeles and Laguna Beach.
With its endless variety and eternal sunshine, California is perfect for a honeymoon. How about a seriously stylish honeymoon along California's Highway One, visiting some tempting vineyards and ending in the famous City of Angels? Or start your honeymoon by trying your luck in the casinos and taking in the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas before you drive to Palm Springs and Los Angeles on this Las Vegas & Southern California Honeymoon - combining city culture, laidback beach lifestyle and the panoramic landscapes.
Twin California with Fiji on this combination holiday- see the dramatic sights of the USA’s west coast at your own pace by car, before enjoying some blissful beach relaxation in Fiji- or combine a Californian road trip with Mexico- after exploring the best of the America Southwest and Santa Monica, head to Mexico in order to chill out on the beach in luxurious style, for an idyllic end to your holiday or honeymoon.