America’s Route Number 1
The trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco on Highway 1 is one of the most scenic routes of America, with fantastic views. There is also sufficient time to relax on the sandy beaches along the way. After visiting the “City of Angels”, the journey heads north to Santa Barbara, which offers beautiful wide beaches and a Mediterranean ambience. Monterey is then on the itinerary, a town with beautiful villas surrounded by golf courses. In Carmel “Seventeen Mile Drive” starts, a spectacular coastal road across the peninsula to Pacific Grove. The trip continues on to San Francisco, with its old Victorian houses, steep streets and much, much more.
12-days fly/drive along the coast of California
Day 1. Amsterdam – Los Angeles
Departure from Amsterdam to Los Angeles by KLM. From the airport drive by rental car to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, where in 1929 the first Academy Awards were handed out.
Day 2 en 3. Explore Los Angeles
Two full days in this sprawling city. Hollywood is “the place to be” concerning the American film industry. For lovers of the film industry you can visit the famous theme parks such as Disneyland or Universal Studios. Another option is to visit The Getty Museum.
Day 4. Los Angeles – Santa Barbara (150 km)
Today you will travel north to Santa Barbara, built in Spanish Colonial style. Travelling on Highway 1 you will pass by Venice Beach, one of the most extravagant beaches of Los Angeles and Malibu Beach, where the “jetset” is frequently found.
Day 5. Santa Barbara
A full day to enjoy the wonderful beaches of Santa Barbara.
Day 6. Santa Barbara – Monterey/Carmel (400 km)
Departure for Caramel, where the Seventeen Mile Drive, with its breathtaking views, begins. Visit the beautiful surroundings, for example, Cannery Row which became famous because of the well known author John Steinbeck.
Day 7. Monterey
Visit the Big Sur National Park, where the coastal road meanders across ravines and gigantic rock formations. The sixty miles of natural coastline is said to be the most beautiful part of the United States. There is the possibility to stop and enjoy the sea lions, seals, sea otters, pelicans and even dolphins that you will see on the way.
Day 8. Monterey – San Francisco (200 km)
Today you will travel on to San Francisco. There is plenty of time to explore this wonderful city and the surrounding area.
Dag 9, 10 en 11. San Francisco
A 79 km drive will take you past the many of the highlights, such as the world famous Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Lombard Street (“the most crooked street in the world”), but also the famous coloured Victorian houses. Be sure to visit the wine regions of Napa Valley.
Dag 12. San Francisco – Amsterdam
After returning the rental car to the San Francisco airport your return flight to the Netherlands will follow.
12-days fly/drive along the coast of California, from € 2500 pp
- car rental
- 11 overnights.
- meals, single room supplement, € 2.50 calamiteitenfonds insurance and tips.
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