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Guided California Hwy 1 Road Trip

4 Days
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • English
  • Fully Guided
  • 2 nights camping, 1 night Hotel in San Francisco
  • 18
  • 38

Get ready for an exhilarating 4-day adventure with our “USA Road Trip – Highway 1 and San Fran Sun” tour, starting in the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles and culminating in the iconic city of San Francisco. This journey isn’t just a trip; it’s an experience of a lifetime, taking you through seven remarkable destinations across the USA.

Experience the Thrill of the Open Road

Picture this: cruising along the legendary Highway 1 with the magnificent Pacific Ocean as your constant companion. Feel the excitement of discovering the diverse landscapes and vibrant cities that dot this iconic route.

The Essence of the Road Trip This tour is more than just a travel package; it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the diverse beauty of California. From the coastal wonders of Highway 1 to the urban allure of San Francisco, every aspect of this journey has been carefully curated to offer an enriching and enjoyable experience. Your Perfect Getaway Whether you're a lover of cityscapes or enchanted by the tranquility of the coast, this road trip caters to all tastes. Don't miss this chance to create memories that will last a lifetime. Join us on the "USA Road Trip - Highway 1 and San Fran Sun" for an adventure that promises excitement, discovery, and a whole lot of fun!


Start your adventure in Los Angeles by heading out in the morning towards the beautiful city of Santa Monica. Spend your morning strolling along the famous Santa Monica Pier or enjoy a leisurely bike ride along the beach. If the beach isn't your scene, perhaps visit the vibrant Santa Monica Farmers Market to pick up fresh, local treats. After a casual lunch in Santa Monica, we'll drive northwest to San Luis Obispo. Here, we'll make a fun stop at the unique Chewing Gum Alley and pick up any essentials before settling in at our campsite in Santa Margarita for the night.

-Accommodation: Campsite in Santa Margarita (or similar)
-Meals Included: Dinner
-Transport: Private Vehicle, approx. 6 hours
-Activities: Santa Monica Exploration, Group Welcome Meeting

Embrace the allure of the Pacific Coast Highway today. We dedicate the day to the marvels along this iconic highway. Enjoy watching the elephant seals, wander through the captivating Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and visit the charming towns of Carmel and Monterey. As the day winds down, we set up our next camp in Santa Cruz.

Accommodation: Campsite in Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay area (or similar)
-Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
-Transport: Private Vehicle, approx. 6 hours
-Activities: Scenic Highway 1 Exploration

Leaving our camp, we continue our scenic drive along Highway 1 towards Half Moon Bay. Your guide will introduce you to the wonders of San Francisco with a short city orientation. The afternoon and evening are yours to explore. Consider joining a sunset sailing adventure under the Golden Gate Bridge or exploring the city's vibrant streets on your own.

Accommodation: Hotel in San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf area (or similar)
-Meals Included: Breakfast
-Transport: Private Vehicle, approx. 4 hours
-Activities: Half Moon Bay Drive, San Francisco Orientation

Your memorable road trip concludes in San Francisco. Depart at your leisure, taking with you a treasure trove of memories from this picturesque journey through California.
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What is included in this tour package?

  • Accommodation
  • Participation camping (2 nights), Hotel (1 night).
  • Meals
  • 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Additional Services
  • Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group. Stops in Santa Monica and San Luis Obispo for free time. Visit to see the Elephant Seal. Quick hike in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Short stops in Carmel and Monterey. San Francisco orientation tour and free time for sightseeing. All transportation between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Transport
  • Private vehicle, hiking, walking.
  • Guide
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
  • As of October 1, 2021 G Adventures' Vaccinated Tours Policy applies:
  • All travelers must meet the G Adventures requirements for joining their tours.
  • The majority of tours require travelers to be fully vaccinated and the full/final COVID-19 vaccination must be at least 14 days before the first day of the tour.
  • There are some tours and departures that are only ‘Travel-Ready’ which means all travelers must be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours before the first day of the tour.
  • Please, double check with the G Adventures Support Team about the requirements of your tour and departure date.
  • ** Updated Vaccine Mandate Changes as of 16 December 2022 below**
  • Travel with Confidence & Vaccinated Tours
  • As we continue to see vaccine mandates shifting and countries evolving COVID-19 policies, we have continued to monitor and adjust our policies in line. Based on this, we will be making some adjustments to our Vaccinated Tours and Travel with Confidence policy in 2023. Tours departing on or after March 31, 2023 we will no longer be requiring all travellers to be vaccinated to travel with G Adventures. However, we still strongly recommend that all travellers are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to travelling.
  • As per our existing policy, it is the travellers responsibility to ensure they are aware of and adhere to the regulations of the country they are visiting. Please remember to ensure that your travellers have adequate travel insurance to protect them should their travel plans change, this should include trip disruption and COVID-19 coverage.
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  • Leading up to March 31, 2023 our tours will continue to be Vaccinated Tours and you can look for the Vaccinated Tours icon to indicate which departures are vaccinated and which will not require a vaccination as we move forward with this change. You can find more information on our Travel with Confidence landing page or as well as on Sherpa. Thank you for your continued support as we navigate these updates.
  • ** Updated Vaccine Mandate Changes as of 16 December 2022 above**

What is excluded in this tour package?

  • Flights
  • Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.
  • Insurance
  • This tour does not include travel insurance. Please make sure you are adequately covered. You can arrange travel insurance with your preferred provider, or check here to see what our Travel Experts recommend.
  • Additional Services
  • Santa Monica
  • - Santa Monica Farmers Market
  • Los Angeles
  • - Santa Monica Pier Visit (Free)
  • San Francisco
  • - Cable Car Ride San Francisco (7USD per person)
  • - Bike Rental San Francisco (8-32USD per person)
  • - Sunset Sailing San Francisco

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