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California Self-drives

Self-Drives in California

Introduction

Many travellers dream of cruising down the open road on a California road trip, feeling the wind whip past and stopping at a classic roadside diner or lookout point. Driving holidays are the most authentic way to explore the west coast, allowing you to travel at your own pace and stop at exactly the landmarks that interest you.

There’s nothing quite like the appeal of self drive holidays, and who hasn’t dreamed of cruising Route 66 to its end point in Los Angeles, or the nearly 200 kilometres of the Pacific Coast Highway? Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur... these are some of the best places to visit in California, and they’re most easily visited by car.

Discover for yourself the rolling vineyards of northern California, with the freedom to make your own photos stops or impromptu picnic. Or, travel through Laguna Beach, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara and more to get a taste of southern California’s sun-drenched charms. If you’re interested in visiting any of the US National Parks in California, a vehicle of your own will let you get onto some of the smaller roads not frequented by tour coaches, and enjoy a truly bespoke travel experience.

Explore California independently—but not unsupported

Since California is so vast, and there is so much to enjoy at every stop along the highway, you’ll be pleased to have the support of Wexas before, during and after your journey. Your travel consultant will help you plan the perfect route with unique road trip ideas, including local gems most tourists wouldn’t find and luxury touches to ensure your comfort. And while you’re away, your consultant will remain on-call in case you need any assistance or experience a change of plans.

Our top itineraries for California Self-drives

California Classic - USA West Coast

17-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,835 pp

Special
offer

Free car hire

Last minute offer – Save up to £340 pp
Book by: 30 September 2017

Discover the beauty of Yosemite National Park, austere Death Valley, bright lights of Vegas, spectacular Grand Canyon and everything in between on this definitive road trip.

Pacific Coast Highway Tour

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,225 pp

Special
offer

Free car hire

– Save up to £360 pp
Book by: 30 September 2017

One of the most impressive self-drives in the USA, the Pacific Coast Highway takes in San Francisco, Los Angeles and everything in between. Incredible mountain and ocean scenery vies for your attention with world-class vineyards, towns and beaches.

Southern California Self-Drive

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,325 pp

Special
offer

Free car hire

– Save up to £360 pp
Book by: 30 September 2017

There's no better way to explore the USA than by car. The driving is easy with inexpensive fuel and excellent roads that link vibrant cities with wide-open spaces, spectacular countryside and breathtaking coastlines.

Highlights Of Northern California

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,330 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

Soaring mountain peaks, vast redwood forests, miles of spectacular coastline, vibrant cities, world-renowned wineries, iconic national parks and the largest alpine lake in North America can all be found in beautiful Northern California.

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Top offers for California Self-drives

California Classic - USA West Coast

17-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,835 pp

Special
offer

Free car hire

Last minute offer – Save up to £340 pp
Book by: 30 September 2017

Discover the beauty of Yosemite National Park, austere Death Valley, bright lights of Vegas, spectacular Grand Canyon and everything in between on this definitive road trip.

Pacific Coast Highway Tour

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,225 pp

Special
offer

Free car hire

– Save up to £360 pp
Book by: 30 September 2017

One of the most impressive self-drives in the USA, the Pacific Coast Highway takes in San Francisco, Los Angeles and everything in between. Incredible mountain and ocean scenery vies for your attention with world-class vineyards, towns and beaches.

Southern California Self-Drive

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,325 pp

Special
offer

Free car hire

– Save up to £360 pp
Book by: 30 September 2017

There's no better way to explore the USA than by car. The driving is easy with inexpensive fuel and excellent roads that link vibrant cities with wide-open spaces, spectacular countryside and breathtaking coastlines.

View all offers

Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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Every step of the way

Every step of the way

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