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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

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,100 pp incl. flights

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offer

– Save up to £300 pp
Book by: 31 October 2018

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

Pacific Coast Highway Tour

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,595 pp incl. flights

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offer

– Save up to £435 pp
Book by: 31 October 2018

A truly iconic USA fly-drive, the Pacific Coast Highway brings you between San Francisco and Los Angeles, calling into world-class vineyards, pretty coastal towns and sweeping golden beaches.

Southern California Self-Drive

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,950 pp incl. flights

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 £2,410 pp incl. flights

Northern California is a region of immense nature, world-leading wines and culture-packed cities, showcased in such icons as San Francisco, Sonoma and Yosemite National Park. Take in its headline acts on this fly-drive holiday.

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Top offers for California Self-drives

California Classic - USA West Coast

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,100 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

– Save up to £300 pp
Book by: 31 October 2018

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

Pacific Coast Highway Tour

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,595 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

– Save up to £435 pp
Book by: 31 October 2018

A truly iconic USA fly-drive, the Pacific Coast Highway brings you between San Francisco and Los Angeles, calling into world-class vineyards, pretty coastal towns and sweeping golden beaches.

Luxury California Fly-drive: San Francisco to Big Sur

9-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,270 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

– Save up to £315 pp
Book by: 31 October 2018

Explore California’s iconic Pacific Coast Highway on this luxury fly-drive, taking in the icons of San Francisco and Big Sur’s coastal delights

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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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