Self-Drives in California
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
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.
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.
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.