California Coast Fly Drive

Dreaming of a California holiday? We have put together a fantastic package that combines stays in San Francisco and Los Angeles with 8 days car hire in between so you can drive down this stunning scenic coast-way and experience a true West Coast road trip.

Your California holiday begins in San Francisco, famous for its steep hills and old-style cable cars. Take a stroll around Fisherman’s Wharf, known for its shops, restaurants and waterfront setting, then head to Union Square, the 2.6-acre public plaza in downtown San Francisco, for more dining and shopping options. The ferry ride to Alcatraz Island from Pier 33 is a great opportunity to see the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. From here you will pick up your hired car and spend the next three days travelling along the iconic California coast towards Santa Monica. Driving down California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway on State Route 1 promises breath-taking scenery, interspersed with interesting stops in picturesque seaside towns and villages as you make your way along one of the most impressive coastal driving routes in the world.

Your holiday ends in Santa Monica, a coastal LA city. The famous Santa Monica Pier is home to a wide range of amusements, shops and restaurants while also marks the end of another famous road trip, Route 66.

From £1079pp

What's Included

  • Return direct from Dublin to San Francisco and return from Los Angeles with Aer Lingus
  • 3 NIGHTS San Francisco
  • 1 NIGHT Monterey Bay
  • 1 NIGHT San Luis Obispo
  • 2 NIGHTS Los Angeles
  • 3 days car hire
  • Based on 2 adults, travelling in March 2020
  • Quote Ref 52252679

Staff Tips

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Angel Chua

Travel Expert

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Kristin Skinner

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