Pacific Coast Explorer
Fly Drive

Seattle • Portland • Redwood National Park • San Francisco • Big Sur • Malibu • Los Angeles

This fly drive holiday to the West Coast of America gives you the chance to explore Seattle, Oregon and California on the open road against the backdrop of stunning coastal views.

Begin your holiday flying direct to Seattle from Dublin with Aer Lingus and spend your first day exploring the Emerald City. Seattle is your perfect home base in which to find your Northwest Adventure, and you’ll have plenty to do while enjoying the downtown amenities of this beautiful waterfront city. You’ll then get on the road and head towards Portland, via Mt. Rainier National Park, one of the outstanding scenic wonders of the Northwest before heading across the Columbia River for a stop at Mt. St. Helens.

Once you get to Portland, Oregon you’ll drive through ever-changing terrain from small towns to the dramatic Oregon coastline and the majestic Redwood National Park. We highly recommend you stop off here to stretch your legs on one of the many walking trails.

Your road trip holiday continues into California, the Golden State, where your first stop will be in San Francisco. This itinerary gives an extra day in San Francisco so you can soak up as much of this fantastic city as possible before continuing on your journey south through Central Coastal California with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. The beautiful towns of Carmel, Monterey and Santa Barbara will not disappoint before you reach your final destination, Los Angeles.


What's included?


Flights to Seattle, return from Los Angeles

Flying from Dublin Airport


1 checked bag per person roundtrip

Car Hire

11 days fully inclusive car hire

Fly Drive
10 NIGHTS accommodation in selected fly drive hotels
Offer Details

Based on 2 Adults sharing

Dates Available May to October. This is an indicative price, please call us to quote you for your chosen date.

Quote Reference number: 53051409

Your Adventure...

Seattle Arrival
Seattle - Mt. Rainier- Mt. St. Helens - Portland (430km)
Portland - Oregon Dunes - Redwood National Park (560km)
Redwood National Park - Eureka (380km)
Eurkea -San Francisco (280km)
San Francisco
San Francisco – Monterey/Carmel (200km)
Monterey/Carmel – Big Sur - Central Coast (390km)
Central Coast - Santa Barbara - Malibu - Santa Monica - Los Angeles Area (376km)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Departure
  • Arrive in Seattle and pick up your rental car. Make time this afternoon to visit the Space Needle or the superb Explore Music Project before enjoying dinner and coffee at one of Seattle’s excellent restaurants.

  • Depart Seattle today en route to Mt. Rainier National Park, one of the outstanding scenic wonders of the Northwest. Cross the Columbia River for a stop at Mt. St. Helens that will reveal the devastation created by the 1980 eruption of this active volcano. Continue to Portland in the evening.

  • The dramatic coastline of Oregon has panoramic vistas and picturesque images for you to enjoy today. The peaceful drive through ever-changing terrain will take you through small towns which reflect the essence of the American Spirit. May we suggest packing a picnic and pulling off the highway at one of the many trails you will find along the way.

  • Pass former Russian fishing settlements as you continue your drive today. The giant redwoods are protected in state and national parks as World Heritage sites.

  • Follow the coastline of California south to the village of Mendocino. The town of Mendocino is a Historic Preservation District on the National Register of Historic Places with a superb coastal setting and is the perfect place to linger before continuing south to San Francisco. There will be time to explore the city this evening.

  • Enjoy a wonderful day touring the city. See places like Union Square, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Fisherman’s Wharf, where you can take a short boat trip to tour infamous Alcatraz Island.

  • Today’s drive takes you down the California coast to Monterey. Stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row before continuing along the stunning landscape of 17-Mile Drive en route to the village of Carmel.

  • Follow Pacific Coast Highway south along the Big Sur Peninsula. On the way enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean pounding the cliffs and rocks below. Why not take time to visit Hearst Castle and learn about its fascinating history. Overnight in the heart of California’s central coast.

  • Continue south today passing through Santa Barbara, yet another beautiful stretch of coast in Malibu and the seaside town of Santa Monica prior to arriving in Los Angeles.

  • A full day to explore Hollywood or Beverly Hills. Go behind the scenes at Universal Studios Hollywood, or head to Anaheim’s ever-popular Disneyland Park.

  • Return your car to the airport before your departure flight.