Golden California Fly Drive

San Francisco • Malibu • Los Angeles • Las Vegas • San Diego

This fly drive holiday 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.
With a 3 night stay in the beautiful city of San Francisco you will have plenty of time to explore the city before you head south to start your epic road trip on the Pacific Coast Highway.The route itself can be driven in 10 to 12 hours so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop, explore the seaside villages, take in the stunning coastal view and visit the vineyards dotted along the route.
From €1965pp

What's Included

  • Flights from Dublin to San Francisco and return from San Diego including all taxes and fees
  • 11 NIGHTS accommodation in selected Fly Drive hotels (more details below)
  • Car Rental for duration with fully inclusive insurance
  • Based on 2 adults sharing
  • Prices shown valid for traveling Oct 2017 other dates and durations available
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Staff Tips

San Francisco-Hop on one of San Francisco's vintage F-Line streetcars, and for $1.50 take a grand tour of downtown and Fisherman's Wharf by rail.

Angel Chua

Travel Expert

Los Angeles-LA’s best burger chain has a secret menu known only to locals. And now you. In-n-Out Burger is a true LA phenom, as the cars jamming the drive-through can attest. Burgers, fries, soda, shakes – that’s all it offers under the yellow-and-red roof but fresh and simple works, as does the burgers’ tasty sauce.

Sarah McCormick

Travel Expert

Las Vegas-If Vegas shows catch your eye. Elton John at Caesars Palace is a great show! Comedy Show. Brad Garrett in the Comedy Club at MGM and "O" @ Bellagio is just incredible!

Ashling O Hara

Travel Expert

San Diego-The clear waters of La Jolla Cove are an ideal spot for viewing the underwater wildlife. Rent some snorkeling gear and view the bright orange Garibaldi fish or the beautiful coral.

Terry Sheehan

Reservations Manager

Your Adventure...

San Francisco Arrival
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco - Monterey/Carmel (202 KM)
Monterey/Carmel - Central Coast (394KM)
Central Coast - Solvan Malibu - Los Angeles Area (334 KM)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles - Las Vegas (420 KM)
Las Vegas (Grand Canyon optional)
Las Vegas - San Diego (538 KM)
San Diego
San Diego - Los Angeles Departure (195KM)
  • Day 1 San Francisco Arrival

    Arrive at San Francisco International Airport, pick up your car and proceed to your hotel.
    Overnight Hotel Metropolis or similar.
    Upgrade Hotel is Best Western Plus Americania.

  • Day 2 San Francisco

    You are free to enjoy this fascinating city today. Walk through the narrow crab markets of Fisherman’s Wharf and enjoy sidewalk dining. Charming neighbourhoods greet you at every turn with their elegant architecture. See Chinatown, the Japan Centre, and the Embarcadero.
    Looming in the middle of the bay is the ominous island of Alcatraz, housing the infamous prison.
    Overnight Hotel Metropolis or similar.
    Upgrade Hotel is Best Western Plus Americania.

  • Day 3 San Francisco

    A full day to explore San Francisco, or the rolling hills of California’s Wine Country, Napa Valley, where famed wineries welcome you for tours and tastings. Established in 1828, this fertile area is considered the premier wine growing region in the United States.
    Overnight Hotel Metropolis or similar.
    Upgrade Hotel is Best Western Plus Americania.

  • Day 4 San Francisco - Monterey/Carmel (202 KM)

    Drive south to Monterey where you can stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row. The 17-Mile Drive toll road along the Peninsula Coast from Pacific Grove to Carmel boasts magnificent seaside scenery. Visit Carmel Mission, founded in 1770.
    Overnight Hotel is Chaminade Resort & Spa Santa Cruz or similar.
    Upgrade Hotel is Hilton Garden Inn Monterey.

  • Day 5 Monterey/Carmel - Central Coast (394KM)

    One of the most scenic drives of your journey today takes you along the California coast through the Big Sur peninsula to San Simeon. Make time to visit Hearst Castle or to take a hike along one of the many well maintained trails near Pfeiffer State Beach.
    Overnight Hotel is Courtesy Inn of San Simeon or similar .
    Upgrade Hotel is Oxford Suites Pismo Beach.

  • Day 6 Central Coast - Solvan Malibu - Los Angeles Area (334 KM)

    Drive down the coast to Solvang, a unique town founded by Danish immigrants. Solvang is a quaint village in the Santa Ynez valley surrounded by local wineries and famous for its bakeries and specialty shops. Drive by Malibu and Santa Monica to Los Angeles. If you plan to arrive in Los Angeles early, we suggest a visit to Universal Studios before continuing to your hotel.
    Overnight Hotel is Quality Inn & Suites Anaheim Resort.
    Upgrade Hotel is Hilton Anaheim.

  • Day 7 Los Angeles

    A full day at leisure. Today we suggest a full-day visit to Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom of Disneyland. Known as one of the top tourist attractions in Southern California, Disneyland attracts millions of visitors from all over the world and offers pleasures for young and old alike. Or, simply discover Los Angeles, including Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
    Overnight Hotel is Quality Inn & Suites Anaheim Resort.
    Upgrade Hotel is Hilton Anaheim.

  • Day 8 Los Angeles - Las Vegas (420 KM)

    Today drive east through the Mojave Desert and the ghost town of Calico en route to the
    glittering Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas. Once an oasis on the route to California, Las Vegas began as a Mormon settlement and boomed fleetingly during the silver rush. Today Las Vegas is one of the great gambling capitals of the world, with 24-hour entertainment and world-class dining
    Overnight Hotel is Excalibur Hotel & Casino or similar.
    Upgrade hotel is Luxor Hotel & Casino.

  • Day 9 Las Vegas (Grand Canyon optional)

    A full day at leisure for you to either take a short drive to Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, or see one of the great natural wonders of the world, the spectacular Grand Canyon, on an optional day trip by air. In form, glowing colour, and geological significance, the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is unsurpassed. The canyon is 277 miles long, averages 10 miles in width from rim to rim and is 5,700 feet deep.
    Overnight Hotel is Excalibur Hotel & Casino or similar.
    Upgrade hotel is Luxor Hotel & Casino.

  • Day 10 Las Vegas - San Diego (538 KM)

    Drive south past Lake Elsinore to the picturesque town of Temecula. Enjoy famed rolling hills and vineyards on your way to San Diego, popular for its year-round sparkling weather and relaxed living.
    Overnight Hotel is Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld or similar.
    Upgrade Hotel is Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel.

  • Day 11 San Diego

    A full day to discover some of San Diego’s attractions such as: Balboa Park, Old Town, SeaWorld, which is the largest park in the world devoted to marine life, Coronado Beach, the San Diego Zoo, and Seaport Village.
    Overnight Hotel is Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld or similar.
    Upgrade Hotel is Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel.

  • Day 12 San Diego - Los Angeles Departure (195KM)

    Return your car at the San Diego airport before your departure flight, or drive north to Los Angeles to end your tour.

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