Pacific Coast Explorer Fly Drive

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

Begin your holiday in Seattle the gateway to the Pacific Northwest. Washington State is the perfect destination for exciting urban outings, world-class dining, award winning wine country and breathtaking outdoor adventures. Seattle is your perfect home base in which to find your Northwest Adventure, whether that is enjoying the downtown amenities of this beautiful waterfront city or venturing further afield to discover the landscapes of Olympic National Park and Mt. Rainer National Park.

Travelling down the coastline to Oregon you will witness the dramatic coastline passing through Redwood National Park located in Northern California. Eureka is a lively seaport town, the largest coastal city between Portland and San Francisco with a warm charm and a sense of history in the Victorian era Old town district. Enjoy exploring San Francisco from Union Square to Fisherman’s wharf 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.

From €1479pp

What's Included

  • Flights from Dublin to Seattle and return from Los Angeles
  • 11 NIGHTS accommodation in selected Fly Drive hotels (more details below)
  • Car Rental with fully inclusive insurance for full duration (one-way fee to be paid locally)
  • Based on 2 adults sharing
  • Quote Ref 1487202

Staff Tips

Seattle features a crazy underground tour which was the original downtown area going back to the 1800’s – the weird and wonderful!

Sarah McCormick

Travel Expert

San Francisco - The world famous Mavericks surfing contest is held just south of Half Moon Bay, about 1 hour outside of SF, every year. You can watch the incredible athletes who surf these 50 foot waves. The contest is held with only 24 hours' notice depending on ocean conditions. It is a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Linda Collins

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.

Audrey Joyce

Travel Expert

Los Angeles - Venice Beach has long been known as the kooky Mecca of California, and while it's been getting more than a fair share of mainstream tourists, the area nurtures its eccentric spirit. Skateboarders, radical pamphleteers and body builders: the visibility is great if you enjoy people-watching.

Angel Chua

Travel Expert

Your Adventure...

Seattle Arrival
Seattle - Mt. Rainier- Mt. St. Helens - Portland (430 KM)
Portland - Oregon Dunes - Redwood National Park (560 KM)
Redwood National Park - Eureka (380 KM)
Eurkea -San Francisco (280 KM)
San Francisco
San Francisco – Monterey/Carmel (200KM)
Monterey/Carmel – Big Sur - Central Coast (390KM)
Central Coast - Santa Barbara - Malibu - Santa Monica - Los Angeles Area (376 KM)
Los Angeles Area
Los Angeles Departure
  • Day 1 Seattle Arrival

    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.
    Overnight Seattle in the Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Centre.
    Upgrade Mayflower Park Hotel Seattle.

  • Day 2 Seattle - Mt. Rainier- Mt. St. Helens - Portland (430 KM)

    Depart Seattle today enroute 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.
    Overnight Portland in the Jupiter Hotel.
    Upgrade The Benson Hotel Portland.

  • Day 3 Portland - Oregon Dunes - Redwood National Park (560 KM)

    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 reflects 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.
    Overnight Crescent City in the Best Western Plus Northwoods Inn.

  • Day 4 Redwood National Park - Eureka (380 KM)

    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.
    Overnight Eureka in the Best Western Plus Humboldt Bay Inn.

  • Day 5 Eurkea -San Francisco (280 KM)

    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.
    Overnight San Francisco in Hotel Metropolis.
    Upgrade Hotel is Best Western Plus Americana.

  • Day 6 San Francisco

    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.
    Overnight San Francisco in Hotel Metropolis.
    Upgrade Hotel is Best Western Plus Americana.

  • Day 7 San Francisco – Monterey/Carmel (200KM)

    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.
    Overnight Santa Cruz in the Chaminade Resort & Spa.
    Upgrade Hotel is Hilton Garden Inn Monterey.

  • Day 8 Monterey/Carmel – Big Sur - Central Coast (390KM)

    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.
    Overnight in San Simeon in the Silver Surf Motel.
    Upgrade is SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel in Monterey.

  • Day 9 Central Coast - Santa Barbara - Malibu - Santa Monica - Los Angeles Area (376 KM)

    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 the Los Angeles area.
    Overnight Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway Torrance.
    Upgrade is Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel in San Pedro.

  • Day 10 Los Angeles Area

    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.
    Overnight Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway Torrance.
    Upgrade is Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel in San Pedro.

  • Day 11 Los Angeles Departure

    Return your car to the airport before your departure flight.

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