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California, Oregon & Washington State Self-Drive
21 days from £5,880pp
Explore the beautiful cities of San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.
Drive along the scenic coastal highways of California and Oregon.
See magnificent giant redwood trees in northern California.
At low tide walk to Haystack Rock at Oregon's Cannon Beach.
Hike around the temperate rainforests looking for wildlife in Olympic National Park.
- San Francisco
- Redwood National Park
- Gold Beach
- Crater Lake National Park
- Bend (Sisters)
- Cannon Beach
- Lake Crescent
- Olympic National Park
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 San Francisco
International outbound flight , San Francisco
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to San Francisco. On arrival in San Francisco make your own way to your downtown hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax.
Day 2 San Francisco
This morning join a guided bike tour that takes you to view some of the city's most iconic sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge. This afternoon you are free to explore the city - perhaps visit the former prison island of Alcatraz, see the sea lions at Pier 39, take a cable car through the hilly streets to Chinatown or enjoy a seafood lunch at Fisherman's Wharf.
Day 3 Sonoma
Collect your hire car and drive north out of the city towards the rolling vineyards of the Sonoma Valley. The afternoon is free to visit some of the many excellent wineries and, of course, sample their delicious wines.
Day 4 Sonoma
Day 5 Mendocino
Day 6 Trinidad
Admire the enormity and beauty of the magnificent giant redwood trees as you drive through the Avenue of the Giants to Redwood National Park. Some of the largest trees in the world grow here, some being over 370 feet high. Spend the night in nearby Trinidad near to the national park.
Day 7 Trinidad
Day 8 Gold Beach
Day 9 Crater Lake National Park
Day 10 Crater Lake National Park
The beauty of volcanic Crater Lake National Park awaits you today. Don't miss a boat trip around Wizard Island to really appreciate the beauty of the lake's iridescent blue waters, but there are many delightful walking trails to explore too.
Day 11 Sisters
Crater Lake National Park , Sisters
Head north to the outdoor activities town of Bend. Many activities are available here including mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, horse riding, ATV tours and some lovely walking trails. Also, you may wish to visit the High Desert Museum for some fascinating local history insights or wander into the boutiques and restaurants downtown.
Day 12 Portland
Day 13 Portland
Day 14 Cannon Beach
Day 15 Cannon Beach
Day 16 Lake Crescent
Drive north into Washington State and head to the delightfully scenic Olympic National Park. Spend two nights at the park's lovely Lake Crescent. Spend the afternoon enjoying the magnificent driftwood-strewn beaches and moss-draped rainforests of Olympic National Park. Look for Roosevelt deer and perhaps take a boating trip on the lake or enjoy a scenic walk.
Day 17 Lake Crescent
Day 18 Seattle
Olympic National Park , Seattle
Leaving Olympic National Park, catch the ferry to Washington State's capital, Seattle. After returning your car, the remainder of the day is free to explore this cosmopolitan city.
Day 19 Seattle
See the Space Needle, walk along the Embarcadero, ride on the monorail and take in the beautiful scenery from Kerry's Park; today is the day to explore this water-front city. Don't miss the Boeing factory, Pike Place Market or a visit to nearby Mount St. Helens.
Day 20 International return flight
Seattle , International return flight
Day 21 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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