• Day 1

    Outbound international flight to Los Angeles

    ​Stay: Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills (2 nights)​

    Your Stay

    Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

    If location is everything, then this venerable hotel has it all sewn up; from sun-filled guest rooms with private step-out balconies to award-winning see-and-be-seen dining.

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  • Day 2

    Los Angeles

    Explore the highlights of Los Angeles in a comprehensive city tour, which starts with your guide picking you up from your hotel, and takes in the City of Angels’ most legendary sites, including Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.

  • Day 3

    Los Angeles to Santa Barbara

    Drive Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes | Distance: 87 miles

    Taking the short drive to Santa Barbara, you’ll arrive just in time for lunch at one of the many great eateries here, working off all those delicious calories with a leisurely afternoon stroll around this beautiful coastal town.

    Stay: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore (2 nights)​​​

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    Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore

    Surrounded by lush, perfectly-manicured gardens in a peaceful location, Santa Barbara’s grande dame has been a favourite haunt of Hollywood's elite since the 1920s.

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  • Day 4

    Santa Barbara

    Spend today at leisure and enjoy some well-deserved down time after a busy first few days. If you'd like to see more of the area, it's definitely worth exploring the diverse stores of State Street, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art or getting touch with nature at The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. ​​

  • Day 5

    Santa Barbara to Carmel

    Drive Time: 3 hours, 50 minutes | Distance: 238 miles

    Set off on Highway 1 from Santa Barbara to Carmel – and if you leave early enough you fit in all sorts of things. Stop in San Simeon for a tour of Hearst Castle, have a shopping spree and lunch at Cambria, then enjoy the beach and Museum of Natural History in Morro Bay (they have the best views). Your only problem will be how to pick where to stop along the way.

    Stay: Bernardus Lodge & Spa (1 night)​​

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    Bernardus Lodge & Spa

    Charming, intimate and comfortable: Bernadus Lodge gives you all the comforts of home, eclectic experiences amongst the on-site estate vineyard and beyond, and a true epicurean spirit...

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  • Day 6

    Carmel to San Francisco

    Drive Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes | Distance: 128 miles

    This is one of the most scenic drives you could possibly take. Stop en-route in Monterey and visit the Aquarium, or at Pebble Beach for a photo opportunity of the world-famous golf course.

    Stay: The St. Regis San Francisco (3 nights)​

    Your Stay

    The St. Regis, San Francisco

    A trendy SoMa location – great for foodies and art lovers with an all-knowing concierge and Bentley house car, this is the place from which to see the unrivalled aspects of the city through the eyes of a true insider.

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  • Days 7-8

    San Francisco

    With only two days in this iconic city, we suggest you pack your walking shoes and see as much as you possibly can. Alcatraz is a must (but do book advance to avoid disappointment). Food in this city is incredible, a visit to Chinatown is well worth a visit, and of course seeing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is not to be missed.​

  • Day 9

    San Francisco to Yosemite National Park

    Drive Time: 3 hours, 40 minutes | Distance: 188 miles

    Don't be misled by the guide books – this road-trip is just a means to an end – and we suggest getting to the park as quickly as possible, as you really need a full day-and-a-half to enjoy all its wondrous natural beauty.

    Stay: The Majestic Yosemite Hotel (2 nights)​​

    Your Stay

    The Ahwahnee

    Specifically designed to highlight its natural surroundings, The Ahwahnee is an architectural masterpiece, a National Historic Landmark right inside the National Park, and the park's only property with a year-round heated outdoor pool.

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  • Day 10

    Yosemite National Park

    Stand in Yosemite Valley, turn 360 degrees, and in just 60 seconds you’ll see more natural wonders than you would in a whole day pretty much anywhere else in the world. From black bears, mule deer and chipmunks; white-flowering dogwood trees and the Merced River; to countless waterfalls (including the mighty Yosemite, Bridalveil and Sentinel Falls), the impressive rock formations of El Capitan and Half Dome, and more adventure and activities than you can imagine, you’ll find it all here.​

  • Day 11

    Yosemite to Death Valley

    Drive Time: 5 hours, 30 minutes | Distance: 305 miles

    Take Highway 395 to Death Valley and you won't be sorry: the scenery en-route is truly spectacular (be sure to stop at Alabama Hills – movie-makers have been filming here for years thanks to its remarkable display of crazy rock formations courtesy of Mother Nature).

    Death Valley is no Disneyland, but it's a magical kingdom all of its own. It's the largest national park outside of Alaska at 3.3 million acres – home to mountainous sand dunes, mysterious singing rocks, colourful sandstone canyons and bizzarely-shaped Joshua Trees – where extremes are the norm: from its climate (it's the hottest, driest place in the States, with summer temperatures that are, quite simply, scorching, and an average rainfall of just 2cm each year), to its elevations (its lowest spot Badwater Basin, sits at 282 feet below sea level, while its highest point, Telescope Peak, soars to an impressive 11,049 feet).

    Stay: The Inn at Death Valley (1 night)​​​

    Your Stay

    The Inn at Death Valley

    It’s hard to imagine improving on magic. But after an extensive, multi-million dollar renaissance, The Inn remains top of the charts for experiencing Death Valley's stellar stargazing and wondrous desolation.​

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  • Day 12

    Death Valley to Las Vegas

    Drive Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes | Distance: 117 miles

    After a leisurely breakfast, leave the desert behind you and head for the bright lights of Las Vegas.

    Stay: Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas (2 nights)​​

    Your Stay

    Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

    This non-gaming, luxury boutique hotel is situated at the forefront of CityCenter on the Las Vegas Strip, and is home to sleek accommodation, world-acclaimed cuisine, a rejuvenating spa, and an intimate Tea Lounge.

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  • Day 13

    Las Vegas

    With so much to see and do in Sin City, it’s hard to know where to start, so let us point you in the right direction to make sure your stay here is super special. But if you’re limited to time, the best way to see it all is from a helicopter, for a bird’s-eye view of the Strip, its casinos and further afield, the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon.​

  • Day 14

    Las Vegas to Palm Springs

    Drive Time: 4 hours, 5 minutes | Distance: 236 miles

    This is a beautiful drive, thanks to the desolate isolation you feel for half the journey. You’ll see Joshua Trees a-plenty and also join the world-famous Route 66 before arriving into Palm Springs.

    Stay: The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage (2 nights)​​

    Your Stay

    The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

    An elevated desert setting; epic Palm Springs sunsets; contemporary rooms and suites looking out over the resort, desert or mountains; and personally-customised spa treatments born from indigenous herbs… could you ask for anything more?

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  • Day 15

    Palm Springs

    With Greater Palm Springs' year-round sunshine, championship golf courses, sleek luxury lodgings, hot restaurants, hip nightlife and fabulous shopping, it's no wonder that Hollywood's Elite escape to the desert resort towns of Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and Indio, or Desert Hot Springs to the north.

  • Day 16

    Palm Springs to San Diego

    Drive Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes | Distance: 127 miles

    Drive from Palm Springs to San Diego for your international flight back to London Heathrow Airport.​

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