Western Impressions – 15-tägige Mietwagenrundreise durch den Südwesten der USA

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Reiseverlauf:

Day 1: Los Angeles / Arrival

Day 2: Los Angeles

Explore the world-known areas of Los Angeles, from Downtown to glamorous Hollywood with its Walk of the Fame, Beverly Hills and the houses of the stars to Santa Monica, Venice and Malibu, located on the beaches of the Pacific Ocean.

Day 3: Los Angeles – Palm Springs

You leave the boisterous city of L.A. and drive to Palm Springs, which stretches in a dry, hot desert valley. This pretty city, also famous for its golf courses, is a favorite weekend destination for wealthy Californians. A gondola ride up Mt. San Jacinto offers great views of the surrounding area. Apx. 200 km / 125 mi

Day 4: Palm Springs – Williams / Grand Canyon

The road to the small town of Williams leads through the Indian reservation of the Hualapai. Apx. 650 km / 406 mi

Day 5: Williams / Grand Canyon – Lake Powell

You will be in awe of the overwhelming land- scape of the Grand Canyon. You may want to take a helicopter flight to see more breathtaking details of this spectacular canyon formation. Lake Powell is another highlight of your trip. The red rocks provide an impressive contrast to the blue water. Boat tours, house boats and water sports provide a lively atmosphere of the lake. Apx. 241 km / 150 mi

Day 6: Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon NP

The park includes some of the Earth’s most colorful rocks, which have been sculpted by erosion into pillars and other fantastic forms. A walk at sunset through this fantasy world of sandstone is particularly rewarding. Apx. 260 km / 162 mi

Day 7: Bryce Canyon NP – St. George / Springdale

Zion NP offers you many hiking possibilities. See its desert terrain and huge sculpted rock formations, which coexist with hanging gardens. The bizarre sandstone formations and especially the view of the „Angels Landing“ are breathtaking. Apx. 215 km / 134 mi

Day 8: St. George / Springdale – Las Vegas

Las Vegas is unique in the world in the middle of the desert. The high luxury hotels with all their glitter, their famous casinos and world- known shows create a world of fantasy and unreal imagination. Let yourself be tempted by visiting a show or trying your luck at one of the casinos. Apx. 200 km / 125 mi

Day 9: Las Vegas – Death Valley NP – Visalia

The drive through Death Valley, the lowest point of the Western Hemisphere, almost 90 m below sea level, is quite an experience. This desert area offers a great variety of landscapes which you should not miss like Zabriskie Point and Badwater. Continue through fertile farmland to Visalia. Apx. 708 km / 442 mi

Day 10: Visalia – Yosemite N.P. – Modesto / El Portal

The 13 km long Yosemite Valley with its steep, high granite rocks, like Half Dome and El Capitan, the spectacular waterfalls, quiet mountain lakes and picturesque mountain areas is a most beautiful National Park you will enjoy visiting. Apx. 410 km / 256 mi

Day 11: Modesto / El Portal – San Francisco

You may want to explore this beautiful city by cable car or on foot, walking from Fisherman’s Wharf to Union Square with all the highlights on the way. Apx. 160 km / 100 mi

Day 12: San Francisco

A whole day to explore this city and cross over the Golden Gate Bride to enjoy the art galleries of Sausalito and advance to the Muir Woods where you find some of the last giant redwood trees. Or even spend the day tasting California- grown wines in Napa Valley.

Day 13: San Francisco – San Simeon / Pismo Beach

Historic Monterey and lovely Carmel, both enjoy a great location and are worth a visit. The famous Cannery Road with its former canning factories and typical restaurants and Carmel with its mission, art galleries, lovely boutiques and good restaurants will impress you. Do not miss the 17-Mile-Drive (entrance fee) along one of the most fabulous coast lines. Hearst Castle at San Simeon is well worth a visit. Apx. 420 km / 262 mi

Day 14: San Simeon / Pismo Beach – Los Angeles

Continue via Solvang, a Danish town, to Santa Barbara, a beautiful city with a strong Hispanic background, of which the highlights are well worth a visit: its Mission, its Court House, State Street with its beautiful boutiques and inviting restaurants. Continue to Los Angeles. Apx. 370 km / 231 mi

Day 15: Los Angeles / Departure

Your trip ends with the rental car return and flight back home.

Enthaltene Leistungen:

  • 15 day tour / 14 nights
  • Standard or Superior Accommodation
  • Up to 2 children under 12 years stay free when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Road book
  • All taxes and fees

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