Los Angeles - Kings Canyon National Park - Fresno (355 miles)
Passengers will be picked up at LAX in the very early morning. Today, we will head to Kings Canyon National Park, home of the giant sequoias. Will will spend the night in Fresno, CA.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
These two adjoining national parks are famous for the giant sequoia trees that grow in them and nowhere else in the world. They were designated the UNESCO Sequoia-Kings Canyon Biosphere Reserve in 1976.
Standard Hotel: Piccadilly Inn or similar
Fresno - Carmel - San Francisco - San Jose (235 miles)
In the morning we will take the famous 17-Mile Drive to Carmel, CA. From there, we will head to San Francisco, CA, where we will visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, and Fisherman's Wharf. We will make our way to San Jose, CA for the night.
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, the heart of central California's Bay Area, is famous for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, its unique culture, and its position at the forefront of technological innovation. Beautiful weather and waterfront views await visitors as well!
Golden Gate Bridge
The iconic arches of San Francisco, California's Golden Gate Bridge are known the world over as a symbol of California and the San Francisco Bay area. From movies to postcards, the Golden Gate Bridge is an American icon.
San Francisco Chinatown
San Francisco's incredibly famous Chinatown neighborhood in the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. Established in 1848, this once-small enclave has grown to over 100,000 residents and draws tons of tourists annually.
This San Francisco neighborhood is a popular tourist area due to its lovely scenery and abundance of shops, restaurants, museums, and other attractions. The area also hosts several annual events, such as a July 4th fireworks show.
Lombard Street is a famous road in San Francisco that is known for having eight steep, hairpin turns climbing up a one-block stretch between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets. The strange-looking stretch of road is a famous Bay Area spot.
Palace of Fine Art
The grandiosely-named Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California is a huge, ornate outdoor structure that is part of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Its amazing architecture has made it popular for weddings and photography.
San Francisco Bay Cruise
The San Francisco Bay is almost as famous as the city itself. Guests on these boat tours can expect to see not just landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, but also the mysterious Angel Island, home of Alcatraz.
Admission (Optional): Adult $33; Child (3-12 yrs) $33|Opening Hours: Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Standard Hotel: Crown Plaza San Jose / Silicon Valley or similar
San Jose - Lake Tahoe - Reno (189 miles)
Today we will travel to Reno, NV via the gorgeous Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe, NV
The scenic Lake Tahoe nestled in the crook of California is the largest alpine lake in North America. In addition to being a wonderful place to swim, fish, and boat, Lake Tahoe features winter activities like skiing and snowboarding.
Lake Tahoe Cruise
Enjoy a boat ride across the largest alpine lake in North America. Lake Tahoe Cruises offer a unique view of the surrounding Sierra Nevada and an up-close experience of the lake's crystalline waters. Cruises are a ticket to relaxation.
Standard Hotel: Sands Regency Casino Hotel or similar
Reno - Sacramento - Los Angeles (515 miles)
Today we will head back to California to tour Sacramento, CA, the capital city of California. At the end of the day, we will return to Los Angeles and LAX. Please see "Departure and Return Details" for more information.
Founded in 1849, Sacramento was at the heart of the gold rush, Pony Express, and first trans-continental railroad. Today it serves as the capital of the state of California and one of its most important cities.