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Depart on your scheduled flight to Los Angeles. On arrival, we'll transfer you to your hotel, where a two-night stay gives you plenty of time to explore.
You're going to experience the excitement and glamour of LA this morning on your included tour. Highlights include Hollywood and Grauman's Chinese Theatre, where you'll see celebrity handprints, footprints and autographs etched into the concrete. There's time to explore at your own pace this afternoon. However, if you'd like to discover more, you can take an optional drive on the famous Route 66 to Santa Monica.
You can discover LA your own way this morning as you explore at your own pace. If you have always dreamed of visiting Universal Studios, that's where our optional excursion is headed. This thrilling theme park is packed with movie memorabilia, big rides and exciting attractions. This afternoon, we're off to our next base, the seaport of San Diego.
You can soak up the sights of this Spanish-influenced city on an included morning tour. Then the rest of the day is all yours to see more as you wish. You might be tempted to join an optional boat trip around San Diego Bay, visiting Old San Diego. Another possibility is taking in a marine show at the renowned Sea World, or perhaps visit the city's famous zoo.
We're heading to Scottsdale today on a drive through the spectacular desert. We'll cross the border at Yuma into the state of Arizona and head to the 'Valley of the Sun' and Scottsdale, on the outskirts of Phoenix.
If you want a traditional western experience, our optional evening visit to Rustler's Rooste, a traditional steakhouse, is a must.
We take to the road again today, driving into Northern Arizona. We'll make a stop at the township of Sedona, known for its vibrant arts community. You can explore at leisure or you might choose to join an optional Jeep ride into the surrounding rock formations, they really are stunning.
Our final destination today is the former Wild West town of Flagstaff.
This is the day that you visit one of the world's most iconic natural wonders, the Grand Canyon, which is a must-see on any traveller's list. For a truly unforgettable experience, why not choose to view this spectacular 14-mile-wide gorge from the air on an optional flight. However you choose to view this vast panorama, you will not be disappointed.
You're going to travel on the legendary Route 66 today, westwards to Las Vegas. On the way we're going to pass the mighty Hoover Dam, a feat of 20th century construction.
If you want to be dazzled, join an optional Las Vegas by night tour to take in the lights and sights of this spectacular desert city.
Las Vegas is all yours to discover today, so off you go on a stroll down the famous Strip. As you dip into the themed hotels lining it, you'll find a host of attractions. There are casinos, of course, shopping malls, aquariums, and you can even take a gondola ride on Vegas' very own 'Grand Canal'!
On today's drive through the Mojave Desert back to California, we'll follow the original trail of the early settlers.
Travelling north, today you're going to visit the vast Yosemite National Park. With its abundance of waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain peaks it's a wonderful place to explore. We'll stop for lunch in the park before travelling on to San Francisco.
Your morning tour of San Francisco begins as you cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. You'll then take in wonderful views from the city's Twin Peaks and visit landmarks including Golden Gate Park and Chinatown.
In the afternoon you can set your own pace. Your hotel is in a great position, in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf, so everything is within your reach. If you want to shop, there's a branch of Macy's that's a whole block in size, and the famous cable cars are a great way to get around. San Francisco Bay is at your feet too, so a cruise is another great option.
Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
You'll arrive back in the UK today.
Please note that for 2019 departure dates you will be staying in Prescott not Scottsdale.