California & The Pacific Northwest

14 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:

£4,200pp

3-4 star & low season

£6,000pp

4-5 star & mid-high season

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Day 1
Today you will take your flight over to the Emerald City of Seattle!
Day 2
A full day of exploring awaits you today. Sample delicious food in Pike Place Market, marvel at the intricate pieces of art at Chihuly Glass & Gardens, take a cruise of the harbour to learn about the fascinating history and skyline, have lunch above the city at the Space Needle's revolving restaurant or enjoy mooching about the pretty parks located around the city!
Day 3
After another morning enjoying Seattle, pick up your car and take the ferry across the bay to reach beautiful Olympic National Park.
Day 4
Spend a day wandering driftwood strewn beaches, kayaking lakes, hiking through the Hoh Rainforest or take in the breathtaking views of Hurricane Ridge
Day 5
Head South to the pretty quaint town of Cannon Beach today. Take a stroll along the oceanfront today, made famous for its sea rock formations, in particular 'Haystack Rock'. The town is popular for surfing, farmers markets and evening bonfires - complete with S'mores on the beach!
Day 6
There are some fantastic State Parks which you may wish to enjoy today which offer stunning walking trails through forests, clifftops, woodlands and provide its explorers with outstanding views of the iconic Northwest coastline!
Day 7
Taker a short drive inland today to the quirky hipsters paradise city that is Portland! You could head out on a cycling tour or a brewery tasting trip this afternoon!
Day 8
Visit the World's largest book store, Rose Test Gardens, Washington Zoo, Japanese Gardens and try yummy street food from some of the many famous carts!
Day 9
Travel across the Cascade Mountain Range, and on to the outdoor mecca of Bend. Here you will find mountain biking, hiking, fishing, white water rafting, craft breweries, boutique shopping, golf and hot air ballooning!
Day 10
Spend the day exploring the Newberry Volcanic Monuments, including a lava flow tunnel, and High Desert Museum to learn about the Native American culture and history of this region.
Day 11
Leave Bend this morning nice and early as you make your way to breathtaking Crater Lake National Park. Spend a day exploring this gorgeous National Park, there are plenty of walking trails, vista points and boat trips for you to enjoy. This afternoon, make your way to Grants Pass.
Day 12
Wind between forests, rivers and coastlines today as you cross the border from Oregon to California and lose yourself among the giant Redwood trees!
Day 13
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Redwoods National Park and Humboldt Bay today. You may wish to do this on a private guided tour, which would be tailored to suit your needs and interests.
Day 14
Continue South on the iconic Pacific Coastal Highway and spend the afternoon relaxing in beautiful Mendocino. En-route, be sure to explore some of the pretty local State parks and keep your eyes peeled to spot any whales out in the Pacific.
Day 15
Head to San Francisco today and enjoy your time on your final stop of the trip. This afternoon, you may wish to cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge and take in Ghirardelli Square, the Maritime Museum, Crissy Field, Fort Point and Sausalito.
Day 16
Head back in time and experience the legendary landmark that is Alcatraz! Previously a civil war fort, military prison and also one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries in US history!
Day 17
Enjoy a final day in the city by the bay! Then this evening, take your flight home.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

If you are looking to immerse yourself in stunning scenery, hike wild trails, wander along rugged coastlines and explore gorgeous national parks, then this is the trip for you! Start in the waterfront city of Seattle; catch a ferry across Elliott Bay and wander amongst the beautiful Olympic Peninsular’s National Park, stroll along its driftwood-strewn beaches and evergreen forests; and head south to the quaint seaside town of Cannon Beach and admire its sea stacks. After some down time on the coast you will head to the hipster paradise that is Portland before crossing the Cascade range into the high desert region of Bend to visit its volcanic monuments. Stop off in Crater Lake before heading onto the Redwoods National Park, which is home to the world’s largest and oldest trees. Continue south weaving through the coast, woodlands, state parks and roaring rivers to end your trip in cosmopolitan San Francisco. This itinerary covers iconic cities, wilderness areas, the Pacific coast, snow-capped mountains, volcanic lakes, ancient forests and even a rainforest!

2 nights Seattle – 2 nights Olympic National Park – 2 nights Cannon Beach – 2 nights Portland – 2 nights Bend – 1 night Grants Pass – 2 nights Redwoods National Park – 1 night Mendocino – 3 nights San Francisco 


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