Icons of California


16 Days






Explore the spectacular Napa Valley to taste the delectable wines of the region, enjoy a scenic hike around Lake Tahoe, discover the wonders of the iconic Yosemite National Park, and experience the picturesque Pacific Coast with this magical self-drive journey.




Day 1: San Francisco - Napa

Pick up your rental vehicle and travel north to the spectacular Napa Valley. Explore the region on your own or choose to add an optional trip on the Napa Wine Train.

Day 2: Napa - Lake Tahoe

Depart Napa this morning for the journey to Lake Tahoe, where water activities abound.

Day 3: Lake Tahoe - Yosemite National Park

Enjoy a scenic hike around the lake this morning before heading south to Yosemite National Park. Visit one of the spectacular view points to watch the sunset.

Days 4 - 5: Yosemite National Park

Spend a couple of days exploring the wonders of this iconic national park. Check out some of the many hiking trails or use the shuttle service to visit some of the park's highlights.

Day 6: Yosemite National Park - Monterey

Depart Yosemite for the Pacific Coast. We recommend a visit to Folktale Vineyard for a winery tour, tasting and lunch. Drive to Carmel-By-The–Sea and spend the afternoon wandering this picturesque seaside town.

DAY 7: Monterey - San Francisco

Head back up the Pacific Coast to return your vehicle in San Francisco.

DAY 8: San Francisco

Make your way to your hotel.

DAY 9: San Francisco - Monterey

Travel to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park to enjoy an abundance of walking trails. Continue to Monterey for a coastal walk.

DAY 10: Monterey - Yosemite National Park

Enjoy an early morning whale watching cruise before heading inland to the beautiful wilderness of Yosemite National Park.

DAY 11 - 12: Yosemite National Park

Spend a few days exploring this spectacular park and the hiking trails within.

DAY 13: Yosemite National Park - Lake Tahoe

This afternoon, travel to Lake Tahoe, the second deepest lake in the USA.

DAY 14: Lake Tahoe

Choose to mountain bike, kayak or hike.

DAY 15: Lake Tahoe - Sonoma

Visit a vineyard for some wine tasting.

DAY 16: Sonoma - San Francisco

Head back to San Francisco where the journey ends.



As this Private Journey can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking. Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Inclusions and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our consultants for the most up to date itinerary, prices and availability.