Best of the West Fly Drive

Delve into the American west and discover a land stunning wilderness and buzzing cities.

From California's coastal breeze to the long desert roads of Nevada, this trip of a lifetime takes you through western USA's most iconic scenery. Along the way discover its legendary cities, like LA, San Francisco, Los Angeles & San Diego, along with remote & varied national parks.

Tour highlights

    • Drive iconic Highway 1
    • Discover San Francisco’s Alcatraz & Golden Gate Bridge
    • Lose yourself in awe inspiring Yosemite National Park
    • Refresh at the desert oasis of Palm Springs


Days 1-2

San Diego

California’s southernmost city enjoys strong cultural and culinary links to Mexico. Collect your car at the airport then spend your days exploring Old Town, revelling in the Gaslamp Quarter or relaxing on one of the many beaches. Balboa Park is a must-see for first time visitors.

Days 3-4

San Diego to Los Angeles

A short drive north is the entertainment capital of the world. Discover the Golden Age of Hollywood along the Walk of Fame, enjoy the thrills of Universal Studios and shop with the stars in Beverly Hills. To escape the city, head to the coast and beautiful Santa Monica.

Day 5

Los Angeles to Santa Barbara

This small town has a picturesque port, a beautiful beach and some fantastic shopping on State Street. It also benefits from its proximity to California’s second largest wine growing region.

Day 6

Santa Barbara to Monterey

Today’s journey takes you up the coast, past Pismo Beach and Cambria, to the famous Big Sur. The iconic stretch of road hugs the cliff as it sweeps past forests and bays to the harbour town of Monterey.

Days 7-8

Monterey to San Francisco

As you step into San Francisco the chiming of the cable cars, the historic ferry building and the haunting shadow of Alcatraz evoke the history of this western outpost. Now a thoroughly modern city, San Francisco is adored for its friendly neighbourhoods and fantastic cuisine.

Days 9-10

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park

Leave the coast behind and head into the stunning Sierra Nevada mountain range. Yosemite National Park is a nature lover’s paradise with groves of sequoia trees, bountiful wildlife and all of it is framed by soaring granite peaks and cascading waterfalls.

Days 11-12

Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park

Heading southeast out of the mountains, this varied journey brings you to the hottest place in the USA: Death Valley National Park. Home to a remarkable diversity of flora and fauna, Death Valley also boasts many spectacular vistas.

Days 13-14

Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas

Will Lady Luck smile on you amid the glittering lights of Las Vegas? Take the roulette wheel for a spin, enjoy a flight to witness the Grand Canyon or relax by the pool at one of the fabulous resort hotels.

Day 15

Las Vegas to Palm Springs

Famous as a spa retreat for LA’s rich and famous, Palm Springs is an oasis in the desert for weary travellers. Gorgeous hotels and fantastic golf sits beside a buzzing foodie scene and some great bars.

Day 16

Palm Springs to San Diego

It is an easy drive south, back to the coast. Return your car to San Diego airport ahead of your flight home.

Your vehicle

Full Size 4 Door

Dodge Charger, Ford Fusion or similar

Capacity:Up to 4 adults & 1 child
Luggage:Up to 3 suitcases & 1 medium sized bag
Your car hire includes:

  • Unlimited mileage 
  • Zero excess 
  • Loss damage waiver 
  • Theft waiver 
  • Third party liability 
  • Supplementary liability insurance (up to $1million) 
  • Rentals starting in California include free additional drivers

Min Rental age: 21. Drivers under 25 will be charged a supplement locally.

Additional Info

Best at Travel works with a number of car hire companies to bring you a huge selection of routes, depots and car types. Precise conditions and inclusions vary between companies so ask your Best at Travel consultant for details of what is the best hire for you.


This fly drive itinerary runs all year round

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