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California, USA

Best time to travel
Mar - Oct
Ideal length
14 nights
From (incl flights)
€4,399
Perfect for
Tweens & Teens

At a glance

  • Return direct flights into San Francisco and home from L.A.
  • 14 nights’ accommodation including downtown San Francisco, Yosemite, Monterrey, Santa Barbara and Santa Monica.
  • We mix classic Californian beach hotels with rustic park retreats and vineyard stays.
  • The best way to see California is to drive Highway One. We make sure you have a car where you need it and not where you don’t.
  • We add in experiences that suit your family including surf lessons, wine tasting excursions by bike, theme parks for the kids, and the best places to eat.
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Framed by Pacific Ocean views, towering redwoods and clear blue skies, the dramatic beauty of the Pacific Coast Highway makes for an exhilarating self-drive family experience. This California road-trip is a wonderful family adventure taking in San Francisco, Yosemite, beautiful beaches, wine-country and family fun in Los Angeles. This vast state will thrill visitors of all ages.

Trip Overview

Here a flavour of what you can expect on a California trip with us.

Depart from Mar - Oct.
Fly direct from Dublin to San Francisco. On arrival, you will be privately transferred to your hotel.
California USA
Spend three nights in San Francisco.
There is a lot to discover in San Francisco, allow us to arrange a number of activities during your stay. We can arrange your an evening tour of Alcatraz, one of the world’s most notorious prisons.
San Francisco California
The best way to see San Francisco is by bike!
Allow us to arrange your guided bike tour of the city. Experience the city from a local's perspective as your guide takes you off the beaten track.
San Francisco California
Explore the city’s neighbourhoods.
Cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito where you will stop for lunch. Wander along coastal trails for picture-perfect views of the bridges and sights of San Francisco Bay.
Sausalito, United States
It’s time to pick up your rental car.
Your journey along the California coast begins, you will travel east towards Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park
Spend two adventurous nights in Yosemite National Park in one of our recommended properties.
Take time to settle into your new surrounds. Your adventure begins now.
Rush Creek Yosemite
Allow us to arrange your tour of Yosemite with an expert guide.
On the tour, you will visit El Capitan, Bridal Veil Falls and Glacier Point. Your guide will take you off the beaten track where you’ll discover some of the secrets that Yosemite holds.
Yosemite National Park USA
Next, you’ll make your way towards Monterey.
Embrace the dramatic scenic route of the California coastline towards Carmel and the seaside city of Monterey.
Monterey, United States
Spend three nights in one of our recommended seaside properties.
You will be in the perfect place to discover all that this region has to offer.
Monterey USA
For those who want to explore the beauty of Big Sur.
You can stroll to Pfeiffer Beach, away from the crowd, and sink your toes in the purple sand while the sun sets over the Pacific.
Pfeiffer Beach
It’s time to leave Monterey and make your way to Santa Barbara.
Drop your bags for two nights at one of our partner properties and wander through downtown Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara
Allow us to arrange your guided tour of the local food scene.
You’ll spend the afternoon indulging in unique, delectable dishes. Taste fresh-off-the-boat seafood and Santa Maria-style barbecue, or authentic Mexican Cuisine and other coastal-inspired creations.
Monterey
After breakfast, you will begin your journey to Santa Monica.
It’s time to leave the car behind and explore on foot. Discover the sun-drenched beaches and inviting ocean. With its relaxed culture, you’ll spend four nights perfectly placed to enjoy the LA buzz alongside a sea breeze.
Santa Monica
Allow us to arrange your surfing or paddle boarding lesson with an expert instructor.
Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey is one of the best spots in Los Angeles for paddle boarding.
Marina del Rey
While in Los Angeles, a visit to Universal Studios is a must.
Allow us to arrange your VIP experience at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal’s Theme Parks.
Los Angeles
When it’s time to depart, you will be privately transferred to LAX for your flight home.
Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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What people are saying

“The OROKO experience was genuinely special. Hotels and experiences were very carefully chosen to match our expectations and tastes. Ten out of ten to all concerned.”

Aidan and Eileen – Puglia, May 2018

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