• Per person, twin share

11 day Pacific Coast Explorer – Self Drive from Seattle to Los Angeles

Qantas Holidays

See rich landscape, dramatic coastlines, quaint seaside villages and diverse national parks whilst you follow the Pacific Coastline from Seattle to Los Angeles

What is Included

• 10 nights hotel accommodation
• Welcome Kit with comprehensive maps, driving instructions and suggested stops and sights
• 11 days Intermediate car hire Chevrolet Cruze or similar+
• Highlights:
o View the rich landscape of Mount Rainier, an active volcano and Washington state icon
o Witness the remarkable recovery of Mount St. Helens since its eruption
o Enjoy stunning coastal scenery along Oregon’s Pacific Coast Scenic Byway
o Marvel at 17‐Mile Drive’s the Lone Cypress
o See some of the world’s tallest trees in Redwood National Forest
o Walk along the railings of San Francisco’s world famous Golden Gate Bridge
o Experience California’s Central Coast splendour on Highway 1
o Explore Santa Barbara, the American Riviera
o Get closer to the stars at TCL Chinese Theatre, formerly Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, a Hollywood landmark


FREE Upgrade from an Intermediate car to a Standard car, Buick Verano or similar+

Room/Cabin information
Twin Share
Offer Ends

31 Mar 17,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

Travel Dates:
01 May - 30 Jun 17

From $1799* per person twin share

Product itinerary


Seattle ‐ Mt. Rainier ‐ Mt. St. Helens ‐ Portland ‐ Oregon Dunes ‐ Redwood National Park ‐ Eureka ‐ San Francisco ‐ Monterey/Carmel ‐ Big Sur ‐ Central Coast ‐ Santa Barbara ‐ alibu ‐ Santa Monica ‐ Los Angeles

Day 1: Seattle
Arrive in Seattle and pick up your rental car. Make time this afternoon to visit the Space Needle or the superb Explore Music Project before enjoying dinner and coffee at one of Seattle’s excellent restaurants. Overnight: Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center 

Day 2: Seattle ‐ Mt. Rainier ‐ Mt. St. Helens – Portland (430kms)
Depart Seattle today en route to Mt. Rainier National Park, one of the outstanding scenic wonders of the Northwest. Cross the Columbia River for a stop at Mt. St. Helens that will reveal the devastation created by the 1980 eruption of this active volcano. Continue to Portland in the evening. Overnight: Jupiter Hotel

Day 3: Portland ‐ Oregon Dunes ‐ Redwood National Park (560kms)
The dramatic coastline of Oregon has panoramic vistas and picturesque images for you to enjoy today. The peaceful drive through ever‐changing terrain will take you through small towns which reflect the essence of the American Spirit. May we suggest packing a picnic and pulling off the highway at one of the many trails you will find along the way. 
Overnight: Best Western Plus Northwoods Inn

Day 4: Redwood National Park – Eureka (380kms)
Pass former Russian fishing settlements as you continue your drive today. The giant redwoods are protected in state and national parks as World Heritage sites. 
Overnight: Best Western Plus Humboldt Bay Inn

Day 5: Eureka ‐ San Francisco (280kms)
Follow the coastline of California south to the village of Mendocino. The town of Mendocino is a Historic Preservation District on the National Register of Historic Places with a superb coastal setting and is the perfect place to linger before continuing south to San Francisco. There will be time to explore the city this evening. 
Overnight: Hotel Metropolis

Day 6: San Francisco
Enjoy a wonderful day touring the city. See places like Union Square, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Fisherman’s Wharf, where you can take a short boat trip to tour infamous Alcatraz Island. 
Overnight: Hotel Metropolis

Day 7: San Francisco ‐ Monterey/Carmel (200kms)
Today’s drive takes you down the California coast to Monterey. Stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row before continuing along the stunning landscape of 17‐Mile Drive en route to the village of Carmel. 
Overnight: Chaminade Resort & Spa

Day 8: Monterey/Carmel ‐ Big Sur ‐ Central Coast (390kms)
Follow Pacific Coast Highway south along the Big Sur Peninsula. On the way enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean pounding the cliffs and rocks below. Why not take time to visit Hearst Castle and learn about its fascinating history. Overnight in the heart of California’s central coast. 
Overnight: Silver Surf Motel

Day 9: Central Coast ‐ Santa Barbara ‐ Malibu ‐ Santa Monica ‐ Los Angeles Area (376kms)
Continue south today passing through Santa Barbara, yet another beautiful stretch of coast in Malibu and the seaside town of Santa Monica prior to arriving in the Los Angeles area. 
Overnight: Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway ‐ Torrance

Day 10: Los Angeles Area
Depart the capital of country and western music to return to the home of the blues. Upon your return to Memphis be sure to end your tour by dining at one of the most popular places to eat in town, Leonard’s BBQ. 
Overnight: Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway – Torrance

Day 11: Los Angeles
Return your car to the airport before your departure flight.

Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 14 Feb 2017 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. +Minimum renter age without surcharge is 21 years. Drivers aged 21-24 years may be eligible to rent subject to an age surcharge of USD25 per day. Rental days are based on a 24 hour period with pick up and drop off from airport location. Upgrade offer subject to availability at time of pick up. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Qantas Holidays, Avis and Helloworld booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.