CaliQuests Original Tour

Ultimate California Roadtrip

Get the full California experience by traveling to the most iconic destinations along with hidden gems along the way. Explore the famous Pacific Coast Highway on the Ultimate Road-trip from San Francisco - Los Angeles. A great opportunity to enjoy all of the adventure and natural beauty that California has to offer.

This adventure tour lets you experience the excitement of two world class cities - San Francisco & Los Angeles, along with many other exciting locations. During the trip there are also multiple opportunities for thrilling activities and overnight stays in stunning destinations. 

On this trip you will travel along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway, and spend some time taking in the breathtaking ocean views at Big Sur, Santa Cruz  and Malibu. Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge to the charming town of Sausalito, or take a day trip up to wine country just in time for a West Coast sunset. Escape the bustle of Los Angeles for a day trip to the exotic Santa Catalina Island. Then venture further south to sunny San Diego, where you are close enough to Mexico for a quick visit to the infamous city, Tijuana. 


World Class Cities & Protected National Parks

This trip includes passes to multiple U.S. national parks, and state parks. In order to take advantage of these passes, it is advised that you purchase additional hiking excursions or other activities. To learn more about these opportunities please click here

Good To Know

CaliQuests provides travelers with the freedom to choose their adventures and activities. Our itineraries are tentative and subject to change based on weather-related road conditions, and accommodation availability. The Ultimate California Adventure Package includes ground transportation from San Diego through multiple cities, and to the final destination, Lake Tahoe. 

This tour package is NOT a round trip, and the final stop is different from the origin of the trip. We recommend you book travel arrangements from nearby airports such as Reno, Sacramento or San Francisco. You can also extend your trip a few days by purchasing additional extension packages from us, or on your own. 

This Trip Includes 

Personal Tour Director
Customized Accommodations
Transportation Provided
Local Tour Guides
Optional Excursions
National/State Parks

Hotels & Accommodations

 This trip includes overnight stays in handpicked hotels and hostels that are in close proximity to transportation and sightseeing locations. Private hostel rooms may be purchased on location for an additional fee. For groups of 20 or more, customized accommodations can be provided. 


Optional Excursions/Activities 

Cali Quests provides travelers with the freedom to explore. Additional outings/excursions can be purchased and added on to the trip itinerary. For more information and to see other outings click here


Prices & Availability 

Prices vary based on when the trip is booked and if any upgrades or outings are selected. Each tour is appropriate for solo travel, however, group travel arrangements can be made when available. 

Trip Highlights

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San Francisco

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Big Sur

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Los Angeles

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Channel Islands

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Yosemite National Park

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Lake Tahoe

Customizable Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive to San Diego

Your adventure begins in the exciting coastal city of San Diego, California. You will spend your first night arriving and checking in to your accommodations. 

Day 2

San Diego

The following day you will have the freedom to explore local attractions such as La Jolla Beach, downtown San Diego, or Tijuana Mexico. 


Day 3

Orange County

Pack your things and head over to the train station for an epic ride up the beautiful Pacific Coast to Los Angeles. You'll arrive to your nightly accommodations and be greeted by your personal travel expert/road trip guide. 

Day 4

Los Angeles

Spend the morning and afternoon exploring iconic sites such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Griffith Park Observatory, or Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. 

Day 5

Santa Catalina 

Today's schedule includes a ferry ride to the stunning Catalina Island. Spend the day exploring this island, or relaxing by the beach. Then you'll ferry back to Los Angeles for the night.


Day 6

Santa Barbara 

Wake up early to depart on your next part of the road trip, a drive up Pacific Coast Highway. Stops include Malibu, and a night spent in Santa Barbara. 


Day 7

Big Sur

This leg of your trip includes a scenic drive up through Big Sur, with stops at McWay Falls, and Bixby Bridge. You'll also pass through the charming beach town of Monterey.


Day 8

Santa Cruz - Monterey 

Spend a few days exploring the vibrant cities Santa Cruz and the nearby Monterey/Carmel. 


Day 9

San Francisco

On the ninth day you'll arrive to the iconic San Francisco Bay area, where you will have this day to explore the city to yourself. Click here for activity and excursion ideas.  


Day 10

Sausalito/Muir Woods 

On your second day in San Francisco, you'll enjoy a day trip up North across the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin Headlands and Muir Woods. On your way back you'll wind down for the evening in the quaint port town of Sausalito. 


Day 11

Yosemite - Mono Lake

Rise and shine early to hop on the private shuttle towards the incredible Yosemite National Park. This trip includes access for a day in Yosemite National Park. 

Day 12

Lake Tahoe 

Enjoy the next two days adventuring around the beautiful Alpine setting of Lake Tahoe. Trip excursions include a day-trip and boat ride to Emerald Bay.