LA To The Bay (12 Days)

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LA To The Bay (12 Days) - Contiki
LA To The Bay (12 Days) - Contiki
3 reviews
Los Angeles
+11 Destinations
Western USA
San Francisco


  • Visit the world famous San Diego Zoo
  • Soak in the Grand Canyon
  • Experience New and Old Vegas
  • Walk over the Golden Gate Bridge
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Hotel, Lodge
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Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start in Los Angeles and end in San Francisco! With the discovery tour LA To The Bay (12 Days), you have a 12 day tour package taking you from Los Angeles to San Francisco and through Los Angeles, USA and 12 other destinations in USA. LA To The Bay (12 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • P
    Written on February 11, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had a blast on the LA to the Bay tour in February 2017. Our tour leader Rachel and bus driver Markus were awesome people who loved to party with us and had good advice. There weren't any optional inclusions I did that I didn't enjoy. My favourites were the speedboats in San Diego, the hot air balloons and included Champagne in Scottsdale and the Jeep ride in Sedona. We didn't get to fly over the Grand canyon or really see the Hollywood sign (lucky I saw it the day before the tour) but we all enjoyed hiking down into the canyon for a few hours instead. I think we were lucky to have a really awesome group of people, not without our fair share of drama, mostly Australians but everyone was down to party and do as much as possible. I went with my gut and didn't do Cirque du Soleil or the Golden Gate bike tour. The first one I had read bad reviews of and the second one was plagued by bad weather. Bad weather was one of the main things that dampened the trip (the fog over the canyon was why our helicopter was cancelled) but because I made friends with some awesome people (who I still see all the time in Australia) we had fun regardless. I would recommend this tour to anyone because you smash so much out of the way in an amount of time that is not too short or too long. Some of my favourite memories are the room party we had with our $10 walmart liquor in Grand canyon, watching the bellagio fountain show with pizza in vegas, visiting the san diego zoo and the USS midway, snowmobiling and the hot tub in lake tahoe, the china town dinner in san francisco, meeting a lady singing opera in the grand canyon, chasing birds on venice beach, and drunkenly laughing at a hand dryer in little tokyo. My best friend and I made vlogs that you can watch if you search for "usa with bae + bae" on youtube. I did finish the tour quite sick and voiceless. My only things I hated were skiing (it was my first time and it is so exhausting and painful) and that we didn't spend enough time in San Francisco or book Alcatraz far enough in advance to see it. You've gotta book at least three weeks in advance. I wish Alcatraz was included in the tour but it isn't. If I could do it all again I probably wouldn't drink as much ;) #noregrets (cause in Vegas the price varies from $4 a drink to $20 :o )
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  • C
    Written on September 2, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    One of the best tips I've been on! I travelled with a friend from home and made plenty of others along the way. The accommodation was better than I had expected, and in good locations. Our tour leader and driver Sarah and Alex were amazing, they were both very knowledgeable and friendly, some of my favourite activities were the options of joining them doing line dancing and watching a movie under the stars. There were so many interesting and exciting optional extras to choose from, we were offered all activities with plenty of information about all, but we didn't feel pressured to participate in anything we didn't want to. The group I was in was 50+ this meant I didn't get a chance to make friends with everyone but it meant that if there was an activity I enjoyed that my friends didn't want to do, I knew I would still have company.
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  • A
    Written on July 1, 2007

    I started my tour with Contiki in L.A. The tour was the 10 days tour L.A to the Bay. From L.A we travelled to San Diego, where we had lunch just over the Mexican boarder. In San Diego we went to the famous zoo which was fabulous. From San Diego we travelled via Phoenix to Las Vegas, one of the highlights of the trip. From Vegas we travelled to the Grand Canyon where we had 2 days to explore the beautiful parklands. From the Canyon we travelled to Yomemite national park where we stayed at Bass Lake. It snowed on us in Bass Lake. We then travelled to San Fran where the tour ended. It was a fantastic tour which I recommend.


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Los Angeles
  2. Day 2: Los Angeles to San Diego
  3. Day 3: San Diego
  4. Day 4: San Diego to Phoenix
  5. Day 5: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon via Sedona
  6. Day 6: Grand Canyon National Park
  7. Day 7: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas via Route 66
  8. Day 8: Las Vegas
  9. Day 9: Las Vegas to Lake Tahoe Via Mojave and Sierra Nevada
  10. Day 10 - 12: Lake Tahoe
  11. Day 12: Lake Tahoe to San Francisco via Old Town Sacramento

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  • USA & Canada: Discovery Plus
  • Contiki Discoverer Trips
  • Contiki USA: Better Together Best With Us
USA & Canada: Discovery Plus

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Los Angeles is the starting point and San Francisco is the endpoint.
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Covering a total distance of approx 2,221 km.
  • Los Angeles (USA)
  • 180 km
  • San Diego (USA)
  • 480 km
  • Phoenix (USA)
  • 161 km
  • Sedona (USA)
  • 134 km
  • Grand Canyon (USA)
  • 114 km
  • Seligman (USA)
  • 225 km
  • Las Vegas (USA)
  • 86 km
  • Mojave Desert (USA)
  • 471 km
  • Sierra Nevada (USA)
  • 107 km
  • Lake Tahoe (USA)
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