San Fran to LA: Ultimate National Parks

04/02/2023 through 10/30/2024
04/02/2023 through 11/02/2024
Intrepid Travel

San Fran to LA: Ultimate National Parks

Fall in love with the rugged and diverse American West on this 18-day adventure, from the granite peaks and pine forests of Yosemite National Park, the crystal clear water of Lake Tahoe, the sun-baked dunes and canyons of Death Valley, glitzy Las Vegas and peaceful Zion. Walk amid the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park, gaze in awe at the Grand Canyon, sit by a Navajo campfire in Monument Valley and see the unique vegetation of Joshua Tree National Park, all on the ultimate National Parks adventure.


  • San Francisco – Sunset catamaran cruise
  • San Francisco – Driving tour & Golden Gate Bridge
  • Lake Tahoe – Kayak/Stand-up Paddleboard Rental
  • Yosemite National Park – Entrance Fee
  • Yosemite National Park – Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
  • Yosemite – Pizza Picnic Dinner
  • Yosemite National Park – Leader-led hike
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Zion National Park – Entrance Fee
  • Bryce Canyon National Park – Entrance Fee
  • Monument Valley Tribal Park – Entrance
  • Monument Valley – Jeep Tour and Navajo Dinner
  • Horseshoe Bend
  • Grand Canyon National Park – Entrance
  • Joshua Tree National Park – Entrance Fee


  • Beginning in the eccentric city of San Francisco, explore the sights of the bay on a sunset catamaran cruise, sailing around the infamous Alcatraz Island and beneath the legendary Golden Gate Bridge.
  • There’s no better way to experience Lake Tahoe than by skimming over its clear blue water in a kayak or stand-up paddleboard.
  • Featuring sequoia forests, granite cliff faces and cascading waterfalls – get the most out of your Yosemite experience by spending three nights in the park, meaning two full days of exploration.
  • With undulating sand dunes, water-sculpted canyons, extinct volcanic craters and fields of wildflowers that blossom in the spring: Death Valley is a geological paradise.
  • From flashy Las Vegas continue to the red rocks of Zion National Park and the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon.
  • Admire the oasis of Emerald Pools during a hike past waterfalls and lush vegetation in Utah’s Zion National Park.
  • Ride a jeep through Utah’s iconic Monument Valley, and then share stories and a meal by the campfire with members of Navajo Nation.
  • Be amazed by the size and beauty of the Colorado River’s Horseshoe Bend, then travel to the Grand Canyon where you’ll be left gobsmacked by its steep red-rock escarpments and gorges.
  • Explore a city that’s home to dreamers, fortune seekers, and celebrities in the City of Angels: Los Angeles.


Day 1 San Francisco
Day 2 Lake Tahoe
Day 3 Lake Tahoe
Day 4 Yosemite National Park
Day 5 Yosemite National Park
Day 6 Yosemite National Park
Day 7 Eastern Sierra / Lone Pine
Day 8 Death Valley / Las Vegas
Day 9 Las Vegas
Day 10 Zion National Park
Day 11 Zion National Park
Day 12 Bryce Canyon
Day 13 Monument Valley
Day 14 Grand Canyon National Park
Day 15 Grand Canyon National Park
Day 16 Joshua Tree National Park
Day 17 Los Angeles
Day 18 Los Angeles

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