Days 16 - 18: San Francisco
Distance: 354 km / 220 miles
Leaving behind Yosemite National Park, you’ll be heading east to San Francisco where you’ll spend the next three nights.
No trip to San Francisco is complete without a visit to the former prison on the rock; Alcatraz, make sure you pre-book this though as only a limited amount of places are available each day.
For those with a little more energy we recommend hiring a bike and cycling along San Francisco’s stunning waterfront, across the Golden Gate Bridge and down to the picturesque seaside town of Sausalito before getting the ferry back to San Francisco.
Days 19 - 20: Moss Landing
Distance: 183 km / 114 miles
Today you start the journey south along the famed Pacific Coast Highway; we suggest a stop in the city of Santa Cruz. Take a walk along the wharf which stretches into Monterey Bay, see the bridge-shaped rock formation on Natural Bridges State Beach or take a stroll along Pacific Avenue, famous for its vintage clothing stores, cafes and galleries.
Situated on one of California’s largest wetland areas, Moss Landing is home to hundreds of bird species of waterfowl and migratory shorebirds. There are also seals, sea otters and sea lions that can be seen from a nature cruise or from a kayak.
Days 21 - 22: Morro Bay
Distance: 230 km / 143 miles
Travel along Monterey Bay and the famous 17 Mile Drive before cruising slowly south on one of the world’s most scenic routes – California Highway 1. This route winds along the central California coast starting in historic Monterey, and heading through Big Sur.
The coastal city of Morro Bay is best known for Morro Rock, an ancient volcanic mound at the end of Morro Rock beach. It’s also home to lagoons, a bird-rich saltwater marsh as well as plenty of trails, including one up to Back Hill which offers magnificent views over the city.
Day 23: Los Angeles
Distance: 363 km / 226 miles
Continue south along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway towards Los Angeles. We recommend a stop in Santa Barbara which is well known for its Mediterranean style white stucco buildings that reflect Santa Barbara’s Spanish heritage. As well as some great beaches there are some impressive restaurants, a selection of wineries and the Santa Barbara Mission which was founded in 1786 and houses Franciscan Friars and a museum.
Days 24 - 25: Los Angeles - UK
You have some time to yourself today before returning your RV and heading to Los Angeles International airport for your evening flight back to the UK.