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West Coast tour

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West Coast tour

We're travelling from Australia to Los Angeles in April 2014 and would like to do a 8 to 10 day tour of the West Coast taking in the Grand Canyon ,Las Vegas ,Yosemite and perhaps a few more of the other canyons perhaps ending up in San Francisco can people give us some suggestions of the best tours and companies to deal with. We're both in our early 50s but still young at heart. We would have no problems camping. We don't want to feel rushed and would be keen to involve some hiking. I imagine the cost of such tour would be around about the $1500 per head cost, just to give some idea. Any suggestions most welcome.

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1. Re: West Coast tour

The name "Canyon Country" is deceptive, and you won't get answers to your questions about cities and national parks. Canyon Country is a community in the Santa Clarita area of Los Angeles County.

For general trip planning, try the Road Trips forum, or the state forums (California, Nevada, and Arizona, although threads on the statewide forums tend to drop off the front page quickly). For specific places, go to the forums for those places in the individual states: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Yosemite (California forum), Las Vegas (Nevada forum), and Grand Canyon (Arizona forum).

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2. Re: West Coast tour

10-11 days will be rushed by nature if you want to see all those places. Is driving yourself out of the question?

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It looks as if we now will fly into LA have 3 days there, fly onto Vegas and have 7 there to do Grand, Bryce,Zion Canyons and perhaps Death Valley. Then as we are going onto New York, we will use our return leg to visit San Fran and do a 3 day tour to Yosimite,. Thoughts

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4. Re: West Coast tour

Please do as FRR advised in #1. This forum (Canyon Country) is not going to be seen right away.

Since your itinerary covers not just California I would suggest drafting up an itinerary and posting on the Road Trip forum. An itinerary means listing out how many days in each place, not just "7 there to do Grand, Bryce,Zion Canyons and perhaps Death Valley."

Here is a link to the Road Trips forum: tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g1-i12567-Road_Tri… (A wander through there wouldn't be amiss ... this is a *very* popular trip.)

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5. Re: West Coast tour

You can do that loop in 7 days but it depends on how long you want to stay in Vegas. Are you driving that loop yourself? Adding Death Valley will be pushing it.

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