Day 1: London - Los Angeles
Fly non-stop from Heathrow on a same day flight to the City of Angels, where the glitz and glamour never stops. Pick up your Alamo car rental when you arrive in Los Angeles. Stay 3 nights at the Doubletree by Hilton Los Angeles (or similar).
Days 2-3: Los Angeles
Walk with the stars down the Hollywood Walk of Fame stopping to take photos of your favourite celebrities outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Take a guided tour of the stars’ homes through luxurious Beverly Hills stopping for a shopping opportunity on Rodeo Drive. For movie magic, visit Universal Studios Hollywood, still a real working studio and home to attractions such as Transformers, The Simpsons Ride and the incredible Back Lot Movie Tour.
Day 4: Los Angeles – Santa Barbara (approx. 95 miles)
Time for a change of scenery today. Enjoy the stunning coastal drive up north to Santa Barbara, famous for its miles of glorious beaches, beautiful architecture, the chilled vibe of State Street and the nearby wineries. Stay 3 nights at Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn Hotel (or similar).
Days 5-6: Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara is the perfect location to explore the wineries surrounding the city. Downtown boasts of the urban wine trail, a series of tasting rooms all within walking distance of each other. The Santa Ynez Valley sits behind Santa Barbara, home to stunning wineries and was the location for the film ‘Sideways’. Shopping opportunities abound in Santa Barbara with a variety of designer brands and one-off boutiques ticking every box.
Day 7: Santa Barbara – Los Angeles - London
Why not continue your Californian experience and give our experienced travel advisors a call for inspirational ideas. Or end your tour by dropping off the car at Los Angeles Airport and board your flight, flying overnight back to London.