Summary of the stay

  • 10 days
  • All seasons
  • Solo
  • Couple
  • Friends
  • Culture / Heritage
  • Faune and flora
  • Discovery
  • Adventure / Sports & Leisure
  • Medium

From Los Angeles to Las Vegas, you will cross three states: California, Arizona and Nevada. During this road trip, you will discover some of the region's emblematic landmarks, such as the UCLA's campus, the Malibu Beach, Getty Museum or Red Rock Country. But the most mythical of them awaits you at the end of the road: The Grand Canyon is discovered in the morning during a magnificent hike.

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Itinerary of the stay
  • Los Angeles
  • Malibu
  • Las Vegas
  • Sedona
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Camp Verde
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Detail of the stay : Ten days to conquer the American West - 10 days

Day 1: Arrival in Los Angeles

Spend the night in the neighbourhood of Westwood.

Day 2: Discovering the Downtown L.A

From Westwood, take the bus and metro to the Art Deco station of Union Station. Discover the Pueblo of Los Angeles, Olvera Street and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the masterpiece of Franck Gehry. Walk through the MOCA to reach Pershing Square. Spend the evening at The Rooftop Bar at the top of Standard Hotel.

Day 3: UCLA and Santa Monica

Start the day on the UCLA's campus and drive down to the ocean by taking the Sunset Boulevard. Follow the sublime Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu. Invigorating sea bath at Zuma Beach, or nature observation at Point Dume. Reach the animation of Santa Monica at the end of the day.

Day 4: Getty Museum and Hollywood Boulevard

Visit the Getty Museum where an artistic stopover awaits you on Brentwood Heights. Then reach Griffith Park, at the top of Hollywood, for a picnic and hiking. Late afternoon on Hollywood Boulevard, from the Walk of Fame at the Chinese Theatre

Day 5: Incursion into Arizona

Leave the folly of Los Angeles to go to Sedona, an authentic small town in the heart of Arizona. Take a 7-hour drive and arrive during the sunset by one of the most beautiful roads in the U.S. West (Highway 179). Night in Sedona.

Day 6: Red Rock Country

Discover the Red Rock Country around Sedona. Walk at Cathedral Rock and visit the Holy Chapel. Take a break at the Tlaquepaque arts village.

Day 7: Montezuma Castle

Visit the cave habitats of Montezuma Castle before taking the road to the south shore of the Grand Canyon (South Rim). It will take 2-hour drive.

Day 8: Discovering the Grand Canyon

Hiking in the Grand Canyon (departure early in the morning) or walk during the sunset along South Rim Trail.

Day 9: Last stop in Vegas!

From the Grand Canyon, the trip lasts 30 hours to Las Vegas. Discovery of the Casino's casinos and the madness of Strip. Evening show (reservation is compulsory) or night in one of the most trendy clubs.

Day 10: Back to France

Your return flight will leave from Las Vegas, which gives you time to take a look at the Strip to do some shopping for example.

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