Your Dream Journey 9 Days on California’s West Coast

Andrew Harper Travel Journey Overview


San Diego, Los Angeles, Catalina Island, Santa Barbara, Big Sur

Duration: 9 Days

Starting at: 8,300.00 per person

On this journey through California created by Andrew Harper Travel advisor Alyssa Clodi, witness San Diego’s marine life, Santa Barbara’s vineyards, Big Sur’s breathtaking coastline and so much more.

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Alyssa Clodi

"Go where the locals go. You’ll always meet the most interesting people and have great conversations.”

I specialize in: Caribbean, Italy, UK, Ireland, Cruises, United States, Central America

Day 1 San Diego

Upon arrival pick up your rental car and check in to your hotel. Partake in the hotel's many amenities like yoga, bicycling, golfing and spa treatments for the remainder of the evening.

Stay Overnight Rancho Valencia Resort

Rancho Valencia Resort

The resort effortlessly blends five-star luxury with the spirit of Southern California living.

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Day 2 San Diego

In the morning paddle your way through San Diego's breathtaking neighborhoods, beaches, and landmarks. First, enjoy wildlife-watching and explore the coastline by kayaking alongside San Diego's marine life. Afterward, enjoy a half-day tour with an expert guide and driver. Then stop in Balboa Park to check out the downtown district. End the day by heading over to the famous Coronado Island to take in the amazing views of the bay and the city skyline.

Stay Overnight Rancho Valencia Resort

Rancho Valencia Resort

The resort effortlessly blends five-star luxury with the spirit of Southern California living.

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Day 3 San Diego & Los Angeles

Today partake in a half-day tour of Los Angeles with a guide who will reveal the best of the city tailored to your interest. Some noteworthy spots include the Hollywood Sign, Hancock Park, and the Kodak Theater. Following, walk across the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Sunset Strip.

Stay Overnight The Peninsula Beverly Hills

The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Resembling a gracious private residence built in the classic Renaissance style, The Peninsula Beverly Hills is an exclusive oasis within walking distance of the financial and shopping districts of Century City and...

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Day 4 Catalina Island

Take a scenic helicopter flight to Catalina Island and then catch a Jeep for a private guided off-road safari across the island in search of wild buffalo and beautiful fauna. As you cross rugged terrain, take in idyllic views of weaving hills and scenic coastline. Then board a private charter and delight in a picnic lunch on board as you sail to Whites Landing Cove. Swim, kayak, paddleboard and explore the beach and continue offshore where porpoise, whales and marine life can be spotted.

Stay Overnight The Peninsula Beverly Hills

The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Resembling a gracious private residence built in the classic Renaissance style, The Peninsula Beverly Hills is an exclusive oasis within walking distance of the financial and shopping districts of Century City and...

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Day 5 Los Angeles & Santa Barbara

In the morning relax at your hotel's luxurious spa. Then in the evening, meet your captain and crew on the marina at the Santa Barbara pier. Experience the beauty of the city and its distinct skyline, white buildings, and sweeping hills as you sail on. While onboard sit back, relax, and keep an eye out for California sea lions, dolphins and whales.

Stay Overnight Belmond El Encanto

Belmond El Encanto

Belmond El Encanto embodies Hollywood glamour in a modern classic.

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Day 6 Santa Barabara

Today your driver-guide will whisk you away for a full day wine tasting excursion in the breathtaking Santa Ynez Valley. Learn about the growing, harvesting, production, and blending techniques at different vineyards. Afterward, enjoy a scenic drive up the coast to your first destination. Then delight in a gourmet artisan lunch with the valley serving as your mesmerizing backdrop.

Stay Overnight Belmond El Encanto

Belmond El Encanto

Belmond El Encanto embodies Hollywood glamour in a modern classic.

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Day 7 Santa Barbara & Big Sur

Begin the day by driving to Big Sur. For the remainder of the day take advantage of the luxurious amenities at the hotel. Choose between guided nature walks, star gazing, rejuvenating spa treatments and much more.

Stay Overnight Post Ranch Inn

Post Ranch Inn

On Via Condotti with spectacular views of the Spanish Steps, Portrait Roma is a discreet hideaway with 14 suites and studios, dedicated to the life and times of renowned designer Salvatore Ferragamo.

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Day 8 Big Sur

Today head over to Moss Landing and speed through the deep blue waters of the bay in an exciting private half-day eco-raft ocean safari. Get up close and personal with humpbacks, orcas, blue whales, and dolphins. Explore the magnificent coastline of Monterey Bay and head to Point Lobos or Elkhorn Slough, one of California's spectacular wetlands full of otters, seals, and sea lions.

Stay Overnight Post Ranch Inn

Post Ranch Inn

On Via Condotti with spectacular views of the Spanish Steps, Portrait Roma is a discreet hideaway with 14 suites and studios, dedicated to the life and times of renowned designer Salvatore Ferragamo.

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Day 9 Departure

Head to the airport and catch your flight homeward.

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing, except where noted. Room categories, dates of travel and change to services will affect the price. Dollar conversions shown will fluctuate throughout the year. Contact the Andrew Harper Travel Office to customize this itinerary to fit your needs.