Guided California Road Trip by Caravan

Planning a road trip to California or dreaming of exploring the beautiful California Coast? Why not consider an all-inclusive, fully guided central California road trip with Caravan Tours!

The low affordable cost of these California coast road trips includes all your itinerary meals, accommodations and excursions.

  • Coast of California sightseeing, including world-famous Big Sur highway
  • Visit popular California coast cities like San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Hollywood
  • Travel from Central to Southern California fully escorted

Since 1952 Caravan Tours has operated quality, affordable escorted tours under the same family ownership and management. We deliver an unrivaled standard of excellence on our California road trip with nothing in our class anywhere near this value.

Call Toll Free at 1-800-227-2826
or 312-321-9800

Southern California Coast Destinations

Caravan’s Southern California day trips include:

  • Los Angeles California Trip – Each tour ends in Los Angeles.
  • Santa Barbara – Eat lunch in star-studded Santa Barbara and enjoy an afternoon road trip along the Malibu coastline on your way to Santa Monica’s famous pier.
  • Hollywood, California – Stroll along Hollywood’s Walk of Fame sidewalk and find your favorite stars including Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. Enjoy your private tour of the Kodak Theatre. Drive along the Sunset Strip and get behind-the-scenes access to Sony Studios.
  • Big Sur Redwoods – No California coastline scenic trip is complete without the breath-taking Big Sur. The Big Sur is a can’t-miss with dramatic cliffs on one side and the Santa Lucia Mountain Range on the other.

Central California Coast Destinations

Road trips in Central California aren’t complete without XYZ and Caravan’s California road trip is no exception. The Central California portion of the tour includes:

  • Wine Country, Sonoma – Enjoy a wine tasting tour in world famous Sonoma Valley at a local vineyard.
  • Drive through San Joaquin Valley – Relax as your Caravan Tours bus driver takes you on a morning drive through the fertile San Joaquin Valley on your way to Monterey.
  • Monterey California Day Trip – Enjoy the colorful fishing village with a visit to both Cannery Row and the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.
  • Visit Yosemite National Park – Take a California day trip east towards the Sierra Nevada Mountains and explore the 1,200 square mile Yosemite National Park.
  • San Francisco Day Trip – Take in all the top attractions in San Francisco including the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Fisherman’s Wharf and a San Francisco Bay cruise.

What others say about their Caravan Road Trip in California

Even the most discerning California trip planner would be pleasantly surprised with Caravan’s attention to detail and fitting all the top California road trip destinations into one complete tour.

Here is what some travellers have to say about their Caravan California Coast experience:

“I waited thirty-nine years to see the California Coast. It was a dream come true.”
Mr. & Mrs. J.H., North Port, Florida

“Our family have many wonderful memories of the California Coast and Yosemite Park thanks to Caravan! This was my first tour and I found it very enjoyable. Caravan had everything down. All I had to do was show up.”
Mr. & Mrs. F.B., Totowa, New Jersey

“This is a worthwhile tour to get a good view of different parts of California. Well worth the money. No way would we have stayed in those hotels had we not been on a tour. Accommodations were a welcome luxury.”
Mr. & Mrs. R.M., Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Call Caravan Today to Book Your California Coast Trip!

Operating since 1952, Caravan Tours has over 60 years of experience in offering the best guided road trips through North and Central America. All of our escorted vacation packages sell out quickly each year so be sure to book sooner than later.

Check out Caravan’s California Coast Map above for this tour for the exact route and lodging details.

This California tour is generally available between April and October; please check the USA California Coast Tour page for current tour dates.

For more information about our southern California coast road trip from San Francisco to L.A. or to make Reservations please call Caravan Tours Toll Free at 1-800-227-2826 or 312-321-9800.

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Why Travel with Caravan?

Excellence Since 1952

You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.

PanAm Jet
In 1959, Pan Am invited Caravan to be the very first tour company to fly their clients on its new line of Clipper Jets.
Vintage Motorcoach
In 1964, Caravan introduced the very first fleet of air conditioned motorcoaches in all of Europe.
Leather Back Turtle Park
Caravan is a proud supporter of the Leatherback Turtle National Park and Costa Rica's efforts to protect this endangered giant.
Federal Reserve Bank Of Chicago

Caravan Care

For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Terms of Travel.

Caravan's Proud History

In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.

Great Hotels

Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.


Most meals included within Latin America. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. Bottled water is provided on motorcoaches in Latin America.

Complete Sightseeing

Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.

Fully Guided by Tour Directors

All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.


Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.

Shopping Freedom

Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.

Great Value, Book Early

Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.

How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?

Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.

Trade Association Memberships

Caravan is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Catalog Association).