6 or 8 days
San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego
Explore the Golden State from north to south! Relax and catch a cable car in San Francisco, the “City by the Bay,” then bask in the bright lights of Hollywood as you explore Los Angeles, one of America’s most glamorous destinations. You’ll also head farther south to San Diego and it’s world famous zoo.
california panorama secondary
  • Day 1: San Francisco

    Arrive in San Francisco

    Take a cable car ride

  • Day 2: San Francisco

    Take a tour of Alcatraz

    Enjoy free time at Fisherman's Wharf

    Take a guided tour of San Francisco

    • Chinatown
    • Lombard Street
    • Golden Gate Bridge
    • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Day 3: Santa Barbara • Los Angeles

    Travel via Santa Barbara

    Arrive in Los Angeles

  • Day 4: Los Angeles

    Take a guided tour of Los Angeles

    • Hollywood sign
    • Walk of Fame
    • Sunset Blvd
    • Rodeo Drive

    Enjoy free time in Venice Beach

  • Day 5: Los Angeles

    Visit Universal Studios Hollywood

  • Day 6: Los Angeles

    Enjoy free time in Los Angeles

    Depart for home

Experience even more

  • Day 6: Los Angeles • San Diego

    Travel to San Diego

    Take a guided tour of San Diego 

    • Balboa Park
    • Coronado Island
    • La Jolla
    • Gas Lamp Quarter
    • Pacific Beach area

    Enjoy free time in San Diego

  • Day 7: San Diego

    Visit the San Diego Zoo
  • Day 8: San Diego

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    SeaWorld San Diego

    SeaWorld San Diego

    SeaWorld is designed to inspire the next generation of conservationists and enable real-life encounters with the marine animals showcased in the park. Built in Mission Bay in 1964, it remains one of San Diego's most popular attractions, featuring live shows, rides, exhibits, and more.

    Depart for home
Interested in getting a price for this tour?
  • Day 1: San Francisco

    Arrive in San Francisco

    Take a cable car ride

  • Day 2: San Francisco

    Take a tour of Alcatraz

    Enjoy free time at Fisherman's Wharf

    Take a guided tour of San Francisco

    • Chinatown
    • Lombard Street
    • Golden Gate Bridge
    • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Day 3: Santa Barbara • Los Angeles

    Travel via Santa Barbara

    Arrive in Los Angeles

  • Day 4: Los Angeles

    Take a guided tour of Los Angeles

    • Hollywood sign
    • Walk of Fame
    • Sunset Blvd
    • Rodeo Drive

    Enjoy free time in Venice Beach

  • Day 5: Los Angeles

    Visit Universal Studios Hollywood

  • Day 6: Los Angeles

    Enjoy free time in Los Angeles

    Depart for home

Experience even more

  • Day 6: Los Angeles • San Diego

    Travel to San Diego

    Take a guided tour of San Diego 

    • Balboa Park
    • Coronado Island
    • La Jolla
    • Gas Lamp Quarter
    • Pacific Beach area

    Enjoy free time in San Diego

  • Day 7: San Diego

    Visit the San Diego Zoo
  • Day 8: San Diego

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    SeaWorld San Diego

    SeaWorld San Diego

    SeaWorld is designed to inspire the next generation of conservationists and enable real-life encounters with the marine animals showcased in the park. Built in Mission Bay in 1964, it remains one of San Diego's most popular attractions, featuring live shows, rides, exhibits, and more.

    Depart for home
Interested in getting a price for this tour?

lead this tour at the guaranteed lowest price

Your experience includes

This all-inclusive experience gives students the chance to discover the life-changing power of travel—at the guaranteed lowest price.
  • Round-trip Transportation

    Round-trip transportation on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach throughout the tour.

  • Hotel Accommodations

    Overnight stays in safe, quality hotels.

  • Overnight Security

    Security guards on watch nightly.

  • Meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch can also be included.

  • All Gratuities

    Tips included for your Tour Director, bus driver, licensed guides, restaurant and hotel staff.

  • Guided Tours and Activities

    Sightseeing tours led by expert and licensed local guides; tickets to all activities.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director stays with your group 24/7, providing local insight and knowledge, while handling every on-tour detail.

  • Training and Support

    We prepare new Group Leaders on a free Training Tour and provide personal support every step of the way.

  • Traveler Resources

    We offer travelers flexible payment options as well as a dedicated support team to manage finances and answer tour questions.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team while on tour.

  • Expert Tour Planning

    Your dedicated EF team provides expertise every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Illness and Accident Coverage

    Rest easier knowing your travelers are covered on tour with EF's comprehensive coverage plan.

  • $50 Million Liability Policy

    Group Leaders and schools are protected while on tour.

start planning this tour

We'll help you every step of the way.

Z