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Go west: your California adventure starts here

Time difference

GMT -8 hours

Average flight time

12 hours

Currency

US Dollar

Get ready to discover California

More than 1,200km of coastline, beaches, mountains, desert, plenty of sunshine, family-friendly theme parks, and fascinating cities bustling with things to do: California has something for everyone, from the moment your flight touches down. What are you waiting for?

Wherever you decide to base yourself for your California holiday you’ll find something to suit your tastes, as this diverse state offers different experiences depending on where you stay. Whether you’re travelling with the family, going on a solo adventure, or it’s just the two of you, the Golden State offers so much choice – starting with the bustling cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and San Jose. With museums, art galleries, shopping and restaurants, and covering beaches, mountains and desert – whatever you want from a holiday, you can find it here.

Whatever’s on your holiday wish list, you’ll find it in California, from the gorgeous hillside vineyards of the Napa Valley north of San Francisco to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, and from the sandy beaches and coastline to the wildlife of national parks including Yosemite and Joshua Tree. Don’t miss the marine life of Monterey Bay – also home to the world-famous jazz festival – and the many theme parks: Universal Studios, Disneyland, Six Flags and Warner Bros Studio Tour. California is perfect for an extended break, road trip or exciting multi-city holiday.

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I love being surrounded by stunning mountains, ocean, greenery, deserts and being able to escape the hustle and bustle of the city in 30 minutes. Joshua Tree fills your soul, it’s a very magical place. I need that escapism

Diana Gomez

California fly-drive offers

Ford Fiesta or similar
  Flights +   7 days car hire
From£399pp
Ford Focus or similar
  Flights +   7 days car hire
From£415pp
Chevrolet Cruze or similar
  Flights +   7 days car hire
From£416pp

Prepare to go

Country code

+1

Best time to go

All year round

Tipping

15-20% of your bill

Need a little help from our destination experts?

Make sure your next trip is truly unforgettable by talking to one of our North America travel specialists.
0344 493 0122
Open daily 07:30-22:00. Flight bookings made over the telephone incur a £10 booking fee per person, holiday bookings incur no fee.

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