Epic Southern California

San Diego, Palm Springs & Laguna Beach
9 nights private tour from GBP £5,000 per person

The perfect SoCal trip begins with relaxation at one of California's most exclusive retreats, followed by an injection of beach life at quirky Laguna, before continuing onto the desert oasis of Palm Springs and finishing with some time in cosmopolitan Los Angeles.

Epic Southern California
At a glance
  • Travel at Easter or in Autumn for fewer crowds

  • An unbeatable combination of Southern California city, desert and beach life

  • Visit Joshua Tree National Park on an unforgettable jeep tour

  • Play tennis, join fitness classes and enjoy the spa at Rancho Valencia

Journey highlights
  • Travel at Easter or in Autumn for fewer crowds

  • An unbeatable combination of Southern California city, desert and beach life

  • Visit Joshua Tree National Park on an unforgettable jeep tour

  • Play tennis, join fitness classes and enjoy the spa at Rancho Valencia

  • Epic itinerary:Our Epic Journeys offer unforgettable cutting-edge hotels, experiences and restaurants with a focus on design, fashion and innovation
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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San Diego and Palm Springs have a year-round climate. Summer (June - September) is the peak-tourist season in San Diego, Los Angeles and Laguna, this is when the weather is at its hottest and the cities can be over crowded. Palm Springs is busiest in Spring or Autumn where the weather is temperate.

If you are visiting in May or June watch out for the 'marine layer', a cloudy overcast, almost fog-like cloud which may affect the beach and first mile or so of the coastal strip, especially in the mornings.

For fewer crowds, but plentiful sunny days, March and April are ideal, as are September and October, although the summer months in between are most popular due to the perfect summer climate.

Itinerary

Day 1-4

San Diego

Your holiday starts in San Diego with a stay for three nights in the exclusive Rancho Valencia, among the polo fields and farms of the San Dieguito Valley. There Zorro-hacienda style casitas, patios shaded by palms and draped in bougainvilleas and outdoor hot tubs await. A gourmet restaurant serving locally sourced and organic food and an exquisite tequila bar will remind you of your proximity to Mexico, while a luxurious spa, pro-level tennis club and wellness facilities will rejuvenate and invigorate in equal measure.

Accommodation: Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa ( 3 nights )
Day 4-7

Palm Springs

Then it is desert bound to the palm filled oasis of Palm Springs. Stay at the trendy Parker Palm Springs, a full-service boutique resort deigned in whimsical fashion by Jonathan Adler. Dine at Mr Parker's, lounge on the garden hammocks, drop in for a cocktail at the fresh lemonade bar, or play a games of boules. When you're not soaking up the desert sunshine we have included a Jeep tour of Joshua Tree National Park.  Or you could play a round of golf, shop until you drop on El Paseo, or take a modernist architecture tour – perfect for anyone with an interest in art, design, history of the mid-century.

Accommodation: Parker Palm Springs ( 3 nights )
Day 7-10

Laguna Beach

From here, it is a short drive across to the Montage Laguna Beach, one of Southern California's most prestigious and relaxing locations, where you will instantly feel at ease and where pampering is very much on the menu. This lovely hotel perched above the Pacific Ocean has glorious views, and flawless service, as well as a great spa and exquisite cuisine. If you are the exploring type, then Laguna Beach itself has a thriving artistic and quirky boutique community, and you can even try your hand at surfing. A whale watching boat trip is also included, with a number of different species roaming the seas here at different times of year, along with their playful bottle nose dolphin counterparts. 

From here you will make a short hop to Los Angeles where you can easily extend your trip in order to sample some of the glitz and glamour of one of America's most famous cities, or fly home.

Accommodation: Montage Laguna Beach ( 3 nights )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 020 3813 3729 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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July 2024 GBP £5,400 GBP £800 plan your trip
August 2024 GBP £5,400 GBP £800 plan your trip
September 2024 GBP £5,800 GBP £900 plan your trip
October 2024 GBP £5,400 GBP £800 plan your trip
November 2024 GBP £5,000 GBP £700 plan your trip
December 2024 GBP £5,000 GBP £700 plan your trip
January 2025 GBP £5,000 GBP £700 plan your trip
February 2025 GBP £5,000 GBP £700 plan your trip
March 2025 GBP £5,000 GBP £700 plan your trip
April 2025 GBP £5,800 GBP £900 plan your trip
May 2025 GBP £5,800 GBP £900 plan your trip
June 2025 GBP £5,400 GBP £800 plan your trip
  • July 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • August 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • September 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £700
  • December 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £700
  • January 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £700
  • February 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £700
  • March 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £700
  • April 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • May 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • June 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

San Diego and Palm Springs have a year-round climate. Summer (June - September) is the peak-tourist season in San Diego, Los Angeles and Laguna, this is when the weather is at its hottest and the cities can be over crowded. Palm Springs is busiest in Spring or Autumn where the weather is temperate.

If you are visiting in May or June watch out for the 'marine layer', a cloudy overcast, almost fog-like cloud which may affect the beach and first mile or so of the coastal strip, especially in the mornings.

For fewer crowds, but plentiful sunny days, March and April are ideal, as are September and October, although the summer months in between are most popular due to the perfect summer climate.

Epic Southern California
Epic Southern California

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3813 3729 to start planning your holiday.

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