Travel challenge: A Californian road trip


Each week, we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific break. Today: a Californian fly-drive adventure. Prices are per person, based on two people travelling together. Each package includes flights from Heathrow in late June, car hire and 14 nights' accommodation.

£1,379 - Trailfinders

Includes United flights to Los Angeles on 19 June (returning San Diego via Washington), with hotels in Los Angeles, the Big Sur, San Francisco, Yosemite, Death Valley, Las Vegas and San Diego. "Experience true Americana as you travel from sandy coves to arid deserts, through quaint towns and iconic cities," says Tiffany Cope (020 7368 1200;

£1,915 - Virgin Holidays

Includes Virgin Atlantic flights to San Francisco on 16 June (returning Los Angeles), with hotels in San Francisco, Carmel, Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, Santa Monica and Los Angeles. "This self-drive tour is a great way to explore and get the most from the picturesque Californian coastline," says Alice Nevins-Ramessur (0844 557 3859;

£2,295 - Bon Voyage

Includes United flights to San Francisco on 20 June (returning Los Angeles) and hotels in San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite, Monterey, Pismo Beach, Santa Barbara and Santa Monica. "This leisurely road trip takes in the best of this wonderfully diverse state with character four-star hotels in sought-after locations," says Karen Niven (0800 316 0194;