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Hannah Edensor

Insight Vacations has lifted the lid on its exciting itinerary, and now we’re giving you snippets of the hot pit stops.

We’ve already given you Trafalgar’s cheeky little LA to Vegas roadtrip, and now its time to head north instead.

Today, we show you Days 3 and 4 of Insight’s journey, so you better get packing if this has your wanderlust in a flurry.

And if you’re not in the running yet, you ought to be, because no one wants to be stuck back home looking at everyone elses’ stellar snaps from the biggest famil of the year.

Day 3: Monterey

Begin your day by cruising scenic 17-Mile Drive, passing the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links and multi-million dollar mansions.

This afternoon, head to picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea, where you can browse the art galleries and shops on Ocean Avenue, before enjoying a customised food tour where you’ll learn about local flavor, culture, art, architecture and history.

For your dining pleasure this evening, you are offered a selection of local restaurants to choose from.

Head back to the gorgeous InterContinental for your last sleep here before hitting the road again.

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Day 4 – Monterey – Yosemite

Drive through the Sierra Nevada Mountains the fertile San Joaquin Valley before arriving into Yosemite National Park.

Explore the valley floor with its spectacular waterfalls, the imposing rock formations of El Capitan and Half Dome and abundant wildlife.

Tonight, enjoy your hotel – Yosemite Lodge at the Falls – located inside the park, close to North America’s highest waterfall.

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