LA to New York Road Trip
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- Road trip across the USA from west to east!
- Awesome inclusions, such as a stretch limo tour of Las Vegas!
- Watch the sun rise or set at the Grand Canyon!
- Travel along the USA’s legendary Route 66, the ultimate road trip experience!
- Check out the epic live music of Austin, New Orleans and Memphis
- Spend your nights in style in comfortable American hotels and lodging!
Head east across the USA and discover the southern half of this incredible country! Kicking off in L.A., you’ll head south, stopping off at Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. You’ll then discover the bayous of Louisiana and New Orleans before cruising north through the musical towns of Memphis and Nashville. Your epic trip concludes with a few days in Washington, DC., before rolling into New York. Packed with awesome inclusions and free time in each stop, plus 19 nights of comfortable American accommodation, this fantastic tour is an awesome way to experience the very best of the southern states between Los Angeles and New York!
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Day 1-2: Los Angeles – San Diego
Our fantastic southern route across the USA kicks off early this morning! We recommend arriving the day before and arranging a night of pre-tour accommodation, please contact us for details and prices. Check out Venice Beach and then head south to San Diego for some blissful beach life. Opt to visit San Diego Zoo or hire some rollerblades and whizz along the coast.
Please note: All optional activities on this tour are at extra cost.
Day 3-4: Las Vegas
Cruise into Sin City, a weird and wonderful place of bright lights, noise and pleasure-seeking. Enjoy an included limousine ride down the main strip and ease into the vibrant atmosphere here. Try your luck at the roulette tables, take in a legendary Vegas show or gorge yourself at an all-you-can eat buffet. For a real glitzy experience, opt to take a helicopter flight over the city.
Day 5: Route 66 – Grand Canyon National Park
No American road trip is complete without a drive along Route 66! Join this legendary road and stop off at Seligman to pick up some vintage American souvenirs. Our next stop is the iconic Grand Canyon. Marvel at this epic landscape and venture into the canyon itself with a hike along the Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point. Watching the sunset or sunrise here is truly unforgettable!
Day 6: Monument Valley
Today, we venture into the legendary landscapes of Monument Valley, the setting for many a Western movie. Enjoy a slice of native culture with an optional Navajo jeep tour. As the sun sets, watch the glittering stars appear in the enormous American sky.
Day 7: Santa Fe
With year-round sunshine and tasty Mexican cuisine, Santa Fe is an awesome city for a stop-off. Discover the arts and crafts scene, nab a souvenir catch some live music in the evening.
Day 8: Lubbock
Travel to the home of rock and roll legend Buddy Holly today! Check out the Buddy Holly Center, wander down the West Texas Walk of Fame, or relax and people watch the in picteresque Mackenzie Park!
Day 9-10: Austin
Known as the ‘live musical capital of the world’, Austin offers loads of excitement for the intrepid American road tripper. Tuck into some BBQ Tex-Mex on South Congress and see the next big thing on the live music scene at Bangers. Then in the day, why not paddleboard or river tube down the Colorado River, which runs through the city.
Day 11: Louisiana
Leave Austin behind today and venture into the bayous of Louisiana. Watch grand mansions and swamps roll by, and keep an eye out for alligators! Have your first experience of the unique Creole culture, a mix of French, African and American cultures.
Day 12-13: New Orleans
Discover the swamps and wetlands of southern Louisiana on an optional Alligator Tour. Then hit the jazz-soaked streets of New Orleans. Feel the beat in the jazz clubs on Frenchman Street and then party into the night on Bourbon Street!
Day 14: Memphis
Swap jazz for Rock ‘n’ Roll as you cruise into Memphis. Keep things musical with an optional visit to the former home of Elvis. Memphis is also home to a rich civil rights history. Opt to discover this heritage on a visit to the Civil Rights Museum.
Day 15-16: Nashville
Boot-clacking and yee-hawing are next on the agenda as we enter the home of country music, Nashville. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, or catch some live country music in one of the cities colourful bars!
Day 17: Virginia
Travel out of the city and into the beautiful Virginia countryside today. Sit back and watch the pine trees roll past, and camp in the foothills of the stunning Appalachian Mountains.
Day 18-19: Washington, DC
Discover the country’s political hub next, with two nights in the nation’s capital. Check out the White House and the city’s awesome free museums.
Day 20: Philadelphia – New York Area
Check out the famous ‘Rocky’ steps and tuck into an iconic Philly cheesesteak in Philadelphia. Other highlights include the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Our tour ends in the New York Area at around 5pm, if you wish to fly out today then please arrange a flight that departs after 9pm to allow enough time for transfers and check in.
Please note itineraries and activities are subject to change.
- 19 nights’ hotel and lodging accommodation
- All in-country transport
- A dedicated tour leader
- Limo tour of Las Vegas
- Visit to legendary Sun Studio in Memphis
- Driving tour of Hollywood’s iconic sights
- Blissful beach time in San Diego
- Travel along iconic Route 66
- Watch an unforgettable sunrise or sunset at the Grand Canyon
- Free time in Austin, New Orleans, Memphis, and Nashville
- Explore Washington, DC, the capital of the USA
- Admission to Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Carlsbad Caverns
- 24-hour emergency support
- Travel Insurance
- Meals, snacks and drinks
- Optional Activities
- Airport transfers
19 nights of accommodation are included on this tour. Unlike many of our other American tours which require travellers to camp in the evenings, you will spend your nights in warm and comfortable hotel and budget lodging accommodation!
Meals are not included on this tour. This is a great chance to immerse yourself in American culture by finding your own food in delis and diners in each awesome stop!
Your tour starts in Los Angeles at 7:30am on your programme start date (day 1). Due to this early start, we recommend you arrive the night before and book an extra night of accommodation at your own cost, please contact .
Your tour ends in the New York Area on your programme end date (day 20) at approx. 5pm. If you plan to fly out that night, please book a flight that departs after 9pm to allow time for transfers and check-in.
The minimum age to join this trip is 18. Please be aware that the legal drinking age in the USA is 21. If you are under 21 years old you will not be able to buy alcohol or enter clubs/casinos.
British Nationals visiting the USA will be able to travel (for tourism purposes) under the US Visa Waiver Programme for up to 90 days. If you intend to stay for longer than this, plan to work, have ever been arrested or hold any criminal convictions, you will need to apply for a visa.
How Many People Will There Be On The Tour?
The maximum group size is 13 people.
What Is The Average Age Of The Tour Participants?
The age range is 18-38 and early to mid-twenties are the most common ages.
Does The Tour Include Any Time In New York City?
This tour does not have any scheduled time in New York City itself. We recommend staying a few days after this tour finishes to see the sights.
How Fit Do I Need To Be?
There will be a fair bit of walking and hiking on the tour as well as the opportunity to do lots of activities. So you should be relatively fit but dont forget that activities are optional so you can do the trip at your own pace.
Will I Be The Only Person Travelling On My Own?
No, the majority of our travellers are solo travellers and you will meet lots of people on your tour!
Do I Need To Tip?
Although it may not be customary in your country, it is normal and expected in North America to tip waiters, bar staff, any type of guide and taxi drivers. Service workers are paid a low wage and depend upon their tips for their livelihood. A minimum of 15% is standard in restaurants. Your tour leader works long and hard for you. He or she may well become your close friend during the tour, but they also need to pay their bills. If the leader's performance meets or exceeds your expectations we recommend a tip of US $5 per person, per day.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.