- Watch the sun set over the spectacular Grand Canyon
- Walk in the footsteps of Elvis in Memphis, Tennessee
- Take a party bus down the iconic Vegas strip
- Explore New Orleans’ jazz-infused French Quarter
- Join the world’s biggest honky-tonk in Fort Worth
Fancy a dream road trip through America’s southern states, from sunny LA through to magical Miami? Go celeb spotting in Hollywood, hit the blackjack tables in Vegas, and ride Route 66 all the way to the Grand Canyon. Make like John Wayne in the Wild West, take on the Texan Steak Challenge, dosey-doe in Dallas, visit the home of Elvis in Memphis, join the non-stop jazz party in New Orleans, hit the theme parks in Orlando, and round off with some big nights out Miami-style! Join for 12 days or 21, depending on your time and budget – either way you’re going to have the time of your life!
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Day 1: Arrive in Los Angeles. Endless sunshine, glamour and glitz – there’s nowhere quite like LA. Hit the highlights with a jam-packed tour including the mega-cribs in Beverley Hills, the iconic Walk of Fame, Sunset Strip, Melrose Avenue and the beach suburbs of Santa Monica and Venice Beach – what a day!
Day 2: Los Angeles. If you’re a thrill-seeker you’re in luck – Universal Studios or Disneyland are on the list of options today! If theme parks aren’t your jam, spend the day exploring the city. How does a foodie tour, followed by the Grammy Museum and some retail therapy in the garment district sound?
Day 3: Las Vegas. Journey through wilderness and Joshua trees as we head into the Mojave Desert. Destination – Vegas baby! Arrive in time for a tour of the famous Strip, pics at the iconic Vegas sign and the jaw-dropping light and laser show on Fremont Street. Then get ready to party Vegas-style!
Day 4: Las Vegas. Sleep off the night before, then enjoy a free day in Sin City! Take a gondola ride in the Venetian, hit the blackjack tables and hang with the Elvises! Tonight, get ready to go large again – we’ve got an awesome party bus lined up for you
Day 5: The Grand Canyon & Route 66. Could today be any more iconic? Head to the Grand Canyon via the most famous road in the world - Route 66. Stop at Seligman for a taste of vintage Americana, then get ready to tick that bucket list – next stop Grand Canyon!
Day 6: The Grand Canyon. No matter how many pictures you’ve seen of the Grand Canyon, you can’t get your head round its grandeur until you see it in the flesh. Spend the day hiking, go jeep-riding, or take a mind-blowing helicopter ride. Then watch the sun set over the rugged landscape – perfection.
Day 7: Durango. Channel your inner John Wayne today as we head into the Wild West. Visit a Native American Reservation, discover the surreal Painted Desert and spend the night drinking in the Victorian saloons in the mining town of Durango.
Day 8: Santa Fe. Start the day with a white-water rafting experience – it’s a heck of a way to wake up! Dry off and continue to Santa Fa for art galleries, artisan jewellers and Meow Wolf – a unique psychedelic art experience.
Day 9: Amarillo. We all know the song, but the city’s better. See some retro cars at the Cadillac Ranch, take a dip in the Texas shaped pool at the hotel, and loosen your belt ready for the Big Texan Steak Challenge tonight!
Day 10: Dallas / Fort Worth. We’re going big, bold and brassy today in Dallas. Got any room left after last night’s steak feast? We’ve got a big southern style barbecue lined up for you tonight (veggies are catered for too) before a true Texan night out with the locals.
Day 11: Dallas / Fort Worth. Who’s ready for another day of fun? Learn about the assassination of JFK at the 6th Floor Museum, sample some craft beers on the Ale Trail, and grab the ultimate Dallas souvenir at Justin’s Boots. This evening, get your dosey-doe on at the world’s biggest honky-tonk!
Day 12: Trip end or Memphis. If you’re on the 12-day trip, it’s time to head home. The rest of us will be visiting Little Rock High School before travelling to Memphis. Take a tour of this musical Mecca, including Beale Street – the home of the blues.
Day 13: Memphis. It’s all about the music today. Visit Sun Studios, discover Graceland, or get a serving of musical history at the Rock and Soul Museum. How about some beers at a microbrewery, some mouth-watering pulled pork and some more live music tonight?
Day 14: New Orleans. Home of jazz, Creole food, voodoo and spontaneous parties, New Orleans is a real southern Belle. Take a tour of the atmospheric French Quarter then party all night on Bourbon Street.
Day 15: New Orleans. Spend today getting to know the city. Cruise the river on a steamboat, check out Lafayette Cemetery, or go ‘gator spotting in the swamps. This evening, enjoy a demo of local cuisine at the New Orleans School of Cooking, or hit the jazz bars.
Day 16: Panama City Beach. Beach day! Soak up the sun on PCB’s white sands, take a dip in the azure sea, or play some beach games with your buddies. Then find out what the nightlife’s like in this lively beach town.
Day 17: Orlando. Kick back on the coach as we travel to the centre of the theme park universe – Orlando!
Day 18: Orlando. Universal Studios here we come! Explore Diagon Alley, shoot down the flumes at the water park, encounter a T-Rex in Jurassic Park, and watch Shrek in 4-D. What an amazing day! (Please note: We’ll transfer you to the park, but entry fee isn’t included.)
Day 19: Miami. Our last stop on this amazing American road trip is a goody! Fill your belly with some delicious Cuban cuisine, take a tour of the pastel-coloured art deco hotels, and adrenaline junkies can take an optional Thriller boat ride across the bay. Get ready to party after the sun goes down.
Day 20: Miami. Explore Miami’s magical sights today. Head downtown to the Bayside Marketplace, Wynwood Halls and South Beach. There’s an optional bike ride, kayaking, salsa lessons and a party boat adventure for anybody who wants to pack in even more fun.
Day 21: Trip end. Say goodbye to your crew and make your way to the airport. We bet you’ll be planning your next trip on the flight home!
- 11 or 20 nights’ accommodation
- Some meals
- Group leader
- All on-trip transport
- LA tour
- Vegas night-time tour
- Grand Canyon park entry
- Grand Canyon hike
- Monument Valley Park entry
- Cadillac Ranch Amarillo
- Fort Worth Stockyards
- Billy-Bob honky-tonk
- Memphis Beale Street
- Civil Rights Museum (21-day trip)
- Sun Studios visit (21-day trip)
- New Orleans French Quarter (21-day trip)
- Bourbon Street (21-day trip)
- Amusement park transfers (21-day trip)
- Downtown Miami tour (21-day trip)
- Miami Cuban dinner (21-day trip)
- Help with onward travel
- 24 hour emergency support
- International flights
- Airport transfers
- Some meals and drinks
- Activities not listed in the inclusions
Depending which trip length you choose, this trip includes 11 or 20 nights’ accommodation. Most nights are in hotels (rooms on a twin-share basis) and you’ll have one night in a lodge. If you’re travelling with a partner or friend, make sure you let us know when you book so we can put you in the same room.
If you’re on the 12-day trip, 9 breakfasts and 4 dinners are included. If you’re on the 21-day trip, it’s 18 breakfasts and 7 dinners. You’ll have to buy the rest of your meals yourself. This gives you more flexibility to explore the local cuisine and eat when and where you like.
The trip kicks off on day 1 in Los Angeles. Arrive in Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and make your way to your starting hotel.
There are activities planned for day 1, so we recommend that you arrive the day before or earlier. We can book pre-trip accommodation for you (at an additional cost). Speak to your travel adviser for more information.
The trip ends on day 12 in Dallas if you’ve taken the 12 day option, and day 21 in Miami if you’ve taken the 21 day option.
This trip is designed for 18-35 year olds.
British passport holders can enter the USA for up to 90 days without a visa. You’ll need to apply online for an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) though. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay.
If you’re under 21, you won’t be able to enter bars, clubs or other establishments where alcohol is served. It’s recommended that even if you are over 21, you always carry a valid form of ID.
Visa, passport and entry restrictions can be subject to change. Always check foreign travel advice before your trip.
Please note, this trip requires you to show evidence that you have been fulled vaccinated against covid-19 (final dose administered a minimum of 14 days prior to the start of the trip).
Can I Travel On My Own?
Absolutely! Lots of our travellers go solo and find it’s a great way to meet other people – basically you’ve got a ready-made gang of mates to go with anyway!
How Many People Will Be In My Group?
The maximum number per group is 54, but the average is more like 30 – 35.
How Will We Get Around?
Most legs of the trip will be by private coach with plenty of room to stretch out and get comfy.
Can I Go Into Bars In The Us?
Not if you’re under 21. Even if you’re over 21, you’ll need to make sure you’re carrying some form of valid ID – rules in establishments where alcohol is served are very strict in the US.
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.