USA Coast to Coast
12 or 21 days from £1,959 (was £2,305)
- Ride a party bus down the neon-lit Vegas Strip.
- Watch the sun go down over the unforgettable Grand Canyon.
- Join the non-stop jazz festival in atmospheric New Orleans.
- Visit the home of Elvis in Memphis, Tennessee
- Sip some butterbeer in Diagon Alley at Universal Studios, Orlando
- Hang with the hipsters on Venice Beach, LA
Country music, Route 66, Universal Studios, Graceland, the Grand Canyon – this tour’s as American as apple pie! Spot the stars in LA, hit the blackjack tables in Vegas, hike into the Grand Canyon, get jazzy in New Orleans, ride the ‘coasters in Orlando, and party the night away in Miami. It’s a dream road trip y’all! Go from LA to Miami over 21 days, or LA to Dallas over 12 – the choice is yours.
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Day 1: Los Angeles. Ah LA. City of sunshine, glamour and golden sands. Spot your favourite stars on the Walk of Fame, cruise Sunset Strip and Melrose Avenue, marvel at billionaire row in Beverley Hills, hit Santa Monica pier and do some people-watching on Venice Beach. After dark, hit the bars and clubs – LA parties hard!
Day 2: Los Angeles. Today’s a no-brainer for theme park lovers - Universal Studios or Disneyland! Or stay in the city and grab some lunch from Grand Central Market, take a tour of the Arts District, ride Santa Monica Ferris Wheel or take an optional food tour downtown. After dark, hit some of the swanky roof-top bars.
Day 3: Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Travel through the Mojave Desert to the whirlwind of neon lights, glitter and debauchery that is Vegas. Take an evening tour of the Strip, stop for pics at the Vegas sign, then see the dazzling light and laser show on Fremont Street, before partying all night long.
Day 4: Las Vegas. Free day today to shake off the night before, so why not take a gondola ride in the Venetian then visit Excalibur, play the blackjack tables, ride the High Roller, and hang with Elvis? Get ready for another big night with a party bus for you and your buddies – remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!
Day 5: Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon (via Route 66). Get your kicks on the legendary Route 66 today. Stop in historic Seligman for kitsch souvenirs, vintage motels and retro diners. Then get ready to have your mind blown. Destination: Grand Canyon!
Day 6: The Grand Canyon. Spectacular, majestic, spine-tingling. Words can’t do the Grand Canyon justice; you have to see it to understand. Hike the southern rim, go jeep riding, or take an unforgettable helicopter ride. This evening watch the sun set over the rugged landscape – amazing.
Day 7: Grand Canyon to Durango (via Monument Valley). You are now entering the Wild West! Visit a Native American reservation to learn about the Navajos, see the striped rocks of the Painted Desert and spend a night in the historic mining town of Durango, drinking in the Victorian saloons.
Day 8: Durango to Santa Fe. White-water rafting this morning anybody? That’s a way to wake up! Then head for the blue skies and sun-baked buildings of Santa Fe. Check out the art galleries, shop for turquoise jewellery from local artisans, and visit Meow Wolf - a psychedelic art ‘experience’
Day 9: Santa Fe to Amarillo. Is this the way to Amarillo? See some vintage Americana today with a visit to the Cadillac ranch, and take a hot air balloon flight over the city. Tonight, it’s you versus food at the Big Texan Steak Challenge - get your eating trousers on!
Day 10: Amarillo to Dallas / Fort Worth. Sleep off the steak before heading to the cowboy town of Fort Worth. If you’re still hungry there’s a BBQ feast on offer, before a big Texan night out with the locals – yee-ha!
Day 11: Dallas / Fort Worth. Saddle up cowboys (and girls)! Opt to visit the 6th floor museum to learn about the assassination of JFK, try some craft beers on the Ale Trail and pick up some Dallas souvenirs at Justin’s Boots. This evening grab your Stetson– we’re off to the world’s largest honky-tonk!
Day 12: Trip end (12 day trip)/ Fort Worth to Memphis (21 day trip). If you’re on the 12 day trip, it’s time to say goodbye. If you’re staying on, we’ll visit Little Rock High School, before continuing on to music lovers’ Mecca, Memphis. Kick off with a city tour, including Beale Street, the home of blues.
Day 13: Memphis. Today’s all about the music – the beating heart of Memphis. Visit Sun Studios, where Elvis recorded his first song, see Graceland, or check out the Rock and Soul museum. Head out tonight for some pulled pork, drinks in a microbrewery and some more live music.
Day 14: Memphis to New Orleans. Non-stop jazz, Creole cuisine, voodoo, and a festival for every day of the week, New Orleans is a bewitching place. Take a tour of the French Quarter, with its iconic wrought-iron balconies. This evening, we’re off to Bourbon Street, where the party never stops
Day 15: New Orleans. Today’s yours. Take a steamboat cruise, visit Lafayette Cemetery, pick up some po-boys or take an airboat into the swamps (look out for ‘gators!) This evening hit the New Orleans School of Cooking for a demo and dinner, or follow the sound of jazz to the bars.
Day 16: New Orleans to Panama City Beach. White sands, turquoise waters and colourful reefs - PCB is the beach resort of dreams. Soak up the sun, take a dip, or play some beach volleyball with your buddies. Then wash the salt out of your hair and hit the bars.
Day 17: Panama City Beach to Orlando. Pack your bikinis away and prepare for some serious adrenaline rushes - we’re off to theme park central!
Day 18: Orlando. OMG it’s Universal Studios! Visit Diagon Alley, get wet and wild in the huge water park, meet a t-rex in Jurassic Park, take the ET Adventure Ride and see Shrek in 4D. It’s a dizzying mega-mix of rides, film and entertainment that you’ll never forget (entry payable locally).
Day 19: Orlando to Miami. It’s our last stop today and it’s a good one – welcome to Miami. Tuck into some lip-smacking Cuban cuisine, take a tour of some of the pastel-coloured art deco hotels and get your kicks on a Thriller speedboat ride. When the sun goes down, the party starts.
Day 20: Miami. Bayside Marketplace, Wynwood Halls and South Beach are waiting for you today. There’s also a bike tour of South Beach, a party boat adventure, kayaking and a salsa lesson on offer. This evening get your face glitter on – it’s your last night, so make it count!
Day 21: Trip end. All good things come to an end, so pack your bags, say your goodbyes, and start planning the next trip!
- 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
11 or 20 nights’ accommodation is included on this trip, depending on which trip length you select. Most accommodation is in hotels on a twin-share basis, apart from one night in a lodge. If you are travelling with a friend or partner, make sure you let us know so we can place you together.
9 breakfasts and 4 dinners are included on the 12 day trip, and 18 breakfasts and 7 dinners on the 21 day trip. You’ll have to buy the rest of your meals yourself. This is a great opportunity to sample some of the local cuisine.
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.
Please note: Visa, passport and entry restrictions can be subject to change. Always check foreign travel advice before your trip.
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.