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Duration: 27 or 26 days
Trip code: UHRTNL
This incredible tour takes you through 12 amazing US states and really is the ultimate American road trip! Beginning in the Hollywood glamour of Los Angeles, you’ll head for the Las Vegas strip, see the mighty Grand Canyon, check out Texas, head into the Deep South in New Orleans and Georgia, sun yourself and have theme-park fun in Florida, explore Washington DC and end your road trip in the Big Apple itself, New York. Discover the highlights of the US on this action-packed American road trip adventure!
Want to start things off in New York? This trip also runs in the reverse direction from New York to Los Angeles.
Please note: If you are travelling after 1st April 2018 you will follow a slightly different 26-day route. Please download the Trip Notes for more information.
Please note: The following is the 2017/2018 itinerary. If you are travelling after 1st April 2018 you will follow a slightly different 26-day route. Please download the Trip Notes for more information about the 2018/2019 itinerary.
Day 1: Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Nevada. Kick off your Great American Road Trip in the bright lights of Los Angeles and travel on to dazzling Las Vegas. Get into the Vegas vibe on a private party bus and then hit the strip for a seriously epic night out!
Day 2: Las Vegas. This is a full free day of fun for you to experience Vegas at high volume. Try go-karting, go to a gun range or ride on a rollercoaster. What happens in Vegas...!
Day 3: Las Vegas to Grand Canyon, Arizona. Spend the day travelling along Route 66 to the breathtaking expanse of the Grand Canyon.
Day 4: Grand Canyon. Enjoy awe-inspiring views at America's giant-sized canyon. Take an optional helicopter flight over the canyon (extra cost) and get the ultimate bird’s eye view!
Day 5: Grand Canyon to Durango, Colorado. Your next stop is mighty Monument Valley. Experience a unique jeep tour with a Navajo guide before spending the night in the old mining town of Durango.
Day 6: Durango. If you fancy an adrenaline rush, join an optional white water rafting experience on the Animas River, or go hiking or mountain biking in this amazing area. Alternatively, hop on board the Silverton steam train through stunning scenery.
Day 7: Durango to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Stroll through the stunning city of Santa Fe and take a step back in time as you soak up the atmosphere of this historic city.
Day 8: Santa Fe to Amarillo, Texas. Slap on your Stetson as you travel into Texas. Go graffiti-painting at a Cadillac Ranch and spray-paint old Cadillacs for a unique, fun experience! Tuck into a tasty steak dinner at the Big Texan steakhouse tonight.
Day 9: Amarillo to San Antonio. Cruise into San Antonio, which is one of America's largest and liveliest cities, and is bursting with culture.
Day 10: San Antonio to Austin. You’ll learn all about the history of the 18th-century battle of Alamo on a visit this morning. Watch 1.5 million bats in flight tonight!
Day 11: Austin. A free day to relax and explore Austin at your own pace. Wander through this unusual, laid-back city, sip drinks in cafes and bars, soak up the sun and don’t forget to catch some more live music in the evening!
Day 12: Austin to Lafayette, Louisiana. Mosey across to Louisiana and the French-influenced city of Lafayette. Sit down to a delicious, inclusive Cajun feast and tuck in to gumbo and jambalaya as you soak up the Southern vibe.
Day 13: Lafayette to New Orleans. Travel on the stunning city of New Orleans. Join an optional swamp tour and spot alligators as you sample some Mississippi magic.
Day 14: New Orleans. Sample tasty Creole cuisine, see jazz bands or party in the French Quarter as you enjoy all the flavours of this unique American city. Take an optional classic steam boat ride on the mighty Mississippi River.
Day 15: New Orleans. A final day to make the most of New Orleans. Why not wander through one of the ‘Cities of the Dead’, sample some local New Orlean crawfish or go shopping on Magazine Street? Enjoy a final night of toe-tapping jazz and smoky bourbon with your group.
Day 16: New Orleans to Panama City Beach, Florida. Leave New Orleans behind and seek out the beautiful white sand of Panama City Beach. Spend the afternoon shopping, paddling or relaxing on the beach.
Day 17: Panama City Beach to Florida Gulf Coast. The chill-out vibes continue today on the Florida Gulf Coast. Opt to watch the sun go down on a sunset cruise across the gulf, or turn up the heat with a night out on the beachfront bars! Party long into the balmy night!
Day 18: Florida Gulf Coast to Miami. The roadtrip continues as you roll into magical Miami. Drink in this beautiful city of shining skyscrapers, spotless boulevards and golden beaches! Get your bearings and prepare for a full free day here tomorrow!
Day 19: Miami. Enjoy a free day in Miami today. You can spend the day people-watching and chatting with the friends you’ve made on your road trip, or alternatively you can opt for more beach time and soak up the sunshine.
Day 20/21: Orlando. Included Everglades airboat experience in Miami. Unleash your inner kid as you head from Miami to the theme park capital of the world – Orlando, Florida! On the way you’ll visit the famous Kennedy Space Center before being spoilt for choice in Orlando.
Day 22: Orlando to Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is a true Southern Belle of a town, grand and historic with an authentic air of gothic grandeur. Enjoy some free time in Savannah and immerse yourself in the Southern vibe.
Day 23: Savannah. Spend some more time absorbing the Southern charm of Savannah. If it’s ghoulishness you’re after, you can enjoy being spooked looking for spirits and haunted houses on an optional ghost tour this evening.
Day 24: Savannah to Wilmington, North Carolina. Your first Southern stop-off is charming Charleston. Continue on to Wilmington and take a driving tour of the historical sights of this North Carolinian city. If beer is your thing, you’re in luck! Wilmington is well known for its delicious craft beers.
Day 25/26: Washington, DC. When you arrive you’ll enjoy an inclusive illumination night tour of DC. See all the outstanding memorials, monuments and museums Washington has to offer over these two days.
Day 27: Washington to New York City, New York. Stop-off in Philadelphia en route to NYC and sample a tasty Philly Cheesesteak. Your epic American road trip ends today in the buzzing Big Apple, New York!
Please note: This trip also runs in reverse from New York to Los Angeles.