This coast to coast USA adventure has the LOT!

Take an adventure across the heart of the United States and discover the landscapes, cities and people that define modern America. Leave New York behind on this journey through New Orleans, Santa Fe and Las Vegas, and arrive in the shining lights of Los Angeles. See some of the country's most impressive natural features along the way - from Monument Valley to the Grand Canyon - while meeting the people who make this region such a special part of the world. Looking for the ultimate adventure holiday across the USA? This is it!

Start
New York, United States
Finish
Los Angeles, United States
Countries
United States
Themes
Overland
Code
SSRA
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 13
Carbon offset
1 269kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Peel back the many layers of New York City
  • Traverse the jagged Appalachian Mountains
  • Visit the home of country music Nashville, Tennessee
  • Listen to the Blues in Memphis
  • Sample Creole cuisine in New Orleans
  • Explore some larger-than-life cities in Texas
  • See the bizarre landscapes of Monument Valley
  • Be amazed by the rolling White Sands in New Mexico
  • Dive into the cool waters of Lake Powell
  • Stare over the rim into the Grand Canyon
  • Take in the bright lights of the Strip in Las Vegas
  • Travel across the arid southern California desert
  • Bask in the sunshine of San Diego

Itinerary

Loud, fast and pulsating with energy, New York City is the ideal spot to begin this across America tour. With so much awesome sightseeing in New York, its well worth staying a few extra days - or even weeks!
Visit Philadelphia en route to the nation's capital. Discover the countless attractions in Washington DC, including the White House and Capitol Building, during a guided walking tour around the city.
Cross the jagged Appalachian Mountains and stop by roadside trails for leisurely hikes along the way.
Keep cruisin' into the heart of Tennessee, Nashville. Country music fans can't afford to miss a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame while here - home to Elvis' golden Cadillac.
Explore the 'Home of the Blues', Memphis. Attractions here come in all shapes and sizes but none of them are bigger than Graceland. Take a visit to Elvis Presley's impressive home or check out a blues club on Beale Street.
The trip continues west today, heading to New Orleans in Louisiana. Get acquainted with the French Quarter or Bourbon Street, visit local shops and admire the grand Southern mansions.
Visit an antebellum plantation home or take a Louisiana swamp tour en-route to Houston, Texas.
Everything's bigger in cities in Texas, including the music, so get into the swing of this southern state by enjoying some live music along the Austin riverfront.
Hike into the gigantic Carlsbad Caverns, then witness thousands of bats swarm out of the cave and into the inky night sky.
Mounds of perfectly white sand dunes as far as the eye can see await at the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.
Step back in time in Tombstone - the town that hosted the most famous gunfight in Old West history.
View Giant Saguaro cacti on a drive through Saguaro National Park.
Discover the weird and wonderful landscape of Monument Valley, the heart of the Navajo Indian Reserve and home to more than 200,000 members of the Navajo tribe.
Take a dip in the warm, crystal clear waters of Lake Powell or simply laze on the sunny shores. Spend the night sleeping at a western ranch.
Travel into the Grand Canyon National Park and explore the rim of this vast chasm. Perhaps opt for an unforgettable scenic flight for exhilarating views over the canyon and surrounding area.
Venture out across the arid deserts of southern California en route to America's jingling hip-pocket, Las Vegas, Nevada. Be dazzled by the neon signs that light up the Vegas Strip, see a show or dance the night away at an A-list club.
Make tracks through the Mojave Desert to San Diego. The climate, boardwalks and beaches in San Diego make this the perfect place to indulge in some outdoor activities. Use free time to soak up the sunshine, visit the city's world-famous zoo or relax at Mission Beach.
This across America adventure ends among the glamorous streets and skyscrapers of Los Angeles city.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Private vehicle
Accommodation
Cabin (3 nights), Hostel (13 nights), Hotel (5 nights)
Included activities
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Las Vegas Strip tour
  • Monument Valley National Tribal Park
  • Route 66
  • Saguaro National Park
  • White Sands National Monument

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Across America Westbound , December 2012