New York to Las Vegas Overview

On an American cross-country journey, discover the wonders of New York, Las Vegas and everything in between. Whether you want to uncover the music of Nashville or get closer to nature at the Grand Canyon, this trip to the United States has it all.

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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later New York to Las Vegas.

Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Journey across America from New York to Las Vegas

On this 18-day jaunt around the United States, you will understand why bigger is often better – from the Big Apple and Grand Canyon to the mighty Mississippi and the Big Easy. Go on a cross-country journey from New York to Las Vegas to meet the friendly folk of the south, explore incredible national parks in the west and better understand the complex history of this nation that has shaped it into the cultural melting pot it is today.

  • Travel through the Appalachian Mountains and explore Shenandoah National Park
  • Visit Sun Studio in Memphis, the birthplace of rock'n'roll
  • Take a stroll along the waterfront in the 'Big Easy'
  • Navigate through a network of tunnels at Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Learn about the ancient culture of the Navajo people in Mesa Verde NP
  • Indulge in an all-you-can-eat buffet in Vegas

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    New York, United States
  • Finish:

    Las Vegas, United States
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 13
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with facilities) (13 nts), Hostel (2 nts), Hotel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Private vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Monument Valley National Tribal Park, Shenandoah National Park

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1231kg pp per trip
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Day 1 New York

See why the pulsing urban mass of New York has earned itself the nickname 'the capital of the world'.

Days 2-3 Washington DC

Roll into Philadelphia en route to the nation's capital. Perhaps discover the regal architecture of Washington, DC, including the White House and the Capitol Building, on a night bike ride through the city.

Day 4 Appalachian Mountains

Escape the city grind and cross the jagged Appalachian Mountains, stopping at Shenandoah National Park and setting up camp in the heart of the great outdoors.

Day 5 Nashville

Arrive in the irrepressible city of Nashville. Country music fans can't afford to miss the Country Music Hall of Fame – the home of Elvis's gold Cadillac. There's also the chance to catch a show at the legendary Wildhorse Saloon.

Day 6 Memphis

Get into the groove of Memphis, the 'home of the blues'. Perhaps pass time by shuffling over to Graceland, chilling out to some Mississippi blues in a Beale Street bar or dropping by Sun Studios – the birthplace of rock'n'roll.

Days 7-8 New Orleans

Head south to New Orleans and get ready to boogie down in a town they call the 'Big Easy'. Get acquainted with an optional tour of the French Quarter, browse the local shops, taste a delicious po'boy and perhaps head out for dinner on the always memorable Bourbon Street.

Day 9 Houston

Jump straight into Southern culture with an optional swamp tour and a chance to learn about Tabasco sauce while on Avery Island.

Day 10 San Antonio

Begin the day exploring the multi-cultural city of Houston before heading to San Antonio. Take a stroll along the energetic riverfront before visiting a true American icon, the one and only Alamo.

Day 11 Carlsbad Caverns National Park

On the surface, the desert of New Mexico can look like a pretty barren place. But beneath the surface of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, it's a completely different story. With over 118 known tunnels, the caves are also home to a large populations of bats, who make a spectacular exit each night at sunset.

Day 12 Santa Fe

Welcome to a place that the locals call 'the city different', where New Mexico's artists and culture-buffs flourish under the hot desert sun and year-round blue skies. Spend plenty of time strolling the numerous markets and take some time out to visit some of the weird, wonderful and just downright bizarre museums and art installations.

Day 13 Mesa Verde National Park

Get a sense of the incredible human history of North America in Mese Verde National Park. The former home to the Ancestral Pueblo people, the park's 600 cliff dwellings offer a great opportunity to learn about this ancient culture.

Day 14 Monument Valley

If Monument Valley seems a little to familiar, that's because this American icon has made its fair share of appearances on the silver screen, appearing in everything from old Westerns to Sci-Fi films.

Days 15-16 Grand Canyon

Swap one monumental wonder for another by journeying into Arizona to marvel at the mighty Grand Canyon. After getting your bearings, perhaps embark on an energetic hike among the canyon walls, or take an optional scenic helicopter flight.

Days 17-18 Las Vegas

Finish the adventure in Las Vegas, and perhaps celebrate with new friends by jumping in a limo and heading to one of The Strip's legendary party spots.
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