Get your kicks on Route ’66
This trip covers so much of America it’s hard to know where to start. It’s your chance to channel your inner… everything. Take your pick. Beatnik? Check out San Fran’. Foodie? New Orleans will make your tastebuds cry. Music lover? Cut loose in Memphis and Nashville. High roller? Stay up late in Vegas. Nature lover? Hike in Yosemite, Grand Canyon and the Appalachian Mountains. And that’s all before you get to New York.
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Too young to hire a car? Worry not. This epic American road trip takes you from the national parks of the west to the musical cities of the south east. This is as much USA as you can fit into three weeks.
Music lovers will dig this itinerary. Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans are where it's at for music history and nightlife.
There's a lot to do in Washington DC. That's why this trip spends a full day there. The best part? Most activities there are free.
Granite cliffs, redwood forests, star-studded night skies, Instagram-smashing waterfalls... Yosemite National Park feels like utopia. There are two nights spent here, which means a full day to explore.
A trip like this means LOTS of different flavours. Sample traditional southwestern cuisine in New Mexico and steak that’s bigger than your face in Texas.
Monument Valley has provided many a backdrop for a classic Western film. Much cooler though is the Navajo history, which you learn all about from a Navajo guide on a 4WD adventure.
The desert in the summer is extremely hot and dry. Death Valley for instance holds the record as the hottest place on earth after all. Hiking at this time of year isn't recommended. Although our vans do have air conditioning, it has to work pretty hard to keep a full group cool so expect to be hot. At other times of the year, especially in Yosemite, it might be quite cold, especially at night. Please consider the season and research the weather conditions to determine the best time to travel for you. Remember to come prepared with adequate clothing.
Traffic in and out of the cities of New York City and Washington DC can be hectic, especially during the holiday period. There may be delays, so be prepared to take part in car games to keep you entertained.
You'll be travelling in a van with a group of travellers, so conditions may feel a little cramped. This is all part of the adventure, however, and you might even make some long-term friends.
The US is a big country. Distances between destinations may be longer than what you're used to, especially if you're coming from Europe. There are many long days of driving, so expect to spend a lot of time in the van.
From the steep hiking trails of the various national parks to the towering hills of San Francisco, this trip involves a lot of walking. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of the trip, it's best if you have at least a moderate level of fitness.
This trip only allows for one night in Nashville and one night in Memphis. Although you'll get more or less a full day to explore these great cities, you might have to move quickly to see everything on your to-do list.
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1. This trip finishes on arrival into Newark in the afternoon on day 22.