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Highlights of the US

Road tripping is the iconic way to cross American destinations off your bucket list. But we know that long drives are a bit of a yawn so we've broken up the best East and West Coast destinations with a flight that connects the legs of this 24-day tour. Start with some stargazing (of the Hollywood variety, that is) in Los Angeles before exploring stunning natural landscapes (Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, anyone?). Then fly east to New Orleans and drive up along the coast with epic stops along the way. It's the ultimate, efficient tour for restless explorers.

North America
  • Duration: 24 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUAN/224034
  • Starts: Los Angeles, United States
  • Finishes: New York, United States
You will Visit
  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • Lake Havasu City
  • Grand Canyon
  • Monument Valley
  • Las Vegas
  • Bishop
  • Yosemite National Park
  • San Francisco
  • Morro Bay
  • New Orleans
  • Panama City Beach
  • Orlando
  • Savannah
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Washington D.C.
  • New York

Itinerary

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Day 1: Los Angeles

Arrive at any time.
There's a lot to see and do in LA, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and other hot spots around the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.

Enjoy free time today in Santa Monica, where the hostel is located, and check out the famous pier or hit the beach.

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Day 2: Los Angeles/San Diego

Be on celebrity-watch while passing by a few popular sites on the way out of LA, California's most glamorous city. In San Diego, visit Coronado Island or soak up the sun on Mission Beach. Opt to check out the Gaslamp Quarter District in the evening.
Your CEO will point out a few famous neighbourhoods and landmarks on the drive out of town.

Cruise through Orange County and along the incredible Pacific coastline to the truly remarkable city San Diego. Sun, sand, food and fun awaits us in this beautiful beach city. When the sun sets, experience the Gaslamp Quarter District with numerous pubs and nightclubs.

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Day 3: San Diego/Lake Havasu City

Travel to Joshua Tree National Park, taking in the desert scenery and hundreds of Joshua trees, then cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu.

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Day 4: Lake Havasu City/Grand Canyon

Continue to the Grand Canyon and explore this natural wonder. Enjoy sunset at the canyon rim.
Charge up your camera batteries in time for this next breathtaking experience as we take Arizona's famous scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon en route to the Grand Canyon.

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Day 5: Grand Canyon

Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to hike throughout the park, rent a bike, check out a museum or see the canyon from the sky by helicopter.

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Day 6: Grand Canyon/Monument Valley

Drive along the southern rim of the canyon, then opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley, on an optional overnight excursion.
Take an optional jeep tour led by a Navajo guide through Monument Valley and be inspired by a night under the stars while camping in this magnificent atmosphere.

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Day 7: Monument Valley/Las Vegas

Journey along famous Route 66, and explore the Las Vegas Strip in the evening. Take an optional VIP party limo ride.

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Day 8: Las Vegas

Free time in Las Vegas. Explore the strip, try your luck at a casino, or take in a glitzy show.
Full day to explore Las Vegas. Walk the strip and try your luck at the tables or slot machines. Or spend the day shopping, dining or poolside. In the evening opt to see one of the wildly entertaining shows Vegas is known for.

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Day 9: Las Vegas/Sierra Nevadas

Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park.
Visit one of the country's most rugged landscapes, legendary Death Valley, the hottest and driest spot on earth and home to the lowest point in North America.

End the day surrounded by peaks in the town of Bishop.

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Day 10: Sierra Nevadas/Yosemite National Park

Morning trip to Mono Lake; walk among the tufa towers. Discover Yosemite's peaks, granite domes and giant sequoias. Marvel at majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows.

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Day 11: Yosemite National Park

Use free time to explore Yosemite by foot, bike or shuttle.
Full day to explore Yosemite NP. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this stunning landscape. Opt to rent a bike and cycle in Yosemite Valley.

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Day 12: Yosemite National Park/San Francisco

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on your way into one of America's most popular cities. Opt to ride a cable car over the steep hills, explore by bicycle or set sail in the setting sun.
Arrive in one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. Your CEO will point out some popular sites during the drive into town.

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Day 13: San Francisco

Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.

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Day 14: Santa Cruz/Morro Bay

Visit Santa Cruz and go for a stroll along the boardwalk. Marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur along the Pacific coast. Arrive in time for sunset on Morro Bay.
Crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs will make this journey down California's coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience.

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Day 15: Morro Bay/Los Angeles

Travel along the stunning Pacific coast to the City of Angels. Be on the lookout for celebrities while passing a few popular sites on the way into California's most glamorous city.

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Day 16: Los Angeles/New Orleans

Hop on a flight to the Big Easy, and get ready to explore the highlights of the East.

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Day 17: New Orleans/Panama City Beach

Cross the state line into Florida and travel to Panama City Beach. This coastal town is surrounded by 27 miles of white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy an afternoon on the beach and opt to hit the town this evening.

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Day 18: Panama City Beach/Orlando

Travel to the home of 'The Most Magical Place on Earth', Orlando. With great shopping, nightlife, and famous amusement parks like Disney World and Universal Studios, let your inner kid run wild!

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Day 19: Orlando

Enjoy a full free day in Orlando. Opt to meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World or discover the magical world of Harry Potter at Universal Studios.

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Day 20: St. Augustine/Savannah

Head to historic Savannah, stopping en route in the oldest city in America, St. Augustine. Opt for a walk around the Bonaventure Cemetery and historic district of Savannah, or stroll through town admiring the architecture and oak trees covered in Spanish moss.

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Day 21: Charleston/Myrtle Beach

Travel to the city of Charleston, known for its historic, romantic charm. Enjoy a few hours to explore the city before heading to Myrtle Beach for the night.

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Day 22: Myrtle Beach/Washington D.C.

Travel to the US capital and wander the monuments by moonlight.

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Day 23: Washington D.C.

Enjoy free time to explore.
There is so much to see and do in Washington DC that you can't see it all in one day. Take your time and spend a full day exploring this fascinating city.

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Day 24: Washington D.C./New York

Travel to New York, stopping in Philadelphia en route. Trip ends on arrival to New York. Opt to visit Times Square, stroll Central Park, check out Greenwich Village, or experience the famous nightlife of New York.
From the Statue of Liberty to Ground Zero to Chinatown, New York City is full of things to do and see. We recommend spending extra time here; please speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Entrance fees to all national and state parks with hiking and walking excursions
    • Orientation to Las Vegas
    • Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon
    • Death Valley visit
    • Mono Lake visit and walk amongst tufas
    • Drive along California's scenic Highway 1 including Santa Cruz and Big Sur
    • St Augustine visit
    • Charleston visit
    • Monuments by Moonlight (Washington DC)
    • Philadelphia stop
    • Free time in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Panama City Beach, Orlando, and Washington DC
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents
    • Internal flight
    • Transportation between destinations and included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (7 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (16 nts)
    • 17 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 13 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size
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Tour Highlights:
  • Take in the desert scenery of Joshua Tree National Park
  • Capture sunset at the Grand Canyon
  • Stroll along the boardwalk of Santa Cruz
  • Walk along the paths of New York City's Central Park
  • Witness Washington DC's monuments by moonlight