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Make your way between two iconic cities, from East to West, on this coast-to-coast adventure! From the Washington Monument to Monument Valley, watch the landscapes change through cities, lush green forests and striking red rock. Relax on Florida’s beautiful Destin Beach, ride rollercoasters in Orlando, stop off in New Orleans for some Southern hospitality, get weird in Texas, hike the Grand Canyon and feel the hedonistic rush of Vegas. Covering some of the best the US has to offer, this trip’s unmissable!

North America
  • Duration: 22 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Walking Tour, Sightseeing, Trekking, Parks & Nature Reserves
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: XSN/208539
  • Starts: New York City, United States
  • Finishes: San Francisco, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Washington
  • DC
  • Wilmington
  • Savannah
  • Orlando
  • Destin Beach
  • New Orleans
  • Austin
  • Amarillo
  • Santa Fe
  • Monument Valley
  • Las Vegas
  • Yosemite National Park
  • San Francisco

Itinerary

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Day 1: New York City

Welcome to the Big Apple – the starting point of your adventure! Today is an arrival day and at 18:00 hrs you'll meet your tour leader and the Trekkers who'll be your travel companions. Before then, make sure you lap up everything New York has to offer. One of the world’s most famous cities, you’ll feel in awe of the towering skyscrapers and buzzing Times Square. With some of the most densely packed shopping, entertainment and nightlife districts in the USA, it's the city that just keeps on giving.

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

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Day 2-3: Philadelphia - Washington, DC

The often overlooked city of Philadelphia certainly punches above its weight – for a start, it’s where you’ll be able to get a selfie from the top of the ‘Rocky steps’, the setting of the iconic moment from the award-winning movie Rocky. The city has plenty of impressive murals and street art to enjoy, and make sure you visit Reading Terminal Market for an authentic Philly cheesesteak – trust us, they’re delicious! Next up is America’s capital city, Washington DC. A locally guided tour of its famous monuments is included, and you’ll soon be familiar with the likes of the White House, Washington Monument and Smithsonian Museums.hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Philly cheesesteak US$10
  • Bike rental US$16-$75
  • Smithsonian National Museums FREE

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Day 4: Wilmington

Today you’ll take a drive South to the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina. Beer lovers will revel in the atmosphere on one of the city’s numerous ale trails and can grab souvenirs to enjoy during the rest of the trip at one of the bottleshops. Wilmington mixes Southern influences such as antebellum homes and moss-covered oaks with a fresh, seaside town air and a compelling nightlife.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

Optional Activities:

  • Wrightsville Beach visit FREE

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Day 5: Savannah

Savannah is Georgia’s oldest city, and once the state’s colonial capital. Take a wander through one of more than 20 squares, discover historic homes and watch the fountains dance. In the evening, grab yourself some grub as you experience your first taste of Southern hospitality.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

Optional Activities:

  • Historic Savannah Theatre US$37
  • Trolley tour US$32
  • First Africa Baptist Church FREE

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Day 6-7: Orlando

We LOVE Orlando – and we think you will too! In sunny Florida, embrace your inner big kid as you take on world-class theme parks. Ride the Hogwarts Express, take a tour of the castle and escape from Gringotts at Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Or, if Disney’s more your thing, get the ultimate profile snap with Mickey Mouse! And if you dream of being the next man or woman on the moon, follow in the footsteps of the astronauts at Kennedy Space Center.

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Disney World US$119
  • Universal Studios US$105
  • Kennedy Space Center US$50

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Day 8: Destin Beach

White sands, gently lapping waves – Destin is paradise on earth! Pack your best swimwear and take a dip to cool off as you relax on the beach. 

Meals Included: Breakfast included

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Day 9-10: New Orleans

Love to eat, drink and experience awesome music? You're in for a treat in New Orleans! Life moves at a much slower pace here, so make the most of the laid-back vibes. Spice up your trip with some lip-smacking Cajun and Creole grub, ride a steamboat on the Mississippi River or relax to the sounds of Dixieland jazz in the French Quarter. For a really unique Southern experience check out a 'Voodoo and Graveyard' tour or grab yourself a big ol' bowl of authentic gumbo! There aren't many places in the world like New Orleans, so enjoy every minute!

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Alligator swamp tour US$23-$40
  • Jazz clubs US$10-20
  • Mardi Gras World US$20
  • Mississippi steamboat ride US$30-$80
  • Preservation Hall US$15-$20
  • Scandalous Cocktails tour US$25
  • School of Cooking US$28-$150
  • Southern mansion tour US$20-$25
  • Voodoo & Graveyard tour US$20-$40

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Day 11-12: Austin

‘Keep Austin Weird’, the signs say – and once you’ve experienced it, you’ll want it to stay that way too. From historical sights to quirky charm, delve into this unique city’s culture, heritage... and food! If there’s one thing you just have to do in Austin? Find yourself a concert, big or small, and experience why the city’s referred to as the Live Music Capital of the World!

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Barton Springs US$4

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Day 13: Amarillo

Still on a Texan high, unleash your creative side at Cadillac Ranch – an art exhibition where visitors can add their mark to the spray paint covering the upturned, half buried Cadillac. Colourful and vibrant, this is what your Instagram was made for. Step into the real Texas with its grasslands, rolling hills and sprawling valleys.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

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Day 14: Santa Fe

Say hello to sunny Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico! Here, Mexican and American cultures meet in the worlds of architecture, culture, food and much more. Take in galleries, Navajo crafts, historic adobe buildings and a vibrant restaurant scene.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

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Day 15: Monument Valley

Did we just step onto a movie set? You’ll recognise vistas of Monument Valley from afar, as its red rocks have served as a backdrop to plenty of classic western movies – and, of course, Forrest Gump. Embrace local culture as you take an included backroads tour of Monument Valley, guided by a local Navajo guide.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

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Day 16-17: Grand Canyon National Park

It's the day you've been waiting for; the day you get to witness Mother Nature in all her ass-kicking glory at the mighty Grand Canyon. You've read about it, you've seen a million pictures of it, but nothing will prepare you for that epic feeling of standing on the edge of one of the world's most incredible natural wonders. You have time to explore the trails and see the canyon from different perspectives. To really see the Grand Canyon in all its glory, take an optional helicopter flight over and into the canyon. Totally mind-blowing!

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Helicopter flight US$254-$284
  • IMAX Theater US$15

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Day 18-19: Las Vegas

Get ready to be dazzled – it’s Vegas, baby! Emerge from nature into one of the world’s most hedonistic cities for one big party. You’ll feel like a real VIP when you hop aboard your included party bus that will take you down The Strip! Discover wedding chapels, Elvis impersonators and partygoers as you explore Sin City by both night and day. Why not take in a show, stuff yourself at an all-you-can-eat buffet or embrace your inner daredevil with a thrill ride on top of the Stratosphere? Just remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Clubs & casino shows from US$10
  • Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$220
  • Go karting US$45
  • Gun range US$20-$100
  • Helicopter flight US$124
  • Roller coasters US$25-$40

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Day 20-21: Yosemite National Park

Today you'll be heading out into nature to experience America's most epic national park, Yosemite. It's awesome vistas galore as you drive past towering cliffs, out of this world waterfalls, and pretty meadows filled with wild flowers. As you hit the trails on your second day in Yosemite National Park, make sure you keep an eye out for wildlife also roaming the trails such as deer, elk and - if you're lucky - bears. With over 800 miles of trails within the park, a great place to start your adventure is on The Mist Trail hike, where you'll pass two of Yosemite's most beautiful waterfalls, Vernal and Nevada Falls. No matter which trail you head along, you'll have a blast. If that isn't enough, you can even float down the Merced River on a rubber ring for a totally different perspective of this truly incredible place.

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Bike rental US$12-$34
  • Float trip on the Merced River US$31

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Day 22: Yosemite National Park - San Francisco

Your next and final stop is the awesome city of San Francisco. Famous for its waterfront full of tasty seafood, and what is probably one of the world's most iconic landmarks, the Golden Gate Bridge, which you'll have the opportunity to walk across. If you have extra time here, explore the quirky bars and cafes where the beatnik generation hung out, or grab a bite to eat in Chinatown. You'll never be bored in San Francisco!This tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

Inclusions:
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi on board
  • All hotel accommodation included
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel: 21
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Tour Highlights:
  • Washington D.C. Monuments Backroads tour
  • Cruise the Las Vegas Strip on a private party bus
  • Take in the famous scenery of Monument Valley on a Navajo guided tour
  • Climb Philadelphia's famous 'Rocky' steps & visit the Liberty Bell
  • The sweet sounds of New Orleans & Austin
  • Awe-inspiring sunset / sunrise over the Grand Canyon
  • Spray your mark onto cars at the Cadillac Ranch
  • Admission to national parks & monuments - Monument Valley, Grand Canyon & Yosemite