Highlights of the US

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Los Angeles to New York

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Hit the iconic sites you’ve seen on the big screen and then some on this 24-day tour that takes you from big-city highlights to stunning natural landscapes that’ll make your friends and followers jealous (or at least get you countless more likes). Keep your jaw from dropping as you witness the sunset over the Grand Canyon, be dazzled by the bright city lights on the Las Vegas strip, and snap a selfie with Mickey himself in Disney World. It’s your chance to live the great American dream (for three weeks, at least).

What’s included

  • Carte Blanche: Las Vegas Carte Blanche: San Francisco Carte Blanche: New Orleans Carte Blanche: Washington D
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  • 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

Highlights

  • Take in the iconic trees of joshua tree national park
  • Capture sunset at the grand canyon
  • Stroll along the boardwalk of santa cruz
  • Explore new york city's central park
  • Discover washington dc's monuments by moonlight

Itinerary

Day 1 Los Angeles 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. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Los Angeles/San Diego (1D) 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. Included Activities: Coronado Island Visit Mission Beach Visit Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi (6.00 hour(s), 190km)
Day 3 San Diego/Lake Havasu City (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Joshua Tree NP Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 250km) Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours, 240km)
Day 4 Lake Havasu City/Grand Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Grand Canyon Sunset Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 400km)
Day 5 Grand Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Grand Canyon South Rim Visit
Day 6 Grand Canyon/Monument Valley (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-4.50 hours, 200km)
Day 7 Monument Valley/Las Vegas (1B) Journey along famous Route 66, and explore the Las Vegas Strip in the evening. Take an optional VIP party limo ride. Included Activities: Vegas Strip Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 650km)
Day 8 Las Vegas 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.
Day 9 Las Vegas/Sierra Nevadas (1L, 1D) 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. Additional Notes: Summer itinerary: Travel to Bishop via Tioga Pass viewing Mono Lake and the Tufa Towers on the way. Winter itinerary: Continue on to Lake Isabella, where we stay the night. Note that on Day 3, we intend to use the Tioga Pass, a scenic a route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Bishop with Yosemite NP. October through May, there's a chance the pass will be closed due to poor weather conditions or even snow. In this case, we use an alternate route, and spend the night in Lake Isabella (instead of Bishop). The status of the road is monitored daily, and our travel plans for the area will be confirmed during the trip. Included Activities: Death Valley National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 430km)
Day 10 Sierra Nevadas/Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Mono Lake Visit Tioga Pass Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 322km)
Day 11 Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Yosemite National Park Visit
Day 12 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B, 1L) 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. Additional Notes: For our nights in San Francisco, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city centre. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 230km)
Day 13 San Francisco Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.
Day 14 Santa Cruz/Morro Bay (1D) Crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs will make this journey down California's coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience. Included Activities: Elephant Seal Rookery Transport: Private Vehicle (6.50 hour(s), 390km)
Day 15 Morro Bay/New Orleans (1B) 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. Upon arrival, hop on a flight to the Big Easy, and get ready to explore the highlights of the East. Additional Notes: Please note that there may be additional baggage fees for the internal flight if you are checking your bag. Transport: Plane Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 350km)
Day 16 New Orleans (1B) New travellers may join you today for the rest of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.
Day 17 New Orleans/Panama City Beach (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 500km)
Day 18 Panama City Beach/Orlando (1B, 1L) 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! Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 600km)
Day 19 Orlando (1B) 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.
Day 20 St. Augustine/Savannah (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 175km) Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 280km)
Day 21 Charleston/Myrtle Beach (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 160km) Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 150km)
Day 22 Myrtle Beach/Washington D.C. (1B, 1L, 1D) Travel to the US capital and wander the monuments by moonlight. Included Activities: Monuments by Moonlight Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 700km)
Day 23 Washington D.C. (1B) 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.
Day 24 Washington D.C./New York (1B, 1L) 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. Additional Notes: Please note this trip ends on arrival to New York. If you wish to spend the night in the city, speak to your sales agent about booking post-accommodation. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 375km)
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