America's Coasts Road Trip – Westbound

18-to-Thirtysomethings, New Orleans to Los Angeles

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Epic road trips are made of this: an all-encompassing 42-day exploration that takes you from the buzzing east coast to the laid-back west, stopping at incredible sites and highlights along the way. Give Mickey Mouse a high-five at Disney World, stand in awe of the bright lights in New York City’s Times Square, and marvel at Yosemite’s majestic waterfalls, lakes, and meadows. Hold onto your hats, folks — you’re in for one helluva ride.

What’s included

  • Carte Blanche: Washington D
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  • Carte Blanche: Las Vegas Carte Blanche: San Francisco
  • Entrance fees to all national and state parks with hiking and walking excursions
  • St Augustine visit
  • Charleston visit
  • Monuments by Moonlight (Washington DC)
  • Philadelphia stop
  • Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Zion NP visit
  • Bryce Canyon NP visit
  • Arches NP visit
  • Grand Teton NP visit
  • Yellowstone NP visit
  • Glacier NP visit
  • Crater Lake NP visit
  • Redwood NP visit
  • Tioga Pass (seasonal)
  • Yosemite NP visit
  • Elephant seal rookery stop
  • Pacific Coast Highway drive
  • Free time in Panama City Beach, Orlando, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe and San Francisco
  • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Revel in the party spirit of new orleans' bourbon street
  • Keep your eyes peeled for celebs on the streets of la
  • Be dazzled by the bright lights of the las vegas strip
  • Spot iconic american wildlife in yellowstone national park

Itinerary

Day 1 New Orleans For the night in New Orleans, we stay in a hotel close to the city centre with multi-share accommodation. If you would like to see all of the popular sites of this vibrant city, we recommend you book pre-tour accommodation. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 Washington D.C./New York (1B, 1L) Travel to New York, stopping in Philadelphia en route. Opt to visit Times Square, stroll Central Park, check out Greenwich Village, or experience the famous nightlife of New York. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 375km)
Day 10 New York/Los Angeles Hop on a flight to LA, and get ready to explore the highlights of the West. Additional Notes: Please note that there may be additional baggage fees for the internal flight if you are checking your bag. Transport: Plane
Day 11 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 12 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 13 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 14 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 15 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 16 Monument Valley/Las Vegas (1B) Journey along famous Route 66, and explore the Las Vegas Strip in the evening. Opt to take a VIP party limo experience. Included Activities: Vegas Strip Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 650km)
Day 17 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 18 Las Vegas/Zion National Park (1L, 1D) Boasting endless hiking possibilities, the region that the Virgin River has sculpted into a profound landscape masterpiece is a great setting to spend the afternoon. High plateaus, striking towers, temples, mesas, and the earth's tallest-known sheer sandstone walls surround visitors with their awe-inspiring beauty. Included Activities: Zion National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours, 270km)
Day 19 Bryce Canyon NP/Moab (1B, 1L, 1D) Explore Bryce Canyon and see its famous hoodoos. Drive along isolated Scenic Byway 12 to Moab. Included Activities: Bryce Canyon National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 140km) Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 445km)
Day 20 Moab (1B) Explore Arches National Park, carved and shaped by eons of weathering and erosion. It contains the world's largest concentration of natural stone arches. Explore the park's viewpoints and hike to sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks, and soaring pinnacles. Included Activities: Arches National Park Visit
Day 21 Moab/Glenwood Springs (1B, 1L) Travel to Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and opt to go for a hike at nearby Hanging Lake, rent a bike in Glenwood Canyon, or go for a swim in the world's largest hot springs pool. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 320km)
Day 22 Glenwood Springs/Flaming Gorge Reservoir (1B, 1L, 1D) Continue on to the Utah-Wyoming border and stop at Flaming Gorge for the evening. See how this canyon got its name while watching the sun reflect off the red canyon walls at sunset – don't forget your camera! Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 375km)
Day 23 Flaming Gorge Reservoir/Jackson (1B, 1L) In the afternoon, reach Jackson and marvel at the town square’s elk antler arches. In the evening, enjoy a night out with a true wild western atmosphere at the One Million Dollar Bar. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 310km)
Day 24 Jackson/Yellowstone National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Stop at Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park and take in the tranquil surroundings. Included Activities: Grand Teton National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
Day 25 Yellowstone National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Yellowstone is beyond special. Geysers, waterfalls, wildlife, and scenic beauty are around every corner just waiting to be explored. In fact, Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano with the world’s largest active geyser field, boasting more than 10,000 geysers. The Park is also home to more wild animals than almost anywhere else in the U.S., including roaming bison, gray wolves, elk, black bears, and, of course, the famous grizzly bear. Travel through some of the most famous landmarks of Yellowstone, including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, West Thumb, and Yellowstone Lake. Included Activities: Yellowstone South Loop Excursion Transport: Walking (4.00 hour(s))
Day 26 Yellowstone National Park/Bozeman (1B, 1L) Spend the day exploring the highlights of the Northern Loop. Continue on to the university town of Bozeman, Montana. Enjoy free time to explore this evening. Included Activities: Yellowstone Northern Loop Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
Day 27 Bozeman/Glacier National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Travel through the stunning Montana scenery to Glacier National Park. With over 20 glaciers and 200 lakes and streams, Glacier National Park is a must see. Choose from 730 miles of hiking trails to really enjoy this majestic park. Included Activities: Glacier National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)
Day 28 Glacier National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Explore Glacier NP with its many glaciers, lakes and streams. Opt to drive Going-to-the-Sun Road and reach the Continental Divide. Included Activities: Glacier National Park Visit
Day 29 Glacier National Park/Coeur d'Alene (1B, 1L) Continue west to beautiful Coeur D'Alene. Surrounded by over 50 lakes, this town is an outdoor haven. Opt to walk the floating boardwalk, go mountain biking, or take part in watersports on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 385km)
Day 30 Coeur d'Alene/Seattle (1B) Travel through the state of Washington to Seattle. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 500km)
Day 31 Seattle Enjoy a free day in Seattle. Opt to visit Pike Place Market, the first Starbucks location, ride to the top of the Space Needle, or take a day trip to nearby Mt Rainier National Park.
Day 32 Seattle/Portland (1B) Drive to the city of Portland. One of the most popular cities to visit north of California on the West Coast, Portland is artsy, funky and full of great eating and drinking options. Spend the afternoon getting to know this cool city. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.50 hours, 280km)
Day 33 Portland/Bend (1B, 1L) Enjoy a few final hours taking in the quirkiness of Portland before continuing on to Bend, consistently voted one of the best places to live in the US. Arrive in time to explore a bit of the town. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50-4.50 hours, 260km)
Day 34 Bend/Redwood National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Leave early to spend a few hours at gorgeous Crater Lake National Park. Enjoy a short hike in the area before continuing on to Redwood National Park, home to the tallest trees on Earth. Spend the afternoon taking in the gigantic coastal redwoods, and keep a keen eye for wildlife throughout the park. Included Activities: Crater Lake National Park Visit Redwood National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours) Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 330km)
Day 35 Redwood National Park/Napa Valley (1B, 1L, 1D) Travel through California to beautiful Napa Valley. Opt for an afternoon wine tasting. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50-6.50 hours, 450km)
Day 36 Napa Valley/Lake Tahoe (1B, 1L, 1D) Continue on to idyllic Lake Tahoe. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 300km)
Day 37 Lake Tahoe/Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) With a keen eye and a little luck, spot black bears, deer or coyotes. Included Activities: Tioga Pass Drive Yosemite National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 385km)
Day 38 Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Full day to explore Yosemite National Park. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this beautiful and amazing landscape. Option to rent bikes in Yosemite Valley. Included Activities: Yosemite National Park Visit
Day 39 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B, 1L) Arrive at one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. The CEO will point out some popular sites on the drive into town. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 230km)
Day 40 San Francisco Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.
Day 41 San Francisco/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 42 Morro Bay/Los Angeles (1B) Pass by Santa Barbara as we make our way to Los Angeles. Your CEO will point out a few famous neighbourhoods and landmarks on the drive into the City of Angels. Additional Notes: Please note this trip ends on arrival to 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 and other hot spots around the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 350km)
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