COAST TO COAST SOUTH

33 days from

Bryce Canyon National Park
DEPARTS NEW YORK AREA to LOS ANGELES
Trek Code:
TNS
Destination:
Cross Country
Departs:
Apr-Sep
Accommodation:
Camping
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Explore America's incredible national parks
  • > Grand Canyon & the Las Vegas Strip
  • > Party in Jazz central in Bourbon Street, New Orleans
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Tour Overview

A whole variety of experiences roll out over nineteen states, from the North East to the tip of Florida and on through plains, National Parks, mountains and canyons to the Wild West Coast and the sparkling Pacific Coast. You'll pass through tribal lands and the towering buttes of Monument Valley, listen to vibrant Jazz and Blues in New Orleans and hike the awe-inspiring trails at the Grand Canyon, all of which make this one hell of a road trip.

Included Highlights
  • New Orleans' Bourbon Street
  • Alien spotting in Roswell
  • Tours of Philadelphia, Key West & Hollywood, LA
  • Two nights in Key West on the Florida Keys
  • two days hiking in the Colorado Rockies
  • Visit iconic Dead Horse Point & Horseshoe Bend
  • Sightseeing in Charleston, St. Augustine, Miami, Florida Keys & Santa Fe
  • National Parks - Carlsbad Caverns, Arches, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion
  • Guided bike tour of Washington DC's Monuments
  • Visit colourful Antelope Slot Canyon
  • Experience Austin, Texas, the music capital of America
  • Limousine tour of Las Vegas
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation - 27 camping, 4 hotel & 1 hostel nights.
  • All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
Free Wi-Fi on the road
Wi-Fi Enabled

You can now check your email and update Facebook, Twitter and TrekAmerica Live while on the road with our wi-fi enabled vehicles. (Maximum 5 users at a time. Fair usage restrictions may apply. Only available in USA).

Who travels with TrekAmerica?
Who travels with TrekAmerica

Our tours are aimed at young international travellers from around the world, aged 18 to 38, all with a sense of fun and a keen desire to explore. If you're travelling alone, don't worry... over 70% of our passengers are solo travellers and you'll soon be surrounded with like-minded people of a similar age who will quickly become your new best mates. Plus there are no single supplements.

Our tour price includes your own tour leader plus all transport and accommodation, so all you have to pay for are food, drinks and optional activities. Take a moment to add up all the costs of doing it yourself, and it soon becomes clear that a TrekAmerica trip offers fantastic value for money!

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Flexible Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local conditions and passenger requests vary, no two trips will ever be the same. With the guidance of your Trek Leader you may modify certain night stops and highlights to give a truly unique experience!

Optional Activities (paid locally)

There are loads of exciting optional activities for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the main optional activities for this trip, these can be arranged once you are on tour via your Tour Leader and are paid for locally.

  • > EPCOT Center in Orlando US$89
  • > New Orleans jazz clubs US$10-$20
  • > Mississippi steamboat ride US$60-$70
  • > Smithsonian National Museums US$FREE
  • > Grand Canyon helicopter flight US$254-$284
  • > Navajo guided 4x4 tour of Monument Valley US$45-$55
  • > Mountain biking in Moab US$45-$110
  • > Grand Canyon IMAX theater US$15
  • > Las Vegas clubs & casino shows US$10+
  • > Float trip on Colorado River US$43-$85
  • > Disney World, Orlando US$95
  • > Key West Snorkelling US$45
  • > New Orleans Voodoo & Graveyard tour US$20
  • > New Orleans School of Cooking US$25
  • > Las Vegas rollercoasters US$4-$30
  • > Western horseback riding at cowboy camp US$65
  • > Extreme off-road hummer tour in Moab US$79-$91
  • > Sunset cruise at Panama City Beach US$50
  • > Universal Studios, Orlando US$92
  • > Alligator swamp tour, New Orleans US$23-$49
  • > Visit the Alamo in San Antonio US$free
  • > Mountain bike rental in Telluride US$25
  • > Dolphin spotting cruise, Panama City Beach US$45
  • > Las Vegas VIP Club Tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) US$100
  • > Drive-in Cinema, Carlsbad US$8
  • > Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$221
Tour Itinerary

As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.

  • Day 1-2: New York Area, Philadelphia & Washington DC

    Leave the New York area and travel to Philadelphia where you can climb the famous 'Rocky' steps for your own movie moment, see the iconic symbol of American independence the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Head to Reading Terminal Market on an empty stomach and be prepared to be overwhelmed with delicious smells and flavours, one you have to try is the famous Philly cheese steak lunch. Then it's onto Washington DC for an introduction to the political, social and cultural history of the United States of America. Take time to explore the very best of America's capital city by people watching in one of the many green parks or explore the Smithsonian National Museum. Hit the bars and clubs of Georgetown and discover not only the treasures of this town by day, but also by night. A great way to pack in all of the city highlights is by renting a bike and riding around at your own pace.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 3: Carolinas

    As mountain views morph into swamps, plantations and palms in this colourful area of the USA. Watch the beautiful scenery fly by your window before bonding with your new buddies and devouring s'mores around the campfire.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 4: Charlston

    The oldest city in South Carolina, this places just oozes character and what better way to experience it than with a stroll along the coast. Take photos of the Morris Island Lighthouse that stands several hundred feet offshore or jump aboard an optional Charleston water taxi, where you could spot some interesting wildlife. Experience the ultimate taste of the south with a Charleston Nasty Biscuit; a chicken biscuit (which is actually more like a scone) covered in gravy. Sounds gross, right? But, we hear it's delicious and a favourite with the locals.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 5: St Augustine & Daytona Beach

    St Augustine is more commonly known as the "Nation's Oldest City" and has a strong European influence. Wander down the narrow lanes, visit the many museums and explore some of the cities iconic landmarks such as the Plaza de la Constitucion and the `Fountain of Youth'. Next it's time to feel the sand between your toes on Daytona Beach, visit the famous pier and take stroll along the boardwalk where you'll find roller-coasters, a Ferris wheel and to top it off join your fellow trekkers for a sunset dinner.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 6: Miami

    The wonderful city of Miami beckons with miles of golden sand beaches and palm trees; it is easy to see why people flock here every year. Seek out SoBe (aka South Beach) and stroll along the art deco seafront or pose with the beautiful people on sugary sand and in ultra-cool nightspots.
    Accommodation: Hostel included

  • Day 7-8: Key West

    Explore the crystal clear waters of Key West with some awesome snorkelling and diving opportunities. The amount of fun water based activities to get involved in here is endless. If you simply want to kick back and relax then you are definitely in the right place. End your day at the famous Mallory Square and let the celebrations commence as you watch the glowing pink and red sun set on what has been an awesome day.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 9-10: Orlando

    Embrace your inner child as you explore Orlando's theme and water parks. The thrills and excitement come in thick and fast as you hit up Disney's Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Wet `n Wild and Universal's Harry Potter World. Orlando is one big playground and after a full day satisfying your thirst for fun, you'll sleep like a baby.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 11-12: Panama City Beach

    After all the excitement in Orlando it's now time to chill out and what better place to do so than on 27 miles of pristine white sand beaches along the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy lazy beach days lying in a hammock or try your hand at windsurfing or jet skiing out in the water. Make sure you pack your dancing shoes as well as your flip-flops as you hit the hottest haunts on the Gulf Coast. So kick back and relax in this stunning, chilled out city.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 13-14: New Orleans

    Now we're talking all that jazz! Hear the real deal at Preservation Hall or do the Huckleberry Finn thing as you chug along the Mississippi River. New Orleans simmers with Deep South charm so grab a Po-Boy, a bowl of Gumbo or some home cooked Jambalaya and pull up a chair in the French Quarter to watch the world go by. If the food of the Deep South gets your mouth watering why not join a cookery course at the New Orleans School of Cookery. By night, explore the bars in Frenchman Street for live music and dancing without the crowds.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 15: Louisiana & Texas

    As you enter Bayou country, you'll be greeted with a big ole' dose of Southern hospitality. Listen out for the distinctive sounds of zydeco music and look out for gators and critters on our optional swamp tour. Then don your Stetson and toast marshmallows under a blanket of stars in the Lone Star sky.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 16-17: Austin, Texas

    The music keeps on flowing as you arrive in Austin, another place which vies for the title of capital of America's music scene. Austin is an electric, cultural and artistic city which packs a punch. Live music can be heard almost any night of the week, so after a day of exploring, hit up the city for a dose of top shelf music and of course as the drinks start flowing, lots and lots of dancing.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 18: West Texas

    The second biggest state has plenty of cacti, cowboys and southern hospitalities to offer, there really is nowhere else like it.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 19: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

    Head on to New Mexico and Carlsbad Caverns National Park to explore one of the largest cave systems in the World. Gnarled limestone stalactites hang from the ceiling like icicles and stalagmites that look like twisting totem poles reach upwards, creating a unique and interesting experience for all who walk through this incredible place. Did you know that when bats fly out of their cave they always turn left? Put this fact to the test with an optional Bat Flight Amphitheatre visit tonight.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 20: Santa Fe & Roswell

    For all the art lovers out there Santa Fe is the one for you, visit Canyon Road, home to art galleries, cultural treasures such as hand-woven Navajo rugs, historic adobe buildings and a vibrant restaurant scene. Santa Fe will definitely win you over with its laid back charm and with tons of festivals and events throughout the year, you're bound to stumble upon something interesting. Then check out the International UFO Museum and Research Centre (and gift shop!) in Roswell! They say Aliens crashed to Earth and they have proof!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 21-22: Colorado Rockies

    Adventure is definitely well truly out there in the Colorado Rockies, so get out there and get amongst it. Walking and biking in the craggy scenery will blow your mind as you walk some of the worlds most loved hiking trails and if at the end of the day you're feeling a little tired, the nearby hot springs will provide you with some welcome relief for your weary bones.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 23-24: Arches National Park

    With some 2,000 gravity defying sandstone arches striking a pose, Utah's undisputed adventure capital guarantees non-stop fun. With two days here you'll have plenty of time to explore this incredible place. Take a sunset stroll and watch as the sun sets over Delicate Arch or for the action lovers, hire a mountain bike for some adrenalin pumping cycling along Moab's slick rock path. For the ultimate adventure head down the Colorado River on an optional float trip and see this stunning place from a different perspective.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 25: Monument Valley

    On the road again and off to one of North America's most iconic landscapes, used as the set for countless Western movies, including the recent remake of The Lone Ranger. Immerse yourself in the native culture on an optional guided jeep tour of the Navajo Reservation and back roads. As you marvel at the sight of towering buttes and mesas which dominate the awe-inspiring landscape during the day, wait till the sun goes down and you're swapping camp fire stories under a blanket of stars.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 26-27: Grand Canyon National Park

    Just when the scenery seems unbeatable, journey to the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. With two days you have more than enough time to hike the rim trails for those incredible views looking down into the vast desert canyons. Why not hike down the snaking trails to reveal a very different side, and become one of only 5% of visitors to venture inside, or opt for a flight over the Grand Canyon for a bird's eye view! The best bit? Perhaps awaking to the most stunning sunrise nature can summon as the rocks change colour in celebration of a new day.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 28: Lake Powell & Antelope Canyon

    Without a doubt one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the Southwest, Horseshoe Bend makes for an impressive stop. The scenery just keeps getting better with a stop at Antelope Canyon, explore incredible curved canyon walls, don't worry you're not being abducted they are just shafts of light coming down through the rocks, Antelope Canyon is one incredible place. After all that exploring wash off the desert dust in the refreshing waters of Lake Powell. Straddling the border of Utah and Arizona, Lake Powell is desert paradise with a long list of things to do. Go for a swim in the crystal clear waters or simply sit by the shore and relax.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 29: Bryce Canyon

    If you want awesome rock formations to gawk at then you're definitely in the right place. Famed for its hoodoos, you're in Bryce Canyon National Park. You're probably thinking "What's a hoodoo when it's at home?" Actually, hoodoos are weird and wonderful rock spires arranged in rows. "Mysterious", "breath-taking" and "out of this world" are only a few of the descriptions offered by past visitors to Bryce Canyon National Park. Native Americans believe these crazy shapes to be `Legend People' who were turned to stone for their sins, but we'll let you decide. For close up views you'll have plenty of time to take advantage of the park's incredible system of trails. Wherever you walk, you will encounter a kaleidoscope of colours and a fantasy land of rock spires that will leave you searching for your own way to describe this 'indescribable' place
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 30: Zion National Park

    Kick back and relax beside the gentle flow of the Virgin River, cutting its way between sheer red rock cliffs. For the best views in the park hike to the famous Angels Landing which offers 360 degrees of the entire park, it is definitely worth the effort. If you prefer to take the low road explore `The Narrows' with its soaring walls, sandstone grottos, natural springs, it truly is a unique experience with great views of Zion from the valley floor
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 31-32: Las Vegas

    It's Vegas, baby and there is nowhere on earth quite like it. Why not treat yourself to a high-rolling super-stretch limo, indulge in an all-you-can eat buffet, take in a show or just watch the amazing crowds, and neon signs as the glitzy hotels try to out-do each other with spectacular attractions. And if that's not enough, take an optional helicopter flight down The Strip or just gamble the night away in one of the world class casinos. If after all that you're still left wanting more, head on over to a chapel and get hitched by the one and only Elvis. Just remember what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 33: Los Angeles

    Following the sun to the Pacific Coast we arrive in the sprawling City of Angels. Have your camera at the ready as you tour Hollywood and the Walk of Fame, make sure you keep an eye out for the A-Listers who call `La la land home'. Spend a few extra days in this vibrant and exciting city and head down to Venice Beach, the ultimate people watching spot or let an LA local introduce you to some of this city's famous historic bars on our Stars and Bars Urban Adventure.

    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 22:00 hrs.

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  • We run a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$10 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping.
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Private Departures

Why not arrange your own TrekAmerica departure? For groups of 8 or more, we can offer private departures on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic "Trek" style of travel at special rates. Although tours will run as per our standard itinerary shown here, slight modifications may be considered and dates can be chosen to suit your needs. (Subject to seasonal/operational restrictions). So contact us today and start planning your own adventure.

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Tour Extras

We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Hotels Before and After your tour

Wherever you start or finish your trek you won't want to miss the chance to sample some city life. Our hotels make excellent bases for sightseeing or exploring the nightlife, as well as being right at your trek departure point. Solo travellers booking a twin share room will share with a fellow trekker of the same gender.

Crowne Plaza Newark

NEW YORK AREA - CROWNE PLAZA NEWARK
The Crown Plaza offers a free airport shuttle to Newark Airport and boasts a fully equipped gym, indoor pool and on-site 24 hour dining.

  • Twin share: per person per night
      Matched with another traveller of the same sex.
       
    Full room: per room per night
      Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.

 

Custom hotel

LOS ANGELES - CUSTOM HOTEL
This full service hotel close to LAX offers a sun deck/pool and 5 social lounges. Perfectly located for Santa Monica & Venice Beach.

  • Twin share: per person per night
      Matched with another traveller of the same sex.
       
    Full room: per room per night
      Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.

 

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TrekAmerica's specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.

Book Flights

Special offers are regularly available, so call us now on 0208 682 8920 or click below to request a flight quote by email.

We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry.

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Mini Adventures

Our range of 3 - 4 day Mini Adventures are just the ticket for extending your tour and experiencing North America's most incredible 'must see' highlights. Check out the following adventures relevant to this tour.

New York to Niagara Falls

NEW YORK NIAGARA MINI (HOTEL)

> Scenic Drive through the Delaware Water Gap/Poconos
> Finger Lakes hiking & swimming
> Niagara Falls and the Maid of the Mist scenic boat cruise
> College town of Ithaca, NY
> Woodbury Common Outlet Mall
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City Tours

If you are spending extra time in our gateway cities, you can now plan in advance by pre-booking unique city sightseeing day tours in addition to your TrekAmerica trip.

New York City Tours
  • NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES
  • All city day tours are operated by local experts who are dedicated to take you behind the scenes so you know it like a local! When booking your TrekAmerica trip, simply select your chosen city tour from the Tour Extras section on the online booking form.

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