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 & Lodging
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 rolled out over nineteen states, from the Northeast to the tip of Florida and on through vast open plains, national parks, mountains and canyons to the Wild West 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 heck of a road trip, wouldn't you agree?

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Included Highlights
  • Guided bike tour of Washington DC's Monuments
  • Limousine tour of Las Vegas
  • New Orleans' Bourbon Street
  • Alien spotting in Roswell
  • Tours of Philadelphia, Key West & Hollywood, LA
  • Two nights in Key West on the Florida Keys
  • Hike in the Colorado Rockies
  • Visit iconic Dead Horse Point & Horseshoe Bend
  • Sightseeing in Charleston, St. Augustine, Miami, Florida Keys & Santa Fe
  • Visit colourful Antelope Slot Canyon
  • Experience Austin, Texas, the music capital of America
  • Admission to national parks - Carlsbad Caverns, Arches, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation - 24 camping, 2 hotel, 2 apartment & 4 hostel nights included
  • 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).

Download Trek Tips for this tour (2016 departures)

Our Coast to Coast South Trek Tips include all you need to know about this Trek. They contain all the trip details, plus information on everything from visas to spending money and what to pack.

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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 overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!

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 most popular activities for this trip which can be arranged via your tour leader and paid for locally. Please note all costs are subject to change. Please note that not all optional activities may available on every tour and prices are subject to change.

  • > EPCOT Center - Orlando US$93
  • > Jazz clubs - New Orleans US$10-$20
  • > Mississippi steamboat ride - New Orleans US$30-$80
  • > Smithsonian National Museums - Washington DC US$FREE
  • > Helicopter flight - Grand Canyon US$284
  • > Navajo guided 4x4 tour - Monument Valley US$55
  • > Mountain biking - Moab US$45-$110
  • > IMAX Theater - Grand Canyon US$15
  • > Clubs & casino shows - Las Vegas US$10+
  • > Float trip on the Colorado River - Moab US$60-$90
  • > Disney World - Orlando US$110
  • > Snorkelling - Key West US$45
  • > Voodoo & Graveyard tour - New Orleans US$20
  • > School of Cooking - New Orleans US$28-$150
  • > Roller coasters - Las Vegas US$14-$30
  • > Extreme off-road hummer tour - Moab US$90-$100
  • > Western horseback riding - Bryce US$60-$80
  • > Sunset cruise - Panama City Beach US$25
  • > Universal Studios - Orlando US$102
  • > Alligator swamp tour - New Orleans US$23-$49
  • > Barton Springs - Austin US$4
  • > Mountain biking - Telluride US$40-$65
  • > Dolphin spotting cruise - Panama City Beach US$25
  • > VIP club tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) - Las Vegas US$100
  • > Drive-in Movie - Carlsbad US$8
  • > Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$220
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. If you're feeling a little peckish make a beeline for the Reading Terminal Market and tuck into the famous Philly cheese steak lunch, yum! Then it's onto Washington DC for an introduction to the political, social and cultural history of the United States of America. Join your included bike tour with a local to see the monuments and real flavours of this beautiful city. 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, the world's largest museum complex.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 3: Carolinas

    Watch as mountain views morph into swamps, plantations and palms in this colourful area of the USA. Beautiful scenery will constantly be flying by your window as you make your way to your campsite for the night. Then there's only one thing left to do, devour s'mores around a roaring campfire. What are s'mores? Melted chocolate and marshmallow heated over a fire and sandwiched between two crackers, we're pretty sure it'll be the best thing you've ever tasted, no joke!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 4: Charleston

    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 can 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, it's delicious and a favourite with the locals.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 5: St Augustine

    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'.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 6-7: 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 in ultra-cool nightspots. With two nights here you have more than enough time to explore everything that Miami has to offer.
    Accommodation: Hostel nights included

  • Day 8-9: Florida Keys

    Explore the crystal clear waters of Key West with some awesome snorkelling opportunities, the amount of fun water based activities to get involved in here is endless. But, if you simply want to kick back and relax then you're definitely in the right place for that too. 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 10-11: 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 or 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 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 sandy beaches along the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy a lazy beach day lying in a hammock or try your hand at windsurfing or jet skiing out on 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, life just got awesome!
    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, so you can make life back home a little tastier with your new found skills? By night, explore the bars in Frenchman Street for live music and dancing without the crowds.
    Accommodation: Apartment nights 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, with a hippie soul. In your free time why not opt for a state capital tour, hit Barton Springs or visit one of the food trucks to tempt your taste buds on local cuisine.
    Accommodation: Hostel nights included (mixed dorm)

  • 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. The insane amount of bats that roost in the cave are something to admire, so head back at sunset to see the 250,000 bat spectacle feasting on bugs, it's pretty incredible.
    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, you'll just have to see for yourself!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 21-22: Colorado Rocky Mountains

    Adventure is definitely well truly 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. With two nights you'll really appreciate why people travel from all corners of the globe to the Colorado Rockies, the scenery is simply magnificent!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 23-24: Moab/Arches National Park

    Utah's undisputed adventure capital is next up on the cards, and it guarantees non-stop fun. With two days here you'll have plenty of time to explore this incredible place and discover some of the 2,000 gravity defying sandstone arches. Take a sunset stroll and watch as the sun sets over Delicate Arch, the most photographed of the arches. For the action lovers, hire a mountain bike for some adrenalin pumping cycling along Moab's slick rock path. But, 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

    Pistols at dawn, the next stop is straight out of a Western. Marvel at the awe-inspiring landscape of Monument Valley with a local on a highly recommended Navajo guided backroads tour to learn more about Navajo culture. This off the beaten track experience will reveal a richer side of the Monument Valley tribal lands. As the sun slowly sets on the towering buttes and mesas which dominate the landscape around you, now's the time to reflect on one truly special day. So grab your marshmallows and swap 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'll 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 the only 5% of visitors to venture inside, or opt for a flight over the Grand Canyon for a bird's eye view! Ready for 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 an included visit to beautifully bizarre Antelope Canyon, explore incredible curved canyon walls and watch on as stunning shafts of light come down through the rocks, this 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 water or simply sit by the shore and relax.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 29: Bryce Canyon

    It's hoodoos galore in Bryce Canyon and we know what you're thinking, "What's a hoodoo when it's at home?" Actually, hoodoos are weird and wonderful rock spires arranged in rows and you're about to spend a whole day gawking at them! `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'll encounter a kaleidoscope of colours and a fantasy land of rock spires that'll 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's 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's nowhere on Earth quite like it. Feel like a total legend as you cruise down The Strip on an included limo tour. The neon glitz which Vegas is so famous for, will leave you feeling happy to be alive, so why not take in a show or just watch the amazing crowds, and neon signs as the 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 (not legally binding) by the one and only Elvis, and after you've said your vows enjoy a slap up meal at an all-you-can-eat buffet. 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 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 21:00 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.

Hilton Newark Airport

NEW YORK AREA - HILTON NEWARK AIRPORT (2016 departures)
The 4 star hotel offers free airport shuttle and many onsite amenities including fitness room, indoor pool, spa.

  • 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 is luxury at LAX complete with a stadium-style sun deck and pool and minutes from Santa Monica and Venice.

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    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.

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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 TO NIAGARA

> 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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