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Coast to Coast
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Best of Trek:
  • > Cross 29 US states & 2 Canadian provinces
  • > Miami, Grand Canyon, Seattle & Chicago
  • > Explore Las Vegas, LA & San Francisco
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Tour Overview

How about more than two months dedicated to all things stateside? Combining our Coast to Coast North and Coast to Coast South tours, there's only one word for this trip and that is `EPIC'. You'll cross 29 US states and 2 Canadian provinces, see a multitude of the most sizzling national parks, big-hitting cities and have endless opportunities to see incredible wildlife. This is one all-encompassing adventure and there's no doubt about it, you'll go home with a whole heap of amazing memories. Come see why so many travellers have raved about their time in America on this awesome trip!

Included Highlights
  • Super stretch limo tour of Las Vegas
  • Visit striking Antelope Slot Canyon
  • Watch an incredible sunrise/sunset over the Grand Canyon
  • See towering buttes & mesas in Monument Valley
  • Spectacular sandstone arches in Arches National Park
  • Guided bike tour of Washington DC's Monuments
  • Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist cruise
  • Visit Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco
  • Visit iconic Dead Horse Point & Horseshoe Bend
  • Two days hiking in the Colorado Rockies
  • Alien spotting in extraterrestrial Roswell
  • Experience the `Music Capital of America', Austin, Texas
  • New Orleans' Bourbon Street jazz & blues bars
  • Sightseeing in Santa Fe, Florida Keys, Miami, St Augustine, Charleston, Chicago, Vancouver & Seattle
  • Two nights in Key West on the dazzling Florida Keys
  • Visit the Amish community in Shipshewana, Indiana
  • Stare into the iconic granite faces of Mount Rushmore
  • Canada's stunning mountains & lakes
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities including bear, elk, bison & coyote
  • Hike amongst Giant Redwoods in Redwood National Park
  • Walk San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge & visit Haight-Ashbury
  • Walk amongst Giant Sequoias in breath-taking Yosemite
  • Explore the California Coast & relax in Santa Barbara
  • Tours of Hollywood, the Las Vegas Strip, Philadelphia & San Francisco
  • Admission to awesome national parks - Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Arches, Carlsbad Caverns, Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Yellowstone, Glacier, Banff/Lake Louise, Redwood & Yosemite
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader (leaders change mid tour)
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi (USA only)
  • All accommodation - 45 camping, 9 budget lodging & 8 hotel nights
  • All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
Free Wi-Fi on the road

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).

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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 & shows - Las Vegas US$10+
  • > Aerial gondola/tramway - Banff CAD$40
  • > Space Needle - Seattle US$21-$29
  • > Float trip on the Colorado River - Moab US$60-$90
  • > Bike rental - Yosemite US$12-$34
  • > Cable car ride - San Francisco US$5-$13
  • > Willis Tower - Chicago US$20
  • > Disney World - Orlando US$110
  • > Cedar Point Amusement Park (Evening pass) - Ohio US$40-$50
  • > Capilano Suspension Bridge Park - Vancouver CAD$38
  • > Bike rental in Stanley Park - Vancouver CAD$10-$65
  • > Snorkelling - Key West US$45
  • > Voodoo & Graveyard tour - New Orleans US$20
  • > School of Cooking - New Orleans US$28-$150
  • > Float trip on the Merced River - Yosemite US$31
  • > 'Bobby's Bike Hike' - Chicago US$35
  • > Bike Rental - San Francisco US$8 per hour/$32 per day
  • > Roller coasters - Las Vegas US$14-$30
  • > Baseball game - San Francisco from US$20
  • > Extreme off-road hummer tour - Moab US$90-$100
  • > Sunset sailboat cruise - San Francisco Bay US$45
  • > Baseball game - Chicago from US$20
  • > Blues clubs - Chicago from US$15
  • > Sunset cruise - Panama City Beach US$25
  • > Scenic glacier flight - Banff CAD$195 or $325
  • > Canoeing - Lake Louise CAD$65 per hour
  • > Sulphur Mountain hot springs - Banff CAD$8
  • > Universal Studios - Orlando US$102
  • > Alligator swamp tour - New Orleans US$23-$49
  • > Mountain biking - Telluride US$40-$65
  • > Rollerblading in Stanley Park - Vancouver CAD$10-$40
  • > 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 further details at time of booking.

Itinerary Update

For 2017 departures, Panama City Beach is replaced by a night in Destin.

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  • Day 1-2: Los Angeles & Las Vegas

    You've seen it on the movies now it's time to kick start your epic cross country American road trip in the 'City of Angels'. Visit Hollywood Boulevard for a stroll down the Walk of Fame and make sure you snap a selfie in front of the gigantic Hollywood sign. Things are about to get a whole lot hotter as you travel east to the desert city of Las Vegas. Cruise down the Strip, like a total legend in a super-stretch limo. With all this excitement you must be feeling hungry? So treat yourself to an all-you-can eat buffet, yum! For the next course you might like to take in a show or just watch the amazing crowds and neon signs as the glitzy hotels try to outdo each other with spectacular attractions. And if that's not enough you can take a helicopter flight back down the Strip. There really is nowhere on Earth quite like Vegas!
    Accommodation: Hotels included

  • Day 3: Zion National Park

    One visit to Zion National Park and you'll be left feeling super inspired! Zion is definitely one of the most stunning national parks in the USA. The Virgin River runs through the very heart of the park and an afternoon spent relaxing here and enjoying the views is an afternoon well spent, yes indeed! For the best views in the park hike to the famous Angels Landing which offers 360 degrees of the entire park. Trust us when we say the effort is definitely worth the awesome views as you reach the top! If you prefer to take the low road explore The Narrows with its soaring walls, sandstone grottos and natural springs. It truly is a unique experience with great views of Zion from the valley floor.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 4: Bryce Canyon National Park

    Want to see some crazy rock formations? Well, you're definitely in the right place! Famed for its `hoodoos', you're in Bryce Canyon National Park. So, what's a `hoodoo'? Weird and wonderful rock spires arranged in rows is what they are and they are truly a sight to behold! `Mysterious', `breathtaking' 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 are `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 5: Antelope Canyon & Lake Powell

    The scenery just keeps getting better with an included stop at Antelope Canyon. Explore the incredible curved canyon walls - don't worry you're not being abducted, they're just shafts of light coming down through the rocks, phew! Antelope Canyon is one seriously 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 6-7: Grand Canyon National Park

    Without a doubt one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the Southwest, Horseshoe Bend makes for an impressive stop. Just when you think the scenery can't get any better, it does! May we introduce to you the epic 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. For more unbelievable views head down the snaking trails into the canyon. Not many people venture this far, but trust us when we say you won't regret it, the scenery gets even more inspiring. If you want to get a little more extreme, opt for a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon for a bird's eye view! Ready for the best bit? Waking up to the most stunning sunrise nature can throw at you!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 8: Monument Valley

    On the road again and off to one of North America's most iconic landscapes, Monument Valley. It's the incredible Navajo people who really make Monument Valley the super special place it is today. Immerse yourself in their culture on an optional (and highly recommended) guided jeep tour of the Navajo Reservation and back roads. Marvellous buttes and mesas tower around you and this awe-inspiring landscape is something else! As the sun starts to fade, the delights of Mother Nature are not over. The stars come out to play as you and your Trek buddies swap stories under a starry sky next to a roaring campfire. This is a pure Wild West adventure!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 9-10: Arches National Park

    This one's for you adventure junkies! 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. For the action lovers, hire a mountain bike for some adrenalin pumping cycling along Moab's slick rock path. If you're still craving more adventure head down the Colorado River on an optional float trip and see this stunning place from a different perspective.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 11-12: Colorado Rocky Mountains

    Adventure is well and truly here 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 world's most loved hiking trails. With two nights you'll really appreciate why people travel from all corners of the globe to the Colorado Rockies as the scenery is simply magnificent!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 13: Santa Fe

    For a whole array of arty gifts and cultural treasures make your way to Canyon Road and treat yourself to authentic Navajo rug. Enjoy wandering around the historic buildings and finish your day soaking up the 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 across something special.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 14: Roswell & Carlsbad Caverns National Park

    Check out the International UFO Museum and Research Centre (and gift shop) in Roswell. They say Aliens crashed to Earth and they have proof! 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 15: West Texas

    The second biggest state has plenty of cacti, cowboys and southern hospitality to offer; there really is nowhere else like it.
    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. Austin is a great place to listen to music and if you can share a taxi from the campsite it is worth the effort, but Austin has many other amazing attractions including the state capitol tour, Barton Springs and sampling cuisine at the food trucks.
    Accommodation: Hostel nights included (mixed dorm)

  • Day 18: Texas & Louisiana

    As you leave Texas behind and enter Louisiana you'll be greeted with the distinctive sounds of zydeco music and the sweet, sweet smells of Creole cuisine. Louisiana is a place where cultures merge and nature is right on your doorstep. Get up close and personal with gators and critters on our optional swamp tour and learn all about this unique eco-system.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 19-20: 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 21: Panama City Beach (2016 only)

    After all the partying in New Orleans it's time to chill out and what better place to do so than on 27 miles of pristine white sand beach along the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy a lazy beach afternoon lying in a hammock in the sunshine. Tonight's the night to let your hair down as you hit the hottest haunts on the Gulf Coast. So kick back and relax in this stunning, chilled out city.
    Accommodation: Camping included

    For all 2017 departures we will be visiting Destin Beach, Florida.

  • Day 22-23: 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 24-25: 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 are endless. If you simply want to kick back and relax then you're definitely in the right place. End your day at the famous Mallory Square, where the setting sun is something to celebrate. After the day you've just had you'll definitely want to get involved.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 26-27: Miami

    The wonderful city of Miami beckons with miles of golden sandy beaches and palm trees; it's 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 before heading to the ultra-cool nightspots. We're pretty sure you'll never tire of seeing the palm trees blowing in the summer breeze.
    Accommodation: Hostel included

  • Day 28: 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 29: 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 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, it's delicious and a favourite with the locals.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 30: Carolinas

    Watch as mountain views morph into swamps, plantations and palms in this colourful area of the USA. The beautiful scenery will fly by your window as you and your fellow Trekkers discuss what kind of s'mores to devour around the campfire in the evening. What are s'mores? Melted chocolate and marshmallow sandwiched between two plain biscuits, simply divine!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 31-32: Washington DC

    It's onto Washington DC for an introduction to the political, social and cultural history of the USA. Included is a biking tour of Washington DC where you can tick off all the top monuments as well as being a great way to explore a new 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. Hit the bars and clubs of Georgetown and discover not only the treasures of this town by day, but also by night.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 33-34: Philadelphia & New York Area

    Leaving the nation's capital behind you travel to Philadelphia where you'll have the chance to break a sweat climbing up the famous 'Rocky' steps, see the symbol of American independence, the Liberty Bell, and be amazed by Independence Hall. It was here that brave men gathered at the Pennsylvania State House and defied the King of England, an event which helped shape the US Constitution and eventually created one unified nation. Hit the Reading Terminal Market to sample everything on offer or opt to tuck into a Philly cheese steak lunch. Next, it's off to the New York area where you have the next two nights to explore New York City. Splash your cash along Fifth Ave, venture to the top of the Empire State Building, or soak up the trendy, laidback vibe of Greenwich Village before heading back out west though Northern USA.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 35: Niagara Falls

    Departing the big city, the sensation of crashing water is stupendous at America's greatest national attraction, Niagara Falls. Wait `til you're down on the water aboard the included 'Maid of the Mist' cruise, where the cascades pound, churn and foam right before your eyes. Now that's what you call a front row seat! Your leader will take you back to the falls at night where the show reveals the falls in a very different light. Don't forget your camera!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 36: Cedar Point, Ohio & Lake Erie

    It's on to Ohio, where you can ask a `Buckeye' to tell you all about their state nut or how cool they think Cedar Point Amusement Park's roller coasters are! It's probably better to find out for yourself, ride the Millennium Force - the greatest roller coaster in the world! That's enough thrills and excitement for one day, settle down for a night next to the beautiful Lake Erie, one of America's five Great Lakes.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 37-38: Shipshewana Amish Community & Chicago

    Michael Jackson fans get your cameras at the ready as you arrive in Gary, Indiana, for a photo of the house where Jacko grew up. Next up is a visit to an Amish community in Shipshewana who maintain a more traditional way of life. Then it is on to the `Windy City', home to some of the greatest blues music in America. Soar up Willis Tower for dizzying views over the city. Shopaholics make sure you get your fix at Magnificent Mile before taking to pedal power on the famous `Bobby's Bike Hike' tour (optional). For awesome views of the city skyline head down to Lake Michigan and take in the laid back city vibes before grabbing yourself a slice of Chicago's deep-dish pizza. After all, you deserve it!
    Accommodation: Hostel included

  • Day 39: Wisconsin & Minnesota

    It's cheese and beers galore in Wisconsin, so you can rest assured you and your fellow Trekkers won't get hungry or thirsty here! An all-American road trip is all about the quirky roadside attractions you come across, so say a big ole' howdy to the Jolly Green Giant Statue in Blue Earth. Head out across the great prairies of America's original western frontier, where resident coyotes may utter the occasional howl as you settle down for some shut-eye under canvas.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 40: Badlands National Park

    Before you reach Badlands National Park, you'll make a quick stop at Wall Drug - the renowned drug store in the little frontier town of Wall. This place is huge so you better not forget to pick up a map (nope we're not joking, it's seriously huge)! Touching down in the unique lunar landscape of Badlands National Park feels more like a moon landing due to its bizarre low slung buttes, chiselled spires and saw tooth ridges. This definitely isn't the moon though and the odd sighting of bison, Bighorn Sheep and prairie dogs only confirm this.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 41: Mount Rushmore

    It's not every day you get to see the faces of America's presidents peering out from the granite face of Mount Rushmore. The sculpture features presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, you'll have to see it to believe it! Close by, another rock-carved epic is shaping up, impressive Crazy Horse Memorial, created in memory of the famed Lakota Indian war leader, is a sight not to be missed.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 42: Cody

    Wild Wyoming is up next as you head to Cody in the heart of cowboy country. Embrace the cowboy roots, shake a leg and try some two-step as the buckin' bronco rears its massive head! Nothing says Wyoming more than a good dose of rodeo and a Stetson, so we have included a visit to the summer rodeo - you can thank us later!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 43-44: Yellowstone National Park

    The scenery just keeps on getting better as you reach Yellowstone National Park. View explosive geysers including `Old Faithful' and colourful waterfalls while exploring the world's oldest and most famous national park. There's an abundance of wildlife here so have your camera at the ready. If you're lucky you may spot bison, elk and bear and if you're really lucky you may even spot a wolf as they have recently been re-introduced to the park. There is no doubt about it, the next couple of days in Yellowstone National Park will be awesome!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 45-47: Montana & Glacier National Park

    This area sure adds a healthy dose of the wow factor. Montana is often referred to as `Big Sky Country' because of its numerous stars. Glacier National Park is a trekker's paradise and with two days in Glacier, you'll have plenty of time to explore the alpine meadows and shimmering lakes. With bear sightings possible and other awesome wildlife in an abundance, it won't just be the snow-capped mountains that'll leave you awe-struck.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 48-49: Banff National Park

    Packed full of show-stopping trails and incredible wildlife for you to enjoy, Banff is Canada's first national park and the crown jewel of the Canadian Rockies. It's no surprise this spot is a favourite with locals and tourists alike. If it's a relaxing time you're after, chill out by one of the picturesque lakes and the local hot springs or if you simply can't sit still, there are heaps of trails just waiting for you to explore.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 50-51: Lake Louise & British Columbia

    The stunning Lake Louise has been given the nickname `Gem of the Rockies', and boy does she live up to it! The imposing chateau looks on as mountains cluster round the turquoise surface. We recommend you hike out to the Plain-of-Six-Glaciers or inspect the scene by paddle power on an optional canoe trip. Next head through British Columbia where you'll no doubt be impressed from the word go! In every direction you'll see incredible scenery from mirrored lakes, snowy peaks and huge forests of conifer. We know, we're spoiling you, we just can't help ourselves!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 52: Vancouver

    Along the highway, prime vistas escort you right into Vancouver. With its stunning combination of mountains and coastline, the city boasts outstanding views. Take to Stanley Park on two wheels, treat yourself to some moreish maple cookies and then head over to Prospect Point for the best views in town. Known for being a city rich in culture, why not head over to Gastown with its award-winning galleries and tons of cafes and restaurants serving delicious food? Your day in Vancouver is set to be a blast!
    Accommodation: Hostel included

  • Day 53-54: Seattle

    Cross the border from one awesome city to the next, Seattle! Home of the iconic Space Needle, soar to the top and enjoy a bird's eye view of this cool city. On a clear day you may even be able to see Mount Rainier across the Puget Sound! Visit Pike Place Market where you can see market stall holders 'toss the Pike fish', visit the Gum Wall, or hit the nightlife which Seattle has come to be known for. If you need a caffeine kick, Seattle has tons of great cafes, but it is most famous for introducing Starbucks to the world. So grab yourself a latte, chill out and enjoy some first class people watching.
    Accommodation: Hostels included

  • Day 55: Florence, Oregon Coast

    The Florence Oregon Coast is the perfect place for relaxation and fun. Stroll around the Old Town with its charming shops and cafes then find yourself a beautiful evergreen forest to explore. Admire the sparkling Pacific Ocean and towering dunes then for a little added entertainment, why not climb to the top and race your fellow Trekkers to the bottom? Sounds like fun, right? Take time out swimming and having a memorable time in the Oregon sunshine, this place is the best!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 56-57: Redwood National Park

    Take in the stunning scenery as you drive down the California Coast to Redwood National Park. Get out and stretch those legs with a hike through Tall Trees Grove and keep an eye out for elk and bear who can be found hiding under the canopy of the Redwoods. These trees are in fact the tallest trees on earth, so be prepared to spend a lot of time looking up. As you explore more of the park you might start to recognise the canyons covered in fern and moss from Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World. After an amazing day in Redwood National Park watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean on what is virtually your own private beach.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 58-59: Yosemite National Park

    There's beautiful scenery is aplenty here in Yosemite National Park. As you drive past rolling green meadows and underneath the canopy of the park's famous Giant Sequoias, you won't know where to focus your gaze. Grab your hiking boots and let's go explore! Yosemite National Park is nature's greatest backyard and with both easy and strenuous hikes you're bound to find a trail that suits your ability. Whichever trail you choose you'll be amazed at the magnificent waterfalls and epic cliff faces. Famous for its Giant Sequoias and abundance of incredible wildlife such as bear and coyotes, you should keep your camera to hand at all times. If that isn't enough you can even float down the Merced River on a rubber ring for a different perspective of this truly awesome place.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 60-61: San Francisco

    Come fog or shine this city is awesome! Start with a tour of Haight-Ashbury, a street oozing with hippy vibes and plenty of quirky shops and cafes. Head down to Pier 39 to see the resident sea-lions who flock there in their hundreds then grab yourself a delicious crab roll at Fisherman's Wharf. The highlights keep coming thick and fast with an included trip to the city's most famous attraction, Alcatraz. Learn all about the prisoners who spent their lives trying to escape with a superb audio tour. You can't go all way to San Francisco without a stroll across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Better yet, why not set sail on an optional sunset sail cruise for a different perspective of the famous bridge. This is a city that has inspired movie-makers, artists and poets for years so you're bound to have an incredible time!
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 62: California Coast

    As the highway snakes further south down the California coastline, it's time to change gears to end the penultimate day under a blanket of stars. Life doesn't get much better than this so sit back, relax and watch the rugged coastline of the Pacific Coast roll right by!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 63: Santa Barbara & Los Angeles

    Uncover more of the sparkling Californian coastline as you head down to Santa Barbara, a beautiful town surrounded by mountains, rolling valleys and miles of gorgeous beach. With the Californian sun on your face you're off to Hollywood where you'll find the famous sign and the Walk of Fame where you can spot the hand prints of your favourite celebrities. Finally it's time to call it a day on what has been one heck of an adventure through the best of the USA.

    This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We recommend booking post-tour accommodation if time allows. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

Itinerary Notes

This trek operates in either direction from Los Angeles. The published itinerary shown here is for departures operating southbound first.

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  • Pay your final balance 12 weeks before departure
  • No additional fees if you choose to pay by credit card
  • We hold ABTA & ATOL licenses offering financial security for your tour

Essential Information

  • We run a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$10 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping.
  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote.
  • If your chosen date is not available, this tour also departs from New York area

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Private Departures

For 8 or more travellers, we can organise a totally private departure just for you and your group. We can offer you a departure date of your choice on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic 'Trek' style of travel. Can't find a trip that suits your needs exactly? Let us tailor one of our traditional trips, or even create a bespoke itinerary. We will work with you to plan your adventure and with the benefit of our in depth knowledge we can build you a unique experience within your budgets and bucket lists!

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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

Tours begin and end at designated hotels in the departure and arrival cities, starting at 7.30am (check your tour voucher for exact details) and finishing at around 5pm, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. You can book hotels either online when you book your tour or by call our sales team.

Aloft El Segundo

This hotel offers free WiFi, air-conditioning, cable tv and ipod docks, plus an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness centre and free shuttle service to LAX.

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


Book Flights

TrekAmerica's specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations.

Book Flights

We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.

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

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Travel Insurance

We recommend you take out travel insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed.

Travel insurance

TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.

City Tours

If you're spending extra nights in our gateway cities before or after your trip, then make the most of your time by pre-booking a unique city sightseeing tours or experience before you go.

Los Angeles City Tours
  • Choose from unique city tours led by local experts who are dedicated to taking you behind the scenes, flexible hop on hop off bus tours or a range of unique city experiences.

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