COAST TO COAST SOUTH

33 days from

Coast to Coast South
DEPARTS LOS ANGELES to NEW YORK AREA
Tour code:
TLS
Group size:
Max. 13
Destination:
Coast to Coast
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

Can we get a 'hell yeah'! This 33 day, nineteen state road trip, is what dreams are made of! Travel from the sparkling Pacific Coast, to the red rock national parks of Western USA, past mountains and canyons and on to the plains of the North East tip of Florida, up through the Deep South to finish in the New York area. 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 sweet road trip.

Included Highlights
  • Guided bike tour of Washington DC's Monuments
  • Super stretch limo tour of Las Vegas
  • Tours of Philadelphia, Key West & Hollywood, LA
  • Sightseeing in Charleston, St. Augustine, Miami, Florida Keys & Santa Fe
  • Two nights in Key West on the Florida Keys
  • New Orleans' Bourbon Street jazz & blues bars
  • Experience the music capital of America - Austin, Texas
  • Alien spotting in extraterrestrial Roswell
  • Hike in the Colorado Rockies
  • Visit iconic Dead Horse Point & Horseshoe Bend
  • Visit to the stunning Antelope Slot Canyon
  • Admission to awesome 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

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+
  • > 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
  • > Sunset cruise - Panama City Beach US$25
  • > Universal Studios - Orlando US$102
  • > Alligator swamp tour - New Orleans US$23-$49
  • > 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 further details at time of booking.

Itinerary Update

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

This tour also departs from New York area >

  • 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 then grab that all important photo 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. Oh and don't forget, `What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas', we promise!
    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 pain 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

    Wanna see some crazy rock formations? Well, you're definitely in the right place! Famed for its hoodoos, it's 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'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: Lake Powell & Antelope Canyon

    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 late afternoon 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. Why not hike down the snaking trails to reveal a very different side, and become one of only 5% of visitors to venture inside. 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, used as the set for countless Western movies, including the recent remake of The Lone Ranger. 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 guided jeep tour of the Navajo Reservation and back roads. Marvel at the sight of towering buttes and mesas which dominate the awe-inspiring landscape during the day and when the sun goes down swap camp fire stories under a blanket of stars. Now that's what we call an 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 definitely 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, 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 upon 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 the world 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 hospitalities 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. Live music can be heard almost any night of the week if you make the journey into town but there are a host of other things to fill your time. These include a State capitol tour, Barton Springs, or try local cuisine from one of the many 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

    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: Apartment included

  • Day 21: Panama City Beach

    After all the partying in New Orleans 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 a lazy beach afternoon lying in a hammock with the sun on your face. 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

  • 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: Florida Keys

    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 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 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. Watch the beautiful scenery fly by your window before bonding with your new buddies and devouring s'mores around the campfire. What are s'mores? Melted chocolate and marshmallow sandwiched between two plain biscuits, divine!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 31-32: Washington DC

    Then 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. You may want to take the bus into the city and 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: Philadelphia & New York Area

    Your epic 33 day road trip is almost coming to an end, but before it does you travel to Philadelphia where you can climb the famous 'Rocky' steps for your own movie moment. Also on the tick list is 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 thing you have to try is the famous Philly cheese steak lunch. There's no better place to end your awesome adventure than in New York City area. We recommend you book yourself a couple of extra nights at the end of your tour so you can head into New York and really make the most of this unbelievable city. From a trip to the top of the Empire State Building, to a shopping spree along Fifth Avenue, the opportunities are endless. If you really don't know where to begin why not take a city tour with Urban Adventures?

    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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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.

Hilton Newark Airport

NEW YORK AREA - HILTON NEWARK AIRPORT
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.

 

Aloft El Segundo

LOS ANGELES - ALOFT
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: 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.

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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.


Mini Adventures

Our range of 3 - 4 day Mini Adventures are perfect for extending your tour and experiencing a few more of 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'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
  • LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK
  • 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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