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

How about more than two months dedicated to all things stateside? We've thrown our Coast to Coast North and Coast to Coast South tours together and created one awesome road trip! This epic 63 day tour will see you crossing 29 US states and 2 Canadian provinces, you'll 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 you'll go home with a whole heap of amazing memories.

Included Highlights
  • Super stretch limo tour of Las Vegas
  • Visit the stunning Antelope Slot Canyon
  • Guided bike tour of Washington DC's Monuments
  • Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist cruise
  • Visit the infamous Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco
  • Explore the California Coast & Santa Barbara
  • Walk amongst Giant Sequoias in Yosemite
  • Hike amongst Giant Redwoods in Redwood National Park
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities including bear, bison, coyote & wolves
  • Canada's stunning mountains & lakes
  • See the iconic granite faces at Mount Rushmore
  • Visit the Amish community in Shipshewana, Indiana
  • Two nights in Key West on the Florida Keys
  • Sightseeing in Charleston, St. Augustine, Miami, Florida Keys & Santa Fe
  • New Orleans' Bourbon Street jazz & blues bars
  • Experience the 'Music Capital of America' in Austin, Texas
  • Alien spotting in extraterrestrial Roswell
  • Hiking in the Colorado Rockies
  • Visit iconic Dead Horse Point & Horseshoe Bend
  • Spectacular sandstone arches in Arches National Park
  • See towering buttes and mesas in Monument Valley
  • Watch an incredible sunrise/sunset over the Grand Canyon
  • Sightseeing in Philadelphia, Chicago, Vancouver, Seattle & Hollywood, LA
  • Walk San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge & Haight-Ashbury
  • Admission to awesome national parks & monuments - 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, 6 hotel, 5 hostel & 2 apartment 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 & casino 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 - 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$125-$290
  • > 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
  • > 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.

This tour also departs from Los Angeles >

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

    Leave the New York area and travel south to Philadelphia to get a taste of what East Coast living is all about! If you're fan of the movie 'Rocky' head to the famous steps and have your own movie moment! Whilst you're here make sure you see the iconic symbol of American independence, the Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall. Feeling a little peckish? Make a beeline for the Reading Terminal Market and tuck into a famous Philly cheese steak lunch, yum! Then it's onto another awesome city, Washington DC, for an introduction to the political, social and cultural history of the USA. A bike tour led by a local is included show you 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 fly by your window as you make your way to your campsite for the night. When you arrive there's only one thing left to do, devour s'mores around a roaring campfire. That's melted chocolate and marshmallows heated over a fire and sandwiched between two crackers. They're pretty darn delicious!
    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'. Make the most of the Florida sunshine and head to one of the many lovely beaches and enjoy some watery fun!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 6-7: Miami

    The wonderful city of Miami beckons with miles of golden sand 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 and 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: Key West

    Famous for its water sports and beaches it's time to explore the crystal clear waters of Key West with some awesome snorkelling opportunities. Walking is the best way to see all the sights, head to Duval Street where you can experience the electric atmosphere of all the great bars, shops and cafes! But, if you simply want to kick back and relax, then you can do just that! 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 one 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 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

    The fascinating city of New Orleans is now yours to explore! Chug along the Mississippi River and embrace the laid-back way of life. The Deep South charm is yours for the taking 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 and 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: 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, 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

  • Day 18: 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 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

    Canyon Road is where it's at if art's your thing. This place is 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. Next 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 Rockies

    Adventure is well and truly alive 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 23-24: Moab/Arches National Park

    Utah's undisputed adventure capital is next up on the cards, and it guarantees non-stop fun. 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 or tackle the terrain on a Hummer tour. 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; an experience off the beaten track, which 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, it's time to reflect on one truly special day. Grab your marshmallows and swap camp fire stories under a blanket of stars.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 26-27: Grand Canyon National Park

    The top-notch scenery keeps on coming and today is a real treat! No road trip around the states would be complete without a journey to the unbeatable Grand Canyon, one of the `Seven Wonders of the World'. 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? 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. You have an included visit to the beautifully bizarre Antelope Canyon, where you can 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?" Hoodoos are weird and wonderful rock spires arranged in rows and you're about to spend a whole day gawking at them! `Mysterious', `breathtaking' and `out of this world' are only a few of the descriptions offered by past visitors to Bryce Canyon National Park. 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 soaring walls, sandstone grottos and natural springs. It's truly a one-off 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. 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 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. 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 33-34: Los Angeles

    Today you head to the 'City of Angels', Los Angeles, and make a beeline for Hollywood Boulevard where you can stroll along the Walk of Fame and take that classic photo of the gigantic Hollywood sign. The following day is yours to do as you please. If it's thrills you're after, try the rides at Universal Studios or relax and hang with the cool kids at Venice Beach, awesome!
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 35: Santa Barbara & California Coast

    With the Californian sun on your face uncover the sparkling Californian coastline heading north up to Santa Barbara - a beautiful town surrounded by mountains, rolling valleys and miles of gorgeous beach. End your first day under a blanket of Californian stars, perfect!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 36-37: Yosemite National Park

    Heading east through California's gold country you follow the scenic drive and enter everyone's favourite national park, Yosemite. Here you can hike or bike through the extraordinary landscape of glacier-carved granite peaks and spectacular waterfalls. Either way, this park rocks! Once inside Yosemite, keep your eyes peeled for Black Bear and coyote that roam freely. When the sun goes down, their howling often echoes amidst pines and sequoias - now that's not something you hear every day! A couple of nights under canvas in Yosemite definitely takes the spirit of the great outdoors up a notch or two.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 38-39: 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. Of course 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 this famous bridge and the chance to snap the ultimate bridge selfie and make all your friends back home green with envy!
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 40-41: Redwood National Park

    Take in the stunning scenery as you drive up the Californian 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 the tallest 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 exploring Redwood National Park watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean on what's virtually your own private beach. Sounds like the perfect day, right?
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 42: Florence, Oregon Coast

    The Florence Oregon Coast is the perfect place for relaxation and fun, oh and the ocean views aren't too bad either. Stroll around the Old Town with its charming shops and cafes. You'll find beautiful evergreen forests, the sparkling Pacific Ocean and towering dunes to climb and roll down. Take time out, swim and enjoy the Oregon sunshine, this place is a stunner!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 43-44: Seattle

    Welcome to the home of the iconic Space Needle and the original Starbuck's coffee! If it's great city views and a latte you're after, Seattle won't let you down. At the top of the Space Needle you'll be treated to an awesome bird's eye view of this cool city and on a clear day you may even be able to see Mount Rainier across the Puget Sound. Visit bustling Pike Market where you can see market stall holders 'toss the Pike fish', visit `Gum Wall', or hit the nightlife which Seattle has come to be known for.
    Accommodation: Hostel included

  • Day 45: Vancouver

    Cross the American border straight into Canada, as you travel from one awesome city to the next, Vancouver. With its stunning combination of mountains and coastline, the city boasts outstanding views. Head to Stanley Park on two wheels, treat yourself to some moreish maple cookies and then pop across 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. This is one super cool city and you'll find it hard to pack up and leave!
    Accommodation: Hostel included

  • Day 46-47: British Columbia & Lake Louise

    Heading through British Columbia 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. With the nickname the `Gem of the Rockies', Lake Louise is the real show stopper around these parts. The picturesque chateau looks on as mountains cluster round the turquoise surface. We recommend you hike out to the Plain-of-Six-Glaciers which will reward you with some truly stunning views! Don't just stop there, grab a paddle and inspect the scene on an optional canoe trip.
    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 that this place 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 local hot springs or if you simply can't sit still, there are heaps of trails just waiting for you to explore on foot or on two wheels.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 50-52: Glacier National Park & Montana

    With bear sightings possible and other awesome wildlife in abundance, it won't just be the snow-capped mountains that leave you awe-struck. The best way to see Glacier National Park is to don your hiking boots and go for a walk. Alpine lakes, sheer peaks and of course the glaciers, all 26 of them, make this a park that'll leave you speechless. Montana is often referred to as 'Big Sky Country' because of its numerous stars, but it's also a hiker's paradise. This area sure adds a healthy dose of the wow factor to your already awesome road trip!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 53-54: Yellowstone National Park

    Heading out of Montana straight into Wyoming the scenery just keeps 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. If bison, elk and bear are on your list of wildlife you must see on your trip, you're exactly where you need to be, so have your camera at the ready! If you're really lucky you may even spot a wolf as they have recently been re-introduced to the park. There's no doubt about it, the next couple of days in Yellowstone National Park will be awesome!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 55: Cody

    Just a short drive from Yellowstone you arrive in the heart of Old West Country, Cody! Embrace the cowboy roots, shake a leg and try some two-step as the buckin' bronco rears its massive head! This is the centre of cowboy country and nothing says Wyoming more than a good dose of rodeo and a Stetson which is why we've included a visit to Cody summer rodeo for you, you're welcome.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 56: Mount Rushmore

    We bet you never thought you'd see the faces of some of America's most prolific presidents peering out from the granite rock face? Well that's exactly what you can expect to see at Mount Rushmore. The sculpture features presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and it is pretty darn huge with 60 foot high faces, 500 feet up. Close by, another rock-carved epic is shaping up, impressive Crazy Horse Memorial. Dedicated to the famed Lakota Indian war leader, this is a sight not to be missed.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 57: Badlands National Park

    If navigating your way around shopping malls is your forte, you'll feel right at home at your next stop, Wall Drug. The renowned drug store in the little frontier town of Wall is so big you'll need a map to get around! This is also your last stop before heading into the Badlands National Park. This place is out of this world - not literally but we imagine this is what it would be like making a moon landing. The bizarre lunar landscape of low slung buttes, chiselled spires and saw tooth ridges are what geology dreams are made of. The rugged beauty draws in people from all over the world and you may even see bison, Bighorn Sheep and prairie dogs.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 58: South Dakota & Minnesota

    Say hello to the Jolly Green Giant Statue in Blue Earth. Head out across the great prairies of America's original western frontier. Resident coyotes may utter the occasional howl as you settle down for some shut-eye under canvas. You're definitely living the American dream here!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 59-60: Chicago

    The `Windy City' is home to some of the greatest blues music in America. Why not soar up the Willis Tower for dizzying views over the city? Trawl the upmarket malls of Magnificent Mile before taking to pedal power on the optional famous `Bobby's Bike Hike' tour. For more 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 this excitement you'll be ready for it!
    Accommodation: Hostel included

  • Day 61: Cedar Point, Ohio & Lake Erie

    We make a brief stop in Gary, Indiana for a photo of the house where Michael Jackson grew up, followed by a visit to an Amish community in Shipshewana. You'll find no Wi-Fi or McDonalds here as the Amish people maintain a more traditional way of life. Then you're Ohio bound, 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 though, by riding the Millennium Force - `the greatest roller coaster in the world'! That's enough thrills and excitement for one day, so settle down for the night next to the beautiful Lake Erie.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 62: Niagara Falls

    Niagara Falls is three waterfalls all rolled into one, so you can only imagine how epic it'll be to witness this natural wonder with your own two eyes. Get as close as you dare to the booming cascades of Niagara Falls on an included `Maid of the Mist' cruise, just be prepared to get a good soaking, it's all good fun though. Tonight head back to the falls for an illuminated view under a blanket of stars.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 63: New York Area

    Leaving the roar of the falls behind you travel through New York's state's Finger Lakes region and the Pocono Mountains en route to the New York area. This tour is not scheduled to spend any time in New York City so make sure you book a few extra nights and explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple on your own. Splash your cash along Fifth Ave, hit the top of the Empire State Building, take a selfie with Lady Liberty herself or soak up the trendy, laidback vibe of Greenwich Village before heading home. Boy, what an adventure!

    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 New York. The published itinerary shown here is for departures operating southbound first.

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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

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.


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

Before you join your tour you must be covered by adequate travel insurance.

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.

New York 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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