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Coast to Coast South from New York

  • Code #TNS
  • 33 Days
Duration
33 Days
/32 Nights
Availability
Apr,2017-Sep,2018
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
New York Area
Ends in: 
Los Angeles
Accommodation
Camping

Trip Overview

Can we get a 'hell yeah'?! A whole variety of experiences roll out over 19 states, heading from the Northeast down the Atlantic Coast to the tip of Florida, and on through vast open plains, national parks, mountains and canyons all the way to the awesome West Coast. You'll soak up vibrant jazz and blues in New Orleans, pass through the tribal lands and towering buttes of Monument Valley, and hike the awe-inspiring trails at the Grand Canyon. This is one heck of a sweet road trip!

Included Highlights 
  • Locally guided bike tour of Washington DC's monuments
  • Explore the stunning Antelope Slot Canyon
  • Encounter the bright lights of Vegas on a limousine tour
  • City tours of Philadelphia, Key West & Hollywood, LA
  • Sightseeing in Charleston, St Augustine & Miami
  • Live music scene & legendary nightlife in New Orleans & Austin
  • Discover one of the world's oldest cave systems at Carlsbad Caverns
  • Alien spotting in extraterrestrial Roswell, New Mexico
  • Hike spectacular trails in the Colorado Rocky Mountains
  • Visit iconic viewpoints at Dead Horse Point & Horseshoe Bend
  • Experience a spectacular Grand Canyon sunrise / sunset
  • Admission to national parks & monuments - Carlsbad Caverns, Arches, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon & Zion
Treknical Details

Interests

Beaches
Cities
Deserts & Canyons
National Parks
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Camping
24 Nights
Budget Lodging
4 Nights
Hotel
4 Nights

Food & Meals

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

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).

Resources

Coast to Coast South
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New York
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Los Angeles
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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!

As this tour departs at 07:30 hrs we recommend that you book pre tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

Also departs from Los Angeles

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 where you might want to tuck into a famous Philly cheesesteak lunch, yum! Then it's onto another awesome city, Washington DC, for an introduction to the political, social and cultural history of the USA. Join an included bike tour led by a local to visit the stunning monuments and get to know your way around 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 Museums, the world's largest museum complex. 

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Philly cheesesteak US$10
Smithsonian National Museums FREE

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

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Charleston is the oldest city in South Carolina, this place 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 far 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

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Rickshaw ride US$6
Watertaxi US$10

St Augustine is the oldest continually inhabited European settlement on US soil, more commonly known as the ‘Nation's Oldest City’. Wander down the narrow lanes, visit the many museums and explore some of the city's iconic landmarks such as the Spanish-influenced Plaza de la Constitucion and the ‘Fountain of Youth'.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

The wonderful city of Miami beckons with miles of golden sand beaches and palm trees; it is easy to see why people flock here. Seek out SoBe (aka South Beach) and stroll along the art deco seafront or pose with the beautiful people in ultra-cool nightspots. With two nights here you have more than enough time to explore everything that Miami has to offer.

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Hit the water and swim or snorkel to explore the crystal clear waters of Key West, the possibilities for water based fun are endless. If you simply want to kick back and relax then you're definitely in the right place for that too. More of a culture vulture? We've laid on a tour of this eclectic area, finishing with an optional visit to Ernest Hemingway's House. While you're here you simply must try some Key Lime Pie, then sample the nightlife on Duval Street and watch the sun set on what has been an awesome day.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Snorkelling US$45
Kayaking (half day) US$65
Water sports package (full day) US$150
Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum tour US$13

There are plenty of options for a fun day out amongst Orlando's theme parks. Whether you choose Disney's Magic Kingdom or Universal's Harry Potter World, Orlando is one big playground and brings out the big kid in us all, no matter how old you are, so don’t try to fight it! After all that excitement, you'll sleep like a baby.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Disney World US$114
Universal Studios US$105
Kennedy Space Center US$50
EPCOT Center US$94

After all the thrills and excitement in Orlando, it's time to chill out and what better place to do it than on miles of pristine white sandy beach alongside the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Welcome to paradise! Kick back and relax with some lazy beach time lying in a hammock or hit the water. Destin simmers in the day and the evening too, so make sure you pack your dancing shoes as well as your flip-flops. Life just got awesome!

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

New Orleans simmers with Deep South charm so pull up a chair in the French Quarter to watch the world go by and grab a po-boy, a bowl of gumbo or some home-cooked jambalaya for a taste of the South - or a delicious sugary beignet if you've got more of a sweet tooth! If the food of the Deep South gets your mouth watering why not join a cookery course at the New Orleans School of Cookery, so you can make life back home a little tastier with your new-found skills? Or for something a little different, opt for a 'Voodoo and Graveyard' tour or cruise along the Mississippi River on a traditional steamboat. By night, party hard in legendary Bourbon Street, hear the world-class jazz for which New Orleans is renowned at Preservation Hall, or explore the bars in Frenchmen Street for live music and dancing without the crowds.

Accommodation

Apartment included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Jazz clubs US$10-20
Preservation Hall US$15-$20
Voodoo & Graveyard tour US$20
School of Cooking US$28-$150
Mississippi steamboat ride US$30-$80

As you enter bayou country, you'll be greeted with a big ole' dose of Southern hospitality. Look out for gators and other wildlife in and around the water on our optional Louisana swamp tour, where you'll slowly drift past ancient Indian burial mounds and fishing villages while taking in the unique scenery (it’s a must do!). Set up camp for another night under the stars. Next up, you're headed for mighty Texas!

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Alligator swamp tour US$23-$40

The music keeps on flowing as you arrive in Austin, the self-proclaimed live music capital of America. Austin is an electric, cultural and artistic city, with a hippie soul. In your free time why not visit Barton Springs or try one of the city's many local food trucks.

Accommodation

Hostel (mixed dorm) included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Barton Springs US$4

You've discovered by now that everything's supersized in the 'Lone Star State', from the steaks to the hats. The second biggest state has plenty of cacti, cowboys and Southern hospitality to offer, there really is nowhere else like it.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Head into New Mexico and Carlsbad Caverns National Park, to explore one of the oldest cave systems in the world with over 100 limestone caves. 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. There's an insane amount of bats roosting in the caves, so head back at sunset to see the spectacle of 250,000 bats feasting on bugs, it's pretty incredible. 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 Amphitheater visit tonight.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Drive-in movie US$8

Pass through Roswell, where they say aliens crashed to earth and they have proof... you'll just have to see for yourself! Next up is Santa Fe, one for all the art lovers. Visit Canyon Road, home to art galleries, cultural treasures such as hand-woven Navajo rugs, historic adobe buildings and a vibrant restaurant scene. Santa Fe will 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.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Adventure is well and truly at the heart of the Colorado Rockies, so get out there and get amongst it! Walking or mountain biking in the craggy scenery will blow your mind as these are some of the world’s most loved 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

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Mountain biking US$65

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

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Mountain biking US$100
Float trip on the Colorado River US$60-$91
Extreme off-road hummer tour US$90-$100

Drive along the Moki Dougway, a switchback road carved into the face of the cliff edge of Cedar Mesa, then it’s pistols at dawn as the next stop is straight out of a Western. Marvel at the awe-inspiring landscape of Monument Valley on a highly recommended Navajo guided backroads tour with a local, and learn more about Navajo culture. This off the beaten track experience will reveal a richer side of the Monument Valley tribal lands. As the sun slowly sets on the towering buttes and mesas which dominate the landscape around you, now's the time to reflect on one truly special day. So grab your marshmallows and swap campfire stories under a blanket of stars.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Navajo guided 4x4 tour (day) US$55

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

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Helicopter flight US$254-$284
IMAX Theater US$15

Without a doubt one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the Southwest, Horseshoe Bend makes for an impressive stop and the perfect spot for a selfie. Enjoy an included visit to beautifully bizarre Antelope Canyon. Explore the incredible colours and curved canyon walls and watch 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 a desert paradise. Go for a swim in the crystal clear water or simply sit by the shore and relax.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Swimming FREE

Start with epic views from the top of Bryce Canyon, then venture down into the canyon on walking trails for close encounters of the hoodoo kind! 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 that have been shaped by the elements and you're about to spend a whole day gawking at them! They look like something out of a fairy tale, while Native Americans believe these crazy shapes to be ‘Legend People' who were turned to stone for their sins; we'll let you decide. For close up views, take advantage of the park's incredible system of trails. Wherever you walk, you'll encounter a fantastic kaleidoscope of colours.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Western horseback riding US$65-$90

Welcome to beautiful Zion National Park. Kick back and relax beside the gentle flow of the Virgin River, as it cuts its way between sheer red rock cliffs. For the ultimate views, hike to the famous Angels Landing viewpoint which offers 360 degrees of the entire park, it's definitely worth the effort! If you prefer to take the low road, explore ‘The Narrows’ with its soaring walls, sandstone grottos and natural springs. It truly is a unique experience with great views of Zion from the valley floor.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

It's Vegas, baby, and there's nowhere on earth quite like it! Feel like a total legend as you cruise down The Strip on an included limo tour. The neon glitz which Vegas is so famous for will leave you feeling happy to be alive, so why not take in a show or just watch the amazing crowds and neon signs as the hotels try to outdo each other with spectacular attractions. And if that's not enough, take an optional helicopter flight down The Strip. If after all that you're still left wanting more, head on over to a chapel and get hitched (not legally binding!) by the one and only Elvis, and after you've said your vows enjoy a slap-up meal at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Just remember that 'what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas'!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Clubs & casino shows from US$10
Roller coasters US$25-$40
VIP club tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) US$100
Helicopter flight US$124
Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$220

Follow the sun to the Pacific Coast, and arrive in the sprawling 'City of Angels'. Have your camera at the ready as you tour Hollywood; spot your favourite celebs handprints on the Walk of Fame and head to a sweet viewpoint of the famous Hollywood sign. If you've got time after the tour, spend a few extra days in this vibrant and exciting city and head down to Venice Beach, the ultimate people watching spot, or let an LA local introduce you to some of the city's famous historic bars on Sips of Old Hollywood tour.

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.

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends at 17:00hrs

Meals Included

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

Booking our 3 day New York to Niagara mini adventure is a perfect way to extend your adventure. Leaving the bright lights and crazy nights of New York area behind, venture deep into 'up state' New York to the thundering wonder of the incomparable Niagara Falls before a night on the shore of the Finger Lakes with it's many waterfalls and wineries.

New York Mini Adventure Highlights

  • Drive through the Delaware Water Gap
  • Visit the stunning Finger Lakes town of Seneca Falls
  • Niagara Falls & the Maid of the Mist cruise
  • Woodbury Common Outlet Mall

Book your Niagara Mini Adventure here or call us to add to your booking.

Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. 

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At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. 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.

If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

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

There are loads of exciting optional activities available 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. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.

Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!

As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

Reviews

What our trekkers say

4.9 out of 5

Coast to Coast South - Trek America 2014

Past Trekkers Review

Without a doubt the most amazing thing I've ever done!!

Reviewed September 2016
I had researched and was obsessed with Trek America for about two years prior to actually doing anything about it. I think I've watched every YouTube video and read every blog there is. Like most reviews on here they all say 'just do it'. Honestly, it was the best advice. January this ye...
Past Trekkers Review

THE START OF MY TRAVEL ADDICTION

Reviewed March 2016
so how do i explain the start of my travel lust. It started off booking a holiday just so i could get away from work now it turn into a dream to travel the world it was the best summer of my life so far! I went on my own, I only just turned 18 loads of people where saying I'm too young, wait unt...
Past Trekkers Review

Awesome experience

Reviewed August 2015
I did the southern coast to coast tour in 1980 from NY to LA. In these days it was a trip done in 3 weeks. It was my first visit to the US. My travel company come from all parts of the world. S.Korea, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia and me from the Netherlands. Have seen the famous highlights...
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