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Highlights of the US

Hit the iconic sites you’ve seen on the big screen and then some on this 24-day tour that takes you from big-city highlights to stunning natural landscapes that’ll make your friends and followers jealous (or at least get you countless more likes). Keep your jaw from dropping as you witness the sunset over the Grand Canyon, be dazzled by the bright city lights on the Las Vegas strip, and snap a selfie with Mickey himself in Disney World. It’s your chance to live the great American dream (for three weeks, at least).

  • Duration: 24 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUAN/224034
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Los Angeles, United States
  • Finishes: New York City, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • Lake Havasu City
  • Grand Canyon
  • Monument Valley
  • Las Vegas
  • Bishop
  • Yosemite National Park
  • San Francisco
  • Morro Bay
  • New Orleans
  • Panama City Beach
  • Orlando
  • Savannah
  • Holden Beach
  • Washington DC
  • New York City

Itinerary

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Day 1: Los Angeles

Arrive at any time.
There's a lot to see and do in LA, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and other hot spots around the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.

Enjoy free time today in Santa Monica, where the hostel is located, and check out the famous pier or hit the beach.

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Day 2: Los Angeles/San Diego

Be on celebrity-watch while passing by a few popular sites on the way out of LA, California's most glamorous city. Cruise through Orange County and along the incredible Pacific coastline to the truly remarkable city San Diego. Sun, sand, food and fun awaits us in this beautiful beach city. In San Diego, soak up the sun on Mission Beach or try one of the many water sports California is known for.

In the evening, head to the Gaslamp Quarter District for dinner and live music. When the sun sets, watch the area come alive with numerous pubs and nightclubs.

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Day 3: San Diego/Lake Havasu City

Travel to Joshua Tree National Park, taking in the scenery of the Mojave and the Colorado deserts, massive rock formations, and thousands of Joshua trees. Take a short hike amongst the boulders and the regions distinctly unique flora. Later, cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu.

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Day 4: Lake Havasu City/Grand Canyon

Hit the road to get some kicks on Route 66. Dive into historic Americana and enjoy lunch at a famous joint and see if you can spot all the movie memorabilia. Continue to the Grand Canyon and explore this natural wonder. Enjoy sunset at the canyon rim for a breathtaking experience at the Grand Canyon.

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Day 5: Grand Canyon

Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to hike throughout the park, rent a bike, or check out a museum.

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Day 6: Grand Canyon/Monument Valley

Drive along the southern rim of the canyon taking in final sights of this grand park. Just outside the park, stop for breakfast at a local Navajo food truck supported by Planeterra. Then drive through the desert to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley.

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Day 7: Monument Valley/Las Vegas

Break a sweat with a quick hike to majestic Horseshoe Bend. Continue the journey through Arizona, Utah and Nevada en route to Las Vegas. Opt to take a VIP party limo experience and explore the Las Vegas Strip in the evening.

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Day 8: Las Vegas

Free time in Las Vegas. Explore the strip, try your luck at a casino, or take in a glitzy show.
Full day to explore Las Vegas. Walk the strip and try your luck at the tables or slot machines. Or spend the day shopping, dining or poolside. In the evening opt to see one of the wildly entertaining shows Vegas is known for.

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Day 9: Las Vegas/Sierra Nevadas

Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park, one of the country's most rugged landscapes; the hottest and driest spot on earth and home to the lowest point in North America. Pass mountains, valleys, badlands, salt flats, dunes, as we drive through the spectacular landscape of this region.

Stop at Zabriskie Point and hike the short distance to the vista, one of the most photographed spots in the park. Take in the views of diverse geological features as far as the eye can see. Next, descend into Badwater Basin, that sits 282 feet below sea level. Continue past Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes en route to Panamint Valley before ending the day surrounded by the peaks of the Sierra Nevadas.

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Day 10: Sierra Nevadas/Yosemite National Park

Morning trip to Mono Lake; walk among the tufa towers (seasonal). Discover Yosemite's peaks, granite domes and giant sequoias. Marvel at majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows. Keep and eye out for glacial erratics, rock climbers and the diverse wildlife, including black bears, within the park.

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Day 11: Yosemite National Park

Full day to explore Yosemite NP. Use free time to explore Yosemite by foot, bike or shuttle. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this stunning landscape. Opt to rent a bike and cycle in Yosemite Valley.

Carved by glaciers, Yosemite National Park became the first protected state park in the US in 1864. It took until 1890 to gain National Park status, with the work of John Muir. Spend the day hiking amongst Giant Sequoias, granite cliffs, and rushing waterfalls and understand why around 4 million people come to the park each year.

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Day 12: Yosemite National Park/San Francisco

Cross over the Bay Bridge to arrive on the peninsula of one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. Stop on Treasure Island to catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and San Francisco's skyline. Your CEO will point out some popular sites during the drive into town. On arrival, opt to ride a cable car over the steep hills or explore by bicycle.

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Day 13: San Francisco

Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.

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Day 14: Santa Cruz/Morro Bay

Visit Santa Cruz and go for a stroll along the boardwalk. Marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur along the Pacific coast. Stop to view elephant seals at Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery before catching the sunset on Morro Bay. Crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs will make this journey down California's coastal Highway 1 an unforgettable experience.

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Day 15: Morro Bay/New Orleans

Travel along the stunning Pacific coast to the City of Angels. Be on the lookout for celebrities while passing a few popular sites on the way into California's most glamorous city. Upon arrival, hop on a flight to the Big Easy, and get ready to explore the highlights of the East.

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Day 16: New Orleans

Enjoy a free day to explore New Orleans.
New travellers may join you today for the rest of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

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Day 17: New Orleans/Panama City Beach

Cross the state line into Florida and travel to Panama City Beach. This coastal town is surrounded by 27 miles of white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy an afternoon on the beach and opt to hit the town this evening.

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Day 18: Panama City Beach/Orlando

Travel to the home of 'The Most Magical Place on Earth', Orlando. With great shopping, nightlife, and famous amusement parks like Disney World and Universal Studios, let your inner kid run wild!

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Day 19: Orlando

Enjoy a full free day in Orlando. Opt to meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World or discover the magical world of Harry Potter at Universal Studios.

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Day 20: St. Augustine/Savannah

Head to historic Savannah, stopping en route in the oldest city in America, St. Augustine. Opt for a walk around the historic riverfront of Savannah, stroll through town admiring the architecture and oak trees covered in Spanish moss, or head out to Bonaventure Cemetery.

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Day 21: Charleston/Holden Beach

Travel to the city of Charleston, known for its historic, romantic charm. Explore the cobblestone streets and pre-civil war houses, and look across the water to Fort Sumter, the location of the first shots of the Civil War. Opt to visit the Charleston City Market before heading up the coast to camp for the night.

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Day 22: Holden Beach/Washington DC

Travel to the US capital and tour the monuments by moonlight with your CEO.

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Day 23: Washington DC

Enjoy free time to explore.
There is so much to see and do in Washington DC that you can't see it all in one day. Take your time and spend a full day exploring this fascinating city.

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Day 24: Washington DC/New York City

Travel to New York, stopping in Philadelphia en route. Trip ends on arrival to New York. Opt to visit Times Square, stroll Central Park, check out Greenwich Village, or experience the famous nightlife of New York.
From the Statue of Liberty to Ground Zero to Chinatown, New York City is full of things to do and see. We recommend spending extra time here; please speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your G for Good Moment: Native Grill Food Truck Breakfast Your Discover Moment: Las Vegas Your Discover Moment: Yosemite National Park Your Discover Moment: San Francisco Your Discover Moment: New Orleans Your Discover Moment: Washington DC
    • Entrance fees to all national and state parks with hiking and walking excursions
    • Orientation to Las Vegas
    • Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon
    • Death Valley visit
    • Mono Lake visit and walk amongst tufas
    • Drive along California's scenic Highway 1 including Santa Cruz and Big Sur
    • St Augustine visit
    • Charleston visit
    • Monuments by Moonlight (Washington DC)
    • Philadelphia stop
    • Free time in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Panama City Beach, Orlando, and Washington DC
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents
    • Internal flight
    • Transportation between destinations and included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (7 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (16 nts)
    • 18 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 10 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size
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Tour Highlights:
  • Take in the iconic trees of Joshua Tree National Park
  • Capture sunset at the Grand Canyon
  • Stroll along the boardwalk of Santa Cruz
  • Explore New York City's Central Park
  • Discover Washington DC's monuments by moonlight