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NUYA - The Great American Road Trip New York to LA

See a side of the States that few Americans experience in their lifetime on a truly epic 53-day road trip through the country. You'll embark on two comprehensive circuits along the East and West coasts with a flight in between to minimize long drives and maximize your time at the best highlights. What makes this journey even better is the company you'll keep a fine crew of worldly wanderers like yourself and a CEO taking care of all the little details.

Inclusions

Entrance fees to all national and state parks with hiking and walking excursions
Taughannock Falls visit
Maid of the Mist tour
Cleveland stop
St Augustine visit
Charleston visit
Monuments by Moonlight (Washington DC)
Philadelphia stop
Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon
Zion NP visit
Bryce Canyon NP visit
Arches NP visit
Grand Teton NP visit
Yellowstone NP visit
Glacier NP visit
Crater Lake NP visit
Redwood NP visit
Tioga Pass (seasonal)
Yosemite NP visit
Elephant seal rookery stop
Pacific Coast Highway drive
Free time in Chicago, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Orlando, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco
Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
Internal flight
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
53
Price From
AUD $9,599
Start Location
New York, United States
End Location
Los Angeles, United States
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Basic
Tour Themes
18-39, Fast and Fun, Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
14 Apr 201905 Jun 201921AUD $9,599
12 May 201903 Jul 201921AUD $9,599
09 Jun 201931 Jul 201921AUD $9,599
07 Jul 201928 Aug 201922AUD $10,219
04 Aug 201925 Sep 201922AUD $10,219
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - New York
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - New York/Finger Lakes
Enjoy a free morning in the Big Apple. Travel to the Finger Lakes region, and take in the natural beauty of the area. Opt to cool off in the lake, or sample wine from a local winery.
Day 3 - Finger Lakes/Niagara Falls
Visit towering Taughannock Falls, before travelling to Niagara Falls. Get wet on the Maid of the Mist boat tour, and be sure to check out the falls illuminated in the evening.
Day 4 - Niagara Falls/Detroit
Stop in the city of Cleveland before continuing on to Detroit. Detroit is having a resurgence and is quickly transforming with new markets, distilleries, art galleries, and restaurants popping up. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore this up-and-coming destination.
Day 5 - Detroit/Chicago
Continue west to Chicago. There's tons to do in the Windy City walk along the river to Millennium Park, enjoy dazzling music, and stroll the boardwalk of the Navy Pier. Opt to ride to the top of the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, or hit the town for a night out with the group.
Day 6 - Chicago
Enjoy a free day to explore Chicago.
Day 7 - Chicago/Louisville
Follow the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to Louisville. Home of the Kentucky Derby, this city is a foodie haven filled with lively bars and farm-to-table restaurants. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore, and don't forget to indulge in some BBQ and bourbon.
Day 8 - Louisville/Nashville
Travel to the country music capital of the world. Opt to head out for live music and cowboy nightlife tonight.
Day 9 - Nashville
Enjoy a free day in Nashville. Opt to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, Johnny Cash Museum, or take in live music along the "Honky Tonk Highway".
Day 45 - Bend/Redwood National Park
Leave early to spend a few hours at gorgeous Crater Lake National Park. Enjoy a short hike in the area before continuing on to Redwood National Park, home to the tallest trees on Earth. Spend the afternoon taking in the gigantic coastal redwoods, and keep a keen eye for wildlife throughout the park.
Day 46 - Redwood National Park/Napa Valley
Travel through California to beautiful Napa Valley. Opt for an afternoon wine tasting.
Day 47 - Napa Valley/Lake Tahoe
Continue on to idyllic Lake Tah. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing.
Day 48 - Lake Tahoe/Yosemite National Park
Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes while enjoying one of most scenic drives in California: Tioga Pass!
Day 10 - Nashville/Memphis
Explore the vibrant cultural and musical melting pot of Memphis. Take an optional tour of Graceland, opt to relive history at the National Civil Rights Museum, or tour the Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Head to Beale Street at night for great food and live music.
Day 12 - New Orleans
Enjoy a free day to explore New Orleans.
Day 11 - Memphis/New Orleans
Crank up the jazz and drive into the home of Mardi Gras. Explore the French Quarter, and join the revellers on Bourbon Street 'til the early hours.
Day 44 - Portland/Bend
Enjoy a few final hours taking in the quirkiness of Portland before continuing on to Bend, consistently voted one of the best places to live in the US. Arrive in time to explore a bit of the town.
Day 13 - 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.
Day 43 - Seattle/Portland
Drive south to the city of Portland. One of the most popular cities to visit north of California on the West Coast, Portland is artsy, funky and full of great eating and drinking options. Spend the afternoon getting to know this cool city.
Day 14 - 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!
Day 18 - Myrtle Beach/Washington D.C.
Travel to the US capital and wander the monuments by moonlight.
Day 17 - Charleston/Myrtle Beach
Travel to the city of Charleston, known for its historic, romantic charm. Enjoy a few hours to explore the city before heading to Myrtle Beach for the night.
Day 16 - St. Augustine/Savannah
Head to historic Savannah, stopping en route in the oldest city in America, St. Augustine. Opt for a walk around the Bonaventure Cemetery and historic district of Savannah, or stroll through town admiring the architecture and oak trees covered in Spanish moss.
Day 15 - 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.
Day 49 - Yosemite National Park
Enjoy free time in Yosemite National Park.
Day 42 - Seattle
Enjoy a free day in Seattle. Opt to visit Pike Place Market, the first Starbucks location, ride to the top of the Space Needle, or take a day trip to nearby Mt Rainier National Park.
Day 50 - Yosemite National Park/San Francisco
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America's most popular cities. Take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills, explore the city by bicycle or set sail into the setting sun.
Day 19 - Washington D.C.
Enjoy free time to explore.
Day 26 - Grand Canyon/Monument Valley
Drive along the southern rim of the canyon, then opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley, on an optional overnight excursion.
Day 25 - Grand Canyon
Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to hike throughout the park, rent a bike, check out a museum or see the canyon from the sky by helicopter.
Day 24 - Lake Havasu City/Grand Canyon
Continue to the Grand Canyon and explore this natural wonder. Enjoy sunset at the canyon rim.
Day 23 - San Diego/Lake Havasu City
Travel to Joshua Tree National Park, taking in the desert scenery and hundreds of Joshua trees, then cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu.
Day 22 - 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. In San Diego, visit Coronado Island or soak up the sun on Mission Beach. Opt to check out the Gaslamp Quarter District in the evening.
Day 21 - New York/Los Angeles
Hop on a flight to LA, and get ready to explore the highlights of the West.
Day 20 - Washington D.C./New York
Travel to New York, stopping in Philadelphia en route. Opt to visit Times Square, stroll Central Park, check out Greenwich Village, or experience the famous nightlife of New York.
Day 41 - Coeur d'Alene/Seattle
Travel through the state of Washington to Seattle.
Day 51 - San Francisco
Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.
Day 40 - Glacier National Park/Coeur d'Alene
Continue west to beautiful Cur D'Alene. Surrounded by over 50 lakes, this town is an outdoor haven. Opt to walk the floating boardwalk, go mountain biking, or take part in watersports on Lake Cur d'Alene.
Day 27 - Monument Valley/Las Vegas
Journey along famous Route 66, and explore the Las Vegas Strip in the evening. Opt to take a VIP party limo experience.
Day 38 - Bozeman/Glacier National Park
Travel through the stunning Montana scenery to Glacier National Park. With over 20 glaciers and 200 lakes and streams, Glacier National Park is a must see. Choose from 730 miles of hiking trails to really enjoy this majestic park.
Day 37 - Yellowstone National Park/Bozeman
Spend the day exploring the highlights of the Northern Loop. Continue on to the university town of Bozeman, Montana. Enjoy free time to explore this evening.
Day 36 - Yellowstone National Park
Spend the day exploring Yellowstone, the world's first national park, and be in awe of the colourful geysers, powerful waterfalls, exciting wildlife, and contrasting scenic beauty around every corner. Discover the highlights of the Southern Loop.
Day 35 - Jackson/Yellowstone National Park
Cross the Continental Divide en route to Yellowstone National Park, stopping to visit Grand Teton National Park en route. Enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks that make up this beautiful drive.
Day 34 - Flaming Gorge Reservoir/Jackson
Travel to Jackson Hole, and choose to go whitewater rafting or horseback riding during a free afternoon. Tonight, opt to visit a cowboy bar for Western line dancing and live music.
Day 33 - Glenwood Springs/Flaming Gorge Reservoir
Travel to Wyoming and take in a spectacular sunset at Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
Day 32 - Moab/Glenwood Springs
Travel to Glenwood Springs in Colorado and opt to go for a hike at nearby Hanging Lake, rent a bike in Glenwood Canyon, or go for a swim in the world's largest hot springs pool.
Day 31 - Moab
Hike through the surreal rock formations of Arches National Park, before free time for optional activities. Opt to go rafting, mountain biking or on a Hummer tour. Catch a gorgeous sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park.
Day 30 - Bryce Canyon NP/Moab
Explore Bryce Canyon and see its famous hoodoos. Drive along isolated Scenic Byway 12 to Moab.
Day 29 - Las Vegas/Zion National Park
Travel past towering cliffs and massive canyon walls in Zion National Park, and hike diverse and exciting trails.
Day 28 - Las Vegas
Free time in Las Vegas. Explore the strip, try your luck at a casino, or take in a glitzy show.
Day 52 - San Francisco/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. Arrive in time for sunset on Morro Bay.
Day 39 - Glacier National Park
Explore Glacier NP with its many glaciers, lakes and streams. Opt to drive Going-to-the-Sun Road and reach the Continental Divide.
Day 53 - Morro Bay/Los Angeles
Travel along the stunning Pacific coast to the City of Angels. Trip ends upon arrival to Los Angeles.