Road Trip USA - Coast to Coast (New York to Los Angeles)

Tour Type:
Brochure Type Americas Costsaver 2025 v1

Starting in the Big Apple and ending in the City of Angels, this thrilling adventure will take you to the highs of the Grand Canyon and the swamps of the Mississippi River, experiencing charming southern hospitality, striking landscapes and all the singing wonders of Dollywood along the way.

Dining Summary
  • 11 Breakfast (B)
  • 2 Iconic Breakfast (IC)
Essentials
  • Enjoy a Santa Fe sightseeing tour
  • Enjoy a Santa Fe trolley tour
  • Enjoy a tour in an open-air vehicle to admire the landscape
  • Enjoy a wine tasting tour at Barboursville Vineyards
  • Experience the natural beauty and unique wildlife
  • Explore Studio B and Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Explore the city that never sleeps with an orientation tour
  • Iconic Breakfast at Charly's
  • Join a sightseeing tour that explores New Orleans
  • Join a sightseeing tour that explores the French Quarter, Jackson Square and St. Louis Catherdral
  • Location of the hit TV show Dallas
  • Marvel at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
  • Orientation tour including Hollywood
  • See many of the iconic buildings, monuments and memorials
  • See Native American cliff dwellings at this UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See Native American cliff swellings at this UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit Graceland home of the King of Rock and Roll
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Extensive variety of Choice Experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Many meals included

Call (607) 734-4131 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18573535

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2024
Duration
25 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1New YorkArrive New York: Welcome to the Big Apple. Every inch as magical and iconic as you've always dreamed, New York City serves up the bright lights of Broadway, the soaring Empire State Building, the leafy grounds of Central Park, the boutique stores of Greenwich Village and the moving 9/11 Memorial. This afternoon, meet up with your Travel Director for a look at what's to come on your New York to LA tour, then venture out to explore the streets your way and get to know New York's diverse food scene. From Michelin star restaurants to food trucks, you'll certainly satisfy your appetite in the city that never sleeps.

Accommodations: Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square
Day 2WashingtonNew York - Philadelphia - Washington (2 nights): Kickstart your morning in New York with an orientation tour before heading on to 'Philly'. As a UNESCO World Heritage city, Philadelphia is the heart of the USA's revolutionary history and the place where both the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were signed. You'll have time to enjoy a spot of lunch here, probably involving the city's iconic cheesesteak sandwich, before continuing on to Washington D.C., the capital city and seat of political power. Settle in to your hotel, then head out to vibrant Georgetown for a stroll round the shops and restaurants.

Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol
Day 3WashingtonWashington, D.C. Sightseeing: Rise and shine, the political and cultural highlights of this high flying city await this morning. You'll start things off with a sightseeing tour with your Travel Director that might feel like you're walking through a movie set, stopping at the iconic gargantuan Lincoln Memorial. The rest of the day is then free to explore however you choose and the question is where to start? You might like to spend an afternoon exploring the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, or take a trip to George Washington's massive Mount Vernon Estate. You could even enjoy a scenic cruise down the Potomac River. Light up your evening with our optional Washington Illumination Tour, where you'll see DC's most famous monuments beautifully lit up at night.

Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol
Day 4Natural BridgeWashington, D.C. - Natural Bridge: Your USA road trip package just keeps on rolling today as you depart Washington this morning for a scenic drive through Shenandoah National Park. Continue to Natural Bridge and embark on a Natural Bridge Caverns tour and bask in the magnificent sights.

Accommodations: Natural Bridge Historic Hotel & Conference Center
Day 5Pigeon ForgeNatural Bridge- Great Smoky Mountains - Pigeon Forge: Today you will say goodbye to Natural Bridge and get back on the open road as you head towards the bright lights of Pigeon Forge. A lively little city that got its name from the Little Pigeon River that runs through the center of it, Pigeon Forge sits at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains and is famed for its entertaining attractions.

Accommodations: Ramada Pigeon Forge North
Day 6NashvillePigeon Forge - Nashville (2 nights): Start your day off with a short drive into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in all of the USA. Simply beautiful is the only way to describe this place, where enchanting forests and meadows of wildflowers bloom all year round. Spend some time walking along the trails that will take you along rivers, streams and waterfalls and be sure to look up to see Clingmans Dome looming above. Next up we'll travel to Nashville for some good old fashioned southern hospitality. The city is a mecca for country music lovers and has been attracting icons since the 1920's. Get your first glimpse of Nashville on a sightseeing tour with your Travel Director that will take you to Riverfront Park, Tennessee State Capitol and the 132 acre Centennial State Park, where you'll be forgiven for thinking you've stepped straight into Athens as you marvel at the incredible replica of the Parthenon.

Accommodations: The Inn at Opryland
Day 7NashvilleNashville Sightseeing: Dive into Nashville's incredible history with your Travel Director today with a visit to Music Row, making a stop at Studio B where legends like Dolly Parton and the Everly Brothers have all recorded albums. You'll also visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, where you can trace the history of country music and check out priceless memorabilia from Hank Williams and Loretta Lynn. With the rest of the day free to explore your way, why not round up your fellow travelers to scout out the best hot chicken and biscuits in the city, dishes synonymous with the south.

Accommodations: The Inn at Opryland
Day 8MemphisNashville - Memphis (2 Nights): We say goodbye to Nashville today and hello to the music obsessed city of Memphis. Home to the King who needs little introduction, musical history and influence run through the streets with bluesy Beale Street a fine example of this, whilst the city is also a historical heavyweight for the role it played in the Civil Rights Movement. After all, it was here in 1968 that Martin Luther King was assassinated. Tonight you'll no doubt be keen to put Memphis' legendary barbecue reputation to the test. Make sure you're hungry as the gluttonous portions of smoky pulled pork and juicy ribs will defeat even the keenest of eaters.

Accommodations: Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown
Day 9MemphisMemphis Sightseeing: We hope you didn't fill up too much at last night's barbecue. After an iconic breakfast, today will be special for Elvis fans as you make the journey to Graceland. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore however you choose, and you might like to take a guided tour around Sun Studio, where Elvis was first discovered back in 1954. Grooving your way into the night, head to a local restaurant for more Southern specialties and live music.

Accommodations: Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown
Day 10New OrleansMemphis - New Orleans: It's on to the 'Big Easy' this morning and you'll kickstart your New Orleans love affair with an orientation tour around a city that's famed for its diverse culture and vibrant Mardis Gras parades. You'll soon come to find that everything in New Orleans is larger than life, with bigger weddings, richer food and a festive vibe running through the streets. Start your adventures with a beignet from Cafe du Monde, then tonight head out to taste some good old fashioned Creole cooking.

Accommodations: La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham New Orleans Downtown
Day 11New OrleansNew Orleans Free Time: Keep the NOLA highlights coming this afternoon with a sightseeing tour where you'll make stops at the French Quarter, Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral. If the swamps and bayous of the Mississippi are of interest to you, why not join a scenic boat trip through the Jean Lafitte National Park. Led by a native guide, you'll have the opportunity to spot ?gators, snakes, eagles and egrets as you sail these lush green lands. This evening, head out for a night of music and food on a steamboat jazz dinner cruise.

Accommodations: La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham New Orleans Downtown
Day 12LafayetteNew Orleans - Lafayette: This morning you'll continue your USA value tour to the bubbly university town of Lafayette. It's a real hidden gem and often ends up becoming the surprising favorite of the entire trip for many travelers.

Accommodations: Springhill Suites Lafayette South
Day 13DallasLafayette - Fort Worth (2 nights): If it's big, brash and flashy, you've found yourself in your next destination - the ?Big D', or Dallas-Fort Worth in Texas. Famed for the Dallas Cowboys and the beloved TV show of the same name, Dallas also has a darker history as this is where JFK was assassinated in 1963. This afternoon is free to explore your way, perhaps discovering one of the city's vibrant neighborhoods with culinary and culture treasures galore. A good place to start is the 68 acre Arts District. It's the largest urban arts district in the country with scores of performing art venues and award winning museums. Meanwhile, head to Highland Park to find the city's most luxurious houses and high end shopping. However you spend your day, the best way to top it off is at Deep Ellum with a cold beer in hand.

Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express Fort Worth Downtown
Day 14DallasDallas Fort Worth Sightseeing: Start your day by venturing out to a place of scandal and romance at Southfork Ranch, the famous home of the Ewing Family from the TV show Dallas. Tour the mansion, re-live your favorite moments from the show and enjoy a special place in TV history. If you want to get a slice of Texan life, head down to the Stockyards National Historic District this afternoon with your fellow travelers and watch the Texan handlers move their longhorn cattle through Exchange Avenue in the Fort Worth Cattle Drive.

Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express Fort Worth Downtown
Day 15AmarilloFort Worth - Amarillo: Leaving the bright lights and busy streets of Dallas behind, this morning you'll continue on to Amarillo, originally built in 1903 as a siding for the Rock Island railway line but began to collapse after the construction of Route 66. It's equally quiet and fascinating and you'll learn all about the town's unique history before moving on to the Cadillac Ranch, just outside of Amarillo. An iconic stop on Route 66 and a tribute to America's love affair with cars, the Ranch has 10 Cadillacs buried face down and travelers are encouraged to leave their mark on them. You'll return to Amarillo this afternoon where you'll spend the night.

Accommodations: Drury Inn & Suites Amarillo
Day 16Santa FeAmarillo - Santa Fe (2 nights): Head deeper into wild west country today as you travel towards one of America's oldest and most stunning cities, sizzling Santa Fe. It's the capital of New Mexico and was founded in 1610 by Spanish missionaries. Santa Fe is also the country's highest state capital, sitting at 7,000 feet above sea level. Head out into this soulful city to see the beautiful abode houses and baroque churches, all with the rolling Sangre de Cristo mountain range in the background. Admire crafts and jewelery sold by Native American artisans at The Plaza, the city's cultural hub, or delve into the Mexican infused foodie scene and sip margaritas as the glorious sunset puts on a show.

Accommodations: Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Santa Fe
Day 17Santa FeSanta Fe Sightseeing: Venture out on a sightseeing tour this morning to discover more about the 400 year old history of The Plaza before visiting the Palace of the Governors, the country's oldest public building. Make a stop at St Francis Cathedral where European and New Mexican influences meet, then with free time this afternoon to explore your way, why not explore Santa Fe's incredible art scene. You can visit the unique neighborhoods of Canyon Road and Barrio Analco, then round off another amazing day by tucking into a plate of tacos on Guadalupe Street.

Accommodations: Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Santa Fe
Day 18DurangoSanta Fe - Durango: Wave goodbye to Santa Fe this morning and make the journey to the old Colorado mining town of Durango. You'll fall in love with the grand hotels, leafy streets and Victorian saloons that take you back to the town's wild west era.

Accommodations: Hampton Inn Durango
Day 19Monument ValleyDurango - Monument Valley: This morning you'll make the journey to the UNESCO-listed Mesa Verde National Park, where you'll find nearly 5,000 archaeological sites including 600 cliff dwellings that have been home to the Pueblo people for over 700 years. Finish up this evening in Monument Valley.

Accommodations: Goulding's Lodge, Monument Valley
Day 20FlagstaffMonument Valley - Flagstaff: Start your morning exploring a Hollywood great, Monument Valley. Immortalized as the setting for countless movies and TV shows, Monument Valley is an emblem of the wild west, its rusty red spindles and grand buttes thrusting 1200 feet skyward from the barren valley below. Named the ?Valley Between the Rocks' by the Navajo people who arrived here centuries ago, you'll likely feel very small and insignificant here as you learn about the geology and history of the area from a local Navajo guide on an open-air vehicle tour. Finish up this evening in the Arizonan town of Flagstaff and rest up in anticipation for the adventures tomorrow will bring at the mighty Grand Canyon.

Accommodations: Best Western Pony Soldier Inn & Suites
Day 21FlagstaffGrand Canyon: Today is the day you come face to face with the Grand Canyon, one of the world's 7 natural wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Estimated to be around 2 billion years old, this marvel of nature has a layer of rock at the bottom that is thought to be some of the oldest exposed rock on the planet. Spend time exploring the spectacular landscapes, or make your trip extra special by treating yourself to our Choice Experience that will have you flying over the North and South Rims in a helicopter or aircraft.

Accommodations: Best Western Pony Soldier Inn & Suites
Day 22Las VegasFlagstaff - Las Vegas (2 nights): Excitement levels will be high this morning as we venture on to explore the neon lights of Sin City. An entertainment oasis surrounded by dry desert and with a reputation almost as big as the fortune's many have made (and lost) here, you're sure to have some fun in the glittering casinos, rooftop pools and all you can eat buffets. Tonight, why not see the city at its finest on our ?Sights and Lights' tour.

Accommodations: Golden Nugget & Casino, Las Vegas
Day 23Las VegasLas Vegas Free Time: Waking up to a full free day in Vegas, it's entirely up to you how you choose to spend your time in the entertainment capital of the world. Take a walk down 'The Strip' to see the city's grandest casinos and hotels, explore the Downtown area and the vibrant Fremont East District, or get out of town altogether on our optional trip to Hoover Dam where you can marvel at Lake Mead, the biggest man made reservoir in the USA. This evening, why not enjoy a night out at Vegas! The Show where you'll sing along to the best loved hits of Sonny & Cher, Elvis and the Rat Pack.

Accommodations: Golden Nugget & Casino, Las Vegas
Day 24Los AngelesLas Vegas - Los Angeles: Get ready to get stars in your eyes? Head to Los Angeles where an afternoon tour with your fellow travelers will show you the all out glitz and glamour of LA, the palm lined streets of Santa Monica, the iconic Sunset Boulevard, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which is just a stone's throw from the beacon of Hollywood, the Dolby Theater, home of the Academy Awards.

Accommodations: Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX
Day 25Los AngelesDepart Los Angeles: You've gone coast to coast over the last 25 days and as your trip comes to an end today, we're sure you'll be leaving with many special memories and stories of giant canyons, musical icons and sunny southern hospitality. If you're not ready to end your trip just yet, you can extend your stay in LA for a few more days.

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10/09/2025$5,995.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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