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Best of the USA Tour–New York to New York

43 days, New York to New York

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From hip hop to country fiddles, Yankee accents to a western drawl, businessmen in power suits and ranchers in cowboy hats – the US is one heck of a country. And if you’ve got the time, this – our ultimate American tour – is the best way to explore the iconic cities, the legendary national parks, national monuments, and wide-open spaces. Centrally located hostels in the cities and campsites in the wilderness keep you in the heart of the action no matter where you are.

43 days

New York to New York

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Trip Code: NUYY

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From hip hop to country fiddles, Yankee accents to a western drawl, businessmen in power suits and ranchers in cowboy hats – the US is one heck of a country. And if you’ve got the time, this – our ultimate American tour – is the best way to explore the iconic cities, the legendary national parks, national monuments, and wide-open spaces. Centrally located hostels in the cities and campsites in the wilderness keep you in the heart of the action no matter where you are.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Camping

Camping most nights with some hotel/hostel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 22, avg 16.

Age requirement: 18-39

Visa Requirements

43 days

New York to New York

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: NUYY

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Map of the route for Best of the USA Tour–New York to New York

Places visited

  • United States

Itinerary

Day 1New York

Arrive at any time. Consider arriving a few days early to see more of this famous city.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2New York/Newburgh

Spend the morning exploring the Big Apple before heading to Newburgh.

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 3Newburgh/Finger Lakes

Enjoy a day out in nature taking in the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes region. Visit towering Taughannock Falls, cool off in the lake, or sample wine from a local winery.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Finger Lakes/Niagara Falls

Get wet on the Maid of the Mist boat tour, and be sure to check out the falls illuminated in the evening.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Niagara Falls/Sandusky

Travel to Sandusky and opt to catch some thrills at a local amusement park.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6Sandusky/Chicago

Stop for lunch in the Amish community of Shipshewana before continuing on to Chicago.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Chicago

Free time to explore Chicago.

Day 8Chicago/Frontenac

Tour the Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee and enjoy a beer tasting, then camp on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Foodie Moment Miller Brewery Tour and Tasting

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 9Frontenac/Sioux Falls

Enjoy a free morning at the largest shopping mall in America – the Mall of America. Afterwards, venture into South Dakota and head into the Great Plains and lands of the Sioux.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 10Sioux Falls/Badlands National Park

Travel through the Badlands before reaching the Black Hills.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Badlands National Park/Custer State Park

Discover moon-like landscapes on the trails of the Badlands, then drive to Custer SP. Dodge free-roaming bison herds while exploring Custer's diverse lands.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12Custer State Park/Devils Tower

Check out the larger than life ex-presidents of Mount Rushmore, tour around Crazy Horse Memorial, and stop off at Deadwood en route to Devils Tower in Wyoming.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 13Devils Tower/Bozeman

Check out the the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument en route to the university town of Bozeman, Montana.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 14Bozeman/Yellowstone National Park

Travel to 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.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15Yellowstone National Park

Spend the day exploring the highlights of the Southern Loop.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16Yellowstone National Park/Jackson

Cross the Continental Divide en route to Grand Teton National Park. Enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks that make up this beautiful drive. Opt to visit a cowboy bar for Western line dancing and live music.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 17Jackson/Twin Falls

Choose to go whitewater rafting or horseback riding during a free morning, then cross the border into Idaho. Stop off at Shoshone Falls en route.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 18Twin Falls/Reno

Sit back and relax during a road trip day, crossing into Nevada. Enjoy the bright lights both in and outside the casinos in "The Biggest Little City in the World."

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 19Reno/Lake Tahoe

Arrive to Lake Tahoe after a short drive. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing.

Meals included:

Lunch | Dinner

Day 20Lake 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!

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 21Yosemite National Park

Enjoy free time in Yosemite National Park.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 22Yosemite 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.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 23San Francisco/Yosemite National Park

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out of one of America's most popular cities. Drive into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and set up camp.

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 24Yosemite National Park

Enjoy a free day in Yosemite National Park.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 25Yosemite National Park/Death Valley

Awe at the spectacular scenery along the Tioga Pass. Marvel at tufa rock towers at Mono Lake.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 26Death Valley/Las Vegas

Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park. Explore Las Vegas and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip. Take an optional VIP party limo.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 27Las Vegas

Free time in Las Vegas.

Day 28Las Vegas/Grand Canyon National Park

Travel Route 66, then arrive at the beautiful Grand Canyon and take in the sunset from the canyon's edge.

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 29Grand Canyon National Park

Enjoy free time in Grand Canyon NP.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 30Grand Canyon National Park/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.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 31Monument Valley/Mesa Verde National Park

Wind up the side of a mountain through Mesa Verde National Park's rocky slopes and inspiring vistas. Hike to ancient cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 32Mesa Verde National Park/Santa Fe

Travel to Santa Fe and dive into the Southwest culture in this historic city.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 33Santa Fe/Carlsbad

Look for aliens at infamous Roswell en route to exploring the Carlsbad Caverns, dodging the 400,000 bats heading out to hunt at sunset.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 34Carlsbad/Austin

Cross into the state of Texas, the birthplace of Tex-Mex food, 10-gallon hats, and Western movies.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 35Austin

Spend a free day in Austin. Opt to visit the SoCo area for thrift shopping, take a dip in the Barton natural pool, or let loose at a local country bar in the evening.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 36Austin/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.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 37New Orleans

Enjoy a free day to explore New Orleans.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 38New Orleans/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.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 39Memphis/Nashville

Take an optional tour of Graceland. Travel to the country music capital of the world and become immersed in local music in downtown Nashville.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 40Nashville/Appalachia

Travel the beautiful winding roads through the Appalachian Mountains and absorb their undisturbed natural beauty.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 41Appalachia/Washington D.C.

Pass through Shenandoah National Park, and opt to take a short hike. Arrive in the US capital in time to wander the monuments by moonlight.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 42Washington D.C.

Enjoy free time to explore.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 43Washington D.C./New York

Travel to New York, where the trip ends upon arrival. Opt to visit Times Square, stroll Central Park, check out Greenwich Village, or experience the famous nightlife of New York.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Discover Moment: Chicago
  • Your Foodie Moment: Miller Brewery Tour and Tasting, Milwaukee
  • Your Discover Moment: Yosemite National Park
  • Your Discover Moment: New Orleans
  • Your Discover Moment: Washington D.C.
  • Entrance fees to all national and state parks with hiking and walking excursions
  • Orientations to Washington DC and Chicago
  • Maid of the Mist Tour (Niagara Falls)
  • Amish community visit
  • Wall Drug visit
  • Mt Rushmore visit
  • Deadwood visit
  • Death Valley visit
  • Sunset at the Grand Canyon rim
  • Guided tour of Mesa Verde
  • Carlsbad Caverns visit
  • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents
  • Transportation between destinations and included activities

Accommodations

Hotels/hostels (9 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (33 nts).

Meals

35 breakfasts, 25 lunches, 23 dinners
Allow USD700-910 for meals not included.

Transportation

Air-conditioned private vehicle, boat, walking

Staff & experts

1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout depending on group size, local guides.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Please Contact Us to inquire about dates for next season, or to discuss other tour options.

Best of the USA Tour–New York to New York

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