Grand Canyon National Park

17 day escorted tour itinerary

New York to Hollywood Tour

All American Life is here

Uncover some of the most iconic sights that the USA have to offer on the escorted tour. From the Manhattan skyline to the Hollywood Hills, we're crossing North America from New York to LA, calling at the US capital, Washington, DC, turning north to Canada for nature at Niagara; then re-crossing the border for Detroit and Chicago. Explore many historical sites from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Lincoln Memorial in DC and Gettysburg National Military Park. You'll stop at Sioux and Salt Lake City and wonder at Wild West landscapes and National Parks; Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon before arriving at the cabaret of Las Vegas and star-studded sidewalks in Los Angeles.

Selected departure dates are available between May and September.

 

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Visit the White House in Washington DC
  • Tour Gettysburg National Military Park
  • Travel along Route 66
  • Visit Cody - home of Buffalo Bill
  • Take in the view at the Grand Canyon National Park
  • See buffalo in Yellowstone National Park
  • Walk along the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
17 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • International flights
  • 16 nights hotel accommodation
  • Service of a professional Tour Director days 2-16
  • Philadelphia tour
  • Washington DC half day city tour
  • Tour Gettysburg National Military Park
  • Chicago city tour
  • Guided tour of Temple Square
  • Los Angeles city tour
  • Deluxe air-conditioned coach
  • Baggage porterage
Not included
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for the guide and driver.

Itinerary Breakdown

Arrive in New York, the city that never sleeps and transfer independently to your hotel. Once you have checked in make sure you head out and explore the sights of New York. 

Overnight Accommodation

  • Westin New York Grand Central or similar

Depart New York for Philadelphia, where you will spend the morning exploring the historic district of the City of Brotherly Love and the birthplace of a Nation. See the Liberty Bell, and stroll through Independence National Historic Park and Mall. Then continue to the Nation's capital,Washington DC. The next day enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capital Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or simply stroll the banks of the Potomac River.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Marriott Wardman Park or similar

Today, visit Gettysburg National Military Park, site of one of the most decisive battles during the American Civil War, and the place where Abraham Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. We then travel through upstate New York to Buffalo and finally cross the international border into Canada, where the thundering noise and mist of Niagara Falls fills the air.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Ramada Hotel Niagara Falls or similar

Spend the morning sightseeing at Niagara Falls. Stroll along Table Rock and view the thundering waters of Horseshoe Falls. In the late afternoon, return to the United States, crossing the border and continuing to your hotel in a suburb of Detroit, known as “Motor City USA”. Enjoy an evening at leisure.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Best Western Greenfield Inn or similar

Travel along Lake Michigan and on to Chicago, where you will enjoy a short tour of the city’s highlights including Lake Shore Drive, the Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier. The Windy City’s stunning high rise architecture and one of the world’s tallest buildings, the Willis Tower provides a dramatic backdrop for this cultural and financial centre. The following day enjoy a short tour of the city's highlights including Lake Shore Drive, Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier. As you have the rest of day at leisure, head to the Hancock Observatory to take in the panoramic views of Chicago or take a river cruise seeing the striking architecture from a different perspective. Make sure you stop for some authentic deep dish Chicago pizza. 

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • South Loop Hotel Chicago or similar

Travel through Midwest farm country abundant in corn fields, wheat fields and dairy farms. Then we cross the mighty Mississippi River and travel into the state of Iowa to arrive just as Lewis & Clark did 200 years ago on the banks of the Missouri River.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Marina Inn and Suites or similar

Travel westward through the grasslands of South Dakota and on wards to Badlands National Park, once home to the buffalo and antelope, and filled with strange shaped and colourful rock formations. Then we continue on to the Black Hills, sacred to the Plains Indians and home to Mount Rushmore, an enormous monument to four great American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Howard Johnson Rapid City or similar

Enter the state of Wyoming, which has twelve mountain ranges intermixed with deserts and rolling grasslands, and continue to Cody for the night.

Please note - If overnight in Cody is not possible due to weather or adverse road conditions in Yellowstone, overnight will be in Billings/ Livingston, Montana.

Points of Interest

  • Buffalo Bill Museum

Overnight Accommodation

  • Comfort Inn at Buffalo Bill Village Resort or similar

Drive past the mountains in Wyoming to Yellowstone, America’s first National Park, and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this immense geothermal wonderland including: geysers, waterfalls, wildlife and canyons. Highlights will include Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone Canyon’s majestic falls, and the beautiful Hayden Valley.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Grey Wolf Inn or Brandin Iron Inn or similar

Travel through Grand Teton National Park (weather permitting) and see awesome mountain peaks towering over 13,000 ft. Visit the Snake River Outlook and try your eye at capturing the stunning landscape made famous by Ansel Adam’s iconic shot. This prairie land is home to wild buffalo (Tatonka!), moose and elk. Later, arrive in the Mormon State of Utah and take a short city tour of its capital, Salt Lake City. The followers of Brigham Young built one of the best-planned cities in the country. See the State capitol building and visit famed Temple Square and the Tabernacle before arriving at the hotel for the evening.

Points of Interest

  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Salt Lake City capitol building

Overnight Accommodation

  • Little America Hotel Salt Lake City or similar

Continue today to spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles, “hoodoos”, will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars & brilliant constellations and the aroma of pinewood campfires.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Bryce View Lodge or similar

Depart Bryce Canyon this morning and journey to stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Lake Powell is the second-largest man made lake in America, and one in a series of lakes formed by the damming of the Colorado River. Then visit colossal Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the Canyon rim to fully experience this mile-deep canyon’s plunging gorges, rising spires, extinct volcanoes, and below the rim, the winding Colorado River. Overnight in Flagstaff, a famed stop on historic Route 66.

Points of Interest

  • Lake Powell

Overnight Accommodation

  • Days Hotel Flagstaff or similar

This morning depart Flagstaff and travel on to Las Vegas, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World”. Along the way, pass through Seligman, a town built along the famed Route 66 that looks as if it were frozen in time sixty years ago. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to explore the famous Las Vegas strip.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Luxor Las Vegas or similar

Travel to Los Angeles via the Mojave Desert, home of the world’s tallest thermometer, at 134 feet high. Clusters of unique Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape. Upon arrival in Los Angeles you will enjoy a tour through the City of Angels including Hollywood, Sunset Strip and parts of Beverly Hills.

Enjoy your final morning in Los Angeles before making your way to the airport to travel home, or extend your stay in Los Angeles

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Crowne Plaza Los Angeles or similar
  • New York City

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Cycle round Central Park
    • See the view of the city for the top of the Empire State
    • Enjoy a dinner cruise on the Hudson
    • Book a hop-on-hop-off bus city tour
    • Sip a cocktail on a rooftop bar
  • Chicago

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Take to the water on a boat trip
    • Enjoy a dinner cruise
    • See the city sights from the top of 360 Chicago
    • Shop on magnificent mile
    • Visit the Navy Pier
  • Las Vegas

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Walk the Las Vegas strip
    • See one of the many shows
    • Take a gondola on the Venetian's Grand Canal
    • Visit the Mob Museum
    • Ride the Slotzilla Zip Line
  • Los Angeles

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Shop on Rodeo Drive
    • See the Hollywood sign
    • Cycle along Santa Monica beach
    • Visit one of the theme parks
    • Take a stroll along the Walk of Fame