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United States

Every part of the United States, from east to west, and north to south, is incredibly diverse in terms of landscape, culture and history with an enormous amount to discover. As the world’s third largest country by size there is a staggering array of unique places to visit and always something new to experience.

Start with Washington D.C.’s iconic landmarks, memorials and famous museums; then make your way to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States and the nation’s original capital. Get a huge dose of American history in Boston, or take a beach break in charming Cape Cod. New York is impossible to resist with its stunning skyline, art, museums, and shopping; while attraction-packed Chicago is equally enticing.

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Featured Trips

  • Immerse yourself in the bright lights of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, historic Route 66, Dallas - the Texan star, Southern hospitality, toe-tapping Memphis, historic Washington, DC and cosmopolitan New York.

  • Come face-to-face with some monumental figures, relive sagas of the Wild West and relish the rustic Ranch at UCross on this legendary journey.

  • An epic adventure through remarkable scenery, National Parks and prominent landmarks, crafted to please those with a love of nature and history.

Sheer size and diversity mean the USA has plenty to offer no matter what you’re looking for in a vacation, from urban escapes, to hiking trips, to small towns. To really get a sense of what the country’s diverse landscape holds in store, ride legendary Route 66, from Los Angeles to Chicago.

Nature is on full display in the west, in particular California’s ruggedly beautiful coastline; the stunning cliff-and-canyon landscape of Zion National Park; Yellowstone’s unique geothermal activity, spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife; and the unforgettable dramatic rock walls of the Grand Canyon that will truly take your breath away. Los Angeles and Hollywood beckon with endless sunny days, shopping and glamour; while scenic San Francisco is perfecting for wandering; and there’s never a dull moment in decadent Las Vegas.

The unmistakable character and cultural heritage of the Deep South makes for one of the most fascinating places to visit in the United States. Southern hospitality is justifiably famous, as is the variety of music, literary heritage and mouth-watering cuisine. Make a stop in Charleston, South Carolina’s oldest city; experience true southern comfort in Savanah; explore  lively New Orleans for its music, food and rich history; and don’t forget about Memphis, birthplace of the blues and home of Graceland.

Travel Director recommendation

Food for thought

Try to learn a few phrases to use on your vacation. It's amazing how far a 'hello' or 'thank you' will go with the locals - your Travel Director will be around to help if you get stuck.
Tour Director - Gigi Smith

Gigi Smith-Bromage

Travel Director, Western Europe

Factfile

Know before you go
  • Spring

    Mar-May

    Cloudy

    Av temp: 18˚C64˚F

  • Summer

    Jun-Aug

    Sun

    Av temp: 31˚C87˚F

  • Autumn

    Sep-Nov

    Cloudy

    Av temp: 19˚C67˚F

  • Winter

    Dec-Feb

    Snow

    Av temp: 6˚C42˚F

  • Time difference

    London GMT - 5-8hrs

  • Currency

    United States dollar (USD)

When to go: In the west of the country, temperatures are good all year; May-October for the best Eastern climates.