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Trip ideas to the USA

Trip ideas to the USA

All the trip ideas below can be tailored just for you

The USA is a vast and diverse place and getting your travel plans right can make all the difference to your holiday. With so much to see and such a large area to cover, it's worth thinking carefully about which route to take. Whether it’s the rural villages of New England or the ranches of the Deep South that draw you here, we can advise on the logistics of getting around and how to combine some of the country's highlights. Our itinerary ideas are the product of extensive travel in the USA and are routes that work particularly well.

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Ideas for your trip to the USA

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the USA, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

Classic New England Self-Drive


  • Discover the chequered history of Boston and browse its shops and markets.

  • Explore the rugged coastline of Maine, dotted with lighthouses and quaint seaside towns.

  • Wander through the picturesque villages and rolling hills of Vermont.

  • Go walking or mountain biking in New Hampshire's magnificent White Mountains.

  • Go whale watching off the waters of Cape Cod.

Discovering the Old South


  • Explore the grand antebellum homes and plantation mansions along the Mississippi.

  • Enjoy the truly unique Cajun culture, sampling the array of Cajun and Creole dishes on offer.

  • Wander the streets of New Orleans, the birthplace of Jazz and home to the world famous French Quarter.

  • Take in the views across the delta from the expansive Mobile Bay.

Coastal California Self-Drive


  • Tour Alcatraz and cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

  • Go whale watching in Monterey, looking out for orca and humpback whales.

  • Drive along the Pacific Coast Highway with its dramatic views of the rugged coastline and the ocean.

  • Relax on the soft sands of Pismo Beach.

  • Enjoy the sparkle and glamour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.

Historic Route 66 Self-Drive


  • Admire the beaches, architecture and night life of Chicago.

  • Marvel at the epic scenery of the Grand Canyon.

  • Enjoy a hike through the beautiful Petrified Forest National Park.

  • Experience the excitement and bright lights of Las Vegas.

  • Soak up the atmosphere, relax on the beach or go shopping in Los Angeles.

Arizona and New Mexico Discovered Self Drive

  • See the beautiful giant cacti-studded scenery of southern Arizona.

  • Explore the breathtaking scenery of New Mexico's mountains.

  • Learn all about the fascinating Ancestral Puebloan people.

  • Discover the region's Spanish and mining heritage.

14 Days from £2,005pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Arizona and New Mexico Discovered Self Drive


  • See the beautiful giant cacti-studded scenery of southern Arizona.

  • Explore the breathtaking scenery of New Mexico's mountains.

  • Learn all about the fascinating Ancestral Puebloan people.

  • Discover the region's Spanish and mining heritage.

Blue Ridge & Great Smoky Mountains Self-Drive

  • Discover the amazing splendid scenery of Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains national parks.

  • Participate in park ranger-guided walking tours in both parks.

  • Look out for black bears in Shenandoah, and salamanders in the Great Smoky Mountains.

  • Drive along the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway scenic highways.

  • Visit Washington D.C.'s magnificent monuments, museums and memorials.

14 Days from £2,395pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Blue Ridge & Great Smoky Mountains Self-Drive


  • Discover the amazing splendid scenery of Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains national parks.

  • Participate in park ranger-guided walking tours in both parks.

  • Look out for black bears in Shenandoah, and salamanders in the Great Smoky Mountains.

  • Drive along the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway scenic highways.

  • Visit Washington D.C.'s magnificent monuments, museums and memorials.

Highlights of Kentucky & Tennessee Self Drive

  • Explore the magnificent scenery of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

  • Sample bourbon and go horse racing in Kentucky.

  • Go underground at Mammoth Cave National Park.

  • Discover the rich country music heritage of Nashville.

  • Learn about the South's fascinating, and turbulent, Civil Rights heritage.

15 Days from £2,485pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Highlights of Kentucky & Tennessee Self Drive


  • Explore the magnificent scenery of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

  • Sample bourbon and go horse racing in Kentucky.

  • Go underground at Mammoth Cave National Park.

  • Discover the rich country music heritage of Nashville.

  • Learn about the South's fascinating, and turbulent, Civil Rights heritage.

Classic Great Lakes Self Drive

  • Visit the cosmopolitan city of Chicago.

  • Explore the tranquil shores of lakes Michigan and Superior.

  • Go walking or cycling on car-free Mackinac Island.

  • Look for wildlife in Michigan's unspoilt Upper Peninsula.

16 Days from £2,495pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Classic Great Lakes Self Drive


  • Visit the cosmopolitan city of Chicago.

  • Explore the tranquil shores of lakes Michigan and Superior.

  • Go walking or cycling on car-free Mackinac Island.

  • Look for wildlife in Michigan's unspoilt Upper Peninsula.

Self Drive Journey Through Virginia

  • Explore Williamsburg's historic colonial buildings and perhaps enjoy an al fresco lunch in Merchants Square.

  • Discover the history of quaint historic towns such as Charlottesville and Annapolis.

  • Drive the stunning Skyline Drive through the lush forest scenery of Shenandoah National Park.

  • Relax on the beautiful beaches of Virginia Beach.

  • Visit the White House, Capitol Building and national museums in Washington D.C.

14 Days from £2,595pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Self Drive Journey Through Virginia


  • Explore Williamsburg's historic colonial buildings and perhaps enjoy an al fresco lunch in Merchants Square.

  • Discover the history of quaint historic towns such as Charlottesville and Annapolis.

  • Drive the stunning Skyline Drive through the lush forest scenery of Shenandoah National Park.

  • Relax on the beautiful beaches of Virginia Beach.

  • Visit the White House, Capitol Building and national museums in Washington D.C.

Pennsylvania & Virginia Self-Drive

  • Visit the historic battle site at Gettysburg

  • Experience the wonderful colonial heritage of Williamsburg.

  • Tour the monuments and memorials of Washington D.C.

  • Drive along the magnificently scenic Skyland Drive in Shenandoah National Park.

14 Days from £2,620pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Pennsylvania & Virginia Self-Drive


  • Visit the historic battle site at Gettysburg

  • Experience the wonderful colonial heritage of Williamsburg.

  • Tour the monuments and memorials of Washington D.C.

  • Drive along the magnificently scenic Skyland Drive in Shenandoah National Park.

New York State discovered self-drive

  • Experience the thundering cascades of Niagara Falls by boat or helicopter.

  • Go walking or canoeing in the Adirondack Mountains, looking out for moose, beavers and coyotes.

  • Sample wines from the beautiful vineyards of the Finger Lakes region.

  • Enjoy the multitude of shopping, sightseeing and dining options in New York City.

13 Days from £2,635pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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New York State discovered self-drive


  • Experience the thundering cascades of Niagara Falls by boat or helicopter.

  • Go walking or canoeing in the Adirondack Mountains, looking out for moose, beavers and coyotes.

  • Sample wines from the beautiful vineyards of the Finger Lakes region.

  • Enjoy the multitude of shopping, sightseeing and dining options in New York City.

Cities of the East

  • Explore Boston's rich history, including its role in the American Revolution.

  • Experience the bright lights of New York City, visiting the statue of Liberty and Central Park.

  • See the Declaration of Independence and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia

  • Take a tour around the museums, monuments and memorials in Washington DC.

13 Days from £2,710pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Cities of the East


  • Explore Boston's rich history, including its role in the American Revolution.

  • Experience the bright lights of New York City, visiting the statue of Liberty and Central Park.

  • See the Declaration of Independence and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia

  • Take a tour around the museums, monuments and memorials in Washington DC.

Maple Leaf Trail Self-Drive

  • Soak up the bright lights of New York.

  • Board the 'Hornblower' boat to explore magnificent Niagara Falls.

  • Take the Cog Railway to the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire's White Mountains.

  • Delve into the fascinating history of the old walled city of Québec.

  • Tour the picturesque villages, vineyards, lakes and mountains of New York State.

17 Days from £2,855pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Maple Leaf Trail Self-Drive


  • Soak up the bright lights of New York.

  • Board the 'Hornblower' boat to explore magnificent Niagara Falls.

  • Take the Cog Railway to the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire's White Mountains.

  • Delve into the fascinating history of the old walled city of Québec.

  • Tour the picturesque villages, vineyards, lakes and mountains of New York State.

Georgia & the Carolinas Self-Drive

  • Walk some of the 800 miles of hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains.

  • Relax on the beach or explore the sand dunes of tranquil Jekyll Island.

  • Explore the dramatic Atlantic coastline and the historic waterfront towns of the Carolinas.

  • Visit the historic plantation homes and mansions on Georgia's Antebellum Trail.

15 Days from £2,915pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Georgia & the Carolinas Self-Drive


  • Walk some of the 800 miles of hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains.

  • Relax on the beach or explore the sand dunes of tranquil Jekyll Island.

  • Explore the dramatic Atlantic coastline and the historic waterfront towns of the Carolinas.

  • Visit the historic plantation homes and mansions on Georgia's Antebellum Trail.

Northern California Self Drive

  • Explore beautiful, cosmopolitan San Francisco.

  • Go wine tasting in the Sonoma Valley.

  • Go hiking at Mount Shasta.

  • Discover the beauty and tranquility of Crater Lake National Park.

  • See the enormous redwood trees in Redwood National Park.

14 Days from £2,970pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Northern California Self Drive


  • Explore beautiful, cosmopolitan San Francisco.

  • Go wine tasting in the Sonoma Valley.

  • Go hiking at Mount Shasta.

  • Discover the beauty and tranquility of Crater Lake National Park.

  • See the enormous redwood trees in Redwood National Park.

Culture & Canyons of Western USA

  • Visit four national parks, including the more remote North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

  • Marvel at the distinct rock formations in Monument Valley and the ancient Pueblo dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park.

  • View giant cacti in Saguaro National Park.

  • Hike the scenic trails in Zion National Park.

  • Experience the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.

19 Days from £2,995pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Culture & Canyons of Western USA


  • Visit four national parks, including the more remote North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

  • Marvel at the distinct rock formations in Monument Valley and the ancient Pueblo dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park.

  • View giant cacti in Saguaro National Park.

  • Hike the scenic trails in Zion National Park.

  • Experience the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.

On the Trail of the Bison

  • Visit the magnificent Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

  • Marvel at the power of the geysers and look for wildlife in Yellowstone National Park.

  • Discover the beauty of Grand Teton National Park on a guided trip.

  • Explore charming Western towns such as Sheridan, Cody and Jackson.

15 Days from £3,125pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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On the Trail of the Bison


  • Visit the magnificent Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

  • Marvel at the power of the geysers and look for wildlife in Yellowstone National Park.

  • Discover the beauty of Grand Teton National Park on a guided trip.

  • Explore charming Western towns such as Sheridan, Cody and Jackson.

Texas Trails Self-Drive

  • Ride out along the trails and learn about the cowboy way of life on a Texan ranch.

  • Taste the state's culinary speciality, the Texas barbecue.

  • Visit San Antonio's famous Alamo, a shrine of Texan independence.

  • Enjoy live music at it's best in the state capital, Austin.

  • Sample cowboy culture at Fort Worth's historic Stockyards district.

14 Days from £3,155pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Texas Trails Self-Drive


  • Ride out along the trails and learn about the cowboy way of life on a Texan ranch.

  • Taste the state's culinary speciality, the Texas barbecue.

  • Visit San Antonio's famous Alamo, a shrine of Texan independence.

  • Enjoy live music at it's best in the state capital, Austin.

  • Sample cowboy culture at Fort Worth's historic Stockyards district.

Maine and New Brunswick Seascapes Self Drive

  • Explore the beautiful, cultural city of Boston.

  • Discover coastal settlements and pretty driving routes.

  • Go whale watching and look for moose.

  • Indulge in outdoor activities on Grand Manan Island.

14 Days from £3,190pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Maine and New Brunswick Seascapes Self Drive


  • Explore the beautiful, cultural city of Boston.

  • Discover coastal settlements and pretty driving routes.

  • Go whale watching and look for moose.

  • Indulge in outdoor activities on Grand Manan Island.

Canada & USA Pacific Northwest Self-Drive

  • Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Pike's Place Market in Seattle.

  • See the totem poles of Vancouver’s Stanley Park and visit vibrant Chinatown.

  • Take a trip by gondola to the summit of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain for far-reaching mountain views.

  • Visit the iconic Spirit Island on Lake Maligne in Jasper National Park.

  • Hike in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at Montana's Glacier National Park.

21 Days from £3,285pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Canada & USA Pacific Northwest Self-Drive


  • Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Pike's Place Market in Seattle.

  • See the totem poles of Vancouver’s Stanley Park and visit vibrant Chinatown.

  • Take a trip by gondola to the summit of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain for far-reaching mountain views.

  • Visit the iconic Spirit Island on Lake Maligne in Jasper National Park.

  • Hike in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at Montana's Glacier National Park.

Yellowstone & Glacier National Park Self Drive

  • Spend time visiting Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park.

  • Explore the wildlife and geothermal activity of Yellowstone National Park.

  • Discover the small character towns of the Rocky Mountains.

  • Take in the magnificent scenery of Glacier National Park.

  • Try some the region's many thrilling outdoor activities.

14 Days from £3,325pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Yellowstone & Glacier National Park Self Drive


  • Spend time visiting Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park.

  • Explore the wildlife and geothermal activity of Yellowstone National Park.

  • Discover the small character towns of the Rocky Mountains.

  • Take in the magnificent scenery of Glacier National Park.

  • Try some the region's many thrilling outdoor activities.

Best of the West

  • Explore the glamour of Hollywood and chic Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.

  • Follow walking trails and see incredible geological formations in California and Arizona’s national parks.

  • Drive the iconic Pacific Coast Highway for dramatic views over the ocean and rugged coastline.

  • Soak up the electric atmosphere of Las Vegas.

21 Days from £3,390pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Best of the West


  • Explore the glamour of Hollywood and chic Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.

  • Follow walking trails and see incredible geological formations in California and Arizona’s national parks.

  • Drive the iconic Pacific Coast Highway for dramatic views over the ocean and rugged coastline.

  • Soak up the electric atmosphere of Las Vegas.

National Parks Explored

  • Stay in the cosmopolitan city of Salt Lake City, discovering the Great Salt Lake itself and visiting the enormous Mormon temple.

  • Explore the geothermal wonderland and wildlife of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.

  • Discover the history of the Ancestral Pueblo Indians in Mesa Verde National Park.

  • Explore South Dakota's amazing Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse national monuments.

  • Visit the magnificent red rock mountains of Monument Valley and Zion National Park.

24 Days from £3,395pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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National Parks Explored


  • Stay in the cosmopolitan city of Salt Lake City, discovering the Great Salt Lake itself and visiting the enormous Mormon temple.

  • Explore the geothermal wonderland and wildlife of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.

  • Discover the history of the Ancestral Pueblo Indians in Mesa Verde National Park.

  • Explore South Dakota's amazing Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse national monuments.

  • Visit the magnificent red rock mountains of Monument Valley and Zion National Park.

The Great Lakes Trail Self Drive

  • Visit the rejuvenated cities of Detroit and Minneapolis - St. Paul.

  • Explore the enormous sand dunes at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

  • Go walking and cycling in car-free Mackinac Island.

  • Relish the tranquility and thriving wildlife in Isle Royale National Park.

  • Discover Wisconsin's pretty Apostle Islands.

17 Days from £3,550pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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The Great Lakes Trail Self Drive


  • Visit the rejuvenated cities of Detroit and Minneapolis - St. Paul.

  • Explore the enormous sand dunes at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

  • Go walking and cycling in car-free Mackinac Island.

  • Relish the tranquility and thriving wildlife in Isle Royale National Park.

  • Discover Wisconsin's pretty Apostle Islands.

Florida Coastal Explorer Self-Drive

  • Experience the vibrancy of Miami's south beach

  • Explore the literary history of Key West

  • Explore exciting Little Havana in Miami by bike

  • Relax on white sand beaches

14 Days from £3,615pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Florida Coastal Explorer Self-Drive


  • Experience the vibrancy of Miami's south beach

  • Explore the literary history of Key West

  • Explore exciting Little Havana in Miami by bike

  • Relax on white sand beaches

Hawaii Highlights Self-Drive

  • Explore Maui's white sand beaches.

  • Experience the intense heat and vigour of Kilauea Volcano.

  • Snorkel with sea turtles, whales and dolphins.

  • Between January and March you can also take a boat trip on the Pacific Ocean to see majestic humpback whales at sunrise.

15 Days from £3,625pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Hawaii Highlights Self-Drive


  • Explore Maui's white sand beaches.

  • Experience the intense heat and vigour of Kilauea Volcano.

  • Snorkel with sea turtles, whales and dolphins.

  • Between January and March you can also take a boat trip on the Pacific Ocean to see majestic humpback whales at sunrise.

Dixie Dreaming

  • Soak up the famous Southern charm amongst the pristine architecture of Savannah.

  • Enjoy the musical birth places of Country, Blues, Jazz and Rock n' Roll.

  • Taste the many Cajun and Creole culinary delights in Louisiana.

  • Explore the streets of New Orleans' world-famous French Quarter.

19 Days from £3,645pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Dixie Dreaming


  • Soak up the famous Southern charm amongst the pristine architecture of Savannah.

  • Enjoy the musical birth places of Country, Blues, Jazz and Rock n' Roll.

  • Taste the many Cajun and Creole culinary delights in Louisiana.

  • Explore the streets of New Orleans' world-famous French Quarter.

California Explored

  • Discover the lavish lifestyles of the rich and famous in Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

  • Explore the beaches and pretty towns along the Pacific coastline.

  • Watch for wildlife and get close to nature in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.

  • See the salt flats of Badwater in the desolate Death Valley National Park.

  • Enjoy wine tasting in the glorious vineyards of the Napa Valley.

21 Days from £3,680pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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California Explored


  • Discover the lavish lifestyles of the rich and famous in Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

  • Explore the beaches and pretty towns along the Pacific coastline.

  • Watch for wildlife and get close to nature in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.

  • See the salt flats of Badwater in the desolate Death Valley National Park.

  • Enjoy wine tasting in the glorious vineyards of the Napa Valley.

Mountains of Colorado & Utah Self-Drive

  • Delve into the fascinating history of Mesa Verde National Park.

  • Explore the mountain city of Denver.

  • Go white water rafting or explore Arches National Park by 4x4 from Moab.

  • Breathe in the pure air of Colorado's Rocky Mountains.

18 Days from £3,785pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Mountains of Colorado & Utah Self-Drive


  • Delve into the fascinating history of Mesa Verde National Park.

  • Explore the mountain city of Denver.

  • Go white water rafting or explore Arches National Park by 4x4 from Moab.

  • Breathe in the pure air of Colorado's Rocky Mountains.

Grand New England Self-Drive

  • Go whale watching and looking for moose in Maine.

  • Scale the Cog Railway in New Hampshire's White Mountains.

  • Take in the history of Boston.

  • Explore the quaint and pretty villages of Vermont.

  • Lap up the swell on Cape Cod's beaches.

21 Days from £3,880pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Grand New England Self-Drive


  • Go whale watching and looking for moose in Maine.

  • Scale the Cog Railway in New Hampshire's White Mountains.

  • Take in the history of Boston.

  • Explore the quaint and pretty villages of Vermont.

  • Lap up the swell on Cape Cod's beaches.

Carolinas to Key West Florida Self Drive

  • Experience traditional southern charm in Charleston and Savannah.

  • Visit Cape Canaveral and the 'space coast'.

  • Explore Miami's Art Deco heritage.

  • Take an airboat ride through the Everglades.

  • Snorkel the turquoise waters of the Florida Keys.

19 Days from £4,075pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Carolinas to Key West Florida Self Drive


  • Experience traditional southern charm in Charleston and Savannah.

  • Visit Cape Canaveral and the 'space coast'.

  • Explore Miami's Art Deco heritage.

  • Take an airboat ride through the Everglades.

  • Snorkel the turquoise waters of the Florida Keys.

California, Oregon & Washington State Self-Drive

  • Explore the beautiful cities of San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.

  • Drive along the scenic coastal highways of California and Oregon.

  • See magnificent giant redwood trees in northern California.

  • At low tide walk to Haystack Rock at Oregon's Cannon Beach.

  • Hike around the temperate rainforests looking for wildlife in Olympic National Park.

21 Days from £4,975pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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California, Oregon & Washington State Self-Drive


  • Explore the beautiful cities of San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.

  • Drive along the scenic coastal highways of California and Oregon.

  • See magnificent giant redwood trees in northern California.

  • At low tide walk to Haystack Rock at Oregon's Cannon Beach.

  • Hike around the temperate rainforests looking for wildlife in Olympic National Park.

Hawaiian Island Hopping Adventure

  • Experience the glorious beaches of Maui

  • Visit Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu

  • Trek through lush rainforest and past waterfalls on Maui

  • Swim and snorkel off the coast of Kauai

19 Days from £5,975pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Hawaiian Island Hopping Adventure


  • Experience the glorious beaches of Maui

  • Visit Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu

  • Trek through lush rainforest and past waterfalls on Maui

  • Swim and snorkel off the coast of Kauai

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Our Hidden Beaches Itineraries

Part of our Hidden Beaches collection, these trip ideas are our answer if you’re looking for relaxation but still have the urge to explore. Each itinerary combines time at one of our hand-picked beach properties with a few days spent exploring. That could be taking in a city, a safari, discovering the local culture or just hopping to the next beach. These itineraries are just suggestions, and a dedicated Hidden Beaches specialist would tailor-make your holiday.

Beach + City

Le Maitai Polynesia & Los Angeles

Spend a few days on the US west coast discovering Los Angeles' diverse attractions from renowned galleries to famous film studios before a complete change on the picture perfect islands of French Polynesia.

16 Days from £2,693pp

3 nights Los Angeles, including excursions; 7 nights Le Maitai Polynesia including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + City

Napili Kai and Los Angeles

Explore the famous sights of Los Angeles before flying over to Maui's beautiful beaches for a week.

11 Days from £2,948pp

3 nights Los Angeles, including excursions; 7 nights Napili Kai, room only. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + City

Mauna Kea and San Francisco

Explore San Francisco's diverse neighbourhoods and cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge before a relaxing week discovering Hawaii's 'Big Island'.

13 Days from £3,182pp

3 nights San Francisco, including excursions; 7 nights Mauna Kea, room only. Includes flights and transfers, plus a night in Los Angeles.

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Beach + Wildlife or Scenery

Koa Kea Hotel and Resort and Volanoes National Park

Spend a few days exploring Volcanoes National Park on 'The Big Island' before relaxing amongst Kauai's natural beauty.

12 Days from £3,330pp

3 nights Volcanoes National Park, room only; 7 nights Koa Kea, room only. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach hopping

Carlisle Bay and Miami

Enjoy the art deco architecture and exciting atmosphere of Miami Beach before flying to Antigua’s stunning coastline and colonial history for a relaxing week at a luxurious beach resort.

12 Days from £3,918pp

3 nights Miami, room only; 7 nights Carlisle Bay, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers

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Beach + City

Le Tahaa Island Resort and Spa and Los Angeles

This is a stunning two centre itinerary offering the exciting energy and bright lights of Los Angeles with an exclusive stay in French Polynesia.

13 Days from £4,156pp

2 nights Los Angeles, room-only, including excursion; 7 nights Le Taha’a, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach hopping

Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay Lanai and Hana Maui

Spend a few days in peaceful Hana on Maui's eastern tip before heading to Lanai, one of Hawaii's most tranquil islands.

13 Days from £5,553pp

3 nights Maui, room only; 7 nights Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay, room only. Includes flights and transfers, plus a night in Los Angeles.

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Beach + City

Tadrai Island Resort and Los Angeles

This is a fabulous two centre itinerary offering the buzz and bright lights of Los Angeles with an exclusive South Pacific beach stay on a secluded palm-fringed cove on Mana Island.

14 Days from £6,482pp

3 nights Los Angeles, including breakfast and excursion; 7 nights Tadrai Island Resort, all-inclusive. Includes flights and transfers.

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