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Trans America

New York, Washington DC, Blue Ridge Parkway, Nashville, Memphis, Route 66, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Zion NP, Las Vegas, LA & more

Travel Trans America. Like the pioneers of yesteryear, explore America from east to west visiting must-see U.S. destinations. Why choose between New York, DC, Vegas or LA when you can road trip them all? Our 28-day road trip is perfect if you’re adventurous and have a month to travel.


Trans America 28+ nights

All of our American road trips can be tailored to meet your requirements. Do you have more or less than 28 days for your road trip? No problem, we can bolt on extra nights to allow more time to explore or shorten the number of destinations as required. Just let us know when requesting your quote.

The road trip of our lives, there was so much to do every single day


Midtown Buzz

Day 1

Arrive in the worlds greatest city

Enjoy three amazing days exploring the world’s greatest city. An epicentre of the arts and America's true dining and shopping capital. New York City wears many crowns and spreads an irresistible feast for all. Only the Big Apple can provide so much packed into five boroughs.

  • Key location: New York
  • New York

New York, New York!

Day 2

So good they name in twice!

You have two full days to enjoy New York. We recommend taking one of the open top buses to get a feel for the different areas of the city. Not only is it good value for money but it'll help familiarise yourself with the layout. Your Road Trip Pack is full of recommendations of where to eat and see too.

  • Key location: New York
  • New York

Central Park

Day 3

Explore more of Manhattan

Manhattan's Central Park offers a break from the stresses of city life, watch joggers and dog walkers stretch their legs amongst more than 800 acres of well-maintained lawns boating ponds and even a castle and zoo. If you want to hit the shops, Fifth Avenue is one of the main arteries leading to the south of the park.

  • Key location: New York
  • New York

Gettysburg, NMP

Day 4

Drive to Washington, DC via Gettysburg or Philly

Today you'll collect your hire car and drive from New York City to the nation's capital, Washington, DC. Getting in and out of the city will take a few hours but if you have time try and schedule a stop in Philadelphia to learn more about U.S. history or sample a Philly Cheese Steak.

  • Key location: Washington, DC
  • Washington, DC
  • 227 Miles

Capitol Hill

Day 5

Day 2 in the world’s most powerful city

Enjoy a full day to explore Washington, DC. The city is easy to navigate and like New York is spread over a large area. The 'Federal District' is home to the iconic monuments and government buildings. We recommend visiting one of the free Smithsonian Museums which are dotted along the 'Mall'.

  • Key location: Washington, DC
  • Washington, DC

Monument in Bloom

Day 6

Spend the day in DC, before heading to the start of Skyline Drive

Spend the first part of the day checking off any of the remaining world-famous sights that remain or by exploring Georgetown which is a charming corner of the city, and well worth a visit. Later today you'll travel out of the city to Front Royal on the cusp of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Key location: Washington, DC
  • Front Royal
  • 70 Miles

Skyline Drive

Day 7

Cruise the incredible Skyline Drive

Front Royal marks the start of the legendary Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. Stunning surroundings, abundant wildlife and a 35mph speed limit mean you'll easily spend the day meandering this 105-mile leg of your journey. Why not park up at one of the scenic lay-bys and stretch your legs on one of the many trails.

  • Key location: Skyline Drive
  • Peaks of Otter
  • 164 Miles

Linn Cove Viaduct

Day 8

The famous Blue Ridge Parkway

The best way to enjoy this area is by driving the Blue Ridge Parkway from Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. This is one of America’s truly great roads, it makes the very most of the stunning mountain views with the famous blue haze.

  • Key location: Blue Ridge PW
  • GSM NP
  • 328 Miles

Great Smoky Mountains

Day 9

A full day exploring America’s most visited National Park

Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World-renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited National Park.

  • Key location: GSM NP
  • GSM NP
  • 43 Miles

Nashville Pantheon

Day 10

Cruise over to Nashville

The home of Country Music and very proud of it. Nashville boasts its music heritage at every opportunity and is home to the Country Music Hall of Fame. It's not all about country music. The region has a rich blues history too with singers and songwriters from every genre calling 'Music City' home.

  • Key location: Nashville
  • Nashville
  • 214 Miles

Home of Country

Day 11

Explore the sights and sounds of Nashville

Enjoy a full day in Nashville. Head to the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge (colloquially known in Nashville as simply the ‘Pedestrian Bridge’) which spans the Cumberland River. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better view of the Nashville skyline anywhere. Tonight, for the full tourist experience, head down to Broadway and stop by a honky tonk or two for a one-of-a-kind night.

  • Key location: Nashville
  • Nashville

Mud Island Train

Day 12

Onto Memphis , Tennessee

Continue west through Tennesse to Memphis. Second, only to The White House, Elvis Presley’s Graceland is arguably the most iconic home in America. Memphis has plenty more to offer, including the legendary Sun Records studios and the moving National Civil Rights Museum. In our opinion, Memphis is the Barbecue capital of America so make sure you try a rib joint tonight.

  • Key location: Memphis
  • Memphis
  • 212 Miles

Mud Island

Day 13

A second day enjoying the food and music of Memphis

Your Road Trip Pack will have a full range of recommendations from our own specialists to help you plan your day in Memphis. On your road trip be sure to try and fit in tickets to see some American Sports. Memphis is home to a professional basketball team and college team too.

  • Key location: Memphis
  • Memphis

Oklahoma Memorial

Day 14

Diverse scenery of Oklahoma

Cross the plains of Arkansaw today before arriving in the state capital of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City. Here you'll join up with Route 66 as you continue west towards the Pacific. Tonight, explore Brick-town for dinner and stroll amongst the Oklahoma City River Trail.

  • Key location: Route 66
  • Oklahoma City
  • 467 Miles

Cadillac Ranch - Route 66

Day 15

Start your engines, historic Route 66 awaits.

After breakfast try and fit in a visit to the moving Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial. Later you'll continue your drive west to Texas for a nights stop in Amarillo.

  • Key location: Route 66
  • Amarillo, TX
  • 260 Miles

Balloon Capitial

Day 16

Route 66 continues to Albuquerque

On the way from Amarillo, you’ll have the chance to visit some classic 'Mother Road' attractions. This includes Cadillac Ranch, Midpoint Cafe and the Route 66 Auto Museum in Santa Rosa. New Mexico. You’ll finish the day in Albuquerque, New Mexico which still has a strong Native American and Hispanic community.

  • Key location: Petrified Forest National Park
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • 285 Miles

Meteor Crater

Day 17

Meteor Crater and funky Flagstaff

Included in your Road Trip Pack you'll find plenty of detailed suggestions about what to do and see on route. One of our favourites is the Meteor Crater near Winslow in Arizona. El Morro is a detour considering too to see 'inscription rock', a large sandstone pueblo where travellers since the 17th century have left messages. You'll arrive tonight in Flagstaff for a one night stay.

  • Key location: Meteor Crater
  • Flagstaff
  • 324 Miles

Hello Grand Canyon!

Day 18

The awesome Grand Canyon National Park

90 minutes north of Flagstaff, is the Grand Canyon south rim. The worlds largest and most well known geological wonder is just staggering. Two billion years in the making, the Colorado River has forged a mile deep, 18 miles wide and 277-mile long gauge into Arizona. Tonight you'll stay on the rim itself in the heart of the National Park.

  • Key location: Grand Canyon NP
  • Grand Canyon NP
  • 80 Miles

Monument Valley

Day 19

Monument Valley majesty

Heading back on yourself northwards today you'll arrive on the border of Arizona and Utah on the Navajo Indian Territory for a stay at Monument Valley. This magical area is an amazing experience, but particularly stunning at dawn or dusk.

  • Key location: Monument Valley, UT
  • Monument Valley, UT
  • 181 Miles

Lake Powell

Day 20

Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon

Continuing west again today you'll arrive in Page at Lake Powell which is home to the famous Antelope Canyon. The has two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack; and Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew. Make sure your camera has plenty of room for photos - this is the most photographed slot canyon in the southwest of America.

  • Key location: Lake Powell
  • Page, AZ
  • 126 Miles

Bryce Canyon

Day 21

Stunning Bryce Canyon and Zion

Travel to Bryce Canyon today. This National Park is famous for unique geology made up of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheatres carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The erosional force of frost-wedging and the dissolving power of rainwater have shaped the colourful limestone rock into bizarre shapes, including slot canyons, windows, fins, and spires called 'hoodoos'. Later today you'll travel south to Springdale for your overnight stay.

  • Key location: Bryce Canyon NP
  • Zion NP
  • 231 Miles

Zion Valley

Day 22

Natural beauty at its best - Zion

Wake up in Springdale, Utah, which is the park entry point for Zion National Park. Emerald pools, lush green trees, rust red canyon walls and crystal clear skies are all crammed into this narrow valley which makes up the park. The combination of colours is a visual delight and the park's trails offer many more. Zion National Park is one The American Road Trip Company’s favourite destinations.

  • Key location: Zion NP
  • Zion NP

Welcome to Vegas

Day 23

Man made wonder - Las Vegas

Head west to Las Vegas today. Once you’ve checked into your Las Vegas hotel, get dressed up and hit the tables, bars and restaurants. Alternatively, take the time to relax at your hotel around the pool.

  • Key location: Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas
  • 169 Miles

Beautiful Vegas

Day 24

More Las Vegas fun

If your head hurts after a big night out, you can always relax by the amazing pools adorning nearly every hotel. Stretch your legs with a walk along the legendary 'strip', book tickets to one of the incredible shows or take some retail therapy. We recommend visiting one of the over the top buffets in the hotels. Just make sure you are hungry when you go, the range and quality of the food is amazing value!

  • Key location: Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas

Joshua Tree NP

Day 25

Two gorgeous deserts and Palm Springs relaxation

Enter California today. Your first stop is Joshua Tree National Park. An alien landscape, characterized by rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes. Named for the region’s twisted, bristled Joshua trees, the park straddles the cactus-dotted Colorado Desert and the Mojave Desert. Continue east to the oasis of Lake Havasu, where you can visit the original London Bridge which was imported here from London in the 1970s.

  • Key location: Joshua Tree National Park
  • Palm Springs
  • 230 Miles


Day 26

Tinseltown Los Angeles

Today you'll arrive in Los Angeles. Hollywood is synonymous with glitz and glamour, and although many of the studios have now moved onto to other parts of town it's still fun to visit the home of the Oscars and walk Hollywood Boulevard. Just a short drive northeast of here lies the Griffith Observatory, perched high on a hill overlooking the urban sprawl of LA.

  • Key location: Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles
  • 107 Miles

Shop with the stars

Day 27

So much to see and do in LA

Enjoy another full day in your final stop, Los Angeles. Beverly Hills offers the chance to see movie star homes with sky-high fences on palm tree-lined streets. You may want to visit one of Hollywood's excellent Theme Parks, with Disneyland, Universal Studios and Knotts Berry to chose from. Alternatively, stroll along Santa Monica's beachfront and enjoy being on the Pacific Coast.

  • Key location: Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles

Santa Monica Pier

Day 28

The LA beach towns are calling

It's your final full day in Los Angeles. This is a huge city with plenty of hidden gems to enjoy. If you're looking for surfing, head to Huntington Beach, or for more culture and arts you may want to visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in nearby Simi Valley. Talk to us to discuss how to make the most of your time. Tomorrow you'll check out of your hotel and head to the airport to return your hire car for your overnight flight back to the U.K.

  • Key location: Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles

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