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AMERICA TRAVEL GUIDE

Legendary highways, bustling cities, national parks, surf-strewn coastal roads and tumbleweed deserts - with 50 states to choose from, travelling the USA is one supersized adventure. Explore the sun-kissed West Coast or learn about America's political history on the East. Check out our USA Travel Guide for tips on when to go, what to do and how to get there.

USA Fast Facts

Languages Spoken

82% of the population speak English. The remaining speak Spanish, other Indo-European languages, Asian, Pacific Island languages and other.

Currency

Name: Dollar Code: USD Symbol: $

Time Zones

Eastern Standard time (GMT - 5) Central time (GMT - 6) Mountain Time (GMT - 7) Pacific Time (GMT - 8) Hawaiian Time (GMT – 10) Alaskan Time (GMT – 9)

Top Cities in the USA

From the bright lights of Vegas to the buzzing streets of New York - you'll find some of the world's most famous cities in the USA. Spot scenes from your favourite movie in LA, New York, Vegas and more.
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Los Angeles

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San Francisco

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USA Fast Facts

Beers

In a New York bar, you'll spend between $5-$8 on a bottle of beer whilst in other cities it could be around $3.50. *Remember that you need to be 21 to drink in the USA.

Meals

Lunch from a cheap café or food truck can be between $5 and $9, whilst dinner in a restaurant would be nearer $25 to $50 per person.

Taxi Ride

Taxis are expensive in the States, with most city cabs running on meters. Budget travellers should use cheaper buses or subway transport.

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Transport

Travel on buses and subways will cost between $2 to $3. Car hire is available from $30 a day and we have campervans from $40!

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Hostels

Dorm beds in hostels cost between $25 and $40. Budget motels would be around $60 to $80 for a double.

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Hotels

A double room in a 3 star hotel can be between $100 and $250.

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What to do in two weeks in the USA

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Sin, Surf & Sierras 9 day tour
This 9 day tour is ideal for those wanting to explore West Coast USA in under 2 weeks. Begin in Las Vegas and finish up in LA, taking in the city sights as well as trips to Yosemite National Park, Death Valley and San Francisco.
From $1819
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Circle the Americas
Okay so two weeks might be pushing it, but if you've got a bit more time to spare and can't choose between East or West Coast, check out our Circle the Americas flight itinerary! Tick off South America's Santiago, Buenos Aires and Rio before heading north for the USA trifecta – New York, Vegas and Los Angeles. Epic, huh!
From $2499
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USA Mini Adventures
The USA is so jam-packed with famous sights, it could literally take years to see it all. See the best of the USA on a mini adventure lasting anything from one to three days.

USA Adventure Tours

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Best of the USA
This epic 44 day tour takes you around the United States, where you'll break a sweat in Death Valley, cool off in the spray of Niagara Falls and hike some of the USA's stunning national parks.
44 days from $7839
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LA to the Bay
Start off in San Francisco and travel through three states and two national parks to get to LA. See the bright lights of Vegas, hike in the Grand Canyon and relax in the hipster cafes of San Francisco.
12 days from $2665
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Eastern Escapade
Explore the USA's East coast on this two week tour. Travel with like minded 18-35 year olds as you explore the historic cities of Boston, Washington DC and New York, plus head up to Canada! Visit the White House, Capitol Building, World Trade Center, 5th Avenue and Niagara Falls.
14 days from $3030
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What to do in a month in the USA

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Grand Southern Contiki tour
Start this supersized America adventure in New York and travel through over 20 States on your way to Los Angeles. Tick off must-see spots such as New York City, Washington DC, New Orleans, Miami, Fort Worth, Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon and Vegas.
27 days from $5268
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Grand Northern
Bridging the gap between America and Canada, the Grand Northern takes you through four National Parks (including the famous Yellowstone), as well as several iconic landmarks (like Mt. Rushmore!). Take a gamble on your chances in Las Vegas, hike the Grand Canyon and feel the thunder of the booming Niagara Falls. This tour is for those who love adventure, as well as soaking in the history of a city - what better way to spend a month?
26 days, from $5635
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Summer Camp USA Work Programme
Fancy working in the USA as a camp counsellor? If you're aged between 18-30 years old, you could spend your June to August at a 9-11 week summer camp, with a 30-day visa at the end of your placement for travelling through the USA.
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Campervan hire
Take off on an epic USA roadtrip with your very own campervan. Hire a campervan to suit your group's needs and experience the USA at your own pace.
USA accommodation
From trendy hostels to 4* hotels near NYC hotspots, check out our selection of top accommodation across the USA.

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