Southern BLT

  • 21Day(s)
  • Trip Code: STTASNB

Take the Southern trail from coast to coast, through the fabulous Tinseltown all the way to the Big Apple. Cruise around Vegas in a stretch limo, gaze at the sunset or sunrise over the Grand Canyon and explore the tribal lands of the Navajo in Monument Valley. Visit the former home of Elvis Presley in Memphis, get your groove on with line dancing in Nashville and see the steps of the Rocky movies in Philadelphia. It's a jam-packed, 21 day adventure!

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Day 1-2 Los Angeles / San Diego

Tinseltown is your first stop on this awesome adventure so make the most of LA's celebrity scene. Stroll down the walk of fame, whip your camera out for the infamous Hollywood sign, take a trip to Rodeo Drive or chill on Venice Beach. Head on to San Diego and enjoy its laidback nature and beautiful beaches, or head to SeaWorld for a splash from Shamu the Killer Whale!

Day 3-4 Las Vegas

Bright lights, brash colours and a brilliant atmosphere welcome you to fabulous Las Vegas. With an included stretch-limo trip, cruise along the strip passing many infamous hotels such as; Caesars Palace, New York New York and the Bellagio. Party the night away in one of its super clubs, indulge in an all-you-can eat buffet, get your adrenaline pumping on a jaw-dropping rollercoaster or try your hand at roulette in one of the many casinos, Vegas has it all!

Day 5-6 Grand Canyon National Park

Hopefully not too worse for wear after Sin City, you'll make a pit-stop at the pop-art town of Seligman en-route to the serenity of the Grand Canyon. Take in the splendour of this natural wonder of the world, admire the sunset or sunrise from one of the many viewpoints, hike to Plateau Point or choose to glimpse a birds-eye view from a helicopter flight.

Day 7 Monument Valley

Monument Valley, the backdrop for many Hollywood Western movies, is the most photographed location in America. Your lovely local Navajo guide will show you the huge hunks of mesas and buttes and share a local fable or two of the sacred lands on an optional tour.

Day 8 Santa Fe

You'll then head off to Santa Fe, known for its Southwestern charm. Stop by Canyon road en-route to check out its historic buildings and browse its cultural crafts!

Day 9-10 Carlsbad Caverns National Park / Lubbock Texas

Your next stop is the incredible fairytale world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park where you will find gnarled lime-stone stalagmites and stalactites littered over 100 caves before heading to the Lone Star State and Lubbock Texas. Browse the Buddy Holly centre or the American Museum of Agriculture then hit the shores of Buffalo Springs Lake.

Day 11-12 Austin / Louisiana

Head off to Austin, the capital of Texas and top up your energy levels to prepare for a legendary live music scene, a buzzing nightlife and its unique culture. If Austin leaves you a little worn out, you'll find the pace slows down slightly as you're whisked off to the Bayou country, Louisiana.

Day 13-14 New Orleans

The 'Big Easy', famous for its lip-smacking Cajun and Creole cuisine, Mardi Gras and jazz music. Whilst you're here, make the most of its extraordinary culture. Ride a steamboat along the Mississippi River, chill out to the melodies of jazz music in the French Quarter, or get ready to party the night away on Bourbon Street.

Day 15-16 Memphis

The lively atmosphere of Beale Street will welcome you and keep you entertained for hours. Keep a look out for the many influences of Blues and Jazz music then head over to Graceland, the former home of ‘The King', Elvis Presley.

Day 17-18 Nashville / Virginia

You'll then be off to the home of the country music scene, Nashville, Tennessee. Make your way to the Wild Horse Saloon where you can grab your dancing shoes and line up with the locals for a bit of traditional line dancing! Touch down in Virginia and wonder at the Appalachian Mountain Range with its bumpy peaks and picturesque scenery amongst clear, crisp skies.

Day 19-20 Washington DC

As you're coming to the end of your trip, perhaps visit some furry friends at the zoo before enjoying the Nation's political monuments illuminated at night.

Day 21 Philadelphia / New York area

Your penultimate stop is Philadelphia where you can treat yourself to a mouth-watering Philly cheese steak sandwich before visiting the steps from the Rocky movies. Finish up in the New York area where you can celebrate your final night with your group before bidding farewell.

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0800 474 400

0800 474 400

  • FROM PRICE: NZ$4499

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You will visit

  • United States

Is this for me?

  • Trip Style: Small Group Adventures
  • Physical Demands: You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.

What's included?

  • Accommodation: Hotels (8 nts), hostels (7 nts), motels (3 nts), cabin (1 nt), guesthouse (1 nt)
  • Transport: Air con private touring van with free Wi-Fi access