Coast to Coast Adventure Self Drive Tour

20 Nights

Washington, DC

From sea to shining sea, from natural wonders to vibrant city centres, experience all America has to offer on an unforgettable journey that starts in the nation’s capital: Washington D.C. Visit the stately monuments of Lincoln, or cruise past 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Head north through the forests and farmlands of Pennsylvania to catch the majesty of Niagara Falls, and take in Ontario wine country. Once you cross back into America, via Detroit, Michigan’s leafy forests and farmlands will give way to rolling Oklahoma countryside. The landscape changes drastically soon afterwards, and before long you’ll find yourself deep in cowboy country in Amarillo Texas. Rich Native heritage greet you at the stunning Taos Pueblo, a living Native American community situated at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range. The natural landmarks of the United States continue to inspire awe when you arrive at the rim of the Grand Canyon, it’s sheer size leaving you breathless. Continue to take in American culture in the always-entertaining cities of Las Vegas and Los Angeles that will satisfy your need for nightlife adventuring.

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Highlights

  • Explore America’s capital, Washington D.C., with visits to the Capitol Building, The White House, the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington Cemetery and more iconic American landmarks
  • Take in the majesty and grandeur of Niagara Falls from the top of the Skylon Tower, and head to the bucolic and romantic Ontario wine country in neighbouring Niagara-On-The-Lake
  • Traverse the beautiful rolling Oklahoma countryside, once the land of Native Americans, then cowboys and outlaws, part of the historic Cherokee Strip, containing the Cherokee Strip Museum
  • Visit Amarillo’s Cadillac Graveyard, one of Route 66’s more colourful “roadside attractions” and art installations originally constructed in the 1970s by a local billionaire and small art collective  
  • Uncover the rich cultural traditions of a Native American indigenous people at Taos Pueblo, uniquely designated as both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Historic Landmark
  • Be awed by the sheer size and vast expanse of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, with walks along the rim sure to provide stunning views and excellent photo ops
  • Have it all in Vegas, with options to lounge by a bustling hotel pool, walking the infamous “Strip”, taking in a show, enjoying find dining or trying your luck at one of Las Vegas’s 24-hour casinos
  • Hope for a chance encounter with one of your favourite movie stars in iconic locations like Beverly Hills and West Hollywood as you work your way to Santa Monica – and the Pacific Coast
  • Day 1 - Washington, D.C. Arrival
  • Day 2 - Washington, D.C.
  • Day 3 - Washington, D.C. - Gettysburg
  • Day 4 - Gettysburg - Niagara Falls
  • Day 5 - Niagara Falls - Toronto
  • Day 6 - Toronto - Detroit
  • Day 7 - Detroit - Chicago
  • Day 8 - Chicago
  • Day 9 - Chicago - St. Louis
  • Day 10 - St. Louis - Springfiled
  • Day 11 - Springfiled - Tulsa - Oklahoma City
  • Day 12 - Oklahoma City - Amarillo
  • Day 13 - Amarillo - Albuquerque
  • Day 14 - Albuquerque
  • Day 15 - Albuquerque - Santa Fe - Albuquerque
  • Day 16 - Albuquerque - Holbrook
  • Day 17 - Holbrook - Grand Canyon - Flagstaff
  • Day 18 - Flagstaff - Las Vegas
  • Day 19 - Las Vegas
  • Day 20 - Las Vegas - Santa Monica - Los Angeles Area
  • Day 21 - Los Angeles Departure

Today you will arrive in beautiful Washington, D.C. Transfer independently to your hotel by shuttle service or taxi.

Meals Included: Ro

Capitol Skyline Hotel

In the heart of Washington DC’s hottest new neighborhood, the Capitol Skyline Hotel redefines the notion of an urban chic hotel. First designed in 1962 by Morris Lapidus – architect of the renowned Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach – and recently refreshed by New York interior designer Scott Sanders – the creator of the Ralph Lauren Interior Design Department – our hotel boasts uber-chic architecture and interiors unlike any hotel in the nation’s capital.

Full day at leisure to explore the capital and its many historical landmarks. See the Capitol Building, the White House, Georgetown, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, and much more. Visit the Smithsonian’s complex of museums, a repository for the nation’s historic treasures, and Arlington Cemetery, which houses JFK’s grave site.

Meals Included: Ro

Capitol Skyline Hotel

In the heart of Washington DC’s hottest new neighborhood, the Capitol Skyline Hotel redefines the notion of an urban chic hotel. First designed in 1962 by Morris Lapidus – architect of the renowned Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach – and recently refreshed by New York interior designer Scott Sanders – the creator of the Ralph Lauren Interior Design Department – our hotel boasts uber-chic architecture and interiors unlike any hotel in the nation’s capital.

Collect your rental car this morning before starting out for Gettysburg National Military Park, site of the most famous battle of the American Civil War. There are excellent self guided interpretive tours to help you understand the battlefields.

Driving Distance: 90 MI / 150 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Wyndham Gettysburg

Surrounded by historic landmarks, Civil War-era charm, and stunning natural landscape, Gettysburg is a South Central Pennsylvania destination unlike any other. Situated just outside downtown Gettysburg, on the 100-acre Gateway Gettysburg campus, discover modern amenities, world-class dining, and a spectacular onsite theater just minutes from Gettysburg’s most popular attractions.  When searching for the premiere location among Gettysburg hotels near the battlefield, you will find ours best situated for both convenience and service.Guests of this centrally-located Gettysburg hotel are welcomed to this Federal-styled property by a dedicated and friendly hotel staff. After getting settled, take a refreshing dip in the indoor swimming pool, or enjoy a workout at the state-of-the-art fitness center. Two onsite restaurants dish up exceptional fare in a casual setting. Other exceptional guest services include complimentary shuttle services to local attractions and businesses, daily newspapers and complimentary WiFi.

Travel through central Pennsylvania and upstate New York. Then cross the U.S. border to romantic Niagara Falls. We suggest dinner at the revolving Skylon Tower restaurant this evening.

Driving Distance: 360 MI / 580 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Econo Lodge By The Falls

Property Location With a stay at Econo Lodge By The Falls in Niagara Falls, you'll be minutes from Dinosaur Adventure Golf and Niagara SkyWheel. This hotel is close to American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls.

Spend the morning sightseeing at Niagara Falls. Why not venture to nearby Niagara on the Lake for wine tasting? In the afternoon travel to Toronto, the largest English-speaking city in Canada. Explore the city before arriving at your hotel.

Driving Distance: 100 MI / 160 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Ramada Plaza Toronto Downtown

Property Location With a stay at Ramada Plaza Toronto Downtown, you'll be centrally located in Toronto, steps from Allan Gardens and minutes from Ryerson University. This eco-friendly hotel is close to Toronto Public Library and University of Toronto.

Continue through the province of Ontario to Windsor. Then cross back over the border to Detroit, America’s automobile manufacturing center. If time allows, a visit to the Henry Ford Museum is a must.

Driving Distance: 240 MI / 384 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Best Western Greenfield Inn

The BEST WESTERN Greenfield Inn surrounds you with its distinctive Victorian architecture, and old world charm while offering the modern day conveniences you have come to enjoy and expect.

Travel across Michigan, stopping in Ann Arbor, Battle Creek and Kalamazoo before reaching Lake Michigan and Chicago.

Driving Distance: 280 MI / 450 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago - Downtown

Property Location A stay at Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago - Downtown places you in the heart of Chicago, minutes from Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge. This hotel is close to University of Illinois Chicago and Art Institute of Chicago.

Enjoy a full day to explore The Windy City. The architecture of Chicago is truly remarkable. See some of the tallest buildings in the world. There are also many excellent museums in the area to visit at your leisure, as well as great shopping and dining opportunities.

Meals Included: Ro

Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago - Downtown

Property Location A stay at Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago - Downtown places you in the heart of Chicago, minutes from Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge. This hotel is close to University of Illinois Chicago and Art Institute of Chicago.

This morning, continue your journey south along Historic Route 66 as it winds out of Chicago and traverses Illinois farmland to St. Louis, Missouri.

Driving Distance: 300 MI / 480 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Red Roof Plus St Louis Forest Park/Hampton Ave

Property Location With a stay at Red Roof Plus St. Louis - Forest Park / Hampton Ave. in St. Louis, you'll be convenient to St. Louis Science Center and St. Louis Zoo. This motel is within close proximity of Missouri Botanical Gardens and Arboretum and Tower Grove Park.

Leave the Mississippi River behind and travel along Historic Route 66 through the scenic beauty of the Missouri Ozark region to Springfield.

Driving Distance: 210 MI / 340 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven

Property Location With a stay at Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven, you'll be centrally located in Springfield, convenient to Evangel University and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. This motel is within close proximity of Hammons Field and Pythian Castle.

Nowhere is Historic Route 66 more at home than in Oklahoma, where the pavement follows the contours of the land as though it has always been there. In the dust-bowl years of the 1930s, fifteen percent of Oklahoma’s population started out on Route 66 in cars or caravans, carrying all their belongings, children, hopes, and dreams with them. This section of your trip takes you through rolling countryside, once the haunt of Native Americans, later the territory of cowboys and outlaws, and part of the famous Cherokee Strip.

Driving Distance: 310 MI / 520 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Howard Johnson Inn - Oklahoma City

Property Location With a stay at Howard Johnson Inn - Oklahoma City, you'll be centrally located in Oklahoma City, walking distance from Celebration Station and close to White Water Bay. This motel is within close proximity of State Fair Park and Harlow Park.

Travel through the land where the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians lived and hunted buffalo. Enter the Texas Panhandle, the haven of cowboys, oil-field roughnecks, and self-made millionaires.

Driving Distance: 260 MI / 420 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Candlewood Suites Amarillo-Western Crossing

Property Location When you stay at Candlewood Suites Amarillo-Western Crossing in Amarillo, you'll be in the suburbs and close to The Galleries at Sunset Center and Amarillo Museum of Art. This hotel is within close proximity of Amarillo Little Theatre and Amarillo Art Center.

Before leaving Amarillo, make a visit to Cadillac Ranch where you will find ten tailfin Cadillacs half buried in the sand. This is the land of tumbleweeds, cattle, cotton, and oil. Continue to New Mexico, driving through what once was the hunting ground of the Comanche Indians. Overnight in Albuquerque.

Driving Distance: 290 MI / 450 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Days Inn by Wyndham Albuquerque West

Property Location With a stay at Days Inn Albuquerque West in Albuquerque (Westside), you'll be close to ABQ BioPark Aquarium and Old Town Plaza. This motel is within close proximity of ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden and Petroglyph National Monument.

A full day in Albuquerque today. A visit to the historic artists community in the downtown area will allow you the chance to pick up a momento of the trip. Alternatively, venture out to nearby Taos Pueblo to uncover the traditions of Native American indigenous people.

Meals Included: Ro

Days Inn by Wyndham Albuquerque West

Property Location With a stay at Days Inn Albuquerque West in Albuquerque (Westside), you'll be close to ABQ BioPark Aquarium and Old Town Plaza. This motel is within close proximity of ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden and Petroglyph National Monument.

Enjoy the short drive today that brings you to Santa Fe, famous for its galleries and museums, and known as the art center of the Southwest.

Driving Distance: 180 MI / 290 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Days Inn by Wyndham Albuquerque West

Property Location With a stay at Days Inn Albuquerque West in Albuquerque (Westside), you'll be close to ABQ BioPark Aquarium and Old Town Plaza. This motel is within close proximity of ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden and Petroglyph National Monument.

Today’s highlight is the Petrified Forest National Park to view its thousands of acres of petrified trees. Overnight in Holbrook, Arizona.

Driving Distance: 260 MI / 420 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Holbrook

Property Location Centrally located in Holbrook, Howard Johnson Holbrook is convenient to Northland Pioneer College and Navajo County Historical Society Museum. This hotel is within the vicinity of Hidden Cove Golf Course and Navajo County Government Complex.

Travel through Navajo Indian Country toward today’s destination, the spectacular Grand Canyon National Park. A walk along the rim will provide you with memorable views of this stunning canyon. Continue to Flagstaff for your overnight.

Driving Distance: 180 MI / 290 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Days Hotel Flagstaff

Enjoy the natural beauty of northern Arizona when you stay at our Days Hotel Flagstaff, near Northern Arizona University.

Today your drive takes you through Kingman to Hoover Dam. Continue to Las Vegas, the glittering Entertainment Capital of the World, where your hotel is located on the famous Strip.

Driving Distance: 300 MI / 480 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Circus Circus Hotel & Casino

A family favorite Las Vegas resort since its inception, the Circus Circus Resort and Casino is full of family-fun activities. From the thrills of the Adventuredome to the live circus acts right on the casino floor! Learn more about what makes this affordable hotel the best choice for a family vacation to Las Vegas.

A full day at leisure in Las Vegas. Enjoy the shopping, dining and gaming that make Vegas the playground that never sleeps.

Meals Included: Ro

Circus Circus Hotel & Casino

A family favorite Las Vegas resort since its inception, the Circus Circus Resort and Casino is full of family-fun activities. From the thrills of the Adventuredome to the live circus acts right on the casino floor! Learn more about what makes this affordable hotel the best choice for a family vacation to Las Vegas.

Journey through the Mojave Desert today, stopping at the ghost town of Calico en route to Santa Monica and Los Angeles. Continue to your overnight hotel.

Driving Distance: 290 mi / 470 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbour Hotel

In this Los Angeles seaport town, you can enjoy cultural attractions, thriving businesses and a great coastal climate year-round. At the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor hotel you are near the Port of Los Angeles, USS IOWA Battleship and Long Beach Convention Center

Spend the morning relaxing in the California sunshine before returning your rental car at Los Angeles International Airport for your departure flight.