New York to Hollywood

15 Nights

New York, NY

Even before you have left the East, you will enjoy New York and its many highlights. Philadelphia, the Capital Washington DC and the Niagara Falls after a visit to the site of the Battle of Gettysburg provide a nice balance and variety in Eastern USA. It is time to head west taking in the automobile capital of the USA, Detroit, followed by Chicago on Lake Michigan. For a while there are now fewer people around as you travel on, you visit Mount Rushmore and travel through the Badlands to Deadwood and then Salt Lake City.  The natural environment is in even greater prominence as your route includes Yellowstone Park, Bryce Canyon and the Grand Canyon which is certain to take your breath away. You are aiming for the city in the desert, Las Vegas, where life is so different from its desert surroundings. Vegas is 24/7 with plenty to do and see. This wonderful trip ends on the west coast in Los Angeles. By the end of this journey, you will have a real feel of the USA, its size and infinite variety.

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Highlights

  • Concentrate on Manhattan, the main tourist borough of New York; the Empire State Building, the museums and Central Park, while the Statue stands impressively and is visible from its shore.
  • Explore Philadelphia and Washington DC, two other eastern cities with much to offer. Philadelphia has the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall while the White House is just one of DC’s landmarks.
  • Head west to Detroit, the automobile capital of the USA and the home of Tamla Motown Music Label while Chicago’s status as one of the USA’s main cities was secured many years ago.
  • Be a fan of the Wild West as you pass through the Badlands and the famed cowboy town of Deadwood where Wyatt Earp made his name. Times have changed perhaps you can imagine those times?
  • Don’t doubt American love of the natural environment. Yellowstone Park is an illustration. There are amazing canyons, impressive forests and the hot springs and geysers to enjoy.
  • Marvel at the Grand Canyon, a highlight on any itinerary but don’t ignore the case that Bryce Canyon makes. Located in southern Utah, it offers some wonderful photo opportunities.
  • Back to city life and Las Vegas, situated in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Many top artists perform on the Strip’s Hotels while you can try to make your fortune but be careful.
  • Contrast the variety of Los Angeles; lovely seaside neighbourhoods, Hollywood with its Walk of Fame, Disney, the shops of Rodeo Drive and the lovely residences of Beverley Hills.

Arrive in New York City and transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet with your Tour Director in the evening.

The Westin New York Grand Central

The Westin New York Grand Central welcomes travelers to New York City with thoughtful amenities, inspired accommodations and a superb location in Midtown Manhattan. Benefit from our proximity to local points of interest like Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park and Madison Square Garden, plus enjoy seamless access to downtown via an array of nearby public transportation hubs. Optimize your stay in Manhattan at our modern, well-appointed hotel. Features include a 3,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, award-winning dining at THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen and 15,000 square feet of contemporary meeting space. Whether you're visiting for business or for pleasure, The Westin New York Grand Central offers the perfect location to discover Manhattan.

We depart New York for Philadelphia, where we spend the morning exploring the historic district of the City of Brotherly Love and the birthplace of a Nation. See the Liberty Bell, and stroll through Independence National Historic Park and Mall. Then continue to the Nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

When you arrive at Washington Marriott Wardman Park, you'll find a charming neighborhood filled with amazing restaurants and quaint shops. Just a few steps away from our hotel in Washington, D.C., you'll discover the funky stores and ethnic cuisine of Adams Morgan or the exciting night...

Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capital Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or simply stroll the banks of the Potomac River.

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

When you arrive at Washington Marriott Wardman Park, you'll find a charming neighborhood filled with amazing restaurants and quaint shops. Just a few steps away from our hotel in Washington, D.C., you'll discover the funky stores and ethnic cuisine of Adams Morgan or the exciting night...

Today, visit Gettysburg National Military Park, site of one of the most decisive battles during the American Civil War, and the place where Abraham Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. We then travel through upstate New York to Buffalo and finally cross the international border into Canada, where the thundering noise and mist of Niagara Falls permeates the air.

Ramada Niagara Falls by the River

Enjoy proximity to one of the world's natural wonders when you stay at our Ramada Niagara Falls by the River. Located on the Niagara Parkway, we are the closest property to the Gale Centre sporting facility, directly across from the Great Gorge Adventure and steps from the WEGO Stop...

Spend the morning sightseeing at Niagara Falls. Stroll along Table Rock and view the thundering waters of Horseshoe Falls. In the late afternoon, return to the United States, crossing the border and continuing to your hotel in a suburb of Detroit, known as “Motor City USA”. Enjoy an evening at leisure.

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.

This morning we make an early start to visit the fascinating Henry Ford Museum. After time exploring the many exhibits of the museum we will visit the nearby Ford plant and watch a modern production vehicle roll off the ever busy factory floor. We then leave Motor City behind and travel along Lake Michigan to Chicago for our overnight stay.

Chicago South Loop Hotel

Property Location With a stay at Chicago South Loop Hotel in Chicago (Bronzeville), you'll be close to McCormick Place and University of Illinois Chicago. This hotel is close to Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge.

Today we will enjoy a short tour of the city’s highlights including Lake Shore Drive, the Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier. The Windy City’s stunning high rise architecture and one of the world’s tallest buildings, the Willis Tower (admission not included), provide a dramatic backdrop for this cultural and financial center. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Chicago South Loop Hotel

Property Location With a stay at Chicago South Loop Hotel in Chicago (Bronzeville), you'll be close to McCormick Place and University of Illinois Chicago. This hotel is close to Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge.

Travel through Midwest farm country abundant in corn fields, wheat fields and dairy farms. Then we cross the mighty Mississippi River and travel into the state of Iowa to arrive just as Lewis & Clark did 200 years ago on the banks of the Missouri River. Overnight in Sioux City.

Delta Hotels By Marriott South Sioux City Riverfront (ex. Marina Inn Hotel & Conference Center)

Property Location Centrally located in South Sioux City, Delta Hotels by Marriott South Sioux City is minutes from Tyson Event Center and The Sioux City Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Sergeant Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center and Sioux City Art Center.

Travel westward through the grasslands of South Dakota and onwards to Badlands National Park, once home to the buffalo and antelope, and filled with strange shaped and colorful rock formations. Then we continue on to the Black Hills, sacred to the Plains Indians and home to Mount Rushmore, an enormous monument to four great American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt.

Howard Johnson Inn & Suites - Rapid City

Property Location Located in Rapid City, Howard Johnson Inn & Suites - Rapid City is convenient to Berlin Wall Exhibit and Flags and Wheels Indoor Racing. This hotel is within close proximity of Main Street Square and The Journey Museum.

Enter the state of Wyoming, which has twelve mountain ranges intermixed with deserts and rolling grasslands, and continue to Cody for the night.
If overnight in Cody is not possible due to weather or adverse road conditions in Yellowstone, overnight will be in Billings/ Livingston, Montana.

Buffalo Bill Cabin Village

As the original portion of the Buffalo Bill Village Resort complex, Buffalo Bill Cabin Village offers an authentic experience steeped in the history and legends of Cody, Wyoming.

Drive past the mountains in Wyoming to Yellowstone, America’s first National Park, and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this immense geothermal wonderland including: geysers, waterfalls, wildlife & canyons. Highlights will include Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone Canyon’s majestic falls, & the beautiful Hayden Valley.

Gray Wolf Inn & Suites

Conveniently located adjacent to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, this Montana hotel features an indoor heated pool, hot tub and sauna. All guest rooms include free Wi-Fi.

Travel through Grand Teton National Park (weather permitting) and see awesome mountain peaks towering over 13,000 ft. (4,000 meters). Visit the Snake River Outlook and try your eye at capturing the stunning landscape made famous by Ansel Adam’s iconic shot. This prairie land is home to wild buffalo (Tatonka!), moose and elk. Later, arrive in the Mormon State of Utah and take a short city tour of its capital, Salt Lake City. The followers of Brigham Young built one of the best-planned cities in the country. See the State Capital building and visit famed Temple Square and the Tabernacle before arriving at the hotel for the evening. May we suggest dinner at the Rooftop Restaurant for panoramic views of Temple Square (optional)?

Little America Hotel - Salt Lake City

Among Salt Lake City hotels, Little America stands apart as a superior choice—and not just because it's one of Salt Lake’s most luxurious four-diamond hotels.

Continue today to spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-colored world of sandstone spires and pinnacles, “hoodoos”, will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars & brilliant constellations and the aroma of pinewood campfires.

Bryce View Lodge

The Bryce View Lodge offers the finest in Bryce Canyon lodging. Located next to Bryce Canyon National Park on Highway U-63 in Southern Utah, this perfect Bryce Canyon lodging is nestled at the edge of a pine forest on a high plateau that overlooks the beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park.

Depart Bryce Canyon this morning and journey to stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Lake Powell is the second-largest man made lake in America, and one in a series of lakes formed by the damming of the Colorado River. Then visit colossal Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the Canyon rim to fully experience this mile-deep canyon’s plunging gorges, rising spires, extinct volcanoes, and below the rim, the winding Colorado River. Overnight in Flagstaff, a famed stop on Historic Route 66. morning depart Flagstaff and travel on to Las Vegas, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World”. Along the way, pass through Seligman, a town built along the famed Route 66 that looks as if it were frozen in time sixty years ago. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to explore the famous Las Vegas Strip.

Days Hotel Flagstaff

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

This morning depart Flagstaff and travel on to Las Vegas, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World”. Along the way, pass through Seligman, a town built along the famed Route 66 that looks as if it were frozen in time sixty years ago. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to explore the famous Las Vegas Strip.

Luxor Hotel & Casino

Known for its iconic pyramid shape, Luxor is located on the Las Vegas Strip and features a casino and live entertainment. It provides a full-service spa, 4 large pools and a hot tub.

Travel to Los Angeles via the Mojave Desert, home of the world’s tallest thermometer, at 134 feet (41 meters) high. Clusters of unique Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape. Upon arrival in Los Angeles you will enjoy a tour through the City of Angels including Hollywood, Sunset Strip and parts of Beverly Hills, after which your tour concludes.

Optional experiences:
- Washington Monuments at night with dinner in fashionable D.C.
- Maid of the Mist ride with lunch at Niagara Falls
- Architectural river cruise in Chicago
- Visit the Willis Skydeck
- Santa Monica visit with dinner
- “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route