Today is Earth Day—and to celebrate we've captured twelve truly stunning landscapes of this beautiful planet we call home.
Break a sweat in Death Valley and cool off in the spray of Niagara Falls, dance like a cowboy in Jackson, meet the Navajo in Monument Valley, hike in stunning national parks.
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From hip hop to country fiddles, Yankee accents to a western drawl, businessmen in power suits and ranchers in cowboy hats—the US is one heck of a country. And if you’ve got the time, this—our ultimate American tour—is the best way to explore the iconic cities and the legendary national parks, national monuments and wide-open spaces. Centrally located hostels in the cities and campsites in the wilderness keep you in the heart of the action no matter where you are.
Arrive at any time. Consider arriving a few days early to see more of this famous city.
Spend the morning exploring the USA's biggest urban playground.
Enjoy a day out in nature taking in the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes region. Visit towering Taughannock Falls, cool off in the lake, or sample wine from a local winery.
Get wet on the Maid of the Mist boat tour, and be sure to check out the falls illuminated in the evening.
Travel to Cleveland and opt to tour the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Continue on to Sandusky, and opt to be thrilled at a local amusement park.
Walk along the river to Millennium Park, enjoy dazzling music, and stroll the boardwalk of the Navy Pier. Opt to ride to the top of the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, then hit the town for a night out with the group.
Free time to explore Chicago.
Tour the Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee. Explore charming Madison, Wisconsin's state capitol, on the way to the a campground on the banks of the Mississippi.
Venture into South Dakota and head into the lands of the Sioux and the Great Plains. Stop at Sioux Falls and take in the beauty of the green hills and cascading water.
Discover moon-like landscapes on the trails of the Badlands before reaching the Black Hills.
Take a final look at Badlands NP en route to Custer State Park. Dodge free-roaming bison herds while exploring Custer's diverse lands.
Enjoy the Black Hills; trek around Mount Rushmore, which honours US presidents, and tour around Crazy Horse Memorial.
Travel back in time to the Wild West at the once illegal settlement of Deadwood. Marvel at the scenery of Spearfish Canyon on the way to Devils Tower.
On the way to Cody, the "Rodeo Capital of the World," drive through the Bighorn National Forest. Opt to go to an authentic rodeo (seasonal).
Travel to Yellowstone, the world's first national park, and be in awe of the colourful geysers, powerful waterfalls, exciting wildlife, and contrasting scenic beauty around every corner.
Spend the day exploring the highlights of the Southern Loop.
Cross the Continental Divide en route to Grand Teton NP. Enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks that make up this beautiful drive. Opt to visit a cowboy bar for Western line dancing and live music.
Opt to go horseback riding or rafting down the Snake River. See the sights of Salt Lake City and tour Temple Square.
Travel the 'Loneliest Road in America' towards Tonopah. Check out one of the best night skies for some stargazing in an old silver mining town.
Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes while enjoying one of most scenic drives in California: Tioga Pass!
Enjoy free time in Yosemite National Park.
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America's most popular cities. Take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills, explore the city by bicycle or set sail into the setting sun.
Travel towards Yosemite and take advantage of extra time in the park to explore trails that were left undiscovered on the previous visit.
Enjoy a free day in Yosemite National Park.
Awe at the spectacular scenery along Tioga Pass. Marvel at tufa rock towers at Mono Lake. Opt to soak in secluded natural hot springs.
Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park. Explore Las Vegas and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip. Take an optional VIP party limo.
Free time in Las Vegas.
Travel Route 66, then arrive at the beautiful Grand Canyon. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight, then enjoy a sunset at the edge of the Grand Canyon.
Enjoy free time in Grand Canyon NP.
Drive along the southern rim of the canyon, then opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley, on an optional overnight excursion.
Wind up the side of a mountain through Mesa Verde NP's rocky slopes and inspiring vistas. Hike to ancient cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde before continuing on to Durango.
Continue to Santa Fe and dive into the Southwest culture in this historic city.
Stop off at infamous Roswell en route to explore the Carlsbad Caverns, dodging the 400,000 bats heading out to hunt at sunset.
Cross into the state of Texas, the birthplace of Tex-Mex food, 10-gallon hats, and Western movies.
Visit the Alamo in historic San Antonio, deep in the heart of Texas, then continue on to Houston in the afternoon.
Crank up the jazz and drive into the home of Mardi Gras. Explore the French Quarter, and join the revellers on Bourbon Street 'til the early hours.
Free time in New Orleans
Explore the vibrant cultural and musical melting pot of Memphis. Take an optional tour of Graceland, opt to relive history at the National Civil Rights Museum, or tour the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. Head to Beale Street at night for great food and live music.
Take an optional tour of Graceland. Travel to the country music capital of the world and, at night, become immersed in local music in downtown Nashville.
Travel the beautiful winding roads through the Appalachian Mountains and absorb their undisturbed natural beauty.
Pass through Shenandoah NP, and opt to take a short hike. Visit Arlington Cemetery, and arrive in the US capital in time to wander the monuments by moonlight.
Enjoy free time to explore.
Dive into the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. Opt to visit Times Square, stroll Central Park or check out Greenwich Village. Experience the famous nightlife of New York.
Depart at any time.
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