Cross Death Valley, Visit Opulent Las Vegas, Hike through the Vast Grand Canyon, Catch a Country Music Show in Texas and Eat Lobster in New Orleans on this 3-week Trip Across the Entire Country
Day 1 & 2: Shore Hotel, Los Angeles, California
Upon arrival into Los Angeles Airport, you will pick up your rental car and drive the short distance to Santa Monica, where you will stay in the 4* Shore Hotel for 2 nights.
Over the next few days visit the famous sites of LA, visiting Hollywood, the mansions of Beverley Hills and relax on famous Venice Beach and Santa Monica.
Day 3: Furnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley, California
After breakfast you will check-out and drive to Death Valley, famed for having the hottest recorded temperatures on the planet, stopping at Furnace Creek Ranch for the night in the heart of the desert.
Day 4 & 5: Hilton Grand Vacations Club, Las Vegas, Nevada
After breakfast you will continue onwards to Las Vegas, where you will check-in to the 4* Hilton Grand Vacations Club Hotel for 2 nights.
Over the next two days you can enjoy what Las Vegas is famed for offering: a number of unique and opulent casinos that can keep visitors busy for days. The hotel is extremely luxurious and is ideal for those just wanting to unwind and relax by one of its swimming pools.
Day 6-9: Maswik Lodge North, Grand Canyon
After breakfast drive past the Hoover Dam to the vast Grand Canyon, where you will check-in to Maswik Lodge North, your base for your hike in the Grand Canyon.
The next morning, descend the Grand Canyon, surrounded by spectacular scenery and wildlife, by foot or by mule to 2* Phantom Ranch, where you will be welcomed with a steak dinner and a comfy bed. The next morning you will ascend the canyon, staying once more at Maswik Lodge North. Mules are available if guests have any injuries or are fatigued.
Day 9: Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas
After breakfast drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, where you will drop-off your rental car and check-in for your flight to San Antonio. Upon arrival you will take the airport transfer to 4* Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk, your accommodation for the night.
Relax for the evening and enjoy a stroll along the river walkway and a fine steak. A visit to the Alamo is well worth a visit. This is where William Travis, James Bowie and their gang of about 50 Texans held out in 1836 against thousands of Mexicans. Although they were eventually overwhelmed, they were revenged by Sam Houston, who went onto found the Republic of Texas until it was later incorporated into the USA
Day 10 & 11: Radisson Hotel & Suites, Austin, Texas
In the morning return to the airport to collect your rental car and drive onwards to Austin, where you will check-in to Radisson Hotel & Suites for 2 nights.
Over the next two days enjoy yourself in the self-proclaimed “Live Music Capital of the World”, visiting some of Austin’s famous Tex-Mex eateries and watching a few shows at a bar or theatre in town.
Day 12: Houmas House, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Check-out and drive to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, passing through Houston. Upon arrival, check-in to the 3* Houmas House for 1 night. This lovely, old plantation building has a charming garden and old-world feel, providing a relaxing stop-over.
Day 13-16: Omni Royal Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana
Check out whenever ready this morning and drive the short distance to your accommodation for 3 nights in the famous French Quarter of New Orleans, 4* Omni Royal Hotel.
Rebuilt after the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has returned to its vivacious, fun-loving ways. With a lively music and bar scene, a unique culture formed through French colonial rule and exceptional restaurants, serving lobster and a wide range of seafood, New Orleans is once again a must-visit on any visitors’ route.
Day 16: Embassy Suites, Birmingham, Alabama
After breakfast, drive on through Mississippi to your accommodation in Birmingham, Alabama, Embassy Suites.
Stop off for a photo opportunity at the mighty Mississippi and enjoy Southern hospitality and cuisine in Birmingham.
Day 17-20: Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, Tennessee
After breakfast, drive to your accommodation in Nashville, the luxurious 4* Gaylord Opryland Resort, where you will spend 3 nights relaxing and enjoying the hotel’s amenities and excellent restaurant. During your stay, you can drive into Nashville to catch a live music show, which the city is famed for, or you can watch one of the nightly shows at the resort, in the Grand Ole Opry theatre.
After check-out on your final morning, drive to the airport to drop-off your rental car and check-in for your return flight home.