15 days New York to Los Angeles
15-day Coast to Coast Group Tour
This trip takes in two stunning sections of America. Start in the East with its iconic cities, charming coastline and fascinating history. Fly over to the West for a slice of something totally different but equally awesome! The Grand Canyon, Route 66 and the delights of L.A all await.
This 2 week tour offers contrasting experiences from both sides of the country. From hiking in the Grand Canyon to bar-hopping in Brooklyn, the glitz of Vegas to the historical charm of Boston, volleyball on Santa Monica Beach to sunrise at the Lincoln Memorial- this trip showcases a true variety of Americana.
Including hostels and a casino hotel in Vegas.
Local Adventure Leaders across the whole trip
All transport including ferries, buses and flights!
Coast to Coast Tour Stops
Day 1: New York
Your Coast to Coast group tour begins in the world’s most iconic city: New York.
This buzzing metropolis has been the inspiration for so much popular culture and our adventure leaders will enable you to unlock the magic of The Big Apple. We’ll all take the ferry over to one of the city’s famous attractions: The Statue of Liberty. Marvel at the grandeur of this American symbol – and be sure to grab the obligatory photo!
Next, we’ll uncover the tragic events of 9/11 and admire the resilient spirit of the locals with a trip to the Freedom Tower and the 9/11 Memorial.
This evening, wander across the striking Brooklyn Bridge before you spend some time bar-hopping through one of Brooklyn’s hippest districts: Williamsburg.
Day 2: New York
Start the day by walking the High Line, then savour the flavours of the Chelsea Market!
You’ll feel like a true New Yorker as you visit the buzzing Bushwick, exploring everything it’s got to offer on a street art walking tour. If you’re a fan of a vintage store or an independent café, this is the neighbourhood for you!
This evening is yours to spend as you please – whether it be trying some of the city’s staple foods or cramming in a last bit of sightseeing.
Day 3: Washington D.C.
Bid farewell to the ‘City that never sleeps’ as we head over to the nation’s capital, Washington D.C.
Arriving there just in time for lunch, savour a delicious chill bowl at Obama’s favourite spot: Ben’s! After this, you’ll spend some time exploring the historic and picturesque Georgetown on foot. If you’d rather, you can spend some time at Arlington National Cemetery.
Day 4: Washington D.C.
We’ll guide you through the Washington Revelations tour this morning. A treasure trove of stellar sights with a city tour taking in the White House, Capitol Hill and the National Mall, this tour is a must for anyone who’s looking to understand what makes DC so special. There’s also a chance to check out the city’s museums, including the African American History Museum and visit the Martin Luther King Memorial.
After a busy day, we’ll rest our feet in the park – before an evening at a local jazz bar. If you’d rather, why not join our hostel’s board game night?
Day 5: Philadelphia
Up and at ’em! We’ll take the short train ride to Philadelphia. Once there, no trip to Philly would be complete without sampling the legendary Philly Cheese steaks – and our favourite spot will not disappoint. Burn off those calories by doing the Rocky run up the steps of the Museum of Art, and pay a visit to the world-renowned Liberty Bell.
This evening, we’ll head over to Fishtown to admire the urban art and take part in another quintessentially American activity: beer pong!
Day 6: Boston
Another morning start today, as we head up the coast towards Boston – a city packed with history, culture, and great coffee!
This evening, walk across the Boston Common to the North End (also known as Little Italy) for dinner. A Coyote Trip favourite in the area is Mike’s Pastry – be sure to try one of their world-famous cannolis! If you’d like (and they’re in town), you also have the option of catching a baseball game at iconic and historic Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox.
Day 7: Boston
This morning, head out to the ocean for a spot of whale-watching. Once you’ve caught a glimpse of these majestic creatures, you’ll get amazing views of Boston’s historic harbour upon your return to dry land.
Having feasted your eyes on the ocean, it’s time now to satisfy your taste buds with Lobster rolls in the heart of the city. You’ll round off your Boston trip with a visit to Harvard, America’s oldest university. You’ll then gather for a group dinner – the last one you’ll have on the East Coast!
Day 8: Las Vegas
The West Coast portion of your Coast to Coast group tour begins today, with a cross-country flight to Vegas, baby! This infamous den of vice, excitement and razzmatazz is home to some truly awe-inspiring hotels, casinos and plenty more.
We’ll kick off with a walk down Vegas’ iconic Strip, ending up at the flashy Cosmopolitan food court to grab some dinner. If you’re after a big first night, we can point you in the direction of Vegas’ finest nightlife…
Day 9: Las Vegas
Your morning is free to do as you please. If your evening was late, you might want to recline by the hotel’s pool. Or, if you’re feeling more energetic you can get up and out, paying visits to Caesar’s Palace or the Venetian.
Meet your group in the early afternoon to embark on the Viva Las Vegas tour! You’ll head all around the city’s famous sights, including the Vegas sign, the immersive AREA15 experience, and all the highlights of the Arts district.
This evening, you’ll all dine at Dona Maria’s – a Coyote Trip favourite for its Mexican food! After this, you’ve got the option of joining us at one of Vegas’ legendary shows – whether it be a classic magic show or one of the high-end musical extravaganzas.
Day 10: Grand Canyon
We’re checking out of the hotel this morning, bound for our next destination – Arizona, and the Grand Canyon! Making a pitstop at Trader Joe’s to load up on snacks and drinks for the long journey, we’ll climb on board our private van and set off.
On the way, we’ll make a quick visit to the Hoover Dam. Stretch your legs with a brief hike to the top of the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge to learn about this feat of engineering – and snap an iconic photo. We’ll also stop for lunch, where you can eat your Trader’s snacks in Locomotive Park in the scenic Kingman, Arizona.
Towards the end of our drive, we’ll also check out the rustic Seligman. It’s the birthplace of Route 66 – and the inspiration for Pixar’s Cars! Arriving into our cozy cabin in the early evening, we’ll check in and freshen up before heading out. It’s time for dinner and games at the Frontier BBQ and Beer Garden!
Day 11: Grand Canyon
This morning we head off for the Grand Canyon! You’ve got the whole day free to hike – but if you want a recommendation, try the Rim Trail! While the whole thing is a whopping 21km, there’s shuttle stops dotted throughout, so if you get far out and don’t fancy the return journey, you can hop on it and return to Grand Canyon Village.
For a full list of day hikes, you can visit the National Park Service’s website: https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/day-hiking.htm
We’ll rendezvous this evening at the Hopi House, next door to the El Tovar Hotel. Here, we’ll watch the spectacular sunset and wait for the stars to come out, before we grab the shuttle back to our cabin camp. Then it’s time for s’mores around the campfire before bed.
Day 12: Las Vegas
It’s time to head back to Vegas, but not before we’ve had some more fun in Arizona! After grabbing a breakfast at a local country café, we’re going axe throwing! There’s also the opportunity to visit a gun range, where you can learn about America’s complex relationship with weapons.
After lunch and a spot of shopping in the hipster-cowboy paradise of Williams along Route 66, we’ll jump in the van to return to Las Vegas. Arriving late afternoon, you can choose to cool off at the pool before spending your evening as you please. You could head to Fremont Street for live music, get your pulse-pumping by going zip-lining, visit the MOB Museum, or try your hand at karaoke at the Star Wars-themed Millenium Fandom bar!
Day 13: Los Angeles
This morning you’ll depart Vegas for the next stop on your Coast to Coast group tour – LA! You’ll arrive at the Santa Monica hostel in the early afternoon, where you’ll meet your new guide in the lobby. This evening, why not take a wander around the shops on the 3rd Street Promenade? While you’re there, grab yourself some dinner – for a Coyote Trip recommended option, head to Trejo’s Tacos!
After this, you’ll meet back up with your group for a beach stroll while the sun sets. Join the Coyote Trip arcade challenge on the Santa Monica Pier!
Day 14: Los Angeles
Rise and shine! You’re up early to start the day like a true Angeleno – with beach volleyball! You’ll get a private class from a local expert, who’ll teach you the basics of the sport. If you’re feeling like you want to take a dip in the sea after, don’t forget your swimsuit!
Next, we’ll take the metro to the world-famous Sunset Boulevard. Here, we’ll take a quick pitstop at In-N-Out Burger, before we head on over to mingle with the celebrities on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Can you spot your favourite?
After that, you’ve got some free time in the area. You might want to shop for souvenirs – or, alternatively, you could head to the Hollywood Film or the Wax Museum! We’ll rendezvous later this afternoon, ready to grab the metro to Griffith Park.
We hope you’re wearing your walking shoes! It’s time to hike up to the spectacular Griffith Observatory – grabbing views of the iconic Hollywood sign as you go. Once we’re there, we’ll watch the sun set over the City of Angels and explore the area, before we head back down and back to the hostel.
Day 15: Los Angeles
Today is a free day for you to explore LA under your own steam as your Coast to Coast tour comes to an end. You have a few options:
- You might want to visit one of LA’s famous theme parks! Spend your day exploring either Disneyland or Universal Studios – how many rides can you fit in?
- Alternatively, you could visit the sites of all your favourite TV shows and films. Take a tour of the Paramount or Warner Brothers Studios.
- If you’re not finished exploring the local area, you could chill on Venice Beach, try your hand at in-line skating, or bike down the boardwalk.
- Finally, if you’d like to give back to the local community that have made you feel so welcome, you might opt to spend some time volunteering with Heal the Bay. Established in 1985, Heal the Bay organise coastline clean-ups to remove trash from LA’s beaches and seas.
Included Activities on our Coast to Coast Group Tour
- “The Beast” Speed Boat to the Statue of Liberty
- ICONYC walking tour of NYC
- One World Trade Centre Observatory
- Bushwick Street Art Walking Tour
- “Washington Revelations” Walking Tour
- Whale watching
- Freedom Trail tour in Boston
- Viva Las Vegas Tour
- Grand Canyon entrance fees
- Axe throwing
- Arcade Challenge
A deposit is required to make a reservation on our Coast to Coast group tour, with the balance due 70 days prior to departure (unless booking with one of our promotions, for which specific balance due dates may apply).
The deposit is 10% of the group tour price (unless stated otherwise). If you book on to our tours less than 70 days prior to departure, the full balance will be due within 3 days of booking.
No bookings for the Coast to Coast group tour can be accepted within 40 days of a trip departure date.
The price of a single room upgrade for the Coast to Coast group tour is £1,575 and a double/twin room upgrade is £450 per person. We can arrange any pre nights of accommodation in New York and any post nights in L.A. Please let us know at least 5 working days before the trip starts if you would like any of these extras adding onto your booking.