21 days New York to San Francisco
The Full Coyote USA Group Tour
Our flagship tour of the USA shows you everything you've ever wanted to see. From bustling New York to chilled Santa Monica, historic Boston to the towering mountains of Yosemite - the best of America is at your fingertips. It's three weeks of rip-roaring adventure, amazing cultural insight, and some truly bucket-list experiences.
This USA group tour is the ultimate adventure. Starting on the East Coast, you’ll explore the Big Apple, Boston & the nation’s capital DC, before jetting over to the bright lights of Vegas. From here, you’ve got an incredible two weeks on the West Coast, exploring the beaches of LA, the foodie paradise of San Francisco, and the must-see Grand Canyon and Yosemite. From history to hiking, whale-watching to Route 66 – it’s all waiting for you on the Full Coyote.
Including city centre hostels and a casino hotel in Las Vegas.
Local adventure leaders throughout the trip.
Includes a cross-country flight, trains, buses, and ferries.
The Full Coyote USA Group Tour
Day 1: New York
Welcome to the US of A! You’ll touch down in NYC, ready for your Full Coyote USA group tour to begin. You’ll meet your Adventure Leader and the rest of your group in the lobby of your hostel, ready for your trip briefing. From there, it’s off for your first rip-roaring adventure of the trip, which is an unforgettable speed boat ride out into New York Harbor. Get ready to wave hello to Lady Liberty!
Back on dry land, you’ll spend your afternoon getting acquainted with the Big Apple on the Midtown Magic walking tour. Along the way, explore Fifth Avenue highlights St Patrick’s and the Rockefeller Center, the New York City Public Library, and the stunning Grand Central Terminal.
Then, this evening, join your group for a meal to kick off your tour. What’s better to eat in New York than pizza? Head to Bryant Park to eat with an amazing view across to the Empire State Building. After that, your evening is your own – but if you’re looking to get in amongst the bustle of the city, why not head to Times Square for some sightseeing?
Day 2: New York
After grabbing some breakfast this morning, you’ll head across the Brooklyn Bridge, learning more about its fascinating history. Once you’re across the river, embark on the No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn tour, where you’ll head to Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, the Timeout Market and much more.
Ever wondered where the hipsters live? Well, they’re all in Williamsburg, so hop on a scenic ferry and head out to spy the area’s famous street art, vintage stores, and endless outdoor bars.
You’ve got another evening to explore at your own leisure, but feel free to ask your guide for the best local recommendations.
Day 3: New York
Breakfast today is a real New York staple – bagels! With your food in hand, listen to songs from the Beatles in Strawberry Fields, and explore the highlights of Central Park.
We’ll then take you to the High Line, an amazing green space elevated high above the city on abandoned train tracks. How many murals can you spot? Grab lunch at the artisanal Chelsea Market, before we take you downtown on the ICONYC Tour. Get up-close-and-personal with Wall Street, Federal Hall, the 9/11 Memorial, the Oculus and more!
This afternoon, your next unmissable experience is a must-do in New York. You’ll ascend to the top of One World Trade Center, where you’ll get both a slice of recent American history and breathtaking, 360 degree views across the city.
You’ve got one more night in NYC – so make it count! Why not spend your evening at the theatre, with a visit to world-famous Broadway?
Day 4: Washington DC
We’re up and out early this morning, ready to visit stop number 2 on our Full Coyote – Washington DC! You’ll take an Amtrak from New York to the country’s capital, grabbing amazing scenic views of rivers, marshes, and some classic American small towns and bays along the way.
You’ll arrive in the early afternoon – just in time for lunch! We’re taking you to grab the best chilli in the city… but if you don’t believe us, take President Obama’s word for it! Ben’s Chili Bowl gives you a first glimpse into the delicious foodie scene that Washington has to offer.
This afternoon, you’re free to settle in and explore at your own pace. However, for some great low-cost museums, the National Gallery of Art and the National History Museum offer free entry and some truly incredible exhibits. If you’d rather stay outside, why not explore historic Georgetown?
Day 5: Washington DC
After grabbing breakfast this morning, we’re getting you fully acquainted with the capital city on the whole-day Washington Revelations walking tour. See the city’s iconic sites, including the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Capitol, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and much, much more!
Your evening is yours to spend as you see fit. If you’d like, why not grab a seat and a great drink in the Adams Morgan neighbourhood? Or, if there’s some life left in your feet, head to the vibrant U Street to explore the nightlife.
Day 6: Boston
Up and at ‘em! It’s an early start today as you’re back on the Amtrak – bound for Boston! You’ll check into your new hostel mid-to-late afternoon, just in time for you to drop your bags and head to the Boston Common.
Take a wander through America’s oldest public park, all the way to the North End – also known as Little Italy! While you’re here, grab dinner and try a world-famous cannoli from Mike’s Pastry.
Day 7: Boston
This morning, make your way down to Long Wharf to board a boat from Boston Harbor. You’re getting a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get up close with the giants of the ocean – whales! You’ll spend your morning whale-watching off of the East Coast.
Once back on dry land, head to Quincy Market – first opened in 1826. Here, you can grab a spot of lunch and visit the hundreds of shops. While there are many of the usual big brands here, we recommend delving into the shelves of the Boston-based brands, where you’ll find all sorts that you won’t find anywhere else in the country.
Boston is one of America’s most historic cities, so it’s time to learn all about it! Explore the city’s Freedom Trail, where you’ll follow in the footsteps of Founding Fathers and many more. Along the way, you’ll see sights like the Park Street Church, Boston Common, and Faneuil Hall.
Then, it’s time to get your academic hat on with a trip to explore the campus of Harvard university – America’s oldest and most prestigious college! Back in the city, enjoy dinner with your fellow Coyotes.
Day 8: Las Vegas
You’ll check out early this morning, bound for the airport. It’s here that we leave the East Coast behind, and set our sights on the sunny climates of the West Coast! You’ll arrive in Las Vegas in the early afternoon, before meeting your Adventure Leader and the rest of your West Coast group at the entrance to Luxor Hotel’s Aurora Bar. Here, you’ll get a trip briefing, where you’ll learn about what else lies in store for you.
After that, it’s time to walk the Strip! Take in the hustle, bustle, and bright lights of Vegas – and break for dinner at Café Hollywood, a classic diner. Take a look at the Bellagio Water Show while you’re out and about!
If you’d like, we can point you towards some of the city’s best nightlife… don’t worry, you’ve got a relaxed start tomorrow!
Day 9: Las Vegas
Spend this morning relaxing by the Luxor’s pool, or check out Caesar’s Palace or the Venetian. However, be sure to meet back up in the early afternoon, where we’ll take you on the Viva Las Vegas tour! You’ll see the city’s best landmarks, like the Vegas sign, the Arts district, and Circus Circus!
This evening, enjoy dinner at Dona Maria’s, where you can try home-style tamales, fajitas – and margaritas! After, why not opt to take in one of Las Vegas’s legendary shows? These can range from magic shows to incredible Cirque du Soleil performances.
Day 10: Vegas, Seligman & Williams
This morning, transfer to the next destination on your Full Coyote USA group tour… via a couple of iconic locations. Grab enough food to last you the day at Trader Joe’s – and then we’re off!
First of all, you’ll head to the Hoover Dam, where you’ll take a quick hike to the Mike O’Callagan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge and learn about this marvel of engineering. After this, stop to eat some of your food at the Locomotive Park in the scenic Kingman, Arizona.
Next, we’ll visit the rustic Seligman – birthplace of Route 66 and the inspiration for Pixar’s Cars. Explore the area and grab some iconic snaps, before we jump back in the bus – bound for Williams, Arizona! You’ll arrive at an amazing glamping site, where you’ll check into a cozy cabin before you grab dinner at the Cruiser’s Route 66 Café.
Day 11: Grand Canyon
This morning, it’s off in the morning to one of the world’s most remarkable sites – the Grand Canyon! You’ll have a free day for hiking and sightseeing at one of the world’s seven natural wonders. If you’d like a suggestion, we recommend following the Rim Trail around the area.
This evening, regroup at the Hopi House to watch the beautiful sunset – and wait for the stars to come out! We’ll then all return to the campsite, where we’ll sit around the fire and eat – what else? – s’mores!
Day 12: Williams & Las Vegas
We’re off this morning to head back to Vegas – via Williams! Before we get too comfy on the bus, you’ll get the chance to try an unmissable activity… axe throwing! If you’d rather now, you can opt to learn more about America’s complex history with firearms when you pay a visit to a local shooting range.
After that, you’ve got time for a spot of shopping, lunch, and wandering the cowboy-esque of Williams before we jump back in the bus. We’ll transfer back to Vegas in the mid/late-afternoon, where you’ll then have a free night to explore the city as you wish! Why not visit the MOB Museum or the Star Wars-themed Millenium Fandom Bar?
Day 13: Santa Monica
We’re off to the next stop on your Full Coyote – Los Angeles! We’ll arrive in Santa Monica in the early afternoon, where you’ll have some time to explore the sights and shops of the 3rd Street Promenade under your own steam.
This evening, opt to join your fellow travellers for a delicious meal at Trejo’s Tacos – before our next unmissable activity begins. We’ll take you for a stroll along the beach at sunset, before we all take part in the arcade challenge along the Santa Monica Pier!
Day 14: Santa Monica
This morning, you’ll take the metro to the iconic Sunset Boulevard, where you’ll get a chance to stargaze during the day at the Hollywood Walk of Fame! After this, we’ll treat you to a taste of California with a visit to In-N-Out Burger, before you enjoy some free time to explore the area. Why not check out the Hollywood Film Museum?
We’ll rendezvous in the mid-afternoon for your next unmissable activity – a hike from Griffith Park to the iconic Griffith Observatory! Along the way, you’ll get amazing views of the inimitable Hollywood sign, and you’ll arrive in time to watch the sun set over the City of Angels before you explore the Observatory.
Day 15: Santa Monica
Today is a free day for you to spend how you wish! You’ve got some options:
- If you’re keen to make the most of your time in LA, you could opt to splash out on a day pass to Disneyland or Universal Studios!
- If you decide to remain in Santa Monica, you could chill at Venice Beach, try inline skating on the boardwalk, or take a tour of the Paramount Studios.
- If you want to give back to the local community, you could spend your day volunteering with Heal the Bay, helping to clean up California’s coastline.
Day 16: Santa Monica
This morning, we’re up and at ‘em with another unmissable activity: volleyball on Santa Monica beach! Your group will get your very own coach and learn how to bump, set, and spike.
Afterwards, you’ve got a couple of options. You might want to soak up the SoCal sun, take a dip in the Pacific, or try your hand at surfing! There’s also the free Getty Villa, a beautiful Roman-style palace museum around half an hour from the accommodation that overlooks Malibu beach.
Spend your last night in LA in style, with an evening out on the town where you can explore the street art and culture – and grab some great food while you’re at it.
Day 17: Yosemite
You’ll take an amazing journey from LA to Fresno today, with a bus and train journey that transports you from the glamorous Santa Monica to the stunning countryside of Midpines.
After a long day travelling, we’ll treat you to a delicious meal at the June Bug Café before you rest up ahead of another busy day.
Day 18: Yosemite
Today, it’s time for a truly unmissable experience – a hike through the amazing Yosemite National Park. You’ll meet in the morning to grab the bus to the Visitor’s Center, where you’ll embark on a guided hike with a specialised guide for a few hours.
After that, you’ve got some time to explore at your own pace and head to any must-sees, before we reconvene in the late afternoon to grab the bus back to the accommodation and get some dinner.
Day 19: San Francisco
This morning, we transfer to the final stop on our Full Coyote USA group tour – San Fran! We’ll grab the Amtrak to Oakland, where you’ll be able to enjoy some scenic views en route.
Arriving to our hostel in the early afternoon, we’ll then take you out for that most iconic experience in the city… a cable car ride! After that, it’s off for a scenic walk around Chinatown and North Beach (Little Italy), where you’ll get a chance to take in the vibes before dinner.
Tonight, why not opt to join your group for a delicious meal at the House of Nanking?
Day 20: San Francisco
We start the day with another unmissable activity – the bike ride of a lifetime across the Golden Gate Bridge! We’ll rent bikes to take us over to enchanting Sausalito, before we take the ferry back in time for lunch at the Joinery Beerhall.
This afternoon, you’ve got time to explore at your own leisure. You might want to head to Baker Beach, the Castro District, or pay a visit to the Panted Ladies! In the evening, you can opt to join your group for a final night on the town. If you’d like, you can head to a Giants’ baseball game, or hit Pier 39 for dining, shopping – and sea lions!
Day 21: Farewell
After three amazing weeks of exploring America, today marks the end of your Full Coyote USA group tour!
However, if you’d like to join us for one final excursion, you can opt to take a ferry over to the infamous Alcatraz Island, where you’ll be able to explore the prison and tour ‘The Rock’.
Included on Your USA Group Tour:
- ‘The Beast’ speed boat ride in New York Harbor (New York)
- Midtown Magic Walking Tour (New York)
- Pizza in Bryant Park (New York)
- Walk the Brooklyn Bridge (New York)
- No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn Walking Tour (New York)
- Ferry to Williamsburg (New York)
- Breakfast in Central Park (New York)
- Tour of the High Line & the ICONYC Walking Tour (New York)
- Visit to the One World Trade Center Observatory (New York)
- Lunch at Ben’s Chili Bowl (Washington DC)
- Washington Revelations Walking Tour (Washington DC)
- Boston Walking Tour (Boston)
- Whale-watching experience (Boston)
- Freedom Trail walking tour (Boston)
- Harvard University visit (Boston)
- Viva Las Vegas walking tour (Las Vegas)
- Hoover Dam visit (Kingman)
- Exploring Seligman (Seligman)
- Dinner at Cruiser’s Route 66 Café (Williams)
- Sunset at the Grand Canyon (Williams)
- Axe-throwing (Williams)
- Sunset beach stroll & Pier arcade challenge (LA)
- In-N-Out Burger lunch (LA)
- Hollywood Walk of Fame visit (LA)
- Hike & visit to Griffith Observatory (LA)
- Beach volleyball class (LA)
- Dinner at the June Bug Café (Yosemite)
- Half-day guided hike of Yosemite National Park (Yosemite)
- Cable-car ride (San Francisco)
- Walking tour of Chinatown and North Beach (San Francisco)
- Bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco)
Not Included on Your USA Group Tour:
- Free time options in New York, including Broadway tickets or nights out (New York)
- Free time options in Washington, including National Gallery of Art or National History Museum (Washington DC)
- Free time options in Boston, including baseball game at Fenway Park (Boston)
- Free time options in Las Vegas
- Las Vegas show ticket (Las Vegas)
- Shooting range visit (Williams)
- Free time options in Santa Monica – including Hollywood Film Museum, Wax Museum, surfing, etc. (LA)
- Disneyland/Universal Studios ticket (LA)
- Free time options in San Francisco (San Francisco)
- Giants baseball game (San Francisco)
- Alcatraz Tour (San Francisco)
A deposit is required to make a reservation for this USA 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 USA 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 can be accepted within 40 days of a trip departure date of our USA group tour.
The price of a single room upgrade for the USA group tour is £2,856 and a double room upgrade for the USA group tour is £1,525 per room. This is because twins are the standard in various locations. We can arrange pre-nights in New York and post-nights in San Francisco as well. 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.