Our Most Epic Coast To Coast Trips Uncovered

  • Girl waving USA flag at Monument Valley

If you’re looking for the ultimate adventure on your gap year or summer after college, we’ve got just the thing. Our Coast to Coast Trek America trips cover America’s best highlights and off-the-beaten-track gems while travelling with a group of new friends, that share your passion for travel. But with so many trips, where do you start? Here to end your paradox of choice, our teams have hand-picked 3 of our best Coast to Coast trips, so you can start planning for that all-encompassing adventure across the USA.

 Group of travellers in USA themed clothing in front of van with Great 48 writing

The Great 48

From bustling cities to wild canyons and awesome mountain treks to breath-taking beaches, you really can fit a lifetime’s worth of experiences in one trip with Trek America’s Great 48!

Our Great 48 is not for the faint hearted. Covering ground not just across the country, this trip also scales the vertical. Venture from the depths of the Mammoth Cave, a 400-mile network of mysterious passageways, to soaring thousands of feet above the Grand Canyon on a helicopter, you’ll soon find this trip is full of ground-breaking firsts.

If you love nature, this trip delivers in buckets. Visit the country’s best national parks including Yellowstone, The Blue Ridge Mountains and The Rocky Mountains that offer criss-crossing hiking trails, and if you’re lucky, enjoy epic encounters with eagles, elks and grizzly bears. You’ll also get to experience the thundering waterfalls at Niagara Falls, that are even more spectacular at night, and wander around the outer-worldly craters of the Moon National Monument. Aside from being massively ‘Instagrammable’, the Great 48 serves up some of the best American experiences you won’t get anywhere else.   

The cities you cover across the trip also dish out American culture at its best; from the political power house in Washington and the bright lights of New York City to the deep rolling South country music of Nashville and kooky-indie vibe of Indianapolis. While you’re there, don’t forget to pass by the mansions of the rich and famous in L.A., and lap up the Las Vegas Strip in style on our party bus!

The Great 48 does exactly what it says on the tin – offers an unbeatable experience across America’s 48 states. 

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Southern Sun

Go from the West to East Coast on our iconic Southern Sun tour for a non-stop adventure filled with fast-paced excursions and adrenaline-racing treks to chilling out and taking in the best America has to offer.

Start your adventure right, on a party bus that drives past the vibrant Las Vegas Strip and get to know your fellow Trekkers over a couple of cold ones. Then, take in one the East Coast’s best natural wonders in style, sharing a giant pizza with your group on the top of the Grand Canyon at sunset – a perfect reward after an exhilarating hike across the rim. Adrenaline junkies’ needs are also catered for, with white-water rafting in Ocoee and hiking amongst cougars, deer and black bear in the Appalachian Mountains.

For movie buffs, this is the best opportunity to visit some of the 20th century’s most iconic real-life movie sets, whether you’re wanting to follow in the footsteps of the Lone Ranger at Monument Valley or challenge Rocky’s time on the famous steps of Philadelphia.

Live music lovers will also be in their element in Austin, affectionately coined the ‘Live music capital of the world.’ Follow this up with a stop off in Memphis, the birthplace of the “King of rock and roll”, and the local haunts he frequented in Nashville.

If you think this trip can’t get any better, just wait till you taste their southern American treats. From spicy Tex-Mex dishes in Louisiana to bubbling Jambalaya of the Deep South in New Orleans, end your adventure with an iconic Philly cheesesteak for a true taste of America.

Man standing in Yellowstone National Park

Northern Trail

Chilled out beaches, vibrant, engaging cities and incredible natural vistas are just flavours of what you’ll get from the Northern Trail tour.

Your trip starts with a relaxed vibe on the sunny beaches of Santa Barbara, California, before hitting the northern route of America, coast to coast, for an action-packed 3 weeks of wall-to-wall American culture.

You’ll stop at the legendary cities of New York, Chicago and San Francisco, where sights, such as the Statue of Liberty, Millennium Park and Golden Gate Bridge, are no longer just pictures on the screen.

Keep your camera at the ready, as you explore the epic national parks of Yosemite, Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Apart from its extraordinary glacier-carved granite monoliths and beautiful waterfalls, you may also get the chance to catch glimpses of bears, coyotes or elks.

With a chance to go all ‘wild west’ at Cody and Minnesota; raft along the raging Snake River rapids in Grand Teton National Park and raise the adrenaline one notch higher at 'The Best Amusement Park in the World’ at Cedar Point, the Northern Trail tour offers an unbeatable action-packed itinerary. Complete the tour with a breath-taking visit to Niagara Falls and reach the East on the ultimate high.

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