ROAD TRIP TOURS
There is no greater feeling than heading out on the open road for the ultimate North American road trip. Films and songs have placed those iconic images in your head - the beating sun and the open road, cruising along Route 66, stopping at all-American diners along the way...and a USA & Canada road trip with Contiki? Well it’s so much more than that. From the deep south to the frosty north; from glittering lights to endless national parks, we show you this magnificent continent in all its glory, without any of the hassle. No falling asleep at the wheel, no pulling into roadside motels, just the spirit of adventure and a group of young people to share it all with.
North America is a treasure trove of spectacular National Parks, and we make sure our road trips visit the most beautiful, from Yosemite to Zion. Anyone for a campfire BBQ?
ZION NATIONAL PARK
Soaring vermillion cliffs, forest trails, lush valleys and the winding Virgin River characterises Utah’s sprawling National Park, one of the most popular in the USA.
DO IT ON: GRAND NORTHERN
THE SMOKEY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
Straddling the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, this ethereal landscape is abundant with fascinating plant and animal life, and of course, hazy ancient mountains.
DO IT ON: BOOT, SCOOT 'BLUES
BRYCE NATIONAL PARK
Towering pink cliffs, endless natural amphitheatres and the iconic Grand Staircase adorns Bryce National Park with geological wonders that you need to see up close to believe.
DO IT ON: SOUTHWEST NATIONAL PARKS
HOW LONG DOES A ROAD TRIP AROUND AMERICA TAKE?
It depends on what road trip you want to do. If you're planning an iconic Route 66 trip - what John Steinbeck called ' the mother road' - we recommend at least 2 weeks driving, but really there are so many stops along the way that it's impossible to put a finite number on it. That's why we have different options on all of our USA & Canada road trips, so you can hit the highway your way and see everything you want to see and more. Some people want to do it all, some people only have 2 weeks or fewer and want to hit the icons as quickly as possible - so here are some of our favourite itineraries that cater to all types of road trippers:
WHAT ARE THE TOP 10 VACATION DESTINATIONS?
As well as the more unexpected locales, when we’re on the road in the USA & Canada we hit some of the hottest vacation destinations on the continent, from Cali to New Orleans.
What is the best road trip in USA?
Some of the most famous US road trips include New York to Boston, The overseas highway (Miami to Key West), Pacific Coast highway (San Fran to LA), the Las Vegas loop and the Deep South trip from Chicago to New Orleans. We might be biased, but we reckon we do the best road trips around, where you get all of the fun, social experience and incredible locations without having to worry about endless sleepy drives or pulling into questionable roadside motels, just the spirit of adventure and a group of young people to share it all with.
Where should I go on a road trip?
It depends on what type of experience you're looking for. If you're looking for the great USA road trip, the Las Vegas loop can take you through the hottest states of the West Coast, including partying in vegas and camping in national parks. A road trip in Australia or New Zealand can see you get up close and personal with mother nature, while a road trip through Europe involves historic winding streets and fascinating architecture. We go to all of these places and more, sorting out all of the details so you can focus on the next incredible destination. So, pick your destination and get ready for the road trip of a lifetime.
What is a good road trip?
Route 66 is probably the world's most famous road trip. Covering two thousand miles and 8 states, this iconic route is world-famous for a reason, which is why we have it covered on many of our trips in the USA & Canada. But there are many more iconic routes across the world. Why not visit Australia's sweeping Great Ocean Road, a stretch of coast that runs from Melbourne across Victoria for some beautiful beaches and glittering surf-spots? Then there's the North Coast 500 in Scotland, that brings you through staggering landscapes all the way to the otherworldly isle of sky.
How long would it take to road trip around the US?
It depends on what road trip you want to do. If you're planning an iconic route 66 trip, what John Steinbeck called ' the mother road' we recommend at least 2 weeks driving, but really there are so many stops along the way that it's impossible to put a finite number on it. That's why we have different options on all of our USA & Canada road trips, so you can hit the highway you way and see everything you want to see and more. "