Grand Southern (Start Los Angeles - From Feb 2021)(Twin Room,Start Los Angeles, End Miami)
For 18 - 35 Young Professionals, Singles and Students

Vacation Overview

Travel through the USA doesn't get any grander than this. This sprawling adventure takes you from the glitz of Vegas through the gob-smacking Grand Canyon, the smooth jazz and intoxicating charm of New Orleans to the sun-soaked party scene of Miami. Welcome to the Great American Road Trip - the open road has never felt so good.

Grand Southern (Start Los Angeles - From Feb 2021)(Twin Room,Start Los Angeles, End Miami) Vacation Itinerary
Vacation Day 1 - Arrive Los Angeles

Get into the city that mixes up glamour, grit and the American Dream: Los Angeles. It’s packed with legends, full of energy and there are loads of things to do. Head to mythical Hollywood and walk across the holy ground for stars. Check out the Kodak Theatre, where the Oscars are held every year and Mann's Chinese Theatre, where so many greats have pressed their hands into the cement. Cruise down the hottest shopping street in LA, Melrose Avenue, and one of the best areas for nightlife, the Strip (Sunset Boulevard), with its billboards, clubs and eateries, before getting a glimpse at one of the world’s wealthiest suburbs in Beverly Hills. A little further west discover Santa Monica, LA’s oldest beach resort. Known for its liberal vibes, art galleries and wide sand beaches, Santa Monica is all about the California coast lifestyle. See the famous pier, which serves as a permanent amusement park, complete with a solar powered Ferris wheel. Maybe later travel out to LA’s quirkiest suburb where anything goes: Venice Beach. A favourite hang out spot for locals, colourful Venice Beach attracts all sorts of people. Get a feel for street life when you hit the buzzing broadwalk, where performers, tattoo artists, hair braiders, musicians and roller bladders gather. Make sure you check out the markets and stalls, as well as the greased-up body builders pumping iron at the famous open air gym, Muscle Beach. Later head out and hit the town's hottest bars and clubs.

Vacation Day 2 - Los Angeles

The day is yours to explore the City of Angels. Opt to visit Universal Studios or Disneyland or check out LA Live entertainment venue. The shopping goes off, so look for deals in the garment district. Visit the Grammy Museum and for the foodies among us there's a downtown LA food tour to taste all of the wonders of the multicultural food Mecca.

Vacation Day 3 - Los Angeles to Las Vegas

We'll kick things off today in the famed City of Angels, where we'll set off through the Mojave Desert, marvelling at the majestic Joshua Trees, before reaching the one and only Las Vegas.On arrival we'll cruise the iconic strip & check out the Vegas sign. Tonight, choose to hang out around Fremont Street or opt for a VIP nightclub experience for the kind of glitzy night out that only Vegas can provide.

Vacation Day 4 - Las Vegas

You're in Vegas, baby! And the city's weird & wonderful charm isn't going to uncover itself. Experience the grandeur of the city's opulent casinos before joining our famed party bus. As we cruise down the strip and dance the night away, this is the perfect way to bond with your Contiki family, Vegas style.

Vacation Day 5 - Las Vegas to The Grand Canyon

Today we'll leave the glittering lights of Vegas behind for something even more jaw-dropping.Cruising the historic route 66, we'll stop for some photo ops before reaching the Grand Canyon National Park (entrance included, naturally).

Vacation Day 6 - Grand Canyon

You will be contemplating life, existence, and the immense size of the Grand Canyon with a free day to spend in Grand Canyon National Park. You can spend your day feeling a part of the wilderness as you go hiking through the exposed rock, but by far the most spine tingling experience at this natural wonder is one of our optional chopper rides through the UNESCO World Heritage site. Indulgent sure, but one of those life moments you deserve to treat yourself to. Tonight settle in to watch the sunset on the rim - the image with plaster a wide grin on your face for years to come.

Vacation Day 7 - Grand Canyon to Durango via Monument Valley

With the beauty of the Grand Canyon imprinted on our brains forever, we'll journey past some Wild Western landscapes towards......this monumental place has an iconic cluster of sandstone buttes, and we'll get a chance to visit the Monument Valley Tribal park as we wind our way through the Rocky Mountains.We've arrived in our home for the evening, Colorado's adventure capital: Durango

Vacation Day 8 - Durango to Santa Fe

The great outdoors is a way of life in Durango with adrenaline pumping river rafting on offer to you and your fellow thrill seekers. This afternoon it’s a total change of scenery when we enter New Mexico, where sun-baked earthen brick buildings stand out against the bright blue sky.Boasting influences from Mexico, Spain, and Native American cultures, historic Santa Fe is a true melting pot of culture. Take a walk around town to see interesting styles of architecture, shop for beautiful turquoise jewellery in the market and sample all of the different types of regional food on offer.

Vacation Day 9 - Santa Fe to Amarillo

Rise and shine! Does anyone know the way to Amarillo? We're headed to this larger than life city this morning.In true Americana Style, we'll visit Cadillac Ranch, a unique art exhibit celebrating the golden age of Cadillacs. Our accommodation tonight even has a Texas shaped pool and a hotel for your horse if you thought to bring it along. Tonight, try your hat at the \"Big Texan Steak Challenge\" for a true man vs food moment. Eternal glory awaits anyone who can finish this Texas sized meal in one hour or less.

Vacation Day 10 - Amarillo to Fort Worth

We'll say farewell to Amarillo and sweet Marie today as we head towards a Texan icon.Here in the land of leather boots & Cadillacs, you'll soon learn that ‘bigger is better' is a way of life. An overnight stay in the cowboy town of Fort Worth will give you the full Texan experience.

Vacation Day 11 - Dallas/Fort Worth

Today we'll dive deep into the Texan way of life. We'll see a cattle drive, visit the Dealey Plaza and have options to tour the iconic home of the Dallas Cowboys or see the 6th floor museum.

Vacation Day 12 - Fort Worth to Memphis

Swinging past Little Rock High School, a historic site of the Civil Rights movement, we'll head to a place with a big rock heritage.We'll get a city orientation of musical Memphis this afternoon, with a whole day of sightseeing awaiting us tomorrow.

Vacation Day 13 - Memphis

Today's the day to get into the history of music your way. We'll start with a visit to Sun Studios where Elvis recorded his very first song. Want more? Why not check out Graceland, the home of the King, or the Rock and Soul Museum.

Vacation Day 14 - Memphis to New Orleans

We'll say farewell to Memphis today as we head to somewhere with a meaty musical heritage of its own.This city will romance you with its soul and have you swooning over its spiritual heart - the French Quarter. The main drag culminates at Jackson Square with the iconic wrought iron balconies lining the streets. You'll be hard pressed to pick which you find more enchanting, the European/Caribbean fusion food or the non-stop jazz festival vibe. No matter which, tonight we turn up the volume and hit Bourbon Street to sample the live music and bar culture that New Orleans has to offer. This evening, why not opt for a Taste of New Orleans dinner, to taste all the melting pot of flavours this fascinating place has to offer?

Vacation Day 15 - New Orleans

Now that you know New Orleans like one of the locals, it's your day to do your own thing. Stroll down Frenchmen street for the sounds of jazz and funk, head to the vast grassy oasis of the city park or check out the New Orleans museum of art for an extensive collection of gorgeous French masterpieces. Our recommendation? Head to the New Orleans school of Cooking for some classic gumbo, or experience your own Airboat adventure.

Vacation Day 16 - New Orleans to Panama City Beach

Leaving New Orleans won't be easy, but knowing we're bound for one of the “world's most beautiful beaches” helps.There's only one way to test the rumours, so we'll take a dip in the crystal clear waters and kick back on the pure white sands of Panama City Beach.

Vacation Day 17 - Panama City Beach to Orlando

Tear yourself away from the beach, there are exciting times ahead!We arrive in Orlando today with a trip to Universal Studios on the cards. We hope you budgeted for butterbeer.

Vacation Day 18 - Orlando

Today is your opportunity to visit the epic Universal Studios, where you can visit Diagon Alley, splash around in the vast water park or visit the islands of adventure. There's something for everyone in this dizzying spectacle of rides, film and entertainment.

Vacation Day 19 - Orlando to Miami

We'll venture south to glamorous Miami today.A little mouthwatering Cuban cuisine will get us in the mood with a delicious regional group deal setting the scene for two full days of art deco & celeb-spotting in this tropical paradise. For anyone looking for an adrenaline rush, the option is there for a Thriller Speedboat across the bay.

Vacation Day 20 - Miami

It's time for some magical Miami sightseeing today. We'll head downtown, hit the Bayside Marketplace, Wynwood Walls and of course the South Beach. Options for a bike down the beach or a Party Boat adventure are on the cards for anyone who wants to party in the city where the heat is on.

Vacation Day 21 - Depart Miami

Time to say goodbye to your crew. It's been a blast, but all good things must come to an end. With our sun-kissed skin and eyes on the next horizon, it's time to plan our next Contiki. Peru, anyone?

Vacation Prices
20 May,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
20 May,2021 07:30 09 Jun,2021 11:00 3712 USD twin available
20 May,2021 07:30 09 Jun,2021 11:00 3712 USD twinShare available
20 May,2021 07:30 09 Jun,2021 11:00 5334 USD single available
17 Jun,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
17 Jun,2021 07:30 07 Jul,2021 11:00 3556 USD twin available
17 Jun,2021 07:30 07 Jul,2021 11:00 3556 USD twinShare available
17 Jun,2021 07:30 07 Jul,2021 11:00 4998 USD single available
24 Jun,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
24 Jun,2021 07:30 14 Jul,2021 11:00 3556 USD twin available
24 Jun,2021 07:30 14 Jul,2021 11:00 3556 USD twinShare available
24 Jun,2021 07:30 14 Jul,2021 11:00 4998 USD single available
08 Jul,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
08 Jul,2021 07:30 28 Jul,2021 11:00 3556 USD twin available
08 Jul,2021 07:30 28 Jul,2021 11:00 3556 USD twinShare available
08 Jul,2021 07:30 28 Jul,2021 11:00 4998 USD single available
05 Aug,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
05 Aug,2021 07:30 25 Aug,2021 11:00 3556 USD twin available
05 Aug,2021 07:30 25 Aug,2021 11:00 3556 USD twinShare available
05 Aug,2021 07:30 25 Aug,2021 11:00 4998 USD single available
12 Aug,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
12 Aug,2021 07:30 01 Sep,2021 11:00 3673 USD twin available
12 Aug,2021 07:30 01 Sep,2021 11:00 3673 USD twinShare available
12 Aug,2021 07:30 01 Sep,2021 11:00 5240 USD single available
09 Sep,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
09 Sep,2021 07:30 29 Sep,2021 11:00 3556 USD twin available
09 Sep,2021 07:30 29 Sep,2021 11:00 3556 USD twinShare available
09 Sep,2021 07:30 29 Sep,2021 11:00 4998 USD single available
16 Sep,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
16 Sep,2021 07:30 06 Oct,2021 11:00 3767 USD twin available
16 Sep,2021 07:30 06 Oct,2021 11:00 3767 USD twinShare available
16 Sep,2021 07:30 06 Oct,2021 11:00 5443 USD single available
07 Oct,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
07 Oct,2021 07:30 27 Oct,2021 11:00 3533 USD twin available
07 Oct,2021 07:30 27 Oct,2021 11:00 3533 USD twinShare available
07 Oct,2021 07:30 27 Oct,2021 11:00 4975 USD single available
11 Nov,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
11 Nov,2021 07:30 01 Dec,2021 11:00 3501 USD twin available
11 Nov,2021 07:30 01 Dec,2021 11:00 3501 USD twinShare available
11 Nov,2021 07:30 01 Dec,2021 11:00 4967 USD single available
16 Dec,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
16 Dec,2021 07:30 05 Jan,2022 11:00 3501 USD twin available
16 Dec,2021 07:30 05 Jan,2022 11:00 3501 USD twinShare available
16 Dec,2021 07:30 05 Jan,2022 11:00 4944 USD single available
30 Dec,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
30 Dec,2021 07:30 19 Jan,2022 11:00 3923 USD twin available
30 Dec,2021 07:30 19 Jan,2022 11:00 3923 USD twinShare available
30 Dec,2021 07:30 19 Jan,2022 11:00 5786 USD single available
20 Jan,2022
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
20 Jan,2022 07:30 09 Feb,2022 11:00 3572 USD twin available
20 Jan,2022 07:30 09 Feb,2022 11:00 3572 USD twinShare available
20 Jan,2022 07:30 09 Feb,2022 11:00 5084 USD single available
10 Feb,2022
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
10 Feb,2022 07:30 02 Mar,2022 11:00 3501 USD twin available
10 Feb,2022 07:30 02 Mar,2022 11:00 3501 USD twinShare available
10 Feb,2022 07:30 02 Mar,2022 11:00 4944 USD single available
03 Mar,2022
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
03 Mar,2022 07:30 23 Mar,2022 11:00 3501 USD twin available
03 Mar,2022 07:30 23 Mar,2022 11:00 3501 USD twinShare available
03 Mar,2022 07:30 23 Mar,2022 11:00 4944 USD single available
24 Mar,2022
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
24 Mar,2022 07:30 13 Apr,2022 11:00 3673 USD twin available
24 Mar,2022 07:30 13 Apr,2022 11:00 3673 USD twinShare available
24 Mar,2022 07:30 13 Apr,2022 11:00 5115 USD single available

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Accommodation
Food
  • You can expect to refuel with hearty breakfasts and delicious dinners from us but we'll also give you the opportunity to sample some of the best local cuisine. You'll taste it all - from simple street eats to gourmet fare.
Staff
  • Professional, insightful and fun, our Trip Managers, Drivers and Local Guides in the USA & Canada are highly trained and ready to show you this incredible part of the world. Armed with their little black books of must sees, dos and eats, they'll help you avoid the tourist traps and show you the time of your life.

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