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When to Visit the USA 

The USA is a large country and climates and weather vary greatly by season and location.

In spring (March - May) temperatures begin to warm up. It's the perfect time to visit national parks, as waterfalls are flowing and flowers are in bloom. Travel to Washington, D.C. in between March and April to see the famed National Cherry Blossom Festival.

During summer (June - August), northern states enjoy warm days and cooler mornings and nights, while the southern states experience very hot temperatures. This is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors.

Temperatures begin to cool down around the country during the autumn months (September - November). Marvel at the beautiful shades of red, yellow and orange as the leaves change in New England. Autumn is a great time to visit as the country celebrates Halloween on the 31 October and Thanksgiving on the fourth Saturday of November.

Winter (December - February) is fairly mild in the southern states, while in the northern, north eastern, mid-western states often encounter snow and colder temperatures. Watch holiday parades and admire amazing decorations over the Christmas period.

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Experiences You'll Love


Those with stars in their eyes will feel at home in Hollywood. Find your favourite star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Put your hands and feet just as Marilyn Monroe did at the TCL Chinese Theatre, then head to Griffith Park for great views of the Hollywood Sign. New York City has been the backdrop to some of the most iconic films in history including, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Ghostbusters and When Harry Met Sally. Follow in the footsteps of John Wayne as you explore Monument Valley, the location for many classic western films.


The USA boasts some of the most recognisable landmarks in the world. No trip to New York is complete without visiting the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and taking in the excitement of Times Square. In Washington, D.C., walk the National Mall from the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, see the Washington Monument and the White House. Discover the USA's rich history in Philadelphia, as you visit Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Travel along one of the world's most famous landmarks, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.


The USA is home to some of the world's biggest and most famous theme parks. Experience the magic and excitement at both Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Meet your favourite characters, see dazzling fireworks displays and spectacular shows. Enjoy thrilling rides and go behind the scenes of movie making at Universal Studios Hollywood". Take the world famous Studio Tour to explore actual film sets and see many live performances. Families will love Knott's Berry Farm and LEGOLAND California Resort.


Experience the bright lights of Broadway, known as the "Great White Way' and home to 41 theatres. From musicals like Moulin Rouge to recent hits such as Hamilton, there is a show for everyone. Known as the 'Entertainment Capital of the World', Las Vegas boasts an endless variety of shows to enjoy. See a live spectacle of acrobats, magicians, comedians, showgirls and concerts. 


Discover the American Wild West as you travel through old gold mining towns and be captivated by the magnificence of the American landscape. Walk the same streets as Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp and visit the site of the iconic O.K. Corral in Tombstone. Explore the town of Deadwood in South Dakota, where Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane once lived. There are several ghost towns to discover, namely Calico in California and Rhyolite, Nevada. Don your cowboy boots when you visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Centre in Cody, the world's largest Western heritage museum.


The USA is home to world renowned sporting teams and venues. Catch a baseball game at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox or see the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Take in an NBA game and cheer on some of the world's most famous sporting superstars such as the LA Lakers. Watch the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and their famous cheerleaders at AT&T Stadium. Get caught up in the excitement of 'Super Bowl Sunday', held on the first Sunday in February and the final game of the NFL season.


Experience the sounds of America in the country's most famous music cities. In Memphis, celebrate the life of Elvis Presley with a visit to Graceland. Discover the many blues clubs along Beale Street and stop at Sun Studios where music history was made by the likes of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. Explore Nashville, the country music capital of the world. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, tour the legendary Ryman Auditorium and take in a show at the Grand Ole Opry. Soak up the jazz scene and the all-night atmosphere in New Orleans. Visit Austin and you'll see why it is the 'Live Music Capital of the World'.


Hit the road and feel the wind in your hair as you explore America's most scenic highways. Begin the ultimate road trip in Chicago, where the Historic Route 66 starts. Stop off at authentic American diners, pass through deserted ghost towns and admire rugged deserts, as you make your way to Santa Monica where the famous road ends. Follow one of the most celebrated routes and drive up the California Pacific Coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Explore beach towns such as Santa Barbara, Monterey and Carmel. Drive Big Sur, a stunning stretch of coastline with amazing views from the famed Bixby Bridge.


The national parks in the USA are some of the most diverse and vast in the world. Admire the enormity of the Grand Canyon from the air. The more adventurous will want to hike to the bottom or take a whitewater raft ride down the Colorado River. Visit the spellbinding wilderness of Yosemite to discover El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridalveil Falls. See Old Faithful erupt at Yellowstone, America's first national park. Marvel at the unique rock formations at the Arches, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. See the iconic landscape of the American West in Monument Valley and gaze at the faces of the presidents at Mount Rushmore.


No trip to the USA would be complete without sampling classic American food. You will find some of the best street carts in New York City and Portland where you can taste everything from fish tacos to ice cream donut sandwiches to burgers and hot dogs. Explore world famous wineries and sample renowned wine in California Wine Country. When visiting Philadelphia, indulge in an iconic Philly Cheesesteak. Eat your way through Texas, as you taste the state's signature dishes including authentic Texas BBQ, Tex-Mex cuisine and succulent seafood.


See the USA your way on a self-drive holiday! From iconic routes such as the Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles to San Francisco to the legendary Route 66, there are over four million miles of highways, backroads and byways waiting to be explored. Our range of self drive packages include accommodation, inspired itineraries, door-to-door driving instructions, local attraction information, maps and a handy backpack. All you need to do is choose the vehicle that best suits your needs, pack your spirit of adventure and you're ready to go.

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Anaheim & Buena Park

The Anaheim and Buena Park area is the perfect family holiday destination with an array of world-class theme parks at your doorstep. 'The Happiest Place on Earth', Disneyland Park is home to Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and is where the Star Wars Universe comes to life! Right next to Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park is filled to the brim with popular Disney and Pixar characters. Combine all this fun with the Downtown Disney District - a lively promenade of shopping, dining and entertainment. America's first theme park, Knott's Berry Farm, has over 165 rides and is a great place for family fun. Ride the Ghost Rider. one of the world's longest wooden roller coasters and meet the Peanuts gang at Camp Snoopy. The mild year-round climate provides the perfect opportunity to visit Knott's Soak City, a huge water park. Along with the theme parks, the Anaheim and Buena Park area also offers great entertainment, excellent shopping and dining.

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Los Angeles & San Diego

America's second largest city, Los Angeles is all about glamour, surfing and cultural icons. In Downtown Los Angeles, the place to be for entertainment is L.A. Live. See a show or a movie, wine and dine or catch a Lakers basketball game at the Staples Centre. Those with stars in their eyes will feel at home in Hollywood. Find your favourite star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and see handprints and footprints of movie stars at the TCL Chinese Theatre. No visit to Hollywood is complete without a tour of the stars' homes and seeing the Hollywood Sign. Stroll along Rodeo Drive or shop up a storm on Melrose Avenue. From Santa Monica Beach with its world famous pier to the edgy and artsy Venice Beach, Southern California beaches are all waiting to be explored.

With a seemingly endless summer and an array of eclectic districts, San Diego has something for everyone. Families will be entertained by the city's big attractions LEGOLAND California Resort, Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo. Wander the Gaslamp Quarter where historic buildings house theatres, galleries and boutiques. Soak up the charm and small-town feel when you visit the island town of Coronado.

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California Pacific Coast & San Francisco


An absolute must-do is the drive along California's Pacific Coast Highway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. You can drive straight through in 10 hours but to truly experience this beautiful part of the US, allow a few days. Stop at Santa Barbara, the 'American Riviera', explore Hearst Castle in San Simeon and admire the views from the iconic Bixby Creek Bridge on the Big Sur coast.

San Francisco is home to a little bit of everything! Ride a cable car to Union Square, the heart of the city, or to Chinatown, the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. If you're feeling energetic walk down the 'Crookedest Street in the World', Lombard Street. Waterfront marketplaces and sea lions basking in the sun are just part of the attraction at Fisherman's Wharf. Tour the historical and eerie Alcatraz and head to Vista Point for the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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National Parks & Las Vegas

The USA is home to more than 400 national parks, wildlife refuges and monuments covering over 89 million acres of land. Marvel at the breathtaking vastness of the Grand Canyon, one of the wonders of the world. Admire impressive rock formations, incredible sunsets, ghost towns, old ranches and iconic landmarks you've seen in many classic western movies.

It's no wonder Las Vegas is often referred to as the 'Entertainment Capital of the World'. With incredible nightlife, spectacular shows, world-class dining, shopping, spas and an endless array of activities both on and off the Strip, Las Vegas really does have something for everyone.


Houston & New Orleans

Houston is a cosmopolitan city where Southern hospitality meets urban chic. Take a stroll through the historic Heights neighbourhood, spend the day exploring the Museum District or head to the Houston Space Centre. Explore the eclectic culture of the city's neighbourhoods which all offer their own unique vibe. The ever-evolving food scene will leave you wanting more.

Nicknamed the 'Big Easy', New Orleans is known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live music scene and spicy cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French. African and American cultures.  Every year, visitors flock to this eclectic southern city to be a part of the city's iconic Mardi Gras, famed for raucous costumed parades and street parties.

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Chicago & Boston

Sitting on the edge of impressive Lake Michigan, Chicago is a sophisticated, dynamic city with an upbeat vibe and a history that is synonymous with jazz and the blues. Take in the spectacular view from the Willis Tower Skydeck, shop along the Magnificent Mile or head to the walking trails along Lake Michigan.

Boston is a wonderful blend of stylish sophistication, historic New England charm and is known as the birthplace of American Independence. Renowned for its elite academic institutions, rich history and grand architecture, Boston is a fascinating city to explore.

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New York & Washington DC

With a skyline that is instantly recognisable the world over and home to hundreds of world famous landmarks, New York City is perhaps the most famous city on the planet! Take in the panoramic views from the top of the Empire State Building, catch a ferry to see the Statue of Liberty and take in the excitement of Times Square.

Washington, D.C., the nation's capital is home to awe-inspiring monuments, iconic memorials and stately, government buildings. Stand in front of the White House, gaze down the Mall from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and walk around the Washington Monument. Explore the 17 museums and galleries that make up the Smithsonian Institute.

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Orlando, Fort Lauderdale & Miami

Dubbed the Vacation Capital of the World' - Orlando may just be the ultimate holiday destination! Orlando's collection of theme parks are unrivalled anywhere else in the world and include the largest Disney Destination of them all, Walt Disney World Resort along with Universal Orlando Resort.  Visit the Kennedy Space Centre for an awesome space experience or take a day trip to the Everglades National Park.

Located on Florida's south-eastern coast, Fort Lauderdale, once synonymous with spring break revelry, has come-of-age and blossomed into a chic beach destination in its own right. The 37 kilometres of promenade-lined beachfront boasts luxury hotels, an impressive art scene, word-class restaurants craft breweries, nightlife, shopping and with the Everglades on its doorstep.

The epitome of cool, Miami is a glamorous town of golden beaches and hip nightlife. Discover the city's impressive collection of Art Deco architecture. From South Beach to Sunny Isles, explore Miami's many pristine white sandy beaches. Miami is also a great base for discovering the Everglades National Park and Key West.


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