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Travel USA


Legendary highways, bustling cities, national parks, surf-strewn coastal roads and tumbleweed deserts - with 50 states to choose from, travelling in your own back yard can turn into a supersized adventure. Explore the sun-kissed West Coast or learn about America's political history on the East. Check out our USA Travel Guide for tips on when to go, what to do and how to get there.

USA Fast Facts

Languages Spoken

82% of the population speak English.

The remaining speak Spanish, other Indo-European languages, Asian, Pacific Island languages and other.


Name: Dollar
Code: USD
Symbol: $

Time Zones

Eastern Standard time (GMT - 5)
Central time (GMT - 6)
Mountain Time (GMT - 7)
Pacific Time (GMT - 8)
Hawaiian Time (GMT – 10)
Alaskan Time (GMT – 9)

Top Cities in the USA

From sunny beaches of San Diego to the buzzing streets of New York, the United States has something for everyone. From the Empire State, the Hollywood sigh, Golden Gate and Las Vegas Neon.

New York


Los Angeles


San Francisco



USA Fast Facts


In a New York bar, you'll spend between $5-$8 on a bottle of beer whilst in other cities it could be around $3.50.

*Remember that you need to be 21 to drink in the USA.


Lunch from a cheap café or food truck can be between $5 and $9, whilst dinner in a restaurant would be nearer $25 to $60 per person.

Taxi Ride

Taxis are expensive in the States, with most city cabs running on meters. Budget travellers should use cheaper buses or subway transport.



Travel on buses and subways will cost between $2 to $3. Car hire is available from $30 a day and we have campervans from $40!



Dorm beds in hostels cost between $25 and $40. Budget motels would be around $60 to $80 for a double.



A double room in a 3 star hotel can be between $100 and $250.

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USA Highlights






The Southern States

Visit Austin





USA Road Trips

Campervan Hire





The Big Cities

Book City Breaks





USA National Parks

Explore Trips

What to do with two weeks in the USA

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Sin, Surf & Sierras Tour - 9 days
This 9 day tour is ideal for those wanting to explore West Coast USA in under 2 weeks. Fly into Las Vegas and fly out of LA, taking in the city sights as well as trips to Yosemite National Park, Death Valley and San Francisco.
from £959
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USA Mini Adventures
The USA is so jam-packed with famous sights, it could literally take years to see it all. See the best of the USA on a mini adventure lasting anything from one to three days.
USA City Breaks
From NYC to LA, San Fran to Miami, the USA has some epic cities to visit. Shop till you drop, see the world of the rich an famous, dine in famous restaurants and chill out in style - a US city break is a remedy for all!

What to do in a month in the USA

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Grand Southern Tour - 27 days
Start this supersized America adventure in New York and travel through over 20 States on your way to Los Angeles. Tick off must-see spots such as New York City, Washington DC, New Orleans, Miami, Fort Worth, Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon and Vegas.
From $3356
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Self-drive Roadtrips
If you have time on your side, there's no better way to explore the States than with an independent road trip! Hire a car or campervan and hit the long open roads, Jack Kerouac style. The USA has some legendary drives, from the tumbleweed deserts of Route 66 to the rolling coastal views of the Pacific Coast Highway. Check out some of our self-drive itineraries for more inspiration.

100 Years of National Parks

Hit the road this summer and get inspired by America's jaw-droppingly beautiful national parks. This August we celebrate 100 amazing years of natural beauty, adventure and a bright future for the country's 407 national parks. Don't miss out on your very own outdoor experience!

USA Adventure Tours

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Best of the USA Tour
This epic 44 day tour takes you around the United States, where you'll break a sweat in Death Valley, cool off in the spray of Niagara Falls and hike some of the USA's stunning national parks.
from £3,799
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LA to the Bay - 12 days
Start off in San Francisco and travel through three states and two national parks to get to LA. See the bright lights of Vegas, hike in the Grand Canyon and relax in the hipster cafes of San Francisco.
from £1,549
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Eastern Escapade - 14 days
Explore the USA's East coast on this two week tour. Travel with like minded 18-35 year olds as you explore the historic cities of Boston, Washington DC and New York. Visit the White House, Capitol Building, World Trade Center, 5th Avenue and Niagara Falls.
from £1,699
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