Duration
23 Nights
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019
Destination
USA
Beginning in New York, this adventure takes in North America’s must-see sights such as Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, Empire State Building, Hollywood and the Grand Canyon, as well as visits some of the country’s most vibrant cities including Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Washington.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy the world’s most famous National Parks such as Yellowstone and Grand Canyon
  • Discover vibrant US cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit
  • Tour by private, air-conditioned coach

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
Touring by private, air-conditioned motor coach (Free WiFi where available)
Rooms with private bath or shower
Hotel taxes, porterage, tips and service charges

TRAVEL DATES Departure dates in 2019:
  • Apr: 26
  • May: 3, 17, 31
  • Jun: 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Jul: 5, 19
  • Aug: 9, 16, 30
  • Sep: 6, 13, 20

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1 New York City
  • Day 2 New York City
  • Day 3 New York City – Philadelphia – Washington DC Area
  • Day 4 Washington DC Area
  • Day 5 Washington DC – Niagara Falls
  • Day 6 Niagara Falls – Dearborn Area
  • Day 7 Dearborn Area – Chicago
  • Day 8 Chicago
  • Day 9 Chicago – Madison – Minneapolis
  • Day 10 Minneapolis – Excursion to the Mall of America
  • Day 11 Minneapolis – Mitchell – Pierre
  • Day 12 Pierre- Badlands National Park – Mount Rushmore – Keystone
  • Day 13 Keystone – Cody
  • Day 14 Cody – Yellowstone National Park – West Yellowstone
  • Day 15 West Yellowstone – Day Excursion to Yellowstone National Park
  • Day 16 West Yellowstone – Grand Teton National Park – Jackson
  • Day 17 Jackson – Salt Lake City
  • Day 18 Salt Lake City – Bryce Canyon National Park – Cedar City / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 19 Cedar City – Zion National Park – Grand Canyon National Park
  • Day 20 Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas
  • Day 21 Las Vegas
  • Day 22 Las Vegas – Calico – Los Angeles
  • Day 23 Los Angeles
  • Day 24 Los Angeles
For Full Itinerary CLICK HERE
MAP
HOTELS
  • New York City: Skyline Hotel
  • Washington DC: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria
  • Niagara Falls: Best Western Plus Cairn Croft
  • Dearborn: Best Western Greenfield Inn
  • Chicago: Inn of Chicago
  • Minneapolis: Best Western Plus Normandy Inn
  • Pierre: Days in Pierre
  • Keystone: Ramada Mt. Rushmore
  • Cody Buffalo Bill Village
  • West Yellowstone National Park: Brandin’ Iron Inn
  • Jackson: Mountain Modern Hotel
  • Salt Lake City: Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites
  • Cedar City: Best Western Plus Town & Country Inn
  • Grand Canyon National Park: Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge
  • Las Vegas: SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
  • Los Angeles: Millenium Biltmore Hotel

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: Multiple dates in 2019
  • Advertised Price based on 26 Apr 2019 at time of publishing.
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed.
  • Excludes: flights, visa, meals not mentioned, travel insurance, items of a personal nature

VISA INFORMATION
  • All Australian passport-holders eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) through the official ESTA website linked above.
  • Alternatively you can contact an external visa provider such as Visa Central directly for more details or to arrange a visa.

TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

New York City

Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
2

New York City

On today’s sightseeing tour, see New York City’s major attractions, including Broadway, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, City Hall, Wall Street, and Trinity Church. Your afternoon is free.
3

New York City - Philadelphia - Washington DC Area

Head south through New Jersey to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States. During your free time, perhaps see Independence Hall and visit the Liberty Bell. On to Washington DC.
4

Washington DC Area

See the graves of American heroes, including those of John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert, in beautiful Arlington National Cemetery. The nation’s capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day tour with a Local Guide features Capitol Hill, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, National WWII Memorial, and other well-known sights. Stop for photos at the White House and Capitol Hill. As the remainder of the day is free, why not visit the Smithsonian museums?
5

Washington DC - Niagara Falls

A scenic day as you head north through Pennsylvania Dutch Country, home of the Amish and Mennonite religious sects. Then, along the Susquehanna River to Williamsport, the birthplace of Little League baseball and site of the league’s annual “World Series.” Later, cross the Rainbow Bridge to Canada and arrive at Niagara Falls, Ontario, for your overnight stay.
6

Niagara Falls - Dearborn Area

This morning, board your Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise for amazing close-up views from the base of the falls. Then, travel the Niagara Parkway, admiring the sweeping landscapes of this scenic countryside. Head southwest and cross the farmlands and vineyards of Ontario. Note: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather and/or river conditions. If unfavourable conditions exist, a walking tour of the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
7

Dearborn Area - Chicago

Begin the day with a visit to the Henry Ford Museum. Don’t miss the “Automobile in American Life” exhibit. Reach Chicago, America’s third-largest city, in the late afternoon. City sightseeing includes all the major landmarks of the “Windy City.”
8

Chicago

Today is free for independent activities. Perhaps take an optional cruise on Lake Michigan and through the locks of the Chicago River. As the evening is free, join the optional outing for a delicious dinner at a Chicago restaurant, followed by spectacular views of the city from atop 360 Chicago, formerly the John Hancock Observatory.
9

Chicago - Madison - Minneapolis

First stop today is Madison. A vibrant city, situated between two sparkling lakes. A photo stop at the capitol before making our way to Minnesota-the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” Enjoy an orientation tour of the bustling downtown area of Minneapolis before reaching your overnight hotel.
10

Minneapolis - Excursion to the Mall of America

Today is about the Mall Of America, the largest shopping mall in the United States, featuring an extensive range of retail, restaurants, and entertainment.
11

Minneapolis - Mitchell - Pierre

Into the rich farmlands of South Dakota, homeland of the great Sioux Indian Nation. Stop in Mitchell to see the Corn Palace, a remarkable Moorish-style building where the interior and exterior are covered with designs of corn outlined with grasses and grain. Stay overnight in Pierre, the state’s capital.
12

Pierre- Badlands National Park - Mount Rushmore - Keystone

First, a drive through Fort Pierre National Grassland to see the prairie as it once was when only buffalo and the Sioux Indians occupied the land. Next is Badlands National Park, where 37 million years of wind and water have carved a remarkably colourful sight. Then, head into the Black Hills and behold the granite faces of Mount Rushmore, a giant monument to four American presidents- Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt.
13

Keystone - Cody

Head through the rich, mountainous country to Buffalo, where open-range cattle kings made war on the sheep ranchers of the 1880s. Drive past Sheridan, the scene of many fierce battles between the U.S. Cavalry and the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow Indians. Then, climb over the Bighorn Mountains en route to the overnight stop in Buffalo Bill’s frontier town of Cody.
14

Cody - Yellowstone National Park - West Yellowstone

Through Shoshone National Forest to splendid Yellowstone National Park. Follow Grand Loop Road to Artist Point with magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon and the stupendous Lower Falls, nearly twice the height of Niagara. Overnight in West Yellowstone, gateway to the geysers of Yellowstone National Park.
15

West Yellowstone - Day Excursion to Yellowstone National Park

This morning, return to Yellowstone National Park and visit the bubbling mud paint pots, the reliable “blow” of Old Faithful, Yellowstone’s great geyser, and West Thumb geyser basin. Return to West Yellowstone and explore on your own.
16

West Yellowstone - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson

Travel south into magnificent Grand Teton National Park, one of America’s last preserves of wild solitude. Its 13,770-foot (4197 metres) high ridges are crested with snow most of the year. Stroll along the shores of beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake before ending the day in the Wild West town of Jackson with its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons. The afternoon and evening are free to explore the shops and museums of historic downtown.
17

Jackson - Salt Lake City

Today, drive to Salt Lake City, Utah’s vibrant capital. Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake Desert, this centre of the Mormon religion is where Brigham Young declared to his followers, “This is the place.” An included sightseeing tour shows you the capital of Utah, including Temple Square, the tabernacle, and the Beehive House.
18

Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park - Cedar City

Through the sagebrush landscape of southern Utah to Bryce Canyon National Park with its breathtaking sandstone and limestone cliffs and ever-changing colours. Head west through Dixie National Forest to Cedar City for your overnight.
MEALS: Breakfast
19

Cedar City - Zion National Park - Grand Canyon National Park

First stop is Zion National Park, a landscape that was carved out by rushing streams over a period of a million years. Through Kaibab National Forest to the less visited North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, where you’ll marvel at the stunning views of the flame-coloured walls plunging 4,800 feet (1463 metres) into the Colorado River. The evening is free.
20

Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas

Head to the unique phenomenon of Las Vegas, where today’s fortune hunters try their luck at the 24-hour gambling tables of the “Strip.” The afternoon is at leisure so you can explore the casinos.
21

Las Vegas

A free day to explore Las Vegas. Your Tour Director can arrange an optional excursion to the Hoover Dam and will have suggestions for the best shows to see this evening.
22

Las Vegas - Calico - Los Angeles

Into California today with a stop at Calico Ghost Town to relive the wild, tough days when miners struck it rich. Through the Mojave Desert and over the San Gabriel Mountains to Los Angeles.
23

Los Angeles

Start the day with a sightseeing tour of the world’s “Capital of Glamour.” You’ll drive to Hollywood, see the footprints of the stars at the TCL Chinese Theatre, and famous Hollywood Bowl. Then, on to elegant Beverly Hills followed by a drive down Sunset Strip.
24

Los Angeles

The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Los Angeles International Airport are included. You can extend your holiday with extra night.
DESTINATION
Americans love having people visit their country! The US is such a huge country with so many cities, landscapes and attraction to explore! This tour offers you the opportunity to discover most of them from New York City and Washington DC to Niagara Falls and Yellowstone National Park!
FLIGHT 
  • From Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to New York City, main airlines are United, Qantas or Air Canada.
  • From Los Angeles to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, the main airline is Qantas.
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TRANSFER 
  • Your transfer to Los Angeles International Airport back to Australia is included in the deal!
MYDISCOVERIES VIP PACK
  • Start your holiday before you’ve even stepped on the plane with MyDiscoveries exclusive VIP package.
  • Arrive at Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane airport in the comfort and style of a privately chauffeured luxury SUV or sedan, complete with complimentary water and WiFi.
  • Relax and unwind away from the usual airport hustle and bustle with premium lounge access complete with an array of amazing facilities at your disposal.
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WEATHER
  • In general terms, summers are hot and humid in the plains and southern states, while the southwest is very hot and quite dry.
VISA 
  • All Australian passport-holders eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) through the official ESTA website linked above.
  • Alternatively you can contact an external visa provider such as Visa Central directly for more details or to arrange a visa.
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
When will I receive my tour documentation? This one depends on the tour operator.
What type of clothes should I bring? Bring comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and hat, water bottle, camera and a jacket in cooler months!
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
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