The California Coast, Route 66, America’s Canyonlands, scenic New England and America’s music trail – these are some of the best American road trips. Which one is your favourite?
What I love about these American road trips is that you are completely free to explore as you wish. You can go off the beaten track, dine where you like, yet still have the peace of mind of having hotels pre-booked and an itinerary mapped out for you. Believe me you don’t want to waste valuable vacation time searching for motels every night. You can manage to see ALL the places on your ‘list’ with these classic self drive itineraries!
I have teamed up with American Sky who offer a wide selection of self drive holidays and city breaks to America and Canada. I have chosen five of my favourite American road trips, that take in some of America’s most remarkable cities and National Parks. American Sky have many more on their website and can tailor make any trip to suit you, so if you fancy a trip to Chicago instead of California or New Mexico instead of New Orleans, talk to the team in American Sky and they will design the perfect itinerary for you.
Best of the West – 13 Night California & Las Vegas Self Drive, inc Flights & Hotels & Car hire, €1759!
The Best of the West road trip not only includes California and the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, but also Arizona and Nevada too. It combines the coastal towns of Santa Barbara and Monterey with the jaw dropping cities of LA and San Francisco, as well as the natural landscape of Death Valley with the dazzling lights of Las Vegas. Visit Alcatraz, cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge or hang out in Hollywood. You can go designer shopping in Palm Springs and take a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. This trip also allows you to see the spectacular rock formations in Yosemite National Park. This has to be one of the top American road trips!
Price from €1759 includes flights, fully inclusive car hire, 2 nights Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco, 1 night in Palm Springs, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Yosemite, Monterey and Ventura. You will also receive a welcome kit with maps and a day-today itinerary.
15 Night Route 66 Drive Incl Flights, Hotels & Car hire, €1799!
Considered one of the best road tips in the world, this is a bucket list adventure for sure. Spend 15 nights driving iconic Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles. Stops include Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Alburqueue and Las Vegas before spending two nights in Santa Monica, where Route 66 officially ends. Add on some extra nights in Los Angeles or chill out on the beach in San Diego before catching your return flight home.
Price of €1799 includes flights, fully inclusive car hire, 3 night stay in Alburqueue, 2 night stays in Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles and over-night stays in St Louis, Springfield, Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Holbrook and Grand Canyon.
13 Night Self-Drive American Music & Movie Trails, Inc Flights, Hotel & Car hire, from €1669!
I absolutely love this itinerary! The combination of legendary music cities with iconic movie trails, is right up my street! Spend two nights in the windy city of Chicago before embarking on a two week circular itinerary around some of America’s fascinating cities. Go walking in Memphis, visit the Delta Blues Museum, walk Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame and have a coffee in the Whistle Stop Cafe, in ‘sweet home Alabama’! You will also spend two nights in the birthplace of Jazz – New Orleans and get a chance to visit Graceland! Tempted? ‘It’s now or never’ …..
Price of €1669 includes flights, full inclusive car hire, 3 night stay in Chicago, 2 nights in Memphis & New Orleans and overnight stays in Louisville, Nashville, St. Louis, Vicksburg, Birmingham. You will also receive a welcome kit with comprehensive maps and day-to-day itinerary
7 Nights Self-Drive Canyon Adventure, Incl Flights, Hotels & Car hire, from €929!
I would love to see America’s Canyonlands and this American road trip seems like the perfect way to see it. You will visit Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Arches National Park, Zion National Park and of course the Grand Canyon. This seven-night itinerary also includes a three night stay in Las Vegas, but you can add on extra nights if you wish. This itinerary showcases how a varied American road trips can be. Spend five days with nature in America’s magnificent National Parks before living it up in the city of lights!
Price of €929 includes flights, fully inclusive car hire, 3 night stay in Las Vegas and overnight stays in Bryce Canyon, Moab, Mesa Verde and Grand Canyon. You will also receive a welcome kit with maps and day-to-day itinerary.
11 Nights, Self-Drive Best of New England, Incl Flights, Hotels & Car hire, from €1469!
From the majestic mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire, to the beautiful beaches of Cape Cod. This is another one of the top American road trips as it highlights the diversity of the East Coast. Walk the Freedom Trail in Boston, get creepy in the scary town of Salem and explore Acadia, one of America’s most beautiful National Parks. Drive to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the US Atlantic seaboard, this will surely be one of the highlights, along with a leisurely two night stay in Cape Cod.
Price of €1469 includes flights, fully inclusive car hire, two night stays in Boston, Bar Harbor and Cape Cod and overnight stays in Kennebunkport, White Mountains, Stowe, The Berkshires and Newport. You will also receive a welcome kit with maps and day-to-day itinerary.
I have only listed five of the best American road trips above, there are many more on the American Sky website. Click here for more tours or call one of their dedicated sales consultants on 01-6649900 for more details.
This post was sponsored by American Sky but all views, as always, are my own.