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Wild Wild West USA Road Trip

  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • Tucson
  • Las Cruces
  • Santa Fe
  • Durango
  • Kayenta
  • Williams
  • Las Vegas
  • 12 nights from
  • £2,690 per person
  • Trip Code: SD-1147

Holiday Overview

The Wild, Wild West - a superb USA Road Trip


Spend the day at one of Anaheim’s world-famous theme parks

Enjoy the authentic atmosphere of Old Town San Diego, the birthplace of California

Observe astronomical wonders in Tucson

Walk the same streets that Doc Holiday & Wyatt Earp walked in Tombstone

Sample rich culture and the true Southwest in Albuquerque

Visit Santa Fe, a UNESCO designated City of Design, Crafts and Folk Art

Experience over 1,000 years of tradition at Taos Pueblo

Relive the sights and sounds of yesteryear aboard the Durango & Silverton Railroad

Be surrounded by sandstone masterpieces in the Navajo Nation’s Monument Valley

View one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon

Take a nostalgic ride along Historic Route 66 

Pay a visit to Hoover Dam, the largest single public works project in the history of the U.S.

Stretch your imagination at Calico Ghost Town

Witness beautiful waterfront views in Southern California’s seaside communities

Get closer to the stars at Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, the world’s most famous sidewalk

Wild Wild West USA Road Trip includes:

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Car Hire - Compact Car with Gold Cover - Unlimited mileage, Full tank of fuel, 3 additional drivers, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), $1 million liability coverage, Zero excess in the USA
  • 2 nights accommodation in Los Angeles
  • 1 night accommodation in San Diego
  • 1 night accommodation in Tucson
  • 1 night accommodation in Las Cruces
  • 1 night accommodation in Santa Fe
  • 2 nights accommodation in Durango
  • 1 night accommodation in Kayenta
  • 1 night accommodation in Williams
  • 2 nights accommodation in Las Vegas

Day 1 - Arrive Los Angeles

Welcome to Los Angeles, a sprawling metropolis of seemingly endless sunshine and a leading centre of entertainment, fashion and sports.  Upon arrival, transfer independently to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Featured accommodation

Crowne Plaza LA Harbour


Day 2 - Los Angeles to Anaheim to San Diego

This morning, pick up your rental car and make your way south to Anaheim, Orange County’s headquarters for fun. Spend the day surrounded by icons and classic characters at the original Disneyland Park or at its companion park, Disney California Adventure Park. (optional, fees apply) Visit the nation’s oldest theme park, Knott’s Berry Farm, filled with old west history and thrill rides. (optional, fees apply) Or choose from one of Anaheim’s many other fun-filled attractions.  Then continue further south to San Diego whose cool breezes, tranquil waters, and miles of world-renowned beaches welcome visitors from all over the world


Featured accommodation

Howard Johnson Inn San Diego


Day 3 - San Diego to Tucson

Take time to enjoy more of San Diego’s beautiful surroundings before heading east through California’s Imperial Valley and across one of the largest deserts in North America to Tucson, Arizona. Built upon a profound Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Old West foundation, Tucson offers visitors an authentic Southwestern experience. This evening, observe astronomical wonders and discover your place in the universe by spending a few hours, or the entire night, stargazing.


Featured accommodation

Ramada by Wyndham Tucson


Day 4 - Tucson to Tombstone to Las Cruces

This morning, depart Tucson for Tombstone, and an encounter with history that you can only find in “The Town Too Tough To Die.” Discover original buildings dating as far back as the late 1870s and catch a live gunfight. Walk the same streets that Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, and a host of other legendary men and women of the American West walked throughout the years; or visit Boothill Graveyard, the most famous cemetery in the West. Afterwards, continue to Las Cruces, New Mexico. With the majestic Organ Mountains to the east and the mighty Rio Grande to the west, Las Cruces, meaning “the crosses,” has a mysterious presence. Its rich history haunts it still with reminders of Billy the Kid, who was sentenced to death in the area, and Pancho Villa, who spent time here.


Featured accommodation

Best Western Mission Inn


Day 5 - Las Cruces to Alburquerque to Santa Fe

Today, you’ll head north to Santa Fe via Albuquerque. Albuquerque’s Historic Old Town offers a taste of New Mexico’s Spanish colonial past while the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, owned by the state’s 19 different Pueblo communities, offers a glimpse into the history of the region’s Native American cultures. Santa Fe, founded on the ruins of an abandoned Indian village, is the oldest capital in the U.S. and remains one of the most picturesque cities in the state. Be sure to visit one of Santa Fe’s famous art galleries, art markets, or museums full of traditional and contemporary art, including works by their own Georgia O’Keeffe; or shop for authentic creations you just won’t find anywhere else.


Featured accommodation

Courtyard Santa Fe


Day 6 - Santa Fe to Taos to Durango

Depart Santa Fe for Taos whose landscape is a dramatic reminder that you are now surrounded by some of the most ancient land forms on Earth. Visit Taos Pueblo, the only living Native American community designated both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings of this village have been continuously inhabited for over 1,000 years. Continue to Durango, Colorado’s year-round playground whose historic sites and landmarks are waiting to be discovered. Step back in time at the Diamond Belle Saloon whose bar still has a bullet hole in it from a gun fight.

Featured accommodation

Durango Downtown Inn


Day 7 - Durango to Silverton to Durango

Today, you may wish to board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for an unforgettable journey back in time. Originally constructed in 1882, and in continuous operation for 131 years, the railroad’s vintage steam locomotives let you relive the sights and sounds of yesteryear as you travel alongside the Animas River, one of the last free-flowing rivers in the entire western U.S. This route boasts some of Colorado’s most striking canyon scenery and spectacular views. You’ll pass fertile farmlands, old stagecoach roads, old mining camps, and be in the shadow of peaks reaching over 14,000 feet. It won’t take you long to figure out this is much more than a train ride. (optional, fees apply)


Featured accommodation

Durango Downtown Inn


Day 8 - Durango to Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley to Kayenta

This morning, head west to Mesa Verde National Park, home to some of the most notable and best preserved cliff dwellings in the U.S. Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years. Continuing west just past Cortez you’ll drive through the “four corners”, the only place in the U.S. where four states intersect at one point: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. Further west is Kayenta, Arizona, gateway to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. This great valley is framed by scenic clouds that cast shadows on the desert floor, and boasts sandstone masterpieces that tower to heights of 400 to 1,000 feet.


Featured accommodation

Kayenta Monument Valley Inn


Day 9 - Kayenta to Grand Canyon to Williams

Day 9: Depart early today for Grand Canyon National Park, a natural wonder that you simply have to see to believe. Spend the day discovering the distinct South Rim of the canyon. Stop at one of the numerous outlooks, walk part of the Rim Trail or along the historic Hermit Road, visit a Photo Hot Spot or climb to the top of a stone Watchtower for panoramic views that extend over 100 miles on clear days. When you’ve had your fill, continue to the quaint mountain town of Williams where you will experience the personality of an authentic Western village.


Featured accommodation

Ramada by Wyndham


Day 10 - Williams to Route 66 to Hoover Dam to Las Vegas

This morning, head west to Seligman, a small town located along Historic Route 66. Evidence of the old road can be seen all along Seligman’s main street where motels, cafes and numerous Route 66 gift shops beg to be explored. From here you’ll join Route 66 and travel along the longest remaining stretch of this historic route to one of Arizona’s hidden treasures, Kingman. At the Arizona Nevada border, Hoover Dam makes for an awe-inspiring stop. Considered the largest single public works project in the history of the U.S. and an Arizona landmark, Hoover Dam is filled with history and offers a colossal view of the Colorado River and Lake Mead. Continue to Las Vegas, a desert oasis of neon lights and a city that needs no introduction.


Featured accommodation

Excalibur Hotel


Day 11 - Explore Las Vegas

: Enjoy a full day Las Vegas style. Walk the famous Strip lined with mega-resorts, place a bet at one of the many casinos, dine at world-class restaurants, catch the latest must-see show, shop designer boutiques, ride a roller-coaster, lay by the pool… the list goes on. With so much to do, 24 hours in a day hardly seems like enough.


Featured accommodation

Excalibur Hotel

Unmissable Experiences

Las Vegas Experiences


Day 12 - Las Vegas to Calico to Los Angeles

This morning, take the opportunity to photograph the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign before making your way back to Los Angeles. Spectacular scenery surrounds you as you travel through the Mojave Desert, while a visit to Calico Ghost Town, an authentic Old West silver mining town, offers visitors the opportunity to share in its rich history and enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding desert environment.


Featured accommodation

Crowne Plaza LA Harbour


Day 13 - Depart Los Angeles

Return your rental car in time for your return flight home.


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