Niagara Falls
Empire State Building, New York,
Paul Revere Statue, Boston
Toronto, Canada
Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.
Theme Park in Florida
Key West, Florida

America's East Coast

14 day Fly Drive - from £1615

With flights from £2125

From the lights of New York to the beaches of Florida, this epic self drive explores the best of America’s Northeast before heading to its southernmost point.


  • Enjoy two days to explore New York
  • Walk Boston’s famous Freedom Trail
  • Gaze upon the mighty Niagara Falls and cross the border to Toronto
  • Take the chance to visit Orlando’s famous theme parks
  • Drive the Overseas Highway to the islands of Key West
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to New York

Welcome to the world-famous Big Apple! New York City is the ultimate cosmopolitan city in the world; there is lower Manhattan’s Chinatown and Little Italy, the traditionally Jewish Lower East Side, the more artsy concentrations of SoHo, Tribeca, and the East and West Village and of course, there’s the celebrated architecture of corporate Manhattan, with the skyscrapers in downtown and midtown forming the most unforgettable cityscape.

Standard Hotel: Hilton New York Midtown or similar
Budget Hotel: Holiday Inn Manhattan Financial District or similar 

Day 2 - New York

Today, consider a bicycle tour through Central Park, a boat tour of New York Harbour to see New York’s most famous lady up-close, ‘Lady Liberty’, experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of a helicopter ride over this magnificent city, visit Radio City Music Hall and the Rockefeller Centre, or head to Times Square to catch a Broadway Show, the options are endless!

Standard Hotel: Hilton New York Midtown or similar
Budget Hotel: Holiday Inn Manhattan Financial District or similar 

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE – New York Hop on Hop off Bus Tour
The most convenient way to take in all of New York City as you are able to get on and off the double-decker coach at all the highlight you want to visit. Enjoy our Downtown Loop Tour, where you’ll experience Greenwich Village, Chinatown and beyond. Take in the Uptown Loop, for a view of Central Park West, the Dakota Apartment Building and Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. Or hop aboard the Brooklyn Loop, for a view of the Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Antique Furniture District.

Day 3 - Boston (218 miles)

Pick up your hire car this morning and leave the Big Apple behind and travel to the City of Boston, one of the oldest cities in America. This historic city has a host of great attractions to visit, and you may want to take the time to walk the Freedom Trail; this is one of Americas’ first historic walking tours, it will take you to 16 historical sites, covering two and a half centuries of America’s most significant past.

Standard Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown or similar
Budget Hotel: Comfort Inn Boston or similar

Day 4 - Niagara Falls (470 miles)

Today you will proceed west across Massachusetts where you can choose to stop briefly at the quaint artists’ town of Stockbridge. As you continue on your journey, the rolling hills of upstate New York will become visible followed by the Finger Lakes Region, famous for its many vineyards. Drive on to the Canadian border where you will encounter the Niagara Falls, one of the world’s most breathtaking natural wonders.

Standard Hotel: Sheraton On The Falls or similar
Budget Hotel: Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel or similar

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE – Niagara Falls Discover Pass
Your Discovery Pass allows admission to all the best attractions found here. Take the Maid of the Mist boat ride; the power and grandeur of the roaring waters spilling over 180-foot cliffs, with clouds of rising mist and rainbows, will take your breath away. The Cave of Winds tour will take you closer to the waters of Niagara Falls than you thought possible. Your journey begins with a thrilling elevator ride 175 feet (53 meters) deep into the Niagara Gorge. Then, clad in a bright yellow poncho and wearing the special footwear provided, you follow a tour guide over a series of wooden walkways to the famous “Hurricane Deck”. As you stand at the railing, you are a mere 20 feet (6 meters) from the billowing torrents of Bridal Veil Falls. The rushing waters loom above you, dousing you with a generous spray as you face the thundering Falls head-on. Rainbows are usually visible day and night.

Day 5 - Niagara Falls to Toronto (162 miles, round trip)

This morning, depart for a visit to Toronto, an ultra modern city with famous structures such as the Skydome Stadium and the CN Tower. The renowned Eaton Centre, with its numerous restaurants, eateries and shops located right on the water in the city’s centre is a great spot for lunch while taking in the sights. In the mid-afternoon return to Niagara, to experience the majestic falls.

Standard Hotel: Sheraton On The Falls or similar
Budget Hotel: Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel or similar

Day 6 & 7 - Washington, D.C. (467 miles)

Today, after crossing the border back into the US, your journey continues south through Pennsylvania. Lewisburg is a great place to stop for lunch before continuing on through Amish Country. This is a popular destination due mostly to the many plain-sect residents known as the Amish or Pennsylvania Dutch. You will be arriving in Washington, D.C. in the late afternoon. Tonight, you may want to take a tour of this great city allowing you to see the impressive monuments flooded in lights. You haven’t seen Washington D.C. until you’ve seen it at night!

Standard Hotel: Yours Truly DC Hotel or similar
Budget Hotel: Capitol Skyline Hotel Washington or similar

Day 8 - Washington D.C. to Orlando (flight)

After a morning in Washington exploring this fabulous city, depart to the airport for your flight to Orlando where your journey of America’s East Coast will continue.

Welcome to the Theme Park capital of the world! Enjoy an evening at Downtown Disney, with over 170 shopping, dining and entertainment facilities, everyone will find something fun to do here.

Standard Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Seaworld or similar
Budget Hotel: Champions World Resort or similar

Day 9 - Orlando

Today you can choose to visit some of the famous Orlando theme parks. Speak to your America Consultant to arrange the best tickets.

Walt Disney World Epcot®
Epcot® is a showplace for the achievements of man, a tribute to innovation and imagination, and a fellowship of international culture. Epcot consists of Future World and World Showcase. Future World features attractions such as Spaceship Earth, where you will experience a journey from the beginning of time to the electronic age. Ride Test Track, a high-speed thriller that mimics actual vehicle testing conditions, sending you through breathtaking twists and turns. Explore all of Future World where innovation and invention entertain. World Showcase offers the cultures of 11 nations. The architecture and landscape change as you move from one country to the next. Taste the cuisine, shop and be entertained by distinctly different cultures. End the evening by watching Illuminations, a night time kaleidoscope of music and light.

Universal Studios® Florida
You’re the star at Universal Studios where you can ride the movies. Join the agents from “Men in Black Alien Attack” and zap aliens as you chase them through the streets of New York. Plunge into darkness on Revenge of the Mummy® a psychological thrill ride that combines special effects and speed. See Shrek 4-D an original 3-D film, with an added dimension where you will see, hear and feel the action right from your seat. Fly with E.T. on a star-bound bike as you help him save his home planet. You’ll find something that appeals to kids of all ages at the place where you become part of the movies!

Universal‘s Islands of Adventure®
Journey through five remarkable islands where all your favourite myths, legends, comic books and cartoon heroes come to life. Enter a comic book city in the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man® a 3-D thrill ride, where you will battle evil and feel the adventure. Ride your couch through the pages of the famous children’s book ‘The Cat in The Hat!’ on Seuss Island. Explore the Lost Continent® where you will find Duelling Dragons® the world’s first inverted duelling roller coaster. Take fear to new heights on Doctor Doom’s Fearfall® on Marvel Super Hero Island®. Rocket 150 feet into the air and come back down faster than gravity! Experience all of the cutting edge rides and stories come to life at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Standard Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Seaworld or similar
Budget Hotel: Champions World Resort or similar

Day 10 - Orlando to Sarasota (243 miles)

After departing Orlando, you will visit the ‘Other Florida’ as you head toward Homosassa Springs State Park for an encounter with one of Florida’s most beautiful natural springs. Press on south to Tarpon Springs for a stop at this Greek sponge fisherman village. Next, the drive takes you through Ybor City known as Tampa’s Latin Quarter. This city is an exotic blend of aromas, flavours, sights and sounds; from the scent of roasting Cuban coffee early in the morning to the rhythms of Latin music late into the night, Ybor is a feast for the senses. After a brief stop, cross the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to make your way along the coastal route to Sarasota. Enjoy a two-night stay on the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota.

Standard Hotel: Sandcastle Resort Lido Beach or similar
Budget Hotel: Baymont Inn & Suites Sarasota or similar

Day 11 - Sarasota

After all the excitement of the previous days, this is a perfect time to relax, lounge by the swimming pool, take a dip in the warm water of the Gulf of Mexico or sunbathe on white-sand beaches with sailing and all sorts of water recreation vehicles available for your enjoyment.

Standard Hotel: Sandcastle Resort Lido Beach or similar
Budget Hotel: Baymont Inn & Suites Sarasota or similar

Day 12 - Key West (373 miles)

Continue via Naples and the Tamiami Trail through the unique ecosystem of the Everglades, to Key West.

Standard Hotel: Doubletree By Hilton Grand Key Resort or similar
Budget Hotel: Silver Palms Inn or similar

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE – Everglades Safari Park Tour
Explore one of the world’s most fragile ecosystems: the Florida Everglades. During your visit to the Safari Park, you’ll enjoy an Alligator Wildlife Nature Show, take a leisurely walk on the Jungle Trail, take photos at Gator Lagoon, use the observation platform for a birds-eye view of the area and visit a replica of an Indian village and browse for souvenirs in the gift shop.

Day 13 - Key West

There is always something happening in Key West; speciality shops, outdoor cafes and restaurants line the streets. Venture outdoors to meet one of the sixty cats, including some that have six toes, enjoy Key West from a boat by taking a snorkel cruise or deep sea fishing trip and no visit to Key West is complete without taking part in the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square; performers, vendors and artists line the water’s edge to bid the daylight farewell.

Standard Hotel: Doubletree By Hilton Grand Key Resort or similar
Budget Hotel: Silver Palms Inn or similar

Day 14 - Farewell from Key West (164 miles)

Depart Key West toward Miami this morning. Depending on your flight schedule, you might want to stop briefly at Robbie’s, a well known local spot in Islamorada. Here you will be able to feed the insatiable tarpons. You will be amazed as these incredible ‘silver ghosts’, as they are called by the locals, leap out of the water with their mouth wide open to grab your fish. Continue to Miami airport for your departure flight.

14 day Fly Drive - from £1615

With flights from £2125


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Price is per person, based on 2 sharing a double or twin room and includes pre-booked accommodation, air-conditioned car and unlimited mileage. One-way fees charged locally. Hotels specified are subject to availability and may be substituted by one of a similar or higher standard. Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1 April 2022 onwards.

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Enjoy independent touring at its very best. Book our self drives as they are or add extra days in the places you choose. Normally available in both directions.

Your self drive includes:

  • Well planned, easy to follow route
  • Travel guide and maps
  • 13 nights pre-booked hotel accommodation
  • A choice of standard or budget hotels
  • Modern air-conditioned car
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Roadside assistance
  • Car upgrades available upon request

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