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Tailor-made USA holidays


Few countries rival the United States in its sheer scale, variety and incredible natural beauty. Far more than just an economic powerhouse, its city skylines, popular culture, food and drink, and the wonders of its national parks are recognisable the world over.

From the Grand Canyon and the Rocky Mountains to California's Yellowstone National Park and the wildlife-rich Everglades, America’s outdoor attractions are among the best and most beautiful in the world.

It’s also impossible to ignore the bright lights of its great cities. Many American adventures have begun in New York City, where towering skyscrapers and innovative architecture form the backdrop to a roaring arts and culture scene, while others are drawn to the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles and Las Vegas. For a different pace, head south, where you’ll discover legendary music in the Deep South cities of New Orleans and Memphis, relax on glorious beaches in Florida and tuck into the best ribs around at a Texan roadhouse diner.

And it’s not just the south where you’ll find great food. Whether it’s fine dining in New York and LA, a tasty Philly cheese steak or chilli dog from a street stall, a steaming Maine lobster or a hearty clam chowder from San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, there’s more than enough to tempt even the most demanding of taste buds.

And the best way to explore this vast country? From behind the wheel of a car. It’s no coincidence that the majority of our recommended journeys are self-drives. Take a road trip in a cadillac or convertible and explore the very best of the country from the winding lanes of New England to iconic road trips such as Route 66 and the spectacular Pacific Coast Highway.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
9½ hours

Time zone
GMT -5 (east coast) to -10 (Hawaii)

Dollar ($) = 100 cents


Travel advice
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Special offers in the USA

Pacific Coast Highway Tour

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,645 pp


– Save up to £320 pp
Book by: 31 July 2018

A truly iconic USA fly-drive, the Pacific Coast Highway brings you between San Francisco and Los Angeles, calling into world-class vineyards, pretty coastal towns and sweeping golden beaches.

California Classic - USA West Coast

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,030 pp


– Save up to £280 pp
Book by: 15 September 2018

Discover the beauty of Yosemite National Park, austere Death Valley, the bright lights of Vegas, spectacular Grand Canyon and everything in between on this curated road trip.

East Coast USA Rail Journey

12-day tailor-made rail journey from £2,230 pp


– Save up to £145 pp
Book by: 31 July 2018

Let included Amtrak rail journeys and luxury hotels bring you to New York's headline-grabbing icons, Boston's harbourside setting and the world-leading museums of Washington, D.C. You'll also call in to Philadelphia to explore its historic neighbourhoods and indulge in its unique gastronomy.

Discover New England

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,820 pp


– Save up to £240 pp
Book by: 31 July 2018

An ultra-scenic road trip that showcases the best of New England, from the natural splendour of its coastlines and mountains to the region's revolutionary past.

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Top itineraries in the USA

Pacific Coast Highway Tour

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,645 pp


– Save up to £320 pp
Book by: 31 July 2018

A truly iconic USA fly-drive, the Pacific Coast Highway brings you between San Francisco and Los Angeles, calling into world-class vineyards, pretty coastal towns and sweeping golden beaches.

All-American Music Tour

13-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,860 pp incl. flights

When it comes to American music, all roads lead to the Deep South. This fly-drive celebrates the very best of the region's musical heritage, from soulful blues and brassy jazz to riverboat calliopes and gospel choirs.

Rhythms of the Deep South Self-Drive

15-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,040 pp incl. flights

Discover a rich and innovative culture, history and heritage on this 15-day self-drive tour of the Deep South states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

California Classic - USA West Coast

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,030 pp


– Save up to £280 pp
Book by: 15 September 2018

Discover the beauty of Yosemite National Park, austere Death Valley, the bright lights of Vegas, spectacular Grand Canyon and everything in between on this curated road trip.

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What our clients say about our USA holidays

  • Choice of hotels was excellent. Everything went like clockwork. Out of the three hotels, we were upgraded in two of them which was a lovely surprise. Of particular use was the Express security and lounge at the airport, this saved us probably an hour standing in the security queue which was packed. The express lane was empty and it was such a relief to just walk straight through. Well worth paying a little extra for. A holiday of a lifetime.

    Gethin G

  • Having tried arranging my multi destination flights myself online and getting thoroughly frustrated and discouraged I turned to Wexas. I just told them where I wanted to go and the approximate dates of travel, with a request to keep the cost to a minimum. A short time later I received an email with my entire trip organised, with a saving of over £500. In the future Wexas will be my first port of call when traveling.

    Valerie V

  • The service I received from my consultant Emma is excellent I sometimes need to contact her quite a few times with questions and ask her to quote for a variety of different requests before choosing so that I have all the options on the table. It's good to be able to use the same personal consultant as she gets to know you and understand your likes/dislikes. Thank you Emma for your great service.

    Janice J

  • We had a great holiday in New England. The core itinerary was chosen by Wexas, and we incorporated stays with friends along the route. The choice of hotels was very good, and convenient for the attractions of the localities. We were very pleased with the Wexas itinerary and choice of hotels. They were a great introduction and overview of New England and its history.

    Thomas T

  • Heather, our destination specialist, made sure she understood what we were looking for in our trip to the US Canyonlands; the itinerary met our needs perfectly, and the standard of accommodation booked for us was very good. Heather also took care to make sure we had everything we needed, right up to our departure.

    Paul P

  • This was a very special anniversary trip to Florida and the Western Caribbean for my wife and I, including in part our two sons and their families, some three years in the planning. The complicated arrangements worked very well and thanks go especially to Bert for his help and expertise throughout.

    D D

  • My personal adviser Emma was really helpful in suggesting and making all our holiday arrangements and these turned out to be excellent choices making the holiday run really smoothly

    John J

  • If we came across a problem our travel advisor Debbie,was always able to sort it out for us with no fuss. We will definitely use your company again.

    Andy A

  • My trip went very smoothly and I was very satisfied with the service I received from Wexas, including when, after booking, I phoned with a query.

    William W

  • As always the team Amy and Alex got us the best value deal meeting our very specific requirements. Everything went like clockwork - thanks team!

    John J

  • We have been customers of Wexas for many years and it is always a pleasure to contact an agent and get help and advice each time.

    John J

  • Emma Sanger looked after my requirements in a very efficient and friendly way.

    David P D

  • Everything booked through Wexas went exactly to plan.

    William W

Top places to stay in the USA

The Argonaut, San Francisco

Contemporary hotel

This early 20th century red-brick and wood-beamed fruit cannery warehouse has been skilfully transformed into a boutique, nautically-themed hotel that offers a waterfront location, seafood specialities and complimentary wine tasting every evening at five.

Ventana, Big Sur

Contemporary resort

Utterly romantic and relaxing, this luxury resort by Alila is set amid 160 acres of old-growth forest in the iconic Big Sur region of California’s rugged Pacific coast. Enjoy spa treatments, fine dining and stunning ocean views.

ms Noordam

Luxury cruise ship

ms Noordam is a member of Holland America Line's Vista class, and the fourth cruise ship in the line, sailing to Alaska, The Yukon, the South Pacific and Australasia.

Bienville House

Historic hotel

Bringing quintessential French sophistication to the old-world design aesthetic of New Orlean's historic French Quarter, Bienville House offers more than just a prime location.

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Where to go in the USA

There are so many different experiences for the traveller to the United States, and many of them depend on which region of the country you’re planning to visit. Regional differences include accents, cuisines, attitudes and a widely varying landscape, making a holiday to America the starting point for a number of different adventures.


Lining most of America’s Pacific west, California offers stunning coastal drives, vibrant cities and a veritable plethora of natural attractions all washed down with some real culinary delights.

New England

Between historic Boston, and idyllic Cape Cod of Massachusetts, the bucolic lands of Vermont and culture-rich Rhode Island, there's so much to see in the north-east of America. Relaxation, road trips and warm hospitality are all prominent features – take advantage of all three with a luxury holiday.

USA's National Parks

America's great national parks are a genuine highlight for many visitors to the US. The Grand Canyon is one of the wonders of the natural world, while majestic Yellowstone is widely regarded as the oldest national park in the world.

New York

When most people think of New York, it's the skyscrapers of Manhattan that immediately spring to mind, but the Empire State has so much more to offer than the exciting streets of its eponymous major city.

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What to do in the USA

On a USA luxury holiday, you can dive into the history and culture of the country, explore the different regions on a road trip, get up close to wildlife on a nature tour and much more.


Hop in your own vehicle and take to the roads on a classic American self-drive holiday. We’ve laid out some of the best routes to take you deep into the landscape of the USA, with stops at some of the country’s most memorable landmarks and finest luxury hotels.

History and culture

When you travel in the USA holidays are always intertwined with the country’s history, and these tailor-made trips take you through colonial towns, onto river steamboats, and into the ranchers’ West.

Food & Wine Holidays

Diverse influences from the local climate and produce to colonial history and native traditions mean holidays to America always showcase food. Regions such as Napa Valley and Sonoma also lend themselves to wine tours, making a USA holiday the perfect experience for foodies and oenophiles.

Nature holidays

The size and diversity of the American landscape makes nature holidays to the USA an adventure that captivates many travellers’ imaginations. Explore the US national parks, Hawaii’s volcanoes, New England’s autumn foliage and more.

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When to go to the USA

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The USA is huge and therefore massive variations in the weather occur, dependent on where and when you visit. The northeast experiences a similar climate to the UK, with a distinct winter, spring, summer and autumn. Temperatures can be more extreme however - New York can experience long periods of heavy snowfall in winter and baking hot summers - and rainfall in the far northeast is markedly low. The southeast is more tropical, meaning dry and warm winters and humid summers. The hurricane season lasts between June and late-November. Much of the southwest is hot and dry - Nevada, which lies in the rain shadow of the Californian ranges, is …

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USA articles

  • Discover South Carolina: Charming Charleston

    There is something special, something alluring about Charleston, South Carolina. Perhaps it’s the 18th-century grandeur, the garden-lined charm of its antebellum houses or its spectacular surrounds of white-sand beaches and pristine barrier islands. It really is three destinations in one.

  • Top 5 things to do in Nashville

    Nashville – Music City, a place where Johnny Cash made his mark, emerging as a lyrical legend. We've collated a list of the top 5 things you must do when you visit Nashville, from enjoying all-day music that lines honky-tonk bar streets to sampling Southern soul food.

  • Just back from: Northern California

    Wexas Travel’s Claire Benktander recently drove from San Francisco to the wine regions of Napa and Sonoma. Read her review for an insight into this spectacular road trip, taking in dramatic coastlines, redwood forests and vineyards, paired with, of course, world-class food and wine.

  • Silversea: Seven cruises, seven continents

    Wexas cruise specialist Tim Tan picks out his seven favourite Silversea sailings for the coming months, one from each continent.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0636 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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