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A Sensational Stateside adventure

Enjoy an American adventure of a lifetime with our Chicago, the Grand Canyon & Los Angeles itinerary. Discover 'The Windy City', explore the cultural Santa Fe, travel on the Grand Canyon Railway to the Majestic Grand Canyon and then visit the home of film, Los Angeles.

Things to do
  • Chicago
  • Venice Beach
  • Willis Tower
  • John Hancock Observatory
  • Lake Michigan
  • RMS Queen Mary
  • Santa Fe
  • Williams
  • The Grand Canyon
  • Los Angeles
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Chicago, the Grand Canyon & Los Angeles Sample itinerary

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Days 1-2 Chicago


Your American adventure begins with your flight from London to Chicago. You begin your exploration of 'The Windy City' on Day 2 either independently or by taking an optional tour.

Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Today leave Chicago and board Amtrak's Southwest Chief sleeper service to Santa Fe. Travelling south through America's heartland, the wide expanse of plains and cornfields gradually give way to the rocky mountainous terrain of Colorado and New Mexico. You spend the night on board, and on Day 4, arrive into Lamy station, where a shuttle bus will transfer you to Santa Fe. This wonderful city blends a diverse range of cultures including European, Hispanic, and Native American which have all influenced the architecture, food and culture of Santa Fe.

Days 6-7 Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

Williams, the Grand Canyon and to Los Angeles

Return to Lamy station to rejoin the Southwest Chief for the journey to Williams in Arizona, where you spend the night at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. On Day 7, join the Grand Canyon Railway which takes you to the majestic Grand Canyon itself. On return, you join the Southwest Chief travelling on the overnight sleeper service to Los Angeles, alongside the fabled Route 66.

Days 8-9 Los Angeles
Los Angeles

Los Angeles

This morning the Southwest Chief arrives into Los Angeles. Iconic, exciting and diverse, Los Angeles is home to so many iconic landmarks made famous by TV and film including the Hollywood sign, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the legendary Venice Beach.

Days 10-11 Flights

Los Angeles

It is time to bid Los Angeles, and the USA, farewell today as your adventure draws to a close. After transferring to the airport, you'll board the overnight flight back to London, arriving mid-morning on Day 11.

Please note

The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please call 01904 734 358 to speak to one of our Tailor-Made Holiday Specialists about tailoring your holiday with GRJ independent.

Departure Times

Our holidays to the United States typically depart from London between 11am and 2pm. 

On the return journey, our USA tours depart between approximately 7.00pm and 9.00pm.

What’s included
What's Included
  • Scheduled flights London to Chicago and Los Angeles to London
  • Hotels x 6 nights (Room Only)
  • Three journeys aboard Southwest Chief, including two overnight
  • Return transfers from Lamy to Santa Fe
  • Excursion to the Grand Canyon on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Single room supplement applies. Please call for details.

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Mark Brennan
Laura Strawinski
Sally Hauser
Chicago, the Grand Canyon & Los Angeles

A Sensational Stateside adventure


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