North America Travel, Backpacking, Gap Year & Tours
Dreaming of visiting North America? We have a selection of trips, tours and gap year programs where you can discover this amazing region. North America has so many destinations, the hard part is deciding where to go.
Adventure Tours, Backpacking Trips & Gap Year Programs in North America
Top Reasons to Travel to North America
There are so many reasons you should travel to North America including:
- See world famous sights
- So many different places to see
- Explore incredible cities
- Discover breathtaking National Parks
- Sample international cuisine
- Meet people from all over the world
How to Get to North America
There are international flights daily to locations throughout the region with prices varying depending on the airline and time of year. Destinations in North America are a plenty; it is a matter of arriving that is very important to the price you pay. When searching for flights do a lot of research and scour the internet and every site that sells discount air fares. Prices vary at different times a year, so it is important to know when the slow seasons are at the locations you are interested in visiting. Summer (around June - August) are generally the most expensive times of the year and around this period flights can be double the price of a few months earlier.
Weather & Best Time to Visit North America
You can visit North America all year round and what time of year you go really depends on your personal interest. Summer is generally the most popular time of the year to arrive due to the warm weather. This is also the most expensive time to visit in terms of accommodation and flights though. Winter is a great time to book a trip if you are looking for a romantic city break or would like to participate in winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. Spring and autumn have a cooler climate than summer which makes sightseeing more enjoyable.
Best Places to Visit in North America
There are so many incredble tourist sights and destinations, here are some of the best places to add to your itinerary:
- The Grand Canyon, USA
- Niagra Falls, Canada (one of the busiest tourist sites in the world)
- Route 66, USA (one of the all time classic routes)
- New York City, USA (one of the best cities in the world)
- Chicago, USA (listen to live jazz in one of the cities famous clubs)
- Rocky Mountains, Canada (spectacular scenery)
- New Orleans, USA (in recovery after hurricane Katrina, visit during Mardi Gras)
- Yellowstone National Park, USA (one of the best parks in the world)
- Vancouver, Canada (take part in adventure sports)
- Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada (beautiful islands)
Travelling & Backpacking in North America
With One World 365 you can find travel inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to go travelling, backpacking or take a gap year in North America.
Destinations to visit are a plenty; it is a matter of arriving that is very important. Popular places to add to your itinerary include San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Miami. You could take part in adventure sports and go skiing or snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains.
Whether you’re interested in activities or looking for something more relaxing, America’s 50 states have it all. You will get a chance to visit amazing places like New York, LA, Las Vegas and Chicago. The USA is a huge country and joining one of our small group holidays is a great way to see more of this country and meet new friends. There are trips for all budgets and if you are traveling solo it's a great way not to get lonely. You will have an experienced guide who will be able to explain more about the the places you visit, trips are also very structured and safe compared to traveling on public transport.
You will need to book your space in advance (especially for summer trips) as spaces can fill up quick. Highlights can include exploring New York and seeing the Statue of Liberty, travelling on Route 66, watching a baseball game, skiing in Colorado, listening to live music in New Orleans, partying in Vegas, seeing the Grand Canyon... the list could go on and on. Places not to be missed include California, the Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, New York, New Orleans and Chicago for live music, the Grand Canyon, Disney World in Florida, Route 66, Appalachian Mountains and more.
Gap Year in North America
Search ideas for taking a gap year in North America. This destination is a popular place to take a gap year and there are so many exciting programs and trips which can be joined during summer and all year round. There are lots of flexible gap year programs for students or anyone looking to explore. If you are currently researching ideas for the best things to do on your gap year in North America our directory will help you plan the ultumate experience.
North America Tours
Find the very best adventure, budget, small group and overland tours of North America. If you have ever dreamed about visiting places like New York, California, Route 66 and the Grand Canyon then our featured trips will appeal to you.
Best North America Travel & Tour Operators
Are you wondering what are the best North America tour companies? On One World 365 you can search and compare trips from top rated American tour operators including Contiki, G Adventures and Topdeck Travel. Thousands of people travel with these companies every year and they offer highly rated guided tours with good reviews.
Small Group Tours in North America
There are so many reasons you should book a tour to North America, you will get to meet new people, get an experienced guide, see new places, go off the beaten track and also have a lot of fun! Everything will be arranged meaning you can relaxed and get taken to some of the most spectacular locations and also get to explore world famous cities.
The vast expanse of the North American continent is home to world famous cities and several stunning natural wonders, with the varied climate and diverse terrain providing spectacles such as Niagara Falls, Death Valley and the Rocky Mountains. These natural landmarks are spread across the entirety of this region, making it very difficult to see them in one trip.
Overland Tours in North America
North America is a huge area to see and you could take a tour and explore North America on an adventure overland trip. You literally have the choice of thousands of destinations, from bustling cities to remote wilderness sports North America is a great region to see.
There are trips and tours available to join all year round, summer is a popular time to join but you will need to book in advance to secure your spot. Tours are more expensive than taking public transport, but tours are a great way to have a lot of fun, visit off the beaten track places and also travel with new friends in a safe way.
You will need to do a bit of research to see what trip would be right for you. You could do a whole loop of the USA, see a specific region or travel overland on Route 66'. There are also so many natural untouched places to visit including Zion National Park, the Canadian Rockies and also spectacular mountain lakes in Canada. You could visit Alaska and get close to wildlife and glaciers or if you like to party visit Last Vegas and California of the West Coast of the United States.
Here are some popular North America adventure ideas:
- Skiing / Snowboarding in Colorado
- Trekking in the Rocky Mountains
- City tour of New York
- Kayaking in the Yukon
- Adventure overland trip across Route 66
- Ride rolercoasters in Las Vegas
- Take a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon
North America Tours For Solo Travellers
Our tours are perfect if you are travelling solo and would like to meet other people and travel in a group. You will get to meet other international travellers and get taken to the best locations in the country with an experienced guide. Most of our tours specifically cater for the 18-35 age group and are a really popular option due to meeting other people, getting day-to-day activities, hotel check-ins, selected meals, accommodation and also transport/guides included in the price. Don't worry if you are slightly older, most tours accept all ages.
You will get to experience the great outdoors on an active holiday in North America. These trips will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts, or if you just want to explore this region of America and see spectacular places. There are so many highlights of this trip including going hiking around the Grand Canyon (an optional extra is to take a helicopter ride), going walking, canyoneering and hiking in the Zion National Park, exploring Bryce Canyon, visiting the Arches National Park, mountain biking in Moab and joining an overnight rafting trip.
North America Budget Tours
We have a selection of tours for all budgets, so whether you are looking to explore on the cheap or you have a bit more money to spend you will be able to find a trip to match your interests. Our website features lots of cheap tours allowing you to discover the highlights of the country and not break the bank.
City & Day Tours
Short for time? Want to see the highlights as quick as possible? There are day tours available to book throughout the country. Popular options include city tours where a local guide will usually show you the sights. These types of tours can be booked as part of a group or you can spend a little extra and get a private tour. Some city tours are totally free but you might be expected to give a tip.
How to Book
Thinking about making an enquiry or booking? Search the best trips in North America from top rated local and international travel companies or contact us for specific advice.