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USA Trips

Why travel solo to the USA?

Sometimes the best adventures are sitting on your doorstep, particularly with a roll call of cities such as New Orleans, San Francisco and Miami.

That’s why we’ve created a collection of short breaks, thoughtfully tailored to the needs of busy American professionals. Sound like you? Perhaps this is just the kind of escape you were looking for.

For now, browse our new collection of short breaks. But watch this space – there are more to come.

USA facts

What's the weather like?

The USA is a vast country, with weather varying from north to south and east to west. Average temperatures in the summer are 81F (27C) and a chilly 33 F (-1 C) in winter.

81 °f

Average temp in high season

What's the national language?


What's the currency?

United States Dollar (USD)


The United States is spread across six time zones; Hawaii (GMT-10:00), Alaska (GMT-09:00), Pacific (GMT-08:00), Mountain (GMT-07:00), Central (GMT-06:00), and Eastern (GMT-05:00).

Top three activities

1. Take a jazz steamboat down the Mississippi River
2. Hiking in Yosemite
3. Kayaking in Key Largo

Top five dishes to try

1. Clam chowder
2. Drop biscuits and gravy
3. Barbecue
4. Deep-dish pizza
5. Apple pie

Top places to visit in the USA

New Orleans

African-American, Creole and Cajun influences combine in this city full-of-life to create a bustling hive of swinging music, delicious food and all-round good times. The historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, with its rich cultural heritage on display in its architecture and nightlife.


If you’re going to Miami, there will be plenty to keep you busy in this lively city. From Little Havana’s graffiti-adorned streets to the golden beachfront. Miami is a city of color and vibrancy. Make sure you take time out to cruise across Miami’s tropical waters.

San Francisco

Sail under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay or pop over to one of the excellent vineyards for a sample of the good life. For the adventurers out there, the lush natural landscape of Yosemite is just a small hop away.

Yosemite National Park

Located near the Nevada border, this vast Californian landscape is all about nature on a breathtaking scale. It has long attracted serious adventurers with its epic cliffs, giant waterfalls and the world’s tallest forests.


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We bring together like-minded people in their 30s and 40s on incredible adventures and 98% travel solo. Want to know more about your group? Get in touch.

The Trips

We know the world’s best bits. Think sleeping on a secret island in the Philippines and lunch with a sumo in Japan. You’ll always enjoy a comfortable stay in handpicked hotels, too.

The Guides

We pride ourselves on the fact our guides know their destinations better than anyone. From Lee in Vietnam to Nayla in Argentina, with Flash Pack you really are guided by the best.

The Ease

We take the hassle out of travel planning for you. Whether you need help choosing your trip or you’re nervous about travelling solo – we’re always on hand to help. Get in touch today.

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