Self-drive holidays across the USA and Canada offer some of the most incredible and unforgettable experiences for families. We’ve hand-selected a list of our favourite ten family self-drive holidays offering spacious accommodation, large family-size vehicles and fun activities designed for quality time that both parents and kids will love.

Our carefully chosen holidays have been designed with families in mind. Whether you’re looking for adventurous outdoor activities, spellbinding scenery or fun-loving cities you’ll find the perfect adventure that will be fun for the whole family.

1. Big Sky Adventure 

Families looking for adventure will have the time of their lives on this wild exploration of Yellowstone National Park and beyond. With a wide variety of captivating sights sure to wow kids and adults alike, you’ll visit Snake River, go hiking in Grand Teton National Park and watch eruptions of the Old Faithful geyser.

What’s included?

  • Return flights to Salt Lake City
  • SUV vehicle rental with fully inclusive insurance
  • 10 nights’ accommodation
  • Fly drive guidebook and documentation

Price

Big Sky Adventure - 10 night tour
May & June 2016 departures from £1499 per person / July & Aug 2016 from £1799 per person.

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2. California Classic

California is a true playground for families and this self-drive allows you to experience the best of it in one amazing holiday. Take your pick of some of the finest beaches in the world, enjoy the impressive scenery of Big Sur and top it off with a dream trip to the magical Disneyland.

What’s included?

  • Flights into San Francisco and return from Los Angeles
  • SUV vehicle rental with fully inclusive insurance
  • 8 nights’ accommodation
  • Fly drive guidebook and documentation

Price 

California Classic - 8 night tour
April & June 2016 departures from £1499 per person / July & Aug 2016 from £1799 per person.

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3. Capital Region Family Experience

Combining history, natural beauty and family fun, this self-drive centred around Washington, D.C is great for families of all ages. Visit the museums and attractions of America’s capital city, explore the natural beauty of Shenandoah National Park and visit Busch Garden Williamsburg to experience the thrills of some of the world’s best rollercoaster rides.

What’s included?

  • Return flights to Washington Dulles International Airport
  • SUV car rental with fully inclusive insurance
  • 11 nights’ accommodation
  • Fly drive guide book and documentation pack delivered to the first hotel

Price

Capital Region Family Experience - 11 night tour
May & June 2016 departures from £1299 per person / July & Aug 2016 from £1749 per person.

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4. New England Family Adventure

Famous for its fall colours and quaint towns, New England has a huge range of activities perfect for families in search of outdoor adventure. Go kayaking in Vermont, explore the White Mountains of New Hampshire and then end your journey with a trip to the seaside attractions of Cape Cod.

What’s included?

  • Return flights to Boston
  • SUV car rental with fully inclusive insurance
  • 12 nights’ accommodation
  • Fly drive guide book and documentation pack delivered to the first hotel

Price

New England Family Adventure - 12 night tour
May & June 2016 departures from £1599 per person / July & Aug 2016 from £2199 per person.

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5. Western Jamboree

Western Jamboree

Western Jamboree

Take in the very best of the West with this family-friendly self-drive. Visit the iconic sights of San Francisco, marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon and enjoy the glitz of Las Vegas. You’ll even travel along the iconic Route 66 for a slice of American history.

What’s included?

  • Flights to Los Angeles and return from San Francisco
  • SUV vehicle rental with fully inclusive insurance
  • 12 nights’ accommodation
  • Fly drive guidebook and documentation

Price 

Western Jamboree - 12 night tour
April & June 2016 departures from £1749 per person /July & Aug 2016 from £2049 per person.

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6. Canadian Rockies & Coast

The whole family will enjoy this self-drive journey exploring Canada’s Rocky Mountains and scenic coastline. You’ll be treated to stunning views of Lake Louise, take a breathtaking look at the Columbia Icefield and even get the chance to visit some quaint Canadian towns.

What’s included?

  • Flights to Calgary and return from Vancouver
  • SUV rental with fully inclusive insurance
  • 8 nights’ accommodation
  • Self-drive routing maps, itinerary and general information package

Price

Canadian Rockies & Coast - 8 night tour
May & June 2016 departures from £1149 per person / July & Aug 2016 from £1699 per person.

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7. Alberta Getaway

Alberta offers an incredible range of activities ideal for a memorable family holiday together. With specially chosen accommodation that’s perfect for families you’ll be able to enjoy the trip in complete comfort, taking in the Canadian Rockies and the amazing cities of Edmonton and Calgary.

What’s included?

  • Return flights to Calgary
  • SUV rental with fully inclusive insurance
  • 9 nights’ accommodation
  • Tour documentation, driving directions and maps

Price 

Alberta Getaway - 9 night tour
May & June 2016 departures from £1199 per person / July & Aug 2016 from £1599 per person.

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8. Canadian West Coast & Rockies Circle

Canadian West Coast & Rockies Circle

If your family is looking for adventure and beautiful scenery, this self-drive of the west coast and the Rockies is an incredible choice. Enjoy mesmerising views from the Glacier Skywalk, take a boat out on to Lake Louise and watch out for impressive Canadian wildlife, all with a backdrop of magnificent mountain scenery.

What’s included?

  • Return flights from Vancouver
  • SUV Car hire with fully inclusive insurance
  • 11 nights’ accommodation
  • Documentation, driving directions and maps

Price 

Canadian West Coast & 11 night tour
May & June 2016 departures from £1499 per person / July & Aug 2016 from £1899 per person.

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9. Ontario Mountains, Lakes & Niagara Falls

This self-drive adventure offers an incredible family holiday packed with everything – the stunning city of Toronto, the natural wonder of Niagara Falls and a whole range of activities perfect for any age. Designed specifically for families with comfortable hotels and shorter journey times, your holiday will be fun-packed and stress free.

What’s included?

  • Return flights to Toronto
  • SUV car rental with fully inclusive insurance
  • 10 nights’ accommodation

Price 

Ontario Mountains, Lakes and Niagara Falls - 10 night tour
May & June 2016 departures from £1049 per person / July & Aug 2016 from £1299 per person.

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10. Canadian East Coast & Mountain Family Adventure

Canadian East Coast & Mountain Family Adventure Tropical Sky

Canadian East Coast & Mountain Family Adventure

Get the best of both worlds with this lively family self-drive that blends fascinating cities with wonderful wilderness. With trips to Montreal and Quebec City, you’ll learn about French Canadian culture as well as getting the chance to venture out into the countryside for hiking, biking and a whale watching cruise.

What’s included?

  • Return flights to Montreal
  • SUV car rental with fully inclusive insurance
  • 12 nights’ accommodation

Price

Canadian East Coast & Mountain Family Adventure - 12 night tour
May & June 2016 departures from £1349 per person / July & Aug 2016 from £1649 per person.

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