18-to-Thirtysomethings: Coast to Coast Road Trip Eastbound (NUFY)
Countries Visited: United States Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout Private transport to out-of-the-way places in order to keep your gear stowed and secure
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Camping
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 22, avg 16.
Meals Included: 18 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 10 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Stroll the hills of San Francisco, look for wildlife in Yosemite, Enjoy Las Vegas's bright Strip and scenic Death Valley, marvel at the Grand Canyon, Soak in the history and Creole flavour of New Orleans, Brush up on your rock and roll legends in Memphis, relive history in Washington DC, gaze at the New York City skyline
Get out on the road and follow in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac to discover the real America. This ultimate coast-to-coast road trip connects you and your small group of fellow travellers to the iconic cities, natural wonders, national parks, and monuments that make this land great. Learn about Navajo culture in the Southwest and what the odds are in Las Vegas. Whether it's centrally-located hostels in the cities or campsites in national parks, you'll always be close to the action. So slide on your cowboy boots in Texas and your dancing shoes in Nashville and Memphis - it's time to embrace the spirit of this land by hitting the open road.
|Offer valid through 3/31/2018|
|Day 1||San Francisco||Day 1 San Francisco|
Theres a lot to see and do in San Francisco, and we recommend spending extra time here if youd like to explore the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Haight-Ashbury, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fishermans Wharf, and the citys famous cable cars await you. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Yosemite National Park||Day 2 San Francisco/Yosemite National Park (1D)|
Travel through Californias Sierra Nevada Mountains on the way to Yosemite National Park. Set up camp for the night and get ready for a full day of exploring the next day. Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 225km)
|Day 3||Yosemite National Park||Day 3 Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Admire spectacular views of Yosemite National Parks magnificent peaks and granite domes. Yosemite has many trails to offer. Be inspired by this beautiful and amazing landscape and opt to rent a bike to better explore the Yosemite Valley. Included Activities: Yosemite National Park Visit
|Day 4||Death Valley||Day 4 Yosemite National Park/Death Valley (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Parks magnificent peaks and granite domes while enjoying one of most scenic areas in California. Additional Notes: Note: we intend on using the Tioga Pass, a scenic route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Yosemite NP with Bishop. In the spring and autumn seasons, theres a chance that the pass will be closed due to poor weather conditions or even snow. In such a case, we use an alternate route south, and will spend the night in Lake Isabella instead of Bishop. The status of the road is monitored daily, and our travel plan for the area will be confirmed during the trip. Included Activities: Tioga Pass Drive Mono Lake Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s), 330km)
|Day 5||Las Vegas||Day 5 Death Valley/Las Vegas (1B, 1L)|
Visit one of the countrys most rugged landscapes, legendary Death Valley, the hottest and driest spot on earth and home to the lowest point in North America. Additional Notes: For the nights in Las Vegas, we stay close to the action in a hotel either at the end of or just a few blocks off the Strip. Included Activities: Death Valley National Park Visit Vegas Strip Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s), 590km)
|Day 6||Las Vegas||Day 6 Las Vegas|
Full day to explore Las Vegas. Walk the strip and try your luck at the tables or slot machines. Or spend the day shopping, dining or poolside. In the evening, opt to see one of the wildly entertaining shows Vegas is known for.
|Day 7||Grand Canyon National Park||Day 7 Las Vegas/Grand Canyon National Park (1D)|
Considered among natures most spectacular offerings, the Grand Canyon provides spectacular opportunities for exploration. Return to the campsite and recapture the experiences from this memorable day! Included Activities: Grand Canyon Sunset Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 475km)
|Day 8||Grand Canyon National Park||Day 8 Grand Canyon National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to wander throughout the park and take a hike. Hire a bike, check out a museum or see the canyon from the sky by helicopter. Additional Notes: Note: If you have pre-booked the Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride you will enjoy your 45-50min ride over the canyon today. Included Activities: Grand Canyon South Rim Visit
|Day 9||Monument Valley||Day 9 Grand Canyon National Park/Monument Valley (1B, 1L)|
Take an optional jeep tour led by a Navajo guide through Monument Valley and be inspired by a night under the stars while camping in this magnificent atmosphere. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 290km)
|Day 10||Durango||Day 10 Monument Valley/Durango (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Hike through history exploring Mesa Verde National Park, which offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Puebloans. Included Activities: Mesa Verde Guided Tour Transport: Approximate Distance to Durango: 315 km Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s))
|Day 11||Santa Fe||Day 11 Durango/Santa Fe (1B, 1L)|
Continue the journey back in time and explore one of Americas oldest and most beautiful cities, Santa Fe. Take a stroll downtown and visit art galleries, or enjoy some world-famous roasted green chilies. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 350km)
|Day 12||Carlsbad||Day 12 Santa Fe/Carlsbad (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Look for aliens at infamous Roswell en route to exploring the Carlsbad Caverns, dodging the 400,000 bats heading out to hunt at sunset. Included Activities: Explore Roswell Carlsbad Caverns Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 470km)
|Day 13||Austin||Day 13 Carlsbad/Austin (1B, 1L)|
Sit back and gaze at the scenery while travelling through the southern United States. Upon arrival in the Lonestar state, settle in at the campsite for a night under the stars. Transport: Private Vehicle (9.00 hour(s), 764km)
|Day 14||Austin||Day 14 Austin (1B)|
Spend a free day in Austin. Opt to visit the SoCo area for thrift shopping, take a dip in the Barton natural pool, or let loose at a local country bar in the evening.
|Day 15||New Orleans||Day 15 Austin/New Orleans (1B)|
The CEO will point out a few things on the drive in, then get out and experience the city at its best. Transport: Private Vehicle (9.00 hour(s), 820km)
|Day 16||New Orleans||Day 16 New Orleans (1B)|
New travellers may join you today for the rest of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.
|Day 17||Memphis||Day 17 New Orleans/Memphis (1B, 1L)|
Explore the birthplace of Rock n Roll, the Home of Blues, and the starting point of soul. Music legends, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and B.B. King, made their marks on Memphis. Optional activities include visiting the National Civil Rights Museum (located where the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr took place in 1968) or visiting the Rock `n' Soul Museum. Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 640km)
|Day 18||Nashville||Day 18 Memphis/Nashville (1B, 1L, 1D)|
In the morning, opt to walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock `n' Roll at Elvis Presley's home, Graceland. If Graceland is not for you, enjoy the time to explore more of Memphis on your own. Travel to Nashville in time to check out the nightlife and visit a real country cowboy bar. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 380km)
|Day 19||Appalachia||Day 19 Nashville/Appalachia (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Experience the Appalachian Mountains on the drive. The mountains are a perfect place to relax and to enjoy the fresh, clean air and see the true beauty of North America. Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 575km)
|Day 20||Washington DC||Day 20 Appalachia/Washington DC (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Continue on the Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park, a truly beautiful, historic national treasure. Standing on top of the peaks of Shenandoah National Park, gaze across the silent mountains. Its hard to believe Washington DC is just a short distance away. Included Activities: Arlington Cemetery Visit Monuments by Moonlight Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 480km)
|Day 21||Washington DC||Day 21 Washington DC (1B)|
There is so much to see and do in Washington DC that you cant see it all in one day. Take your time and spend a full day exploring this fascinating city.
|Day 22||New York||Day 22 Washington DC/New York (1B, 1L)|
Dive into the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. Opt to visit Times Square, stroll Central Park or check out Greenwich Village. Experience the famous nightlife of New York. Additional Notes: For our time in NYC, we stay close to the action in a hostel near the city centre. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 375km)
|Day 23||New York||Day 23 New York|
From the Statue of Liberty to Ground Zero to Chinatown, New York City is full of things to do and see. We recommend spending extra time here; please speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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