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Coast to Coast Road Trip Eastbound
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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

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 its comfortable hotels in the cities or campsites in national parks, youll always be close to the action. So slide on your cowboy boots in Texas and your dancing shoes in Nashville and Memphis its time to embrace the spirit of this land by hitting the open road.

North America
  • Duration: 22 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Hiking, Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUFY.B/201700
  • Starts: San Francisco, United States
  • Finishes: Washington D.C., United States
You will Visit
  • San Francisco
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Bishop
  • Las Vegas
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Monument Valley
  • Durango
  • Santa Fe
  • Carlsbad
  • Austin
  • New Orleans
  • Memphis
  • Nashville
  • Appalachia
  • Washington DC
  • New York City

Itinerary

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Day 1: San Francisco

Arrive at any time. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to enjoy more of the city.
There's a lot to see and do in San Francisco, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Haight-Ashbury, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and the city's famous cable cars await you.

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Day 2: San Francisco/Yosemite National Park

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out of one of America's most popular cities. Drive into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and set up camp.
Travel through California's 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.

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Day 3: Yosemite National Park

Enjoy a free day in Yosemite National Park.
Admire spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's 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.

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Day 4: Yosemite National Park/Death Valley

Awe at the spectacular scenery along the Tioga Pass. Marvel at tufa rock towers at Mono Lake.
Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes while enjoying one of most scenic areas in California.

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Day 5: Death Valley/Las Vegas

Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park. Explore Las Vegas and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip. Take an optional VIP party limo.
Visit one of the country's most rugged landscapes, legendary Death Valley, the hottest and driest spot on earth and home to the lowest point in North America.

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Day 6: Las Vegas

Free time in 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.

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Day 7: Las Vegas/Grand Canyon National Park

Travel Route 66, then arrive at the beautiful Grand Canyon and take in the sunset from the canyon's edge.
Considered among nature's most spectacular offerings, the Grand Canyon provides spectacular opportunities for exploration. Return to the campsite and recapture the experiences from this memorable day!

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Day 8: Grand Canyon National Park

Enjoy free time in Grand Canyon NP.
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.

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Day 9: Grand Canyon National Park/Monument Valley

Drive along the southern rim of the canyon, then opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley, on an optional overnight excursion.
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.

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Day 10: Monument Valley/Durango

Wind up the side of a mountain through Mesa Verde National Park's rocky slopes and inspiring vistas. Hike to ancient cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde before continuing on to Durango.
Hike through history exploring Mesa Verde National Park, which offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Puebloans.

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Day 11: Durango/Santa Fe

Travel to Santa Fe and dive into the Southwest culture in this historic city.
Continue the journey back in time and explore one of America's oldest and most beautiful cities, Santa Fe. Take a stroll downtown and visit art galleries, or enjoy some world-famous roasted green chilies.

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Day 12: Santa Fe/Carlsbad

Look for aliens at infamous Roswell en route to exploring the Carlsbad Caverns, dodging the 400,000 bats heading out to hunt at sunset.

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Day 13: Carlsbad/Austin

Cross into the state of Texas, the birthplace of Tex-Mex food, 10-gallon hats, and Western movies.
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.

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Day 14: Austin

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.

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Day 15: Austin/New Orleans

Crank up the jazz and drive into the home of Mardi Gras. Explore the French Quarter, and join the revellers on Bourbon Street 'til the early hours.
The CEO will point out a few things on the drive in, then get out and experience the city at its best.

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Day 16: New Orleans

Enjoy a free day to explore New Orleans.
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.

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Day 17: New Orleans/Memphis

Explore the vibrant cultural and musical melting pot of Memphis. Take an optional tour of Graceland, opt to relive history at the National Civil Rights Museum, or tour the Rock ‘n' Soul Museum. Head to Beale Street at night for great food and live music.
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.

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Day 18: Memphis/Nashville

Take an optional tour of Graceland. Travel to the country music capital of the world and become immersed in local music in downtown Nashville.
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.

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Day 19: Nashville/Appalachia

Travel the beautiful winding roads through the Appalachian Mountains and absorb their undisturbed natural beauty.
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.

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Day 20: Appalachia/Washington DC

Pass through Shenandoah National Park, and opt to take a short hike. Arrive in the US capital in time to wander the monuments by moonlight.
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. It's hard to believe Washington DC is just a short distance away.

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Day 21: Washington DC

Enjoy free time to explore.
There is so much to see and do in Washington DC that you can't see it all in one day. Take your time and spend a full day exploring this fascinating city.

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Day 22: Washington DC/New York

Travel to New York, where the trip ends upon arrival. Opt to visit Times Square, stroll Central Park, check out Greenwich Village, or experience the famous nightlife of 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.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Entrance fees to all national parks with hiking and walking excursions
    • Orientations to Las Vegas and Washington DC
    • Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon
    • Guided tour of Mesa Verde cliff dwellings
    • Carlsbad Caverns visit
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (5 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (16 nts)
    • 18 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 9 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size
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Tour Highlights:
  • Stroll the hills of San Francisco
  • Look for wildlife in Yosemite
  • Enjoy Las Vegass 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