Chicago to San Francisco Road Trip

17 days,Chicago to San Francisco

Camp along the Mississippi, Hike the Badlands, witness geysers at Yellowstone and presidents at Mt Rushmore, meet the wildlife of Grand Teton National Park and in Jackson's One Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, explore the hills of San Francisco


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Remember the country they sing about in 'America the Beautiful'? The one with the spacious skies, gleaming alabaster cities and majestic purple mountains? It’s still out there. Come see it with us. Ideal for wildlife enthusiasts and outdoorsy folk who want to see the country by day and revel downtown by night, this trip takes you across the Great West, from the City of Big Shoulders through Yellowstone and Yosemite and past herds of grazing bison to the City by the Bay. In a word: Perfect.

What's Included

Free Wi-FiThis adventure boasts vans fitted with wi-fi for up to five users at a time. Check your email, upload a photo to Facebook, or send a tweet to your friends.
  • Entrance fees to all national parks, state parks and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions. Orientation tours of Salt Lake City and San Francisco. Beer brewery tour and beer tasting (Milwaukee).
  • 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners. (Allow USD150-200 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (3 nts), participation camping (13 nts).
  • Air-conditioned private touring van
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 13, avg 10.
Day 1 Chicago

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 Wisconsin/Sioux Falls/Kennebec (1B,1L,2D)

Tour the Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee. Explore charming Madison, Wisconsin's state capitol, on the way to the night's campground on the banks of the Mississippi. Head west into the lands of the Sioux and the Great Plains with a stop at the Devil's Gulch.

Day 4-6 Badlands National Park/Custer State Park (3B,3L,2D)

Discover moon-like landscapes on the trails of the Badlands. Enjoy a night under the stars in this unique environment. Stop by Wall Drug, a roadside wonder, before reaching the Black Hills. Dodge free-roaming bison herds while hiking in Custer SP. Visit Mount Rushmore and Keystone, the 'City of Gold'. Opt to witness a laser-light show at the Crazy Horse Memorial or go horseback riding.

Day 7-8 Devil's Tower/Cody (2B,1L,2D)

Take a self-guided walking tour of the Wild West at Deadwood. Marvel at the scenery of Spearfish Canyon. On the way to Cody, the 'rodeo capital of the world', drive through the Bighorn National Forest. Opt to visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Center or stop by an authentic rodeo (seasonal).

Day 9-10 Yellowstone National Park (2B,2L,2D)

Travel to Yellowstone, the park with the most wild animals in the US. Tour the Northern Loop—Mammoth Hot Springs, Norris Geyser Basin and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Take the South Loop to Old Faithful and Lake Village. Free time for hikes and exploration.

Day 11-12 Grand Teton National Park/Jackson/Salt Lake City (2B,2L,1D)

Enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks. Opt to visit the One Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, known worldwide for its western dancing and live entertainment or go rafting down the Snake River. See the sights of Salt Lake City on an orientation tour.

Day 13 Tonopah (1B)

Travel the 'Loneliest Road in America' towards Tonopah. Check out one of the best night skies for some stargazing.

Day 14-15 Yosemite National Park (1B,2L,2D)

Marvel at spectacular views of the park's peaks and granite domes. Hike to majestic waterfalls, lakes, meadows and amongst giant sequoias. Opt to rent a bike to ride in Yosemite Valley.

Day 16 San Francisco (1B)

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on your way out of one of America's most popular cities. Take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills, explore the city by bicycle or set sail to the setting sun.

Day 17 San Francisco

Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-tour accommodation to enjoy more of the city.

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