Chicago to San Francisco Road Trip

17 days,Chicago to San Francisco

Camp along the Mississippi River, hike the Badlands, marvel at Yellowstone's geysers, meet the wildlife of Grand Teton National Park, explore the streets 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. Beer brewery tour and beer tasting (Milwaukee). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 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
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEO) throughout
  • Small group experience; Max 22, avg 16.
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 a campground on the banks of the Mississippi. Head 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 before reaching the Black Hills. Dodge free-roaming bison herds while hiking in Custer SP. Visit Mount Rushmore and Keystone, the 'City of Gold'.

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 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 a cowboy bar for Western linedancing and live music, 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.

Day 16 San Francisco (1B)

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into 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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