Coast to Coast Camping Westbound

23 days,New York to San Francisco

Explore the Big Apple, feel the spray of Niagara Falls, brush shoulders with cowboys in America's West, camp under the star-filled skies of the plains, hike in beautiful national parks.

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Yellowstone, the Badlands and Niagara Falls—once you’ve escaped the city limits, the US is a country defined by incredible wilderness. This affordable cross-country adventure keeps you on the ground between New York City, Chicago and San Francisco so you can experience what lies in between. Days feature magnificent sites like Yosemite and Old Faithful, while evenings offer experiences like cooking over a fire and camping in the great outdoors—imagine waking up beside the Mississippi. Travel coast to coast and embrace the soul of this great land.

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 and state parks with hiking and walking excursions. Orientation to New York, Chicago & Salt Lake City. Maid of the Mist Tour (Niagara Falls). Beer factory tour and beer tasting (Milwaukee). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 17 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners. (Allow USD200-250 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels/hostels (5 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (17 nts).
  • Air-conditioned private touring van, walking
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 22, avg 16.
Day 1 New York City

Arrive at any time. Consider arriving early to explore more of this city.

Day 2-3 Newburgh/Finger Lakes (1B, 1L, 2D)

Dive into the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple on a brief orientation to the city with your CEO, then trade the big city for a campfire. Visit towering Taughannock Falls and swim in a lake.

Day 4-5 Niagara Falls/Cleveland/Sandusky (2B, 2L, 2D)

Get wet on a boat tour to the base of Niagara Falls. Opt to tour the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

Day 6-7 Chicago (1B)

Orientation tour of the city, then stroll along the boardwalk of the Navy Pier. Hit the town for some great music and nightlife.

Day 8-9 Wisconsin/Sioux Falls/Kennebec (1B, 1L, 2D)

Tour the Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee and explore charming Madison on the way to the campground on the banks of the Mississippi. Head west into the Great Plains, the lands of the Sioux.

Day 10-12 Badlands National Park/Custer State Park (3B, 3L, 2D)

Check out the moon-like landscapes on the trails of the Badlands. Enjoy a night under the stars 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 13-14 Devil's Tower/Cody (2B, 1L, 2D)

Tour the Wild West at Deadwood on your own. On the way to Cody, the 'rodeo capital of the world', drive through the Bighorn National Forest. Opt to visit an authentic rodeo (seasonal).

Day 15-16 Yellowstone National Park (2B, 2L, 2D)

Travel to Yellowstone, the park with the most wild animals in the US. Tour the Northern Loop to see 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 17-18 Grand Teton National Park/Jackson/Salt Lake City (2B, 2L, 1D)

Enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks. Opt to visit an authentic cowboy bar or go rafting. See the sights of Salt Lake City on an orientation tour.

Day 19-21 Tonopah/Yosemite National Park (2B, 2L, 2D)

Travel the 'Loneliest Road in America' towards Tonopah. Marvel at spectacular views of Yosemite's peaks and granite domes. Hike to majestic waterfalls, lakes, meadows and amongst giant sequoias.

Day 22 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, or set sail to the setting sun.

Day 23 San Francisco

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

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