New Orleans to San Francisco Road Trip

16 days,New Orleans to San Francisco

Stroll the streets of San Francisco, hike Yosemite National Park, try your luck in Las Vegas, savour a sunset at the Grand Canyon, learn about the Navajo culture.

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Bats in Texas, aliens in Roswell, pretty much everything else in San Francisco—get off the well-worn tourist trail and really discover the South and West of the United States. After leaving fabulous New Orleans, you'll explore some of the most incredible natural wonders anywhere—the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Yosemite—then trade wildlife for the nightlife in Las Vegas. It's the ultimate roadtrip. Now, let's get rolling.

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 with hiking and walking excursions. Orientation walk in Las Vegas. Guided tour of the cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde. Ranger-guided cave tour in Carlsbad. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners. (Allow USD100-125 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels/hostels (4 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (11 nts).
  • Air-conditioned private touring van
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEO) throughout
  • Small group experience; Max 22, avg 16.
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Places Visited

Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from San Francisco to New Orleans. See San Francisco to New Orleans Road Trip

Day 1 New Orleans

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Houston (1B,1D)

Enjoy the morning in New Orleans before continuing on to Houston for the night.

Day 3 San Antonio (1B,1D)

Stroll San Antonio's River Walk, and visit the Alamo.

Day 4 Carlsbad (1B,1L,1D)

Explore the Carlsbad Caverns on a guided tour, dodging the 400,000 bats heading out to hunt at sunset.

Day 5 Roswell/Santa Fe (1B,1L)

Stop by infamous Roswell before taking in Southwest culture in Santa Fe.

Day 6 Cortez (1B,1L,1D)

Explore Santa Fe in the morning before travelling towards Cortez for the night.

Day 7 Mesa Verde/Monument Valley (1B,1L)

Enjoy a guided hike of the cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde. Learn about Navajo culture, and consider an optional Navajo-led 4x4 excursion tour.

Day 8-9 Grand Canyon (2B,2L,2D)

Hike the trails of the Grand Canyon or take an optional helicopter flight over the natural wonder.

Day 10-11 Las Vegas (1B)

Welcome to Sin City! Explore Las Vegas after a brief orientation walk with the CEO along the famous Vegas Strip. Take an optional VIP limo ride.

Day 12 Death Valley/Bishop (1L,1D)

Visit the hottest, driest and lowest point in North America: Death Valley. Stargaze at a secluded hot springs.

Day 13-14 Yosemite National Park (2B,2L,2D)

Morning trip to Mono Lake, walk among the tufa towers. Marvel at spectacular views of the park's peaks and granite domes. Take hikes to majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows, and walk amongst giant sequoias.

Day 15 San Francisco (1B,1L)

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 16 San Francisco

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

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