Coast to Coast Camping Westbound

From$2099USD
Was $2999  — Savings of 30% on May. 30, 2015
23 days,New York to San Francisco
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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.

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.)
  • Air-conditioned private touring van, walking
  • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size.
  • Small group experience; Max 22, avg 16.
  • Hotels/hostels (5 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (17 nts).

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Muir Woods & Sonoma Wine Country Tour

Make the most of your time on the West Coast and be blown away by the tallest trees in the world, the Coastal Redwoods. Wander through the paths between the trees and marvel at their size, then head to Sonoma wine country and enjoy a relaxing afternoon tasting some of California’s famous wine.

Napa & Sonoma Valley Wine Tour

Wine enthusiasts shouldn't miss this tour that includes visits to both the famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. On this educational tour, you'll walk through the vineyards, view the wine caves, and watch a wine-making demonstration. There'll also be plenty of time to taste the nectar of the gods!

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Itinerary

Day 1New York City

Arrive at any time. Consider arriving a few days early to see more of this famous city.

Day 2New York City/Newburgh(1D)

Spend the morning exploring the USA's biggest urban playground.

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

Enjoy a day out in nature taking in the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes region. Visit towering Taughannock Falls, cool off in the lake, or sample wine from a local winery.

Day 4Finger Lakes/Niagara Falls(1B, 1L, 1D)

Get wet on the Maid of the Mist boat tour, and be sure to check out the falls illuminated in the evening.

Day 5Niagara Falls/Sandusky(1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to Cleveland and opt to tour the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Continue on to Sandusky, and opt to catch some thrills at a local amusement park.

Day 6Sandusky/Chicago(1B)

Walk along the river to Millennium Park, enjoy dazzling music, and stroll the boardwalk of the Navy Pier. Opt to ride to the top of the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, then hit the town for a night out with the group.

Day 7Chicago

Free time to explore Chicago.

Day 8Chicago/Winona(1D)

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.

Day 9Winona/Kennebec(1B, 1L, 1D)

Venture into South Dakota and head into the lands of the Sioux and the Great Plains. Stop at Sioux Falls and take in the beauty of the green hills and cascading water.

Day 10Kennebec/Badlands National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Discover moon-like landscapes on the trails of the Badlands before reaching the Black Hills.

Day 11Badlands National Park/Custer State Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Take a final look at Badlands NP en route to Custer State Park. Dodge free-roaming bison herds while exploring Custer's diverse lands.

Day 12Custer State Park(1B, 1L)

Enjoy the Black Hills; trek around Mount Rushmore, which honours US presidents, and tour around Crazy Horse Memorial.

Day 13Custer State Park/Devils Tower(1B, 1D)

Travel back in time to the Wild West at the once illegal settlement of Deadwood. Marvel at the scenery of Spearfish Canyon on the way to Devils Tower.

Day 14Devils Tower/Cody(1B, 1L, 1D)

On the way to Cody, the "Rodeo Capital of the World," drive through the Bighorn National Forest. Opt to go to an authentic rodeo (seasonal).

Day 15Cody/Yellowstone National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to Yellowstone, the world's first national park, and be in awe of the colourful geysers, powerful waterfalls, exciting wildlife, and contrasting scenic beauty around every corner.

Day 16Yellowstone National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Spend the day exploring the highlights of the Southern Loop.

Day 17Yellowstone National Park/Jackson(1B, 1L)

Cross the Continental Divide en route to Grand Teton NP. Enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks that make up this beautiful drive. Opt to visit a cowboy bar for Western line dancing and live music.

Day 18Jackson/Salt Lake City(1B, 1L, 1D)

Opt to go horseback riding or rafting down the Snake River. See the sights of Salt Lake City and tour Temple Square.

Day 19Salt Lake City/Tonopah(1B)

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

Day 20Tonopah/Yosemite National Park(1L, 1D)

Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes while enjoying one of most scenic drives in California: Tioga Pass!

Day 21Yosemite National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy free time in Yosemite National Park.

Day 22Yosemite National Park/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 into the setting sun.

Day 23San Francisco

Depart at any time.

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