Coast to Coast Road Trip Eastbound

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23 days,San Francisco to New York
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Stroll the hills of San Francisco, look for wildlife in Yosemite, party in Las Vegas and New Orleans, marvel at the Grand Canyon, relive history in Washington DC, gaze at the New York City skyline.

Get out on the road and follow in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac to discover the real America. This ultimate coast-to-coast road trip connects you and your small group of fellow travellers to the iconic cities, natural wonders, national parks and monuments that make this land great. Learn about Navajo culture in the Southwest and what the odds are in Las Vegas. Whether it’s comfortable hotels in the cities or campsites in national parks, you’ll always be close to the action. So slide on your cowboy boots in Texas and your dancing shoes in Nashville and Memphis—it’s time to embrace the spirit of this land by hitting the open road.

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
  • Orientations to Las Vegas, Washington DC and New York
  • Visit to Arlington Cemetery
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 18 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 12 dinners. (Allow USD300-350 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 (6 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (16 nts).

Add to Your Experience

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

The Grand Canyon helicopter ride is a must! Enjoy a bird's-eye view as you fly over the canyon, taking in the stark contrast of the the blue-green Colorado River against the thousand shades of red rock found in the canyon. From above you can fully appreciate the greatness of the gorge and see why it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

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!

Alternative Trips

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Places Visited

Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from New York to San Francisco. See Southern Cross Country Westbound

Itinerary

Day 1San Francisco

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

Day 2San Francisco/Yosemite National Park(1D)

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out of one of America's most popular cities. Drive into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and set up camp.

Day 3Yosemite National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a free day in Yosemite National Park.

Day 4Yosemite National Park/Bishop(1B, 1L, 1D)

Awe at the spectacular scenery along Tioga Pass. Marvel at tufa rock towers at Mono Lake. Opt to soak in secluded natural hot springs.

Day 5Bishop/Las Vegas(1B, 1L)

Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park. Explore Las Vegas and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip. Take an optional VIP party limo.

Day 6Las Vegas

Free time in Las Vegas.

Day 7Las Vegas/Grand Canyon National Park(1D)

Travel Route 66, then arrive at the beautiful Grand Canyon. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight, then enjoy a sunset at the edge of the Grand Canyon.

Day 8Grand Canyon National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy free time in Grand Canyon NP.

Day 9Grand Canyon National Park/Monument Valley(1B, 1L)

Drive along the southern rim of the canyon, then opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley, on an optional overnight excursion.

Day 10Monument Valley/Durango(1B, 1L, 1D)

Wind up the side of a mountain through Mesa Verde NP's rocky slopes and inspiring vistas. Hike to ancient cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde before continuing on to Durango.

Day 11Durango/Santa Fe(1B, 1L)

Continue to Santa Fe and dive into the Southwest culture in this historic city.

Day 12Santa Fe/Carlsbad(1B, 1L, 1D)

Stop off at infamous Roswell en route to explore the Carlsbad Caverns, dodging the 400,000 bats heading out to hunt at sunset.

Day 13Carlsbad/San Antonio(1B, 1L, 1D)

Cross into the state of Texas, the birthplace of Tex-Mex food, 10-gallon hats, and Western movies.

Day 14San Antonio/Houston(1B, 1L, 1D)

Visit the Alamo in historic San Antonio, deep in the heart of Texas, then continue on to Houston in the afternoon.

Day 15Houston/New Orleans(1B)

Crank up the jazz and drive into the home of Mardi Gras. Explore the French Quarter, and join the revellers on Bourbon Street 'til the early hours.

Day 16New Orleans(1B)

Free time in New Orleans

Day 17New Orleans/Memphis(1B, 1L)

Explore the vibrant cultural and musical melting pot of Memphis. Take an optional tour of Graceland, opt to relive history at the National Civil Rights Museum, or tour the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. Head to Beale Street at night for great food and live music.

Day 18Memphis/Nashville(1B, 1L, 1D)

Take an optional tour of Graceland. Travel to the country music capital of the world and, at night, become immersed in local music in downtown Nashville.

Day 19Nashville/Appalachia(1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel the beautiful winding roads through the Appalachian Mountains and absorb their undisturbed natural beauty.

Day 20Appalachia/Washington DC(1B, 1L, 1D)

Pass through Shenandoah NP, and opt to take a short hike. Visit Arlington Cemetery, and arrive in the US capital in time to wander the monuments by moonlight.

Day 21Washington DC(1B)

Enjoy free time to explore.

Day 22Washington DC/New York City(1B, 1L)

Dive into the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. Opt to visit Times Square, stroll Central Park or check out Greenwich Village. Experience the famous nightlife of New York.

Day 23New York City

Depart at any time.

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