Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.
Stop in Milwaukee and take a tour through America's oldest major brewing company: Millers! Explore the history and brewing process. Before you leave don't forget to taste, what is to be said, the favorite beer by American's! Later visit Madison, the capitol of the US state of Wisconsin. Pass by the capitol itself and enjoy downtown Madison with its unique shopping and entertainment district. Continue to our campground located along the bank of the Mississippi River! Approximate Distance to Milwaukee: 140 km ; Approximate Distance Milwaukee to Madison: 130 km ; Approximate Distance Madison to Winona: 265 km Estimated Travel Time to Milwaukee: 1.5 hrs ; Estimated Travel Time Milwaukee to Madison: 1.5 hrs ; Estimated Travel Time Madison to Winona: 3 hrs
Leaving the "cities" behind we cross native American Sioux terrain and America's original western frontier, the Great Prairie! Take a break in Sioux Falls. Drive past Garretson, famous for Devil's Gulch, a footbridge that crosses the "Mini-Canyon" where Jesse James jumped to prevent being captured. Visit the wackiest place in Mitchell, the Corn Palace before heading towards camp for tonight. Approximate Distance to Sioux Falls: 440 km ; Approximate Distance Sioux Falls to Kennebec: 270 km Estimated Travel Time to Sioux Falls: 4.5 hrs ; Estimated Travel Time Sioux Falls to Kennebec: 3 hrs
Before we continue our short journey to Badlands National Park, stop at the Original South Dakota 1880's Town for an optional visit and envision life on the prairie. Admire the many props that were used in Kevin Costner's famous movie "Dances with Wolves"! In the early afternoon explore the spectacular, bizarre and moon-like landscape at Badlands National Park! The Lakota gave this its name, "mako sica," meaning "land bad." Discover the park on short hiking trails and enjoy its desolation at its truest, where you can look for miles and see no sign of civilization! We spend the night at a cowboy ranch where you have the option to take a horseback ride while witnessing an incredible sunset or sunrise over the Badlands! Approximate Distance: 185 km Estimated Travel Time: 2 hrs
It all started in the 1930's with free ice-water for thirsty tourists coming from the east that made "Wall" such a famous place to visit. Discover Wall Drug, an American roadside wonder before we reach the famous Black Hills in the heart of South Dakota! This historic area is filled with American history. Black Hills are known to be one of the best places to discover the legend of the old west. Next we take the scenic route to Custer State Park, named after the (in)famous General George Armstrong Custer. Custer State Park is home to the world's largest free-roaming bison herds (about 1,500). Explore this fascinating terrain on short hikes. Approximate Distance to Custer State Park: 200 km ; Approximate Distance Custer State Park to Custer: 50 km Estimated Travel Time to Custer State Park: 3 hrs ; Estimated Travel Time Custer State Park to Custer: 1 hr
In the morning visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial, one of Americas most inspiring symbols of democracy and freedom. Be amazed at the impressive granite faces, each head as tall as a six-story building, of four of the most influential presidents of the United States including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. For lunch visit the "City of Gold" Keystone, once a gold mining boom town in the 1870's. Keystone was also the adult home of Carrie Ingalls of “Little House on the Prairie” fame. In the evening visit spectacular Crazy Horse Memorial. "My fellow chiefs and I would like the white man to know the red man has great heroes, too". These were the words of Chief Standing Bear convincing sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski in 1939 to create a Memorial for the Lakota people. Witness the fantastic Laser-Light Show "Legends in Light"! Optional hot air balloon ride.
Visit historical Deadwood and take a self-guided walking tour into the past of the Wild West. Be a part of the famous shoot out at the Old Style Saloon #10 as you witness the shooting of Wild Bill. Then enter the fabulous Midnight Star, Kevin Costner's Casino and try your luck at one of the slot machines. Optional visit to Kevin Costner's Tatanka "Story of the Bison". On our way to Devils Tower we take the most scenic highway in the Black Hills, Spearfish Canyon. Enjoy spectacular scenery that was the location for several scenes in the movie epic, “Dances With Wolves.” In the evening arrive at America's first national monument, the Devils Tower! It rises over 1200 feet into the air! Approximate Distance to Deadwood: 75 km ; Approximate Distance Deadwood to Devil's Tower: 150 km Estimated Travel Time to Deadwood: 1 hr ; Estimated Travel Time Deadwood to Devil's Tower: 2 hrs
With crystal-clear lakes, alpine meadows and glacial carved valleys, the Bighorn National Forest is one of the most scenic drives in Wyoming towards Cody, "the rodeo capital of the world"! The town is named after "Buffalo Bill Cody" and has long been a symbol of the old American West. Optional visit to Buffalo Bill Historical Center to discover the real story of the old west. In the evening optional experience of an authentic Rodeo. Approximate Distance: 500 km Estimated Travel Time: 6 hrs
Discover the wonders of Yellowstone, the world's first National Park! Yellowstone is beyond special. Geysers, waterfalls, wildlife and scenic beauty are around every corner for you to explore. In fact, Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano with the world’s largest active geyser field, boasting more than 10,000 geysers. The Park is also home to more wild animals than almost anywhere else in the U.S., including roaming bison, gray wolves, elk, black bears and of course the famous grizzly bear! Start the discovery with the Beartooth Scenic Drive and then continue on to Lamar Valley in Yellowstone and explore the Northern Loop which features beautiful scenery, exciting wildlife and spectacular hydrothermal features. Admire Mammoth Hot Springs, Norris Geyser Basin and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone! Approximate Distance: 320 km Estimated Travel Time: 4.5 hrs
More highlights await you as the South Loop goes through some of the most famous landmarks of Yellowstone, including Old Faithful, Lake Village and Grant Village.
Drive to Grand Teton National Park and view more than twelve peaks at elevation greater than 12.000 feet! Stop at beautiful Jenny Lake and take an optional boat ride across the lake to discover Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point. Grand Teton National Park highlights are numerous and each offers a better understanding of this natural phenomenon. In the afternoon we reach Jackson, where we marvel at the town square’s elk antler arches. The area offers unique mix of boutique and country and western shopping opportunities. Wildlife watching is easy here; elk, deer, and many other small mammals can be found throughout the valley. In the evening step back in time and enjoy a night out with a true Wild Western atmosphere at the One Million Dollar Bar, known world wide for its western dancing and live entertainment! Approximate Distance to Grand Teton NP: 160 km ; Approximate Distance Grand Teton NP to Jackson: 70 km Estimated Travel Time to Grand Teton NP: 2.5 hrs ; Estimated Travel Time Grand Teton NP to Jackson: 1 hr
Optional guided wildlife and scenic raft trip down the snake river. Guided tour of Salt Lake City including a scenic drive as we travel to relive the glory at Olympic venues and visit the one of the largest Mormon Temples. Approximate Distance: 440 km Estimated Travel Time: 5 hrs
One of the best ways to to experience Nevada is to travel on the "Loneliest Road in America", a fascinating scenic and historic area through a land seemingly untouched by man... In Tonopah step down into the darkness and take the "Underground Adventure" and walk down a mine tunnel. In the evening experience Tonopah's night sky which is considered among the best in the country for stargazing. After the long drive to Tonopah, we give up camping in favour of a night in a hotel. Approximate Distance: 656 km Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs
Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes as you enjoy one of most scenic drives in California: Tioga Pass! Take short hikes to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows and walk amongst giant sequoias. With a keen eye, you may be lucky enough to spot black bears, deer or coyotes. Approximate Distance: 385 km Estimated Travel Time: 4.5 hrs
Full day to explore Yosemite National Park. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this beautiful and amazing landscape. Option to rent bikes in Yosemite Valley.
Guided Tour of one of the greatest cities in the world: San Francisco! Discover some of the most iconic attractions such as bustling Fisherman's Wharf or the stately Golden Gate Bridge, a marvel of engineering and deco design. Go back in time and take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills or rent bikes and explore the city on wheels. In the evening optional sunset sailing. For our final night in San Francisco, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city center. Approximate Distance: 225 km Estimated Travel Time: 3 hrs
Depart at any time.