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Coast to Coast Camping Westbound

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Tour style - Active & Adrenaline, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife & Nature, Culture & History, Chill out & Beach

23 days

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.
  • Day 1 New York City

    Arrive to our joining hostel at any time. Welcome meeting at 7:30pm. From the Statue of Liberty to Ground Zero to Chinatown, New York City is full of things to do and see. We recommend spending extra time here; please speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.

  • 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 hit the road and head out of the cit. Later enjoy your first night with the group by chilling out around the campfire. Approximate Distance: 112 km Estimated Travel Time: 3 hrs (including stops)

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

    Enjoy a day out in nature as you take in the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes region. Discover one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains, Taughannock Falls, dropping 215 foot! Explore this beautiful area on foot or just relax by the lake. Optional canoeing. Approximate Distance: 375 km Estimated Travel Time: 6 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 6-7 Chicago (1B)

    An exciting adventure awaits you in Niagara Falls that will last a lifetime. Feel the rushing waters of the falls by taking the famous "Maid of the Mist Boat Tour". Optional, dive into a world of discovery at the Cave of the Winds and get soaked! Stay until darkness settles over the falls and witness when the Falls are illuminated in a rainbow of color! Approximate Distance: 190 km Estimated Travel Time: 4 hrs (including stops)

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

    Travel to Cleveland. Opt to dive into the history of Rock 'n' Roll at the Rock 'n' Roll Music Hall of Fame before continuing to Sandusky for the night. Approximate Distance to Sandusky: 430 km Estimated Travel Time: 6 hrs (including a stop in Cleveland)

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

    One thing is for sure, you'll never be bored in Chicago. Enjoy an orientation tour and explore the many attractions Chicago has to offer, starting with the famous Willis Tower (formerly knows as Sears Tower)(optional). Relax at the Millennium Park, enjoy dazzling music and wander on the boardwalk of the Navy Pier. In the evening opt to get together with the group for a night out in Chicago! For our two nights in Chicago, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city center. Approximate Distance: 470 km Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 13-14 Devil's Tower/Cody (2B, 1L, 2D)

    Full day to explore Chicago.

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

    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 of the American people. 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 Winona: 535 km Estimated Travel Time: 9 hrs (including stops in Milwaukee and Madison)

  • Day 17-18 Grand Teton National Park/Jackson/Salt Lake City (2B, 2L, 1D)

    Leaving the cities behind we cross native American Sioux terrain and travel to 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. Continue to Kennebec to set up camp for the night. Approximate Distance to Kennebec: 710 km Estimated Travel Time: 9 hrs (including stops in Sioux Falls)

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

    Before we continue our short journey to Badlands NP, 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 the feeling of true isolation, where you can look for miles and see no sign of civilization. We spend the night camping while witnessing an incredible sunset or sunrise over the Badlands! Approximate Distance: 185 km Estimated Travel Time: 5 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 22 San Francisco (1B)

    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. In the morning of Day 12, 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. 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. Approximate Distance to Custer: 250 km Estimated Travel Time: 6 hrs (including stops in the state park)

  • Day 23 San Francisco

    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. 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 Devil's Tower: 215 km Estimated Travel Time: 5 hrs (including stops in Deadwood)

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