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Coast to Coast Road Trip Eastbound

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

23 days

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.
  • Day 1 San Francisco

    Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening. There's a lot to see and do in San Francisco, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Haight-Ashbury, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and the city's famous cable cars await you.

  • Day 2-3 Yosemite NP (1B,1L,2D)

    Depart San Francisco with our CEO pointing out some popular sites on the drive out of town–perhaps you'll catch a glimpse of the stately Golden Gate Bridge, a marvel of engineering and deco design. Continue on to admire spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes. 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. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this beautiful and amazing landscape. Option to rent bikes in Yosemite Valley. Approximate Distance: 225 km Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 4 Bishop (1B,1L,1D)

    Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes as you enjoy one of most scenic areas in California. Surrounded by peaks which soar to over 14,000 feet in elevation, Bishop, one of "America's Coolest Mountain Towns" sits directly in the center of an incredible area of natural beauty. Enjoy secluded hot springs where star gazing is amazing. Note that we intend on using the Tioga Pass, a scenic a route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Yosemite NP with Bishop. In the spring and autumn seasons, there's a chance that the pass will be closed due to poor weather conditions or even snow. In such a case, we use an alternate route south, and will spend the night in Lake Isabella instead of Bishop. The status of the road is monitored daily, and our travel plan for the area will be confirmed during the trip. Approximate Distance: 330 km Estimated Travel Time: 10 hrs (including stops on the Tioga Pass)

  • Day 5-6 Death Valley NP/Las Vegas (1B,1L)

    Visit one of the country's most rugged landscapes, the legendary Death Valley, the hottest and driest spot and home to the lowest point in North America. In the evening, arrive to the city of lights, Las Vegas. Stroll the famous Las Vegas strip and experience this unique city with an optional Limo VIP tour. Try your hand with gambling at giant-mega casinos or opt to visit one of the numerous shows offered on the strip. Walk the strip and try your luck at the tables or the slots. Spend your time shopping, dining, or poolside. For the more adventurous consider riding one of the many roller coasters or going on a zip line tour. Try your hand with gambling at giant-mega casinos or visit one of the numerous shows offered on the strip, just up the road from our well-located hotel. For our two nights in Las Vegas, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city center. Approximate Distance: 590 km Estimated Travel Time: 10 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 7-8 Grand Canyon National Park (1B,2L,2D)

    Considered among nature's most spectacular offerings, the Grand Canyon provides spectacular opportunities for you to explore. Wander along a trail and feel the sunshine and wind on your face as you admire awe-inspiring views. Sit and watch the changing play of light and shadows. With numerous viewpoints, the Grand Canyon will never look the same! In the afternoon enjoy a bird's eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight or watch the most spectacular IMAX Adventure of all, the Grand Canyon Movie. Return to your campsite and enjoy a BBQ around the campfire to recapture the experiences from this memorable day. Note: If you have pre booked the Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride you will enjoy your 45-50min ride over the canyon on either Day 7 or 8, this will be determined by your CEO. Approximate Distance: 475 km Estimated Travel Time: 6 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 9-10 Monument Valley/Mesa Verde NP/Durango (2B,2L,1D)

    Discover one of the most majestic places on earth: Monument Valley. Magnificent colors, miles of mesas, buttes and pinnacles make Monument Valley a truly wondrous experience. Learn about the Navajo culture that has been passed on through generations in order to keep the sacred traditions, beliefs and ceremonies alive. Take an optional jeep tour led by a Navajo guide through Monument Valley and be inspired by a night under the stars as you camp in this magnificent atmosphere. See the sun rise from a perspective very few ever experience. Approximate Distance: 290 km Estimated Travel Time: 5 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 11-12 Santa Fe/Carlsbad (2B,1L,1D)

    Drive to Mesa Verde National Park which offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo-ans. Take a guided hike through history as you explore the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, some of the most notable and best preserved in North America. Approximate Distance to Durango: 315 km Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs (including stops in Mesa Verde National Park)

  • Day 13-14 San Antonio/The Alamo/Houston (2B,2L,2D)

    Continue your journey back in time and explore one of America's oldest and most beautiful cities, Santa Fe. Take a stroll downtown and visit art galeries, or enjoy some world famous roasted green chilies. Approximate Distance: 350 km Estimated Travel Time: 6 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 15-16 New Orleans (1B)

    On the night of July 2nd in 1947 something (or someone) crashed into the desert outside of Roswell, New Mexico. Was it a balloon, or really extra-terrestrial life? Find out what all the hype is about as we pass through this funky town. Then visit Carlsbad Caverns, one of the oldest and most famous cave systems in the world. Explore the cave on a guided tour and be fascinated by the largest underground chambers and countless formations. In the evening witness the stunning spectacle as nearly 400,000 Mexican free-tail bats exit Carlsbad Cavern. Approximate Distance: 470 km Estimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 17-18 Memphis/Nashville (1B,2L,1D)

    Travel to Paradise Canyon to cool off in the clear and intense blue-green waters. Continue to our campsite an hour outside of San Antonio for the evening. One of the US's largest cities, San Antonio is vibrant and full of culture. Famous due of its proximity to the Alamo, the city holds its own in terms of attractions and experiences available. Approximate Distance: 744 km Estimated Travel Time: 10 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 19 Appalachia (1B,1L,1D)

    Visit historic San Antonio, deep in the heart of Texas. Discover the battle of Alamo in the 18th century while you walk amongst the largest concentration of missions remaining in North America. Continue your journey back in time on the San Antonio River Walk, winding along the San Antonio River or just relax and enjoy the city at a slower pace. Continue on to Houston in the afternoon. Approximate Distance to Houston: 375 km Estimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (including stops at the Alamo)

  • Day 20-21 Shenandoah NP/Washington DC (2B,1L,1D)

    Crank up the jazz as you drive into the home of Mardi Gras. You CEO will point out a few things on the drive in, then get out and experience the city at its best. Party in the French Quarter till the early hours, dance to great jazz bands and try out delicious Creole food. Enjoy a last dinner our with the group before it's time to say goodbye. For our two nights in New Orleans, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city centre (multi-share accommodation). Approximate Distance to New Orleans: 535 km Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 22 New York City (1B,1L)

    Hear the beat in Memphis, Tennessee! Explore the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll, Home of Blues and the starting point of soul. Music Legends including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and B.B.King made their marks on Memphis. Optional activities include visiting the National Civil Rights Museum (located where the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr took place in 1968) or visitng the Rock & Soul Museum. In the evening stroll one of America's most famous streets: Beale Street with it's live entertainment! Approximate Distance: 640 km Estimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 23 New York City

    In the morning walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll at Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland (optional). See how the legend lived and discover videos, pictures, stage costumes and much more. If Graceland is not for you, enjoy the time to explore more of Memphis on your own. Travel to Nashville in time to check out the nightlife and visit a real country cowboy bar. Approximate Distance: 380 km Estimated Travel Time: 5 hrs (including stops)

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