Trip reference number: NUSY
Trip Operator: G Adventures
Road tripping is an iconic American pastime, but don’t let your lack of a driver’s license stop you from exploring the country’s best sites. On this 32-day tour, you’ll visit the best of the east and west coasts with a flight that connects each, cutting down on long drives so that you have more time to spend at the spots that matter most. Explore Chicago’s riverside, be charmed by New Orleans’ colonial architecture, and marvel at the rocky cliffs and rolling fog of California’s famed Highway 1. Ready to hit the road? Us too.
Day 1 Seattle
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Seattle/Portland (1B)
Drive to the city of Portland. One of the most popular cities to visit north of California on the West Coast, Portland is artsy, funky and full of great eating and drinking options. Spend the afternoon getting to know this cool city.
Day 3 Portland/Bend (1B, 1L)
After enjoying the quirkiness of Portland, continue on to Bend, consistently voted one of the best places to live in the US. Arrive in time to explore a bit of the town. Opt to canoe, kayak or check out one of the region’s famous breweries.
Day 4 Bend/Redwood National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Leave early to take in the sights at gorgeous Crater Lake National Park. Stare in awe at the crystal blue waters of one of the most pristine lakes on earth before continuing on to Redwood National Park, home to the tallest trees on Earth. Spend the evening amongst the gigantic coastal redwoods, and keep a keen eye for wildlife throughout the park.
Day 5 Redwood National Park/Sonoma County (1B, 1L, 1D)
Wake with the sun for a morning hike through mystic old growth forests. Travel down the coast before driving inland through California wine country. Opt for an afternoon wine tasting or relax amongst the vineyards en route before camping for the night outside of beautiful Napa Valley.
Day 6 Sonoma County/Lake Tahoe (1B, 1L, 1D)
Continue on to idyllic Lake Tahoe, a jewel of the Sierra Nevadas. Known for it’s crystal clear waters and sweeping mountain views, it is truly a nature-lover’s paradise. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake€tivities or relaxing.
Day 7 Lake Tahoe/Yosemite National Park (1B, 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 8 Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy free time in Yosemite National Park.
Day 9 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B, 1L)
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 or explore the city by bicycle.
Day 10 San Francisco
Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.
Day 11 San Francisco/Morro Bay (1D)
Visit Santa Cruz and go for a stroll along the boardwalk. Marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur along the Pacific coast. Arrive in time for sunset on Morro Bay.
Day 12 Morro Bay/Los Angeles (1B)
Travel along the stunning Pacific coast to the City of Angels. Be on the lookout for celebrities while passing a few popular sites on the way into California’s most glamorous city.
Day 13 Los Angeles/New York City
Hop on a flight to the Big Apple, and get ready to explore the highlights of the East Coast.
Day 14 New York City/Finger Lakes (1D)
Travel to the Finger Lakes region, and take in the natural beauty of the area. Opt to cool off in the lake, or sample wine from a local winery.
Day 15 Finger Lakes/Niagara Falls (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit towering Taughannock Falls, before travelling to Niagara Falls. Get wet on the Maid of the Mist boat tour and be sure to check out the falls illuminated in the evening.
Day 16 Niagara Falls/Detroit (1B, 1L)
Drive along Lake Erie, through the city of Cleveland before continuing on to Detroit. Detroit is having a resurgence and is quickly transforming with new markets, distilleries, art galleries, and restaurants popping up. Enjoy a free evening to explore this up-and-coming destination.
Day 17 Detroit/Chicago (1B)
Continue west to Chicago. There’s tons to do in the Windy City – 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 Tower, or hit the town for a night out with the group.
Day 18 Chicago (1B)
Enjoy a free day to explore Chicago.
Day 19 Chicago/Louisville (1B, 1L)
Follow the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to Louisville. Home of the Kentucky Derby, this city is a foodie haven filled with lively bars and farm-to-table restaurants. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore, and don’t forget to indulge in some BBQ and bourbon.
Day 20 Louisville/Nashville (1B, 1L)
Travel to the country music capital of the world. Head out for live music, line dancing, and cowboy nightlife tonight. Keep your eyes peeled for some of country music’s biggest stars.
Day 21 Nashville (1B)
Enjoy a free day in Nashville. Opt to visit the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, Johnny Cash Museum, or take in live music along the "Honky Tonk Highway".
Day 22 Nashville/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 23 Memphis/New Orleans (1B, 1L)
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 24 New Orleans (1B)
Enjoy a free day to explore New Orleans.
Day 25 New Orleans/Panama City Beach (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross the state line into Florida and travel to Panama City Beach. This coastal town is surrounded by 27 miles of white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy an afternoon on the beach and opt to hit the town this evening.
Day 26 Panama City Beach/Orlando (1B, 1L)
Travel to the home of ’The Most Magical Place on Earth’, Orlando. With great shopping, nightlife, and famous amusement parks like Disney World and Universal Studios, let your inner kid run wild!
Day 27 Orlando (1B)
Enjoy a full free day in Orlando. Opt to meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World or discover the magical world of Harry Potter at Universal Studios.
Day 28 St. Augustine/Savannah (1B, 1L)
Head to historic Savannah, stopping en route in the oldest city in America, St. Augustine. Opt for a walk around the historic riverfront of Savannah, stroll through town admiring the architecture and oak trees covered in Spanish moss, or head out to Bonaventure Cemetery.
Day 29 Charleston/Holden Beach (1B, 1D)
Travel to the city of Charleston, known for its historic, romantic charm. Explore the cobblestone streets and pre-civil war houses, and look€ross the water to Fort Sumter, the location of the first shots of the Civil War. Opt to visit the Charleston City Market before heading up the coast to camp for the night.
Day 30 Holden Beach/Washington DC (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to the US capital and tour the monuments by moonlight with your CEO.
Day 31 Washington DC (1B)
Enjoy free time to explore.
Day 32 Washington DC/New York City (1B)
Travel to New York, stopping in Philadelphia en route. Trip ends on arrival to New York. Opt to visit Times Squa...
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