Road tripping is an iconic American pastime, but don’t let your lack of a driver’s license or vehicle 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 connect each leg of the tour, cutting down on long drives so that you have more time to spend at the spots that matter most. Explore Chicago’s riverside and vibrant music scene, be charmed by New Orleans’ colonial architecture, and marvel in the rocky cliffs and rolling fog of California’s famed Highway 1. Do it all alongside new friends that are just as eager as you to see the sites.
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)
Enjoy a few final hours taking in the quirkiness of Portland before continuing 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.
Day 4 Bend/Redwood National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Leave early to spend a few hours at gorgeous Crater Lake National Park. Enjoy a short hike in the area before continuing on to Redwood National Park, home to the tallest trees on Earth. Spend the afternoon taking in the gigantic coastal redwoods, and keep a keen eye for wildlife throughout the park.
Day 5 Redwood National Park/Napa Valley (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel through California to beautiful Napa Valley. Opt for an afternoon wine tasting.
Day 6 Napa Valley/Lake Tahoe (1B, 1L, 1D)
Continue on to idyllic Lake Tahoe. 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, explore the city by bicycle or set sail into the setting sun.
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
Hop on a flight to the Big Apple, and get ready to explore the highlights of the East Coast.
Day 14 New York/Finger Lakes (1D)
Enjoy a free morning in the Big Apple. 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)
Stop in 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 afternoon 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
Enjoy a free day to explore Chicago.
Day 19 Chicago/Louisville (1L, 1D)
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. Opt to head out for live music and cowboy nightlife tonight.
Day 21 Nashville
Enjoy a free day in Nashville. Opt to visit the 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, 1D)
Head to historic Savannah, stopping en route in the oldest city in America, St. Augustine. Opt for a walk around the Bonaventure Cemetery and historic district of Savannah, or stroll through town admiring the architecture and oak trees covered in Spanish moss.
Day 29 Charleston/Myrtle Beach (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to the city of Charleston, known for its historic, romantic charm. Enjoy a few hours to explore the city before heading to Myrtle Beach for the night.
Day 30 Myrtle Beach/Washington D.C. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to the US capital and wander the monuments by moonlight.
Day 31 Washington D.C. (1B)
Enjoy free time to explore.
Day 32 Washington D.C./New York (1B, 1L)
Travel to New York, stopping in Philadelphia en route. Trip ends on arrival to New York. Opt to visit Times Square, stroll Central Park, check out Greenwich Village, or experience the famous nightlife of New York.
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