There might not be a more intimate way to travel the United States than a road trip and this 42 day-tour takes things to a whole new level. Try to keep your jaw from dropping as you take in the sunset at the edge of the Grand Canyon. Cruise along the picturesque coastline of Orange County. By hopping on a flight in between to bring you from one coast to another, you’ll minimize those boring long drives and instead get more time to explore the cities and sites that matter most.
Day 1 New Orleans
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 Myrtle Beach/Washington D.C. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to the US capital and wander the monuments by moonlight.
Day 8 Washington D.C. (1B)
Enjoy free time to explore.
Day 9 Washington D.C./New York (1B, 1L)
Travel to New York, stopping in Philadelphia en route. Opt to visit Times Square, stroll Central Park, check out Greenwich Village, or experience the famous nightlife of New York.
Day 10 New York/Los Angeles
Hop on a flight to LA, and get ready to explore the highlights of the West.
Day 11 Los Angeles/San Diego (1D)
Be on celebrity-watch while passing by a few popular sites on the way out of LA, California’s most glamorous city. In San Diego, visit Coronado Island or soak up the sun on Mission Beach. Opt to check out the Gaslamp Quarter District in the evening.
Day 12 San Diego/Lake Havasu City (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to Joshua Tree National Park, taking in the desert scenery and hundreds of Joshua trees, then cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu.
Day 13 Lake Havasu City/Grand Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)
Continue to the Grand Canyon and explore this natural wonder. Enjoy sunset at the canyon rim.
Day 14 Grand Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to hike throughout the park, rent a bike, check out a museum or see the canyon from the sky by helicopter.
Day 15 Grand Canyon/Monument Valley (1B, 1L, 1D)
Drive along the southern rim of the canyon, then opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley, on an optional overnight excursion.
Day 16 Monument Valley/Las Vegas (1B)
Journey along famous Route 66, and explore the Las Vegas Strip in the evening. Opt to take a VIP party limo experience.
Day 17 Las Vegas
Free time in Las Vegas. Explore the strip, try your luck at a casino, or take in a glitzy show.
Day 18 Las Vegas/Zion National Park (1L, 1D)
Travel past towering cliffs and massive canyon walls in Zion National Park. Hike diverse and exciting trails.
Day 19 Bryce Canyon NP/Moab (1B, 1L, 1D)
Explore Bryce Canyon and see its famous hoodoos. Drive along isolated Scenic Byway 12 to Moab.
Day 20 Moab (1B)
Hike through the surreal rock formations of Arches National Park before free time for optional€tivities. Opt to go rafting, mountain biking or on a Hummer tour. Catch a gorgeous sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park.
Day 21 Moab/Glenwood Springs (1B, 1L)
Travel to Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and opt to go for a hike at nearby Hanging Lake, rent a bike in Glenwood Canyon, or go for a swim in the world’s largest hot springs pool.
Day 22 Glenwood Springs/Flaming Gorge Reservoir (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to Wyoming and take in a spectacular sunset at Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
Day 23 Flaming Gorge Reservoir/Jackson (1B, 1L)
Travel to Jackson Hole, and choose to go whitewater rafting or horseback riding during a free afternoon. Tonight, opt to visit a cowboy bar for Western line dancing and live music.
Day 24 Jackson/Yellowstone National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross the Continental Divide to Yellowstone National Park, stopping to visit Grand Teton National Park en route. Enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks that make up this beautiful drive.
Day 25 Yellowstone National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Spend the day exploring Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, and be in awe of the colourful geysers, powerful waterfalls, exciting wildlife, and contrasting scenic beauty around every corner. Discover the highlights of the Southern Loop.
Day 26 Yellowstone National Park/Bozeman (1B, 1L)
Spend the day exploring the highlights of the Northern Loop. Continue on to the university town of Bozeman, Montana. Enjoy free time to explore this evening.
Day 27 Bozeman/Glacier National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel through the stunning Montana scenery to Glacier National Park. With over 20 glaciers and 200 lakes and streams, Glacier National Park is a must see. Choose from 730 miles of hiking trails to really enjoy this majestic park.
Day 28 Glacier National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Explore Glacier NP with its many glaciers, lakes and streams. Opt to drive Going-to-the-Sun Road and reach the Continental Divide.
Day 29 Glacier National Park/Coeur d’Alene (1B, 1L)
Continue west to beautiful Coeur D’Alene. Surrounded by over 50 lakes, this town is an outdoor haven. Opt to walk the floating boardwalk, go mountain biking, or take part in watersports on Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Day 30 Coeur d’Alene/Seattle (1B)
Travel through the state of Washington to Seattle.
Day 31 Seattle
Enjoy a free day in Seattle. Opt to visit Pike Place Market, the first Starbucks location, ride to the top of the Space Needle, or take a day trip to nearby Mt Rainier National Park.
Day 32 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 33 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 34 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 35 Redwood National Park/Napa Valley (1B, 1L, 1D)
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