This whirlwind 18-day camping trip throughout the United States covers nearly every major cultural touchstone of this massive (and hugely exciting) destination. Experience the lights of NYC’s Times Square, discover the Elvis fan in you at Graceland, mosey down noisy Bourbon Street in New Orleans, peer€ross the majesty of the Grand Canyon, and then walk down the crookedest street in the world in San Francisco, all the while camping out beneath a night sky that has had countless songs written about it. Come along and see the best of the USA the way it was meant to be seen.
Day 1 New York City
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 Chicago (1B)
Enjoy a free day to explore Chicago.
Day 7 Chicago/Louisville (1B, 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 8 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 9 Nashville (1B)
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 10 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 11 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 12 New Orleans/Los Angeles
Hop on a flight to LA, and get ready to explore the highlights of the West.
Day 13 Los Angeles/Lake Havasu (1D)
Be on celebrity-watch while passing by a few popular sites on the way out of California’s most glamourous city. Hike among the boulders and famous Joshua trees, then cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu.
Day 14 Lake Havasu/Grand Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the mighty Grand Canyon. Take short hikes and enjoy sunset at the edge of the canyon.
Day 15 Grand Canyon/Las Vegas (1B)
Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight. Travel Route 66, then explore Las Vegas along the strip and opt for a VIP party limo experience.
Day 16 Las Vegas/Sierra Nevadas (1L, 1D)
Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park.
Day 17 Sierra Nevadas/Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Discover Yosemite’s peaks, granite domes and giant sequoias. Marvel at majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows.
Day 18 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. Trip ends upon arrival to San Francisco. Opt to take a cable car ride over the steep hills, rent a bike to explore the city on wheels, or set sail into the setting sun.
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