Yellowstone, the Badlands, and Niagara Falls – once you’ve escaped the city limits, the US is a country defined by incredible wilderness. This affordable cross-country adventure keeps you on the ground between New York, Chicago, and San Francisco so you can experience what lies in between. Days feature magnificent sites like Yosemite and Old Faithful, while evenings offer experiences like cooking over a fire and camping in the great outdoors. Travel coast to coast and embrace the soul of this great land.
Day 1 New York
Arrive at any time. Consider arriving a few days early to see more of this famous city.
Day 2 New York/Newburgh (1D)
Spend the morning exploring the Big Apple before heading to Newburgh.
Day 3 Newburgh/Finger Lakes (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a day out in nature taking in the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes region. Visit towering Taughannock Falls, cool off in the lake, or sample wine from a local winery.
Day 4 Finger Lakes/Niagara Falls (1B, 1L, 1D)
Get wet on the Maid of the Mist boat tour, and be sure to check out the falls illuminated in the evening.
Day 5 Niagara Falls/Sandusky (1B)
Travel to Sandusky and opt to catch some thrills at a local amusement park.
Day 6 Sandusky/Chicago (1B)
Stop for lunch in the Amish community of Shipshewana before continuing on to Chicago.
Day 7 Chicago
Free time to explore Chicago.
Day 8 Chicago/Frontenac (1D)
Tour the Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee and enjoy a beer tasting, then camp on the banks of the Mississippi River.
Day 9 Frontenac/Sioux Falls (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a free morning at the largest shopping mall in America – the Mall of America. Afterwards, venture into South Dakota and head into the Great Plains and lands of the Sioux.
Day 10 Sioux Falls/Badlands National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel through the Badlands before reaching the Black Hills.
Day 11 Badlands National Park/Custer State Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Discover moon-like landscapes on the trails of the Badlands, then drive to Custer SP. Dodge free-roaming bison herds while exploring Custer’s diverse lands.
Day 12 Custer State Park/Devils Tower (1B, 1D)
Check out the larger than life ex-presidents of Mount Rushmore, tour around Crazy Horse Memorial, and stop off at Deadwood en route to Devils Tower in Wyoming.
Day 13 Devils Tower/Bozeman (1B, 1L)
Check out the the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument en route to the university town of Bozeman, Montana.
Day 14 Bozeman/Yellowstone National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to 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.
Day 15 Yellowstone National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Spend the day exploring the highlights of the Southern Loop.
Day 16 Yellowstone National Park/Jackson (1B, 1L)
Cross the Continental Divide en route to Grand Teton National Park. Enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks that make up this beautiful drive. Opt to visit a cowboy bar for Western line dancing and live music.
Day 17 Jackson/Twin Falls (1B, 1L, 1D)
Choose to go whitewater rafting or horseback riding during a free morning, then cross the border into Idaho. Stop off at Shoshone Falls en route.
Day 18 Twin Falls/Reno (1B, 1L)
Sit back and relax during a road trip day, crossing into Nevada. Enjoy the bright lights both in and outside the casinos in "The Biggest Little City in the World."
Day 19 Reno/Lake Tahoe (1L, 1D)
Arrive to Lake Tahoe after a short drive. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake€tivities or relaxing.
Day 20 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 21 Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy free time in Yosemite National Park.
Day 22 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B)
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. Take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills, explore the city by bicycle or set sail into the setting sun.
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