Best of the USA Tour–San Fran to San Fran

Resort: Best of the USA Tour–San Fran to San Fran
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: United States
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Over View

Is it possible to capture the complex, diverse flavour of a country and its 300-million-strong people in a single trip? Short answer: Yup. This epic sojourn across America from sea to shining sea (and back again) is, quite possibly, the most ambitious road trip youll ever take. Wide-open spaces, iconic monuments, sprawling national parks, quirky local slang, regional delicacies and the incredible cities youve always wanted to visit. Its all here. Welcome to the US of A, where the A stands for Amazing.

Itineraries

Day 1
San Francisco

Arrive at any time. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to enjoy more of the city.

Day 2
San FranciscoYosemite National Park

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out of one of America’s most popular cities. Drive into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and set up camp.

Day 3
Yosemite National Park

Enjoy a free day in Yosemite National Park.

Day 4
Yosemite National ParkDeath Valley

Awe at the spectacular scenery along the Tioga Pass. Marvel at tufa rock towers at Mono Lake.

Day 5
Death ValleyLas Vegas

Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park. Explore Las Vegas and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip. Take an optional VIP party limo.

Day 6
Las Vegas

Free time in Las Vegas.

Day 7
Las VegasGrand Canyon National Park

Travel Route 66, then arrive at the beautiful Grand Canyon and take in the sunset from the canyon’s edge.

Day 8
Grand Canyon National Park

Enjoy free time in Grand Canyon NP.

Day 9
Grand Canyon National ParkMonument Valley

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 10
Monument ValleyMesa Verde National Park

Wind up the side of a mountain through Mesa Verde National Park’s rocky slopes and inspiring vistas. Hike to ancient cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde.

Day 11
Mesa Verde National ParkSanta Fe

Travel to Santa Fe and dive into the Southwest culture in this historic city.

Day 12
Santa FeCarlsbad

Look for aliens at infamous Roswell en route to exploring the Carlsbad Caverns, dodging the 400,000 bats heading out to hunt at sunset.

Day 13
CarlsbadAustin

Cross into the state of Texas, the birthplace of Tex-Mex food, 10-gallon hats, and Western movies.

Day 14
Austin

Spend a free day in Austin. Opt to visit the SoCo area for thrift shopping, take a dip in the Barton natural pool, or let loose at a local country bar in the evening.

Day 15
AustinNew Orleans

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 16
New Orleans

Enjoy a free day to explore New Orleans.

Day 17
New OrleansMemphis

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 18
MemphisNashville

Take an optional tour of Graceland. Travel to the country music capital of the world and become immersed in local music in downtown Nashville.

Day 19
NashvilleAppalachia

Travel the beautiful winding roads through the Appalachian Mountains and absorb their undisturbed natural beauty.

Day 20
AppalachiaWashington DC

Pass through Shenandoah National Park, and opt to take a short hike. Arrive in the US capital in time to wander the monuments by moonlight.

Day 21
Washington DC

Enjoy free time to explore.

Day 22
Washington DCNew York City

Dive into the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. Opt to visit Times Square or stroll through Central Park. Check out the famous nightlife in NYC.

Day 23
New York CityNewburgh

Spend the morning exploring the Big Apple before heading to Newburgh.

Day 24
NewburghFinger Lakes

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 25
Finger LakesNiagara Falls

Get wet on the Maid of the Mist boat tour, and be sure to check out the falls illuminated in the evening.

Day 26
Niagara FallsSandusky

Travel to Sandusky and opt to catch some thrills at a local amusement park.

Day 27
SanduskyChicago

Stop for lunch in the Amish community of Shipshewana before continuing on to Chicago.

Day 28
Chicago

Free time to explore Chicago.

Day 29
ChicagoFrontenac

Tour the Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee and enjoy a beer tasting, then camp on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Day 30
FrontenacSioux Falls

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 31
Sioux FallsBadlands National Park

Travel through the Badlands before reaching the Black Hills.

Day 32
Badlands National ParkCuster State Park

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 33
Custer State ParkDevils Tower

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 34
Devils TowerBozeman

Check out the the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument en route to the university town of Bozeman, Montana.

Day 35
BozemanYellowstone National Park

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 36
Yellowstone National Park

Spend the day exploring the highlights of the Southern Loop.

Day 37
Yellowstone National ParkJackson

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 38
JacksonTwin Falls

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 39
Twin FallsReno

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 40
RenoLake Tahoe

Arrive to Lake Tahoe after a short drive. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing.

Day 41
Lake TahoeYosemite National Park

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 42
Yosemite National Park

Enjoy free time in Yosemite National Park.

Day 43
Yosemite National ParkSan Francisco

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 or explore the city by bicycle.

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