Coast to Coast Road Trip

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Coast to Coast Road Trip

from £1,719
Duration: 23 days
Countries: United States of America
Stroll the hills of San Francisco, look for wildlife in Yosemite, party in Vegas and New Orleans, marvel at the Grand Canyon, relive history in Washington DC, see the New York City skyline.

Coast to Coast Road Trip

Get out on the road and follow in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac to discover the real America. This ultimate coast-to-coast road trip connects you and your small group of fellow travellers to the iconic cities, natural wonders, national parks and monuments that make this land great. Learn about Navajo culture in the Southwest and what the odds are in Las Vegas. Whether it’s comfortable hotels in the cities or campsites in national parks, you’ll always be close to the action. So slide on your cowboy boots in Texas and your dancing shoes in Nashville and Memphis—it’s time to embrace the spirit of this land by hitting the open road.

Day 1 San Francisco

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 Yosemite National Park (1B,1L,2D)

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on your way out of one of America's most popular cities, then head to Yosemite to marvel at spectacular views of the park's peaks and granite domes. Hike to majestic waterfalls, lakes, meadows and amongst giant sequoias.

Day 4 Bishop (1B,1L,1D)

Enjoy the spectacular scenery along the Tioga Pass. Marvel at tufa rock towers at Mono Lake. Soak it up in secluded hot springs.

Day 5-6 Death Valley National Park/Las Vegas (1B,1L)

Visit the hottest, driest and lowest point in North America: Death Valley. Explore Las Vegas after a brief orientation walk with your CEO along the famous Vegas Strip. Take an optional VIP limo ride.

Day 7-8 Grand Canyon National Park (1B,2L,2D)

Trek surrounded by awe-inspiring views, taking in the 'Grandest of Canyons'. Take to the skies on an optional helicopter flight for a bird's-eye view of the canyon.

Day 9-10 Monument Valley/Mesa Verde National Park/Durango (2B,2L,1D)

Learn about Navajo culture, and take an optional 4x4 excursion with a Navajo guide. Explore the lives of the ancestral Pueblo people on a guided hike to cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde.

Day 11-12 Santa Fe/Carlsbad (2B,1L,1D)

Take in Southwest culture in Santa Fe. Explore the Carlsbad Caverns dodging the 400,000 bats heading out to hunt at sunset.

Day 13-14 San Antonio/Houston (2B,2L,2D)

Cross into the state of Texas, birthplace of Tex-Mex food, 10-gallon hats, and Western movies. Check out historic San Antonio and the Alamo.

Day 15-16 New Orleans (1B)

Crank up the jazz on the drive into the home of Mardi Gras. Explore the French Quarter, and join the revelers on Bourbon Street. Take an optional steamboat cruise on the Mississippi.

Day 17-18 Memphis/Nashville (1B,2L,1D)

Opt to relive history at the National Civil Rights Museum, tour Elvis' Graceland, or catch a live show on Beale Street at night. Once in Nashville, opt to be surrounded in country music at one of the local hangouts.

Day 19 Appalachia (1B,1L,1D)

Travel the beautiful winding roads through the Appalachian Mountains. Trek along one of the trails in the park.

Day 20-21 Shenandoah National Park/Washington DC (2B,1L,1D)

Pass through Shenandoah en route to DC. Explore the capital of the US. Tour the monuments, and visit the National Mall with its many free museums.

Day 22 New York City (1B,1L)

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

Day 23 New York City

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

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San Francisco >> Yosemite NP >> Bishop >> Death Valley NP/Las Vegas >> Grand Canyon NP >> Monument Valley/Mesa Verde NP/Durango >> Santa Fe/Carlsbad >> San Antonio/Houston >> New Orleans >> Memphis/Nashville >> Appalachia >> Shenandoah NP/Washington DC >> New York City


Entrance fees to all national parks with hiking and walking excursions.
Orientations to Las Vegas, Washington DC and New York.
Visit to Arlington Cemetery.
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

16 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 12 dinners. (Allow USD300-350 for meals not included.)
Hotels (5 nts), hostel (1 nt), participation camping (16 nts).
Air-conditioned private touring van, walking

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
Small group experience; Max 13, avg 10.

About StudentUniverse

StudentUniverse has been supplying the best flight, hotel and tours deals to students around the world for years now and we’re delighted to be the preferred travel partner of and to make your travel experience even more amazing.

We have a great team of travel gurus that understand what a gap year is all about just waiting to help you, and since we are part of the Flight Centre Travel Group we are able to offer the best flights, gap year packages, hostels, tours, volunteer placements and insurance - the works. This is not your average travel agency, it’s the ultimate backpacker travel agency.

If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your travels, even if you’re in the preliminary stages and you’d just like some advice, give us a call on 0333 333 9923 or submit an enquiry to StudentUniverse – we’d love to hear from you.

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