New York to San Francisco Overland Adventure

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Country: United States
Duration: 3 weeks to 4 weeks
Approx Costs: 1250 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)

Designed specifically for curious travellers with a passion for real experiences and lots of time, this 23 day adventure takes you from the busy streets of New York to the shores of San Francisco Bay.

You will experience just about every shade of Americana thrown in along the way: Philly steaks, the Alamo, Music City USA, the French Quarter, Tex-Mex, Yosemite, the Vegas Strip… forget e pluribus unum; America’s real motto is “go big or go home.”

 

Itinerary

Day 1 New York City
Arrive at any time. Consider arriving a few days early to see more of this famous city.

Day 2 New York City/Washington DC
Spend the morning exploring one of the best cities in the world, then arrive to the US capitol in time to wander the monuments by moonlight.

Day 3 Washington DC
Enjoy free time to explore.

Day 4 Washington DC/Appalachia
Visit Arlington Cemetery before continuing on the Skyline Drive through Shenandoah NP, a truly beautiful, historic national treasure.

Day 5 Appalachia/Nashville
Continue through the Appalachian Mountains. Travel to the country music capital of the world.

Day 6 Nashville/Memphis
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 7 Memphis/New Orleans
Crank up the jazz and drive into the home of Mardi Gras. Explore the French Quarter, and join the revellers on Bourbon Street till the early hours.

Day 8 New Orleans
Enjoy a free day to explore New Orleans.

Day 9 New Orleans/Houston
Enjoy the morning in New Orleans before continuing on to Houston for the night.

Day 10 Houston/San Antonio
Stroll San Antonio's River Walk, and visit the Alamo.

Day 11 San Antonio/Carlsbad
Explore Carlsbad Caverns, dodging the 400,000 bats heading out to hunt at sunset.

Day 12 Carlsbad/Santa Fe
Stop by infamous Roswell before taking in Southwest culture in Santa Fe.

Day 13 Santa Fe/Cortez
Explore Santa Fe in the morning before travelling towards Cortez for the night.

Day 14 Cortez/Monument Valley
Wind up the side of a mountain through Mesa Verde NP's rocky slopes and inspiring vistas. Hike to ancient cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde. Opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley.

Day 15 Monument Valley/Grand Canyon
Hike the trails of the Grand Canyon or take an optional helicopter flight over the natural wonder. Enjoy a sunset at the edge of the Grand Canyon.

Day 16 Grand Canyon
Free time in Grand Canyon NP.

Day 17 Grand Canyon/Las Vegas
Travel Route 66 and stop at a wacky burger joint. Explore Las Vegas and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip. Take an optional VIP party limo.

Day 18 Las Vegas
Free time in Las Vegas.

Day 19 Las Vegas/Bishop
Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley NP. Opt to stargaze at secluded hot springs.

Day 20 Bishop/Yosemite National Park
Morning trip to Mono Lake; walk among the tufa towers. Discover Yosemite's peaks, granite domes, and giant sequoias. Marvel at majestic waterfalls, lakes, and meadows.

Day 21 Yosemite National Park
Enjoy free time in Yosemite NP.

Day 22 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America's most popular cities. Take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills or set sail into the setting sun.

Day 23 San Francisco
Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-tour accommodation to enjoy more of the city.

 

Start Dates

  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October

 

Cost

From £1499

 

What's Included

  • This adventure boasts vans fitted with wi-fi for up to five users at a time. Check your email, upload a photo to Facebook, or send a tweet to your friends.
  • Entrance fees to all national parks with hiking and walking excursions
  • Visit to Arlington Cemetery
  • Orientation to Las Vegas, Washington DC and New York
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 18 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 12 dinners. (Allow USD175-200 for meals not included.)
  • Air-conditioned private touring van
  • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size.
  • Small group experience; Max 22, avg 16.
  • Hotels/hostels (6 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (16 nts).

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