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Sleep under the stars

23 Days

New York to San Francisco

Age: 18 - 39

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Camping

Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 22, avg 16.

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What's Included

  • Hands-On: Miller Brewery Tour and Tasting, Milwaukee
  • Entrance fees to all national and state parks with hiking and walking excursions
  • Maid of the Mist tour (Niagara Falls)
  • Orientation to Chicago
  • Amish community visit
  • Mall of America visit
  • Wall Drug visit
  • Deadwood visit
  • Drive the Tioga Pass (seasonal)
  • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels/hostels (5 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (17 nts).

Meals

16 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners
Allow USD270-355 for meals not included.

Transportation

Air-conditioned private vehicle, boat, walking

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.

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The Itinerary

Day 1 New York

Arrive at any time. Consider arriving a few days early to see more of this famous city.

Day 2New York/Newburgh

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

  • Meals included: Dinner

Day 3 Newburgh/Finger 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.

  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Finger Lakes/Niagara Falls

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

  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
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Day 5 Niagara Falls/Sandusky

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

  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Sandusky/Chicago

Stop for lunch in the Amish community of Shipshewana before continuing on to Chicago. 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 (formerly Sears) Tower, then hit the town for a night out with the group.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Chicago

Free time to explore Chicago.

  • Exclusive Inclusions: Carte Blanche
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Day 8 Chicago/Frontenac

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

  • Exclusive Inclusions Hands-On Miller Brewery Tour and Tasting
  • Meals included: Dinner

Day 9 Frontenac/Sioux 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.

  • Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner
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Day 10 Sioux Falls/Badlands National Park

Travel through the Badlands before reaching the Black Hills.

  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11 Badlands National Park/Custer 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.

  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12 Custer State Park/Devils 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.

  • Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner
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Day 13 Devils Tower/Bozeman

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

  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 14 Bozeman/Yellowstone 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.

  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
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Day 15 Yellowstone National Park

Spend the day exploring the highlights of the Southern Loop.

  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16 Yellowstone National Park/Jackson

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.

  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
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Day 17 Jackson/Twin 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.

  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 18 Twin Falls/Reno

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."

  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
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Day 19 Reno/South Lake Tahoe

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

  • Meals included: Lunch | Dinner

Day 20 South Lake Tahoe/Yosemite 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!

  • Meals included: Lunch | Dinner
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Day 21 Yosemite National Park

Enjoy free time in Yosemite National Park.

  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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, explore the city by bicycle or set sail into the setting sun.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 23 San Francisco

Depart at any time.

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