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America's Coasts Road Trip – Eastbound

Road tripping is an iconic American pastime, but don't let your lack of a driver's license stop you from exploring the country's best sites. On this 32-day tour, you'll visit the best of the east and west coasts with a flight that connects each leg of the tour, cutting down on long drives so that you have more time to spend at the spots that matter most. Explore Chicago's riverside, be charmed by New Orleans' colonial architecture, and marvel at the rocky cliffs and rolling fog of California's famed Highway 1. Ready to hit the road? Us too.

North America
  • Duration: 32 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUSY/224041
  • Starts: Seattle, United States
  • Finishes: New York, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Seattle
  • Portland
  • Bend
  • Redwood National Park
  • Napa Valley
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Yosemite National Park
  • San Francisco
  • Morro Bay
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Finger Lakes
  • Niagara Falls
  • Detroit
  • Chicago
  • Louisville
  • Nashville
  • Memphis
  • New Orleans
  • Panama City Beach
  • Orlando
  • Savannah
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Washington D.C.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Seattle

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Seattle/Portland

Drive to the city of Portland. One of the most popular cities to visit north of California on the West Coast, Portland is artsy, funky and full of great eating and drinking options. Spend the afternoon getting to know this cool city.

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Day 3: Portland/Bend

Enjoy a few final hours taking in the quirkiness of Portland before continuing on to Bend, consistently voted one of the best places to live in the US. Arrive in time to explore a bit of the town.

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Day 4: Bend/Redwood National Park

Leave early to spend a few hours at gorgeous Crater Lake National Park. Enjoy a short hike in the area before continuing on to Redwood National Park, home to the tallest trees on Earth. Spend the afternoon taking in the gigantic coastal redwoods, and keep a keen eye for wildlife throughout the park.

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Day 5: Redwood National Park/Napa Valley

Travel through California to beautiful Napa Valley. Opt for an afternoon wine tasting.

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Day 6: Napa Valley/Lake Tahoe

Continue on to idyllic Lake Tahoe. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing.

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Day 7: 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!
With a keen eye and a little luck, spot black bears, deer or coyotes.

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Day 8: Yosemite National Park

Enjoy free time in Yosemite National Park.
Full day to explore Yosemite National Park. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this beautiful and amazing landscape. Option to rent bikes in Yosemite Valley.

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Day 9: 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.
Arrive at one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. The CEO will point out some popular sites on the drive into town.

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Day 10: San Francisco

Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.

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Day 11: San Francisco/Morro Bay

Visit Santa Cruz and go for a stroll along the boardwalk. Marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur along the Pacific coast. Arrive in time for sunset on Morro Bay.
Crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs will make this journey down California's coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience.

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Day 12: Morro Bay/Los Angeles

Travel along the stunning Pacific coast to the City of Angels. Be on the lookout for celebrities while passing a few popular sites on the way into California's most glamorous city.

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Day 13: Los Angeles/New York

Hop on a flight to the Big Apple, and get ready to explore the highlights of the East Coast.

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Day 14: New York/Finger Lakes

Enjoy a free morning in the Big Apple. Travel to the Finger Lakes region, and take in the natural beauty of the area. Opt to cool off in the lake, or sample wine from a local winery.
Take a hike to explore this beautiful Finger Lakes region on foot, rent a kayak or paddleboard, or just relax by the lake. Opt to taste wine from one of the local vineyards.

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Day 15: Finger Lakes/Niagara Falls

Visit towering Taughannock Falls, before travelling to Niagara Falls. Get wet on the Maid of the Mist boat tour and be sure to check out the falls illuminated in the evening.
An exciting adventure awaits in Niagara Falls. Feel the rushing waters of the falls taking the famous "Maid of the Mist Boat Tour." Return after darkness settles over the Niagara region and witness the Falls illuminated in a rainbow of colour!

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Day 16: Niagara Falls/Detroit

Stop in the city of Cleveland before continuing on to Detroit. Detroit is having a resurgence and is quickly transforming with new markets, distilleries, art galleries, and restaurants popping up. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore this up-and-coming destination.

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Day 17: Detroit/Chicago

Continue west to Chicago. There's tons to do in the Windy City – 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 Tower, or hit the town for a night out with the group.

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Day 18: Chicago

Enjoy a free day to explore Chicago.

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Day 19: Chicago/Louisville

Follow the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to Louisville. Home of the Kentucky Derby, this city is a foodie haven filled with lively bars and farm-to-table restaurants. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore, and don't forget to indulge in some BBQ and bourbon.

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Day 20: Louisville/Nashville

Travel to the country music capital of the world. Opt to head out for live music and cowboy nightlife tonight.

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Day 21: Nashville

Enjoy a free day in Nashville. Opt to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, Johnny Cash Museum, or take in live music along the "Honky Tonk Highway".

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Day 22: 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.
In the afternoon, opt to walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock ‘n' Roll at Elvis Presley's home, Graceland. See how the legend lived and discover videos, pictures, stage costumes, and much more. Then hear the music in Memphis, Tennessee! Explore the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll, Home of Blues, and the starting point of soul. Music legends, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and B.B. King, made their marks on Memphis.

Opt to check out the National Civil Rights Museum, located where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.

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Day 23: 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 'til the early hours.
The CEO will point out a few things on the drive in, then get out and experience the city at its best. Enjoy a night out with the group.

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Day 24: New Orleans

Enjoy a free day to explore New Orleans.
New travellers may join you today for the rest of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

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Day 25: New Orleans/Panama City Beach

Cross the state line into Florida and travel to Panama City Beach. This coastal town is surrounded by 27 miles of white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy an afternoon on the beach and opt to hit the town this evening.

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Day 26: Panama City Beach/Orlando

Travel to the home of 'The Most Magical Place on Earth', Orlando. With great shopping, nightlife, and famous amusement parks like Disney World and Universal Studios, let your inner kid run wild!

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Day 27: Orlando

Enjoy a full free day in Orlando. Opt to meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World or discover the magical world of Harry Potter at Universal Studios.

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Day 28: St. Augustine/Savannah

Head to historic Savannah, stopping en route in the oldest city in America, St. Augustine. Opt for a walk around the Bonaventure Cemetery and historic district of Savannah, or stroll through town admiring the architecture and oak trees covered in Spanish moss.

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Day 29: Charleston/Myrtle Beach

Travel to the city of Charleston, known for its historic, romantic charm. Enjoy a few hours to explore the city before heading to Myrtle Beach for the night.

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Day 30: Myrtle Beach/Washington D.C.

Travel to the US capital and wander the monuments by moonlight.

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Day 31: Washington D.C.

Enjoy free time to explore.
There is so much to see and do in Washington DC that you can't see it all in one day. Take your time and spend a full day exploring this fascinating city.

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Day 32: Washington D.C./New York

Travel to New York, stopping in Philadelphia en route. Trip ends on arrival to New York. Opt to visit Times Square, stroll Central Park, check out Greenwich Village, or experience the famous nightlife of New York.
From the Statue of Liberty to Ground Zero to Chinatown, New York City is full of things to do and see. We recommend spending extra time here; please speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Carte Blanche: San Francisco Carte Blanche: Chicago Carte Blanche: New Orleans Carte Blanche: Washington D
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    • Entrance fees to all national parks, state parks, and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions
    • Crater Lake NP visit
    • Redwood NP visit
    • Tioga Pass (seasonal)
    • Yosemite NP visit
    • Elephant seal rookery stop
    • Pacific Coast Highway drive
    • Taughannock Falls visit
    • Maid of the Mist tour
    • Cleveland stop
    • St Augustine visit
    • Charleston visit
    • Monuments by Moonlight (Washington DC)
    • Philadelphia stop
    • Free time in Portland, San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Panama City Beach, Orlando, and Washington DC
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (9 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (22 nts)
    • 24 breakfasts, 19 lunches, 13 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size
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Tour Highlights:
  • Catch a glimpse of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge
  • Hike through Yosemite to see wildlife and waterfalls
  • Get immersed in the Blues in Memphis
  • Meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World
  • Stroll through the bustling streets of New York City