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New York to Chicago Road Trip
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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

The Big Apple, Finger Lakes, a Windy City, and some waterfalls that are so famous they dont need a nickname welcome to the most jam-packed week-long road trip in America. Experience skyscrapers, music, and street life in two of the coolest cities in the US and breathe in the fresh air in upstate New York. Well even throw in Niagara Falls for good measure. Youll stay in the heart of the cities, and camping will keep you snug in the region's wild heart. Quick and affordable hows that for a great deal?

North America
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Camping, Sightseeing, Waterfalls
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUYC.B/201720
  • Starts: New York, United States
  • Finishes: Sandusky, United States
You will Visit
  • New York City
  • Newburgh
  • Finger Lakes
  • Niagara Falls
  • Sandusky
  • Chicago

Itinerary

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Day 1: New York

Arrive at any time. Consider arriving a few days early to see more of this famous city.
Arrive to the joining hostel at any time. Welcome meeting at 7:00pm.

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 pre-trip accommodation.

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Day 2: New York/Newburgh

Spend the morning exploring the Big Apple before heading to Newburgh.
Dive into the hustle and bustle of NYC on a brief orientation to the city with the CEO, then trade in the big city for a campfire.

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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.
Discover one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains, Taughannock Falls. Take a hike to explore this beautiful area 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 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.
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 5: Niagara Falls/Sandusky

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

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Day 6: Sandusky/Chicago

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

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Entrance fees to all state parks
    • Maid of the Mist boat tour (Niagara Falls)
    • Amish community visit
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hostel (1 nt, multi-share), participation camping (4 nts)
    • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, boat, walking
    Group Leader
    • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size
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Tour Highlights:
  • See the sights in New York City
  • Feel the spray of Niagara Falls
  • Revel in the beauty of the Finger Lakes
  • Sample Chicago-style deep-dish pizza.