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New York to Chicago Road Trip
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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 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: 7 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 127033
Starts: Brooklyn, Finishes: Chicago,
You will Visit
  • New York City
  • Chicago

Itinerary

01

Day 1: New York 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.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: New York City/Newburgh (1D)

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.

Additional Notes:
This tour departs New York City mid-day on Day 2.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 112km)

03

Day 3: Newburgh/Finger Lakes (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Taughannock Falls Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 375km)

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Day 4: Finger Lakes/Niagara Falls (1B, 1L, 1D)

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!

Included Activities:
Maid of the Mist Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 190km)

05

Day 5: Niagara Falls/Sandusky (1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Transport:
Approximate Distance to Sandusky: 430km (267 mi)
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))

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Day 6: Sandusky/Chicago (1B)

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.

Included Activities:
Amish Community Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 275km)
Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s), 240km)

07

Day 7: Chicago

We recommend booking post-tour accommodation if you would like to enjoy more of the city.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Entrance fees to all state parks
    • Amish community visit
    • Maid of the Mist boat tour (Niagara Falls)
    • Orientation to Chicago
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (2 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (4 nts)
    • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 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.