San Francisco to New Orleans Road Trip

18-to-Thirtysomethings, San Francisco to New Orleans
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Tour description

Bridging two iconic cities, this is a road trip that features amazing national parks, quirky landmarks, and the spirit of America. Learn about Navajo culture, play the odds in Vegas, bask in genuine Southern hospitality, and get your cowboy on in Texas. Centrally located hostels in the cities and campsites in the wilderness keep you in the heart of the action no matter where you are. With so much heart and soul and tons to see and do on the road to New Orleans, don’t leave your heart in San Francisco – because you’re going to need it.

What's included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Yosemite National Park
  • Entrance fees to all national parks with hiking and walking excursions
  • Death Valley visit
  • Orientation to Las Vegas
  • Guided tour of the cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde
  • Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Carlsbad Caverns visit
  • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Stroll the hills of san francisco
  • Catch a sunset at the grand canyon
  • Marvel at cliff dwellings in mesa verde
  • Feel the heat in death valley
  • Roll the dice in las vegas
  • Search for wildlife in yosemite.

Itinerary

Day 1: San Francisco Arrive at any time. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to enjoy more of the city.

Day 2: San Francisco/Yosemite National Park Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out of one of America's most popular cities. Drive into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and set up camp.

Day 3: Yosemite National Park Enjoy a free day in Yosemite National Park.

Day 4: Yosemite National Park/Death Valley Awe at the spectacular scenery along the Tioga Pass. Marvel at tufa rock towers at Mono Lake.

Day 5: Death Valley/Las Vegas Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park. Explore Las Vegas and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip. Take an optional VIP party limo.

Day 6: Las Vegas Free time in Las Vegas.

Day 7: Las Vegas/Grand Canyon National Park Travel Route 66, then arrive at the beautiful Grand Canyon and take in the sunset from the canyon's edge.

Day 8: Grand Canyon National Park Enjoy free time in Grand Canyon NP.

Day 9: Grand Canyon National Park/Monument Valley Drive along the southern rim of the canyon, then opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley, on an optional overnight excursion.

Day 10: Monument Valley/Mesa Verde National Park Wind up the side of a mountain through Mesa Verde National Park's rocky slopes and inspiring vistas. Hike to ancient cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde.

Day 11: Mesa Verde National Park/Santa Fe Travel to Santa Fe and dive into the Southwest culture in this historic city.

Day 12: Santa Fe/Carlsbad Look for aliens at infamous Roswell en route to exploring the Carlsbad Caverns, dodging the 400,000 bats heading out to hunt at sunset.

Day 13: Carlsbad/Austin Cross into the state of Texas, the birthplace of Tex-Mex food, 10-gallon hats, and Western movies.

Day 14: Austin Spend a free day in Austin. Opt to visit the SoCo area for thrift shopping, take a dip in the Barton natural pool, or let loose at a local country bar in the evening.

Day 15: Austin/New Orleans Crank up the jazz and drive into the home of Mardi Gras. Trip ends upon arrival to New Orleans. Opt to explore the French Quarter, and join the revellers on Bourbon Street 'til the early hours.