Take a road trip across America from San Francisco to New York.

Up for a cross-country journey? Then sign up for this road trip adventure from San Francisco to New York City, with plenty of big-name stops in between. Discover some of America's greatest national parks, live it up in Las Vegas, feel dwarfed by the Grand Canyon and discover a vibrant blend of musical traditions in New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville. From sprawling cities and iconic sights to remote desert ruins and natural phenomena, this epic trip promises fantastic experiences and grand adventures by the bucket load.

San Francisco, United States
New York, United States
United States
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 12
Group size
Min 1 Max 13
Carbon offset
1 294kg pp per trip


  • Traverse the States from San Francisco to New York City
  • Discover some of America's best national parks
  • Drive through Death Valley
  • Roll dice in Las Vegas
  • Be awed by the sheer size of the Grand Canyon
  • Experience Navajo culture in ancient Monument Valley
  • Visit New Orleans - the birthplace of jazz
  • Walk in the footsteps of Elvis Presley in Memphis
  • Sing the blues or croon some country tunes in Nashville
  • Explore the monuments and museums of Washington DC


Get acquainted with America's postcard-perfect bay city. Arrive early and perhaps infiltrate the infamous Alcatraz prison.
Discover huge cliffs, sparkling waterfalls and iconic wildlife in Yosemite National Park.
Pitch a tent among the towering mountains and racing streams that characterise the dramatic Sierra Nevada.
Travel through desolate Death Valley on the way to the bright lights of 'Sin City'.
Discover one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, a dramatic fissure in the earth that is up to 1.6 km deep. With photo opportunities galore and the option of a scenic flight, the Grand Canyon is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Journey through spectacular desert scenery to reach Monument Valley, part of the largest Indian Reservation in the US.
See the sombrero-shaped rock formation of Mexican Hat and travel to Mesa Verde, best known for its cliff dwellings.
Explore the sandstone pueblo of the Aztec Ruins National Monument before camping overnight in Santa Fe.
As the sun sets, perhaps witness a noisy exodus of bats from one of the largest caverns in the world.
Why not choose to visit the Alamo, a reconstructed 18th-century fort.
Spend the morning exploring downtown San Antonio and the famous Alamo before setting up camp near Houston.
Straddling the Mississippi, New Orleans is famous for its cuisine, architecture and as the birthplace of jazz. Explore the French Quarter, soaking up the lively atmosphere on Bourbon Street.
Perhaps visit Elvis Presley's Graceland in the 'Home of the Blues'.
Get ready for some more music in the hard rocking city of Nashville.
Spend a night camping in the dramatic surroundings of the Appalachian Mountains.
Admire DC's famous buildings, grand avenues and quiet parks.
Visit Philly, where Thomas Jefferson declared Independence in 1776, before ending the adventure in fast-paced New York.
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Private vehicle
Camping (with facilities) (16 nights), Hostel (3 nights), Hotel (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Aztec Ruins National Monument
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Las Vegas Strip tour
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Monument Valley National Tribal Park
  • Route 66
  • Yosemite National Park


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