Roadtrip America Eastbound Itinerary

Traverse the United States on an American road trip from San Francisco to New York via Las Vegas, Houston, New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville.

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Day 1 San Francisco

Get acquainted with America's postcard-perfect bay city. Arrive early and perhaps infiltrate the infamous Alcatraz prison.
ACCOM: Hostel - 1

Days 2-3 Yosemite National Park

Discover huge cliffs, sparkling waterfalls and iconic wildlife in Yosemite National Park.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 4 Sierra Nevada

Pitch a tent among the towering mountains and racing streams that characterise the dramatic Sierra Nevada.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 5-6 Death Valley/Las Vegas

Travel through desolate Death Valley on the way to the bright lights of 'Sin City'.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 7-8 Grand Canyon

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 9 Monument Valley

Journey through spectacular desert scenery to reach Monument Valley, part of the largest Indian Reservation in the US.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 10 Mesa Verde National Park

See the sombrero-shaped rock formation of Mexican Hat and travel to Mesa Verde, best known for its cliff dwellings.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 11 Aztec Ruins National Monument/Santa Fe

Explore the sandstone pueblo of the Aztec Ruins National Monument before camping overnight in Santa Fe.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 12 Carlsbad Caverns National Park

As the sun sets, perhaps witness a noisy exodus of bats from one of the largest caverns in the world.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 13 San Antonio

Why not choose to visit the Alamo, a reconstructed 18th-century fort.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 14 Houston

Spend the morning exploring downtown San Antonio and the famous Alamo before setting up camp near Houston.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 15-16 New Orleans

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.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Day 17 Memphis

Perhaps visit Elvis Presley's Graceland in the 'Home of the Blues'.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 18 Nashville

Get ready for some more music in the hard rocking city of Nashville.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 19 Appalachian Mountains

Spend a night camping in the dramatic surroundings of the Appalachian Mountains.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 20-21 Washington DC

Admire DC's famous buildings, grand avenues and quiet parks.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 22 New York

Visit Philly, where Thomas Jefferson declared Independence in 1776, before ending the adventure in fast-paced New York.