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National Parks of the Midwest Region

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Monday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm CT

Chicago to San Francisco Road Trip

 

 

17 days from $2,299

Remember the country they sing about in “America the Beautiful”? The one with the spacious skies, gleaming alabaster cities and majestic purple mountains? It’s still out there. Come see it with us. Ideal for wildlife enthusiasts and outdoorsy folk who want to see the country by day and revel downtown by night, this trip takes you across the Great West, from the City of Big Shoulders through Yellowstone and Yosemite and past herds of grazing bison to the City by the Bay. In a word: Perfect.

Grand Teton National Park

 

 

  1. Brewery tour in Milwaukee
  2. Mine tour in Tonopah
  3. Sightseeing per itinerary and optional excursions including a rafting trip down the Snak River, a visit to the Cody Rodeo and a boat ride to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point
  4. 13 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 11 Dinners (Allow USD100-125 for meals not included.)
    • Accommodations for 16 nights
    • Air-conditioned private touring van
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
    • Small-group experience: Maximum 13 travelers; average 10 travelers

 

Day 1 - Chicago
Arrive in Chicago with the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Day 2-3 Wisconsin/Sioux Falls/Kennebec
Tour the Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee and explore charming Madison, Wisconsin's state capitol, on the way to our campground on the banks of the Mississippi. Head west into Sioux territory and the Great Plains with a stop at the Devil's Gulch.(1B, 1L, 2D)

Day 4-6 Badlands National Park/Custer State Park
Discover moon-like landscapes on the trails of the Badlands. Enjoy a night under the stars in this unique environment. Discover Wall Drug, a roadside wonder, before reaching the Black Hills. Dodge free-roaming bison herds while hiking in Custer SP. Visit Mount Rushmore and Keystone, the 'City of Gold'. Witness a laser-light show at the Crazy Horse Memorial or opt to ride a hot air balloon. (3B, 3L, 2D)

Day 7-8 Devil's Tower/Cody
Take a self-guided walking tour of the Wild West at Deadwood. Marvel at the scenery of Spearfish Canyon. On the way to Cody, the 'rodeo capital of the world', drive through the Bighorn National Forest. Opt to visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Center or stop by an authentic rodeo.(2B, 1L, 2D)

Day 9-10 Yellowstone National Park
Travel to Yellowstone, the park with the most wild animals in the US. Tour the Northern Loop—Mammoth Hot Springs, Norris Geyser Basin and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Take the South Loop to Old Faithful and Lake Village. Time for hikes and exploration. (2B, 1L, 2D)

Day 11-12 Grand Teton National Park/Jackson/Salt Lake City
Enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks. Opt to visit the One Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, known worldwide for its western dancing and live entertainment or go rafting down the Snake River. See the sights of Salt Lake City on an orientation tour. (2B, 2L, 1D)

Day 13- Tonopah
Travel the 'Loneliest Road in America' towards Tonopah. Gaze up at one of the best night skies for some stargazing. (1B)

Day 14-15 Yosemite National Park
Marvel at spectacular views of the park's peaks and granite domes. Hike to majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows and walk amongst giant sequoias. Option to rent bikes for a ride in Yosemite Valley. (1B, 2L, 2D)

Day 16- San Francisco
Check out Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. Take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills, explore the city by bicycle or set sail to the setting sun. (1B)

Day 17- San Francisco
Depart at any time.


 

Centrally located hotels (3 nights)
Participation camping (13 nights)

 

 

 

Departure Date Twin Single Triple
May 16, 2014 $2,299 $2.618  
June 6, 2014 $2,299 $2.618  
June 27, 2014 $2,299 $2.618  
July 4, 2014 $2,299 $2.618  
July 11, 2014 $2,299 $2.618  
July 18, 2014 $2,299 $2.618  
August 1, 2014 $2,299 $2.618  
August 15, 2014 $2,299 $2.618  
August 29, 2014 $2,299 $,2,618  
September 5, 2014 $2,299 $2,618  
September 12, 2014 $2,299 $2,618  
September 19, 2014 $2,299 $2,618  

 

Additional Information

 

CB = Continental Breakfast, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner