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National Parks of the Southeast

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Florida Beaches to Chicago Blues

22 days from $3,145

From Miami, New Orleans and the steamy south, this three-week road trip follows the mighty Mississippi north to Chicago and the Midwest. Encounter BBQ joints in St Louis, the spirit of the ‘King’ in Memphis and the world’s largest cave system at the Mammoth Caves National Park. There’s plenty of time for excursions like a steamboat ride on the Mississippi or a trip to an alligator farm in Florida. And you’ll travel by private van and stay in central hotels the entire trip so you’ll always be in the heart of the action.

Mammoth National Park

    • Explore the swamps of the Everglades by airboat

    Birding at J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge

    Plantation visit in New Orleans

    Discover Mississippi Delta art and culture at the Delta Blues Museum
    • Centrally-located hotels for 21 nights
    • Air-conditioned private touring van
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
    • Small group experience; Max 13, Avg 10

Day 1 - Miami
Arrive in Miami with the remainder of the day at your leisure. This evening meet your traveling companions at a welcome meeting.

Day 2 - Miami
Embark on a guided city tour of Miami with time to explore on your own.

Day 3 - Miami / Key West
Head to Key West today and enjoy the sidewalk cafes, legendary bars and world-class restaurants.

Day 4 - Key West
Take a full-day to explore Key West on your own. You may wish to try some optional snorkeling, diving or sailing.

Day 5 - Key West / Naples
Visit an alligator farm in the Everglades and explore the swamps by airboat. Continue on to Naples for a sunset at the beach.

Day 6 - Naples / Ft. Myers
Travel to Ft. Myers with a stop for some birding at J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island.

Day 7 - Ft. Meyers / St. Petersburg
Discover some of Florida's best beaches in St. Petersburg.

Day 8 - St. Petersburg / Orlando
Today visit the city of Tampa. You may wish to make an optional visit to Busch Gardens or relax on the beach. Continue on to Orlando for a short orientation tour.

Day 9 - Orlando
Take a full day to indulge in optional activities in Orlando—famous for its theme parks and shopping.

Day 10 - Orlando / St Augustine
Relax on Daytona Beach. Take an optional visit to a chocolate factory or Cape Canaveral and the NASA Space Center. Continue on to St. Augustine, America's oldest city.

Day 11 - St. Augustine
It's a free day to enjoy the city and its beaches. Get spooky on an optional ghost tour.

Day 12 - St Augustine / Panama City
Take a scenic route to Panama City today with stops in Jacksonville and Tallahassee along the way. Relax in the evening or take a stroll along the beach.

Day 13 - Panama City
It's a free day to explore Panama City. Try some optional jet skiing or kite surfing.

Day 14 - Panama Cit y / New Orleans
Travel to New Orleans. Enjoy a guided city tour including a plantation visit. Party in the French Quarter, take in a performance by a jazz band or discover Creole cuisine. Or take an optional swamp tour or a Mississippi River steamboat ride.

Day 15 - New Orleans
You have a full day at your leisure to explore New Orleans.

Day 16 - New Orleans / Memphis
Head to Clarksdale and discover Mississippi Delta arts and culture at the Delta Blues Museum. Continue on to Memphis, Tennessee.

Day 17 - Memphis
Travel to Memphis, the birthplace of rock n' roll. Take an optional tour of Elvis' Graceland. Stroll down lively Beale Street.

Day 18 - Memphis / Nashville
Travel to Nashville, the country music capital. Visit the Grand Ole Opry or check out the Country Music Hall of Fame. Indulge in some nightlife at the real country bars.

Day 19 - Nashville / Louisville
Continue into Kentucky and visit Mammoth Cave National Park. Spend the night in progressive Louisville.

Day 20 - Louisville / St. Louis
Travel to St. Louis. Check out the Gateway Arch and consider an optional tram ride to the top. Try some authentic BBQ for dinner.

Day 21 - St. Louis / Chicago
Enjoy a guided city tour of Chicago. Then relax at Millennium Park or walk down the boardwalk of Navy Pier. Enjoy a final night out with your fellow travelers.

Day 22 - Chicago
Your tour concludes today.

Departure Date Twin Single Triple
April 28-May 19 $3,145 $3,145    
June 30-July 21 $3,145 $3,145    
September 1-22 $3,145 $3,145    

Additional Information

Price is land-only, per person based on double occupancy.