Yolo: Chicago to San Francisco Road Trip (NUCF)
Countries Visited: United States Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout Private transport to out-of-the-way places in order to keep your gear stowed and secure
Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
Service Level: Camping
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 22, avg 16.
Meals Included: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Camp along the Mississippi River, hike the Badlands, marvel at Yellowstones geysers, chill out at Lake Tahoe, meet the wildlife of Grand Teton National Park, explore the streets of San Francisco
Remember the country they sing about in "America the Beautiful"s The one with the spacious skies, gleaming alabaster cities, and majestic purple mountainss 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 tour 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.
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|Offer valid through 12/31/2017|
|Day 1||Chicago||Day 1 Chicago|
Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: This group tour departs the city early on Day 2. We recommend booking pre-tour accommodation in Chicago if youd like to spend any time exploring the sights and sounds the city has to offer. It is, afterall, a massive sports hub (pro hockey, baseball, basketball and soccer teams!), home to an award-winning skyline, and has a history-and nightlife-steeped in blues and jazz. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Frontenac||Day 2 Chicago/Frontenac (1D)|
Tour the Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee and enjoy a beer tasting, then camp on the banks of the Mississippi River. Included Activities: Miller Brewery Tour and Tasting Transport: Private Vehicle (9.00 hour(s), 535km)
|Day 3||Sioux Falls||Day 3 Frontenac/Sioux Falls (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy a free morning at the largest shopping mall in America - the Mall of America. Afterwards, venture into South Dakota and head into the Great Plains and lands of the Sioux. Included Activities: Mall of America visit Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s), 500km)
|Day 4||Badlands National Park||Day 4 Sioux Falls/Badlands National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Travel through the Badlands before reaching the Black Hills. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 450km)
|Day 5||Custer State Park||Day 5 Badlands National Park/Custer State Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Explore the spectacular, bizarre, and moon-like landscape at Badlands National Park. Discover Wall Drug, an American roadside wonder before reaching the famous Black Hills in the heart of South Dakota. Then take the scenic route to Custer State Park. Included Activities: Badlands National Park Visit Wall Drug Visit Transport: Approximate Distance to Custer: 250km (155 mi) Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 6||Devils Tower||Day 6 Custer State Park/Devils Tower (1B, 1D)|
Check out the larger than life ex-presidents of Mount Rushmore, tour around Crazy Horse Memorial, and stop off at Deadwood en route to Devils Tower in Wyoming. Included Activities: Mount Rushmore National Memorial Visit Crazy Horse Memorial Visit Deadwood Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 240km)
|Day 7||Bozeman||Day 7 Devils Tower/Bozeman (1B, 1L)|
Check out the the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument en route to the university town of Bozeman, Montana. Included Activities: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 650km)
|Day 8||Yellowstone National Park||Day 8 Bozeman/Yellowstone National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Yellowstone is beyond special. Geysers, waterfalls, wildlife, and scenic beauty are around every corner just waiting to be explored. In fact, Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano with the world's largest active geyser field, boasting more than 10,000 geysers. The Park is also home to more wild animals than almost anywhere else in the U.S., including roaming bison, gray wolves, elk, black bears, and, of course, the famous grizzly bear. Included Activities: Yellowstone Northern Loop Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 220km)
|Day 9||Yellowstone National Park||Day 9 Yellowstone National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Travel through some of the most famous landmarks of Yellowstone, including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, West Thumb, and Yellowstone Lake. Included Activities: Yellowstone South Loop Excursion Transport: Walking (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 10||Jackson||Day 10 Yellowstone National Park/Jackson (1B, 1L)|
Stop at Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park and take in the tranquil surroundings. In the late afternoon, reach Jackson and marvel at the town square's elk antler arches. In the evening, enjoy a night out with a true wild western atmosphere at the One Million Dollar Bar. Included Activities: Grand Teton National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 230km)
|Day 11||Twin Falls||Day 11 Jackson/Twin Falls (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Choose to go whitewater rafting or horseback riding during a free morning, then cross the border into Idaho. Stop off at Shoshone Falls en route. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 410km)
|Day 12||Reno||Day 12 Twin Falls/Reno (1B, 1L)|
Sit back and relax during a road trip day, crossing into Nevada. Enjoy the bright lights both in and outside the casinos in "The Biggest Little City in the World." Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 740km)
|Day 13||South Lake Tahoe||Day 13 Reno/South Lake Tahoe (1L, 1D)|
Arrive to Lake Tahoe after a short drive. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 110km)
|Day 14||Yosemite National Park||Day 14 South Lake Tahoe/Yosemite National Park (1L, 1D)|
With a keen eye and a little luck, spot black bears, deer or coyotes. Included Activities: Tioga Pass Drive Yosemite National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 385km)
|Day 15||Yosemite National Park||Day 15 Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Full day to explore Yosemite National Park. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this beautiful and amazing landscape. Option to rent bikes in Yosemite Valley. Included Activities: Yosemite National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 16||San Francisco||Day 16 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B)|
Arrive at one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. The CEO will point out some popular sites on the drive into town. For the final night of the tour in San Francisco, stay close to the action in a hotel in the city centre. Additional Notes: Stay close to the action in a hotel in the city centre of San Francisco. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 225km)
|Day 17||San Francisco||Day 17 San Francisco|
Theres a lot to see and do in San Francisco. We recommend spending extra time here if youd like to explore the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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