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Coast to Coast Highlights

Explore the United States from coast to shining coast on this 21-day tour. Spot black bears, mountain lions, and bobcats in their natural habitat in Mt Rainier National Park and stand in awe under the towering trees of Redwood National Park. Get your camera ready for the Pacific Coast Highway's rugged coastline and mountain ranges as you pass Big Sur and head into LA. Wander the cobblestone streets of Savannah and see the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. From bustling big cities to stunning natural habitats, this great American road trip will connect you to it all.

  • Duration: 21 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUSE/257751
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Seattle, United States
  • Finishes: New York City, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Seattle
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • Portland
  • Bend
  • Redwood National Park
  • San Francisco
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Santa Cruz
  • Morro Bay
  • Los Angeles
  • Orlando
  • Savannah
  • Charleston
  • Richmond
  • Washington DC
  • New York City

Itinerary

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Day 1: Seattle

Arrive at any time.
There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.

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Day 2: Seattle/Mount Rainier National Park

Drive to Mt Rainer National Park and enjoy a picnic lunch in the park. Hike throughout the park towards the snowy mountain peaks. Keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife that calls this park home, including Black Bears, fishers, mountain lions, bobcat, fox, deer, mountain goats, chipmunks, more. Continue to camp just outside of the park for the night.

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Day 3: Mount Rainier National Park/Portland

Drive to the city of Portland. One of the most popular cities to visit north of California on the West Coast, Portland is artsy, funky and full of great eating and drinking options. Spend the afternoon getting to know this cool city.

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Day 4: Portland/Bend

Continue on to Bend, consistently voted one of the best places to live in the US. Arrive in time for lunch and to explore a bit of the town. Opt to canoe, kayak or check out one of the region's famous breweries.

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Day 5: Bend/Redwood National Park

Leave early to take in the sights at gorgeous Crater Lake National Park. Stare in awe at the crystal blue waters of one of the most pristine lakes on earth before continuing on to Redwood National Park, home to the tallest trees on Earth. Spend the evening amongst the gigantic coastal redwoods, and keep a keen eye for wildlife throughout the park.

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Day 6: Redwood National Park

Wake for a morning hike through mystic old growth forests. This park is known for more than just its ancient trees though. Spend the afternoon along the rocky coast, tidepooling and enjoying the small beach communities.

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Day 7: Redwood National Park/San Francisco

Drive south along the coast and then through some of California's famous wine region en route to San Francisco. Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge, and stop for pictures of this iconic sight. In San Francisco, take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills, explore the city by bicycle or set sail into the setting sun on an optional pre-booked extra.

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Day 8: San Francisco

Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.

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Day 9: San Francisco/Lake Tahoe

Continue on to idyllic Lake Tahoe, a jewel of the Sierra Nevadas. Known for its crystal clear waters and sweeping mountain views, it is truly a nature-lover's paradise. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing. In the evening, hit up the Nevada side of the Lake and try your hand at the Casinos.

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Day 10: Lake Tahoe/Yosemite National Park

Depart Lake Tahoe and travel through National Forests and the Sierra Nevada mountain Range en route to Yosemite National Park. With a keen eye and a little luck, spot black bears, deer or coyotes. Hike amongst the giant sequoias and past magnificent waterfalls before heading to camp for the night.

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Day 11: Yosemite National Park

Enjoy a full free day to explore Yosemite National Park. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this beautiful and amazing landscape. Keep and eye out for glacial erratics, rock climbers and the diverse wildlife, including black bears, within the park. Option to rent bikes in Yosemite Valley.

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Day 12: Yosemite National Park/Santa Cruz

Leave the mountains behind and head to the coastal city of Santa Cruz. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the wharf, vintage rides, shops, and the beach.

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Day 13: Santa Cruz/Morro Bay

Travel down the Pacific Coast Highway and marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur. Make multiple stops along the way to take in the crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs that make this journey down California's coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience. Arrive in time for sunset on Morro Bay.

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Day 14: Morro Bay/Los Angeles

Travel along the stunning Pacific coast to the City of Angels. Be on the lookout for celebrities while passing a few popular sites on the way into California's most glamorous city.

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Day 15: Los Angeles/Orlando

Board a plane and make way for sunny Orlando, Florida.

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Day 16: Orlando/Savannah

Head to historic Savannah, stopping en route in the oldest city in America, St. Augustine. Opt for a walk around the historic riverfront of Savannah, stroll through town admiring the architecture and oak trees covered in Spanish moss, or head out to Bonaventure Cemetery.

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Day 17: Savannah/Charleston

Travel to the city of Charleston, known for its historic, romantic charm. Enjoy a free afternoon in this southern charmed city.

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Day 18: Charleston/Richmond

Head to one of the oldest cities in the US, Richmond, the capital of Virginia. Home to the famous quote “Give me liberty or give me death” this city played a large part in the US Civil War.

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Day 19: Richmond/Washington DC

Travel to the US capital and enjoy time to explore Georgetown, one of the oldest districts in DC. In the evening, enjoy a tour of the monuments by moonlight.

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Day 20: Washington DC

Enjoy free time to explore.

There is so much to see and do in Washington DC. Head to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave to see where the President lives, tour the Capitol Building, explore the Smithsonian Museums, wander the monuments, or take a trolley tour.

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Day 21: Washington DC/New York City

Travel to New York, stopping in Philadelphia en route to see the Liberty Bell and opt to try a famous Philly Cheesesteak. Continue to New York City, where the trip ends on arrival. Opt to visit Times Square, stroll Central Park, check out Greenwich Village, or experience the famous nightlife of New York.
From the Statue of Liberty to Ground Zero to Chinatown, New York City is full of things to do and see. We recommend spending extra time here; please speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your Discover Moment: Portland Your Discover Moment: San Francisco Your Discover Moment: Yosemite National Park Your Discover Moment: Washington DC
    • Mt Rainier NP visit
    • Crater Lake NP visit
    • Redwood NP visit
    • Yosemite NP visit
    • Pacific Coast Highway drive
    • Golden Gate Bridge Visit
    • Monuments by Moonlight (Washington DC)
    • Philadelphia and Liberty Bell stop
    • Free time in Portland, Bend, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, Savannah, Charleston, and Washington DC
    • Internal flight from LA to Orlando
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
    • Entrance fees to all national parks, state parks, and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (6 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (14 nts)
    • 19 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size
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Tour Highlights:
  • Spot Mt Rainier through the clouds
  • Eat and drink your way through artsy Portland
  • Drive over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take a full free day to explore Yosemite National Park
  • Journey down California's coast on the iconic Highway 1
  • Be charmed by Charleston
  • Marvel at the monuments of DC