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NUNS - Best of the US Express

This whirlwind two-week camping trip throughout the United States covers nearly every major cultural touchstone of this massive (and hugely exciting) destination. Experience the lights of NYC's Times Square, discover the Elvis fan in you at Graceland, mosey down noisy Bourbon Street in New Orleans, peer across the majesty of the Grand Canyon, and then walk down the crookedest street in the world in San Francisco, all the while camping out beneath a night sky that has had countless songs written about it. Come along and see the best of the USA the way it was meant to be seen.

Inclusions

Entrance fees to all national parks and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions
Orientation to Washington DC
London Bridge visit (Lake Havasu)
Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon
Death Valley visit
Internal flight
Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
14
Price From
AUD $0
Start Location
New York, United States
End Location
San Francisco, United States
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Basic
Tour Themes
Fast and Fun
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - New York
Arrive at any time. Consider arriving a few days early to see more of this famous city.
Day 2 - New York/Washington D.C.
Spend the morning exploring one of the Big Apple, then arrive to the US capital in time to wander the monuments by moonlight.
Day 3 - Washington D.C.
Enjoy a free day to explore.
Day 4 - Washington D.C./Appalachia
Continue through Shenandoah National Park, a truly beautiful, historic national treasure.
Day 5 - Appalachia/Nashville
Drive through the Appalachian Mountains. Travel to the country music capital of the world.
Day 6 - Nashville/Memphis
Explore the vibrant cultural and musical melting pot of Memphis. Take an optional tour of Graceland, opt to relive history at the National Civil Rights Museum, or tour the Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Head to Beale Street at night for great food and live music.
Day 7 - Memphis/New Orleans
Crank up the jazz and drive into the home of Mardi Gras. Explore the French Quarter, and join the revellers on Bourbon Street 'til the early hours.
Day 8 - New Orleans/Los Angeles
Hop on a flight to LA, and get ready to explore the highlights of the West.
Day 9 - Los Angeles/Lake Havasu
Be on celebrity-watch while passing by a few popular sites on the way out of California's most glamourous city. Hike among the boulders and famous Joshua trees, then cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu.
Day 10 - Lake Havasu/Grand Canyon
Visit the mighty Grand Canyon. Take short hikes and enjoy sunset at the edge of the canyon.
Day 11 - Grand Canyon/Las Vegas
Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight. Travel Route 66, then explore Las Vegas along the strip and opt for a VIP party limo experience.
Day 12 - Las Vegas/Sierra Nevadas
Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park.
Day 13 - Sierra Nevadas/Yosemite National Park
Discover Yosemite's peaks, granite domes and giant sequoias. Marvel at majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows.
Day 14 - Yosemite National Park/San Francisco
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America's most popular cities. Trip ends upon arrival to San Francisco. Opt to take a cable car ride over the steep hills, rent a bike to explore the city on wheels, or set sail into the setting sun.