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NUCF - Chicago to San Francisco Road Trip

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 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.


Your Foodie Moment: Miller Brewery Tour and Tasting, Milwaukee
Entrance fees to all national parks, state parks, and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions
Mall of America visit
Wall Drug visit
Deadwood visit
Tioga Pass (seasonal)
Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $0
Start Location
Chicago, United States
End Location
San Francisco, United States
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Fast and Fun
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Day 1 - Chicago
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Chicago/Frontenac
Tour the Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee and enjoy a beer tasting, then camp on the banks of the Mississippi River.
Day 3 - Frontenac/Sioux Falls
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.
Day 4 - Sioux Falls/Badlands National Park
Travel through the Badlands before reaching the Black Hills.
Day 5 - Badlands National Park/Custer State Park
Discover moon-like landscapes on the trails of the Badlands, then drive to Custer SP. Dodge free-roaming bison herds while exploring Custer's diverse lands.
Day 6 - Custer State Park/Devils Tower
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.
Day 7 - Devils Tower/Bozeman
Check out the the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument en route to the university town of Bozeman, Montana.
Day 8 - Bozeman/Yellowstone National Park
Travel to Yellowstone, the world's first national park, and be in awe of the colourful geysers, powerful waterfalls, exciting wildlife, and contrasting scenic beauty around every corner.
Day 9 - Yellowstone National Park
Spend the day exploring the highlights of the Southern Loop.
Day 10 - Yellowstone National Park/Jackson
Cross the Continental Divide en route to Grand Teton National Park. Enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks that make up this beautiful drive. Opt to visit a cowboy bar for Western line dancing and live music.
Day 11 - Jackson/Twin Falls
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.
Day 12 - Twin Falls/Reno
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."
Day 13 - Reno/Lake Tahoe
Arrive to Lake Tah after a short drive. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing.
Day 14 - Lake Tahoe/Yosemite National Park
Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes while enjoying one of most scenic drives in California: Tioga Pass!
Day 15 - Yosemite National Park
Enjoy free time in Yosemite National Park.
Day 16 - 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. Take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills, explore the city by bicycle or set sail into the setting sun.