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Overview

This 22-day itinerary from New York to San Francisco is the ultimate USA road trip, from big cities to even bigger national parks.

Start your three-week adventure in New York City before heading north to Niagara Falls, stopping off at  Philadelphia and Washington DC on the way. Next, make your way through the Great Lakes to the Windy City, Chicago, before continuing through Yellowstone, Salt Lake City and Bryce Canyon. From here, you'll head into Arizona and drive along the Historic Route 66 towards Las Vegas. After a night in Sin City, make your way through the Mojave Desert towards California. You can tick off Los Angeles, Malibu, Santa Barbara and Monterey, before finishing your journey in San Francisco

At Travelbag, we'll take care of every element of your holiday. Your flights, car hire, accommodation and even driving directions are all included – so you can look forward to an easy-peasy getaway. 

Days 1-2 :

NEW YORK

Arrive in New York and transfer independently to your hotel. You'll enjoy a two-night stay in the City That Never Sleeps. Why not visit famous landmarks like Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty? 

Overnight – two nights at Hotel Edison (or similar)

 

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Day 3:

NEW YORK – PHILADELPHIA – WASHINGTON DC

Leave New York behind for Philadelphia, where you could spend the morning exploring the historic district of the "City of Brotherly Love" and the birthplace of a nation. See the Liberty Bell, and stroll through Independence National Historic Park and Mall. Then continue to the USA's capital, Washington DC.

Overnight – Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle (or similar)

Drive – 228 miles

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Day 4:

WASHINGTON DC

Make the most of your day in DC, as you make your way around landmarks like the Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, which is the site of the JFK Memorial. You can spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the city's many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute, or simply stroll the banks of the Potomac River.

Overnight – Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle (or similar)

 

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Day 5:

WASHINGTON DC – GETTYSBURG – NIAGARA FALLS

Today, visit Gettysburg National Military Park, which was the site of one of the most decisive battles during the American Civil War, and the place where Abraham Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. You'll then travel through upstate New York to Buffalo and arrive at the majestic Niagara Falls, where the mist of the falls permeates the air.
Overnight – La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Niagara Falls (or similar)

Drive – 399 miles

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Day 6:

NIAGARA FALLS – THE GREAT LAKES – DETROIT

Spend the morning sightseeing at Niagara Falls. If you wish, you can cross the international border to Canada and see the falls from the Canadian side, where you can stroll along Table Rock and view the thundering waters of Horseshoe Falls. In the late afternoon, return back to the USA and continue to your hotel in a suburb of Detroit, known as "Motor City USA". 

Overnight – Best Western Greenfield Inn (or similar)

Drive – 253 miles

 

 

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Day 7:

DETROIT – CHICAGO

Travel along Lake Michigan and on to Chicago, where you can see the city's highlights, including Lake Shore Drive, the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier and one of the world's tallest buildings, the Willis Tower (admission not included).
Overnight – Sheraton Grand Chicago (or similar)

Drive – 275 miles

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Day 8:

CHICAGO

You'll have a full day to explore Chicago at your leisure. You can browse museums and admire the architecture – or why not buy tickets for a river cruise? 

Overnight – Sheraton Grand Chicago (or similar)

 

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Day 9:

CHICAGO – MISSISSIPPI RIVER – SIOUX CITY

Travel through Midwest farm country, driving past abundant corn fields and dairy farms. Then cross the mighty Mississippi River into the state of Iowa, where you'll arrive just as Lewis and Clark did 200 years ago on the banks of the Missouri River. You'll spend the night in Sioux City.

Overnight – Ramada by Wyndham Sioux City (or similar)

Drive – 478 miles

 

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Day 10:

BADLANDS – MT. RUSHMORE – DEADWOOD/RAPID CITY

Travel westward through the grasslands of South Dakota to Badlands National Park. Once home to buffalo and antelope, this wild landscape is filled with colourful rock formations. Continue on to the Black Hills, which are sacred to the Plains Indians. It's also the site of Mount Rushmore, the monument to four great American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt.

Overnight – Best Western Ramkota Hotel (or similar)

Drive – 426 miles

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Day 11:

DEADWOOD/RAPID CITY – BIGHORN MOUNTAINS – CODY

Drive into the state of Wyoming – a scenic state which features 12 mountain ranges, plus rolling deserts and lush grasslands. Continue on to Cody, where you'll stay the night.
Overnight – Buffalo Bill Village - Cabins (or similar)
Drive – 377 miles
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Day 12:

CODY – YELLOWSTONE

Drive past Wyoming's mountains to Yellowstone, America's first National Park. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of this immense geothermal wonderland, which is home to steaming geysers, bubbling pools, waterfalls, deep canyons and endless wildlife. Highlights include Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone Canyon's majestic falls, and the beautiful Hayden Valley.
Overnight – Gray Wolf Inn & Suites (or similar)
Drive – 293 miles
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Day 13:

YELLOWSTONE – GRAND TETON – SALT LAKE CITY

Travel through Grand Teton National Park and see awesome mountain peaks soaring up to 4,000 metres. Visit the Snake River Outlook and gaze out over the stunning landscape made famous by Ansel Adam's iconic shot. Later, you'll arrive in the Mormon State of Utah, where you can take a short tour of its capital, Salt Lake City. The followers of Brigham Young built one of the USA's best-planned cities. You can see the State Capital building and visit famed Temple Square and the Tabernacle, before arriving at your hotel for the evening. We'd suggest booking dinner at the Rooftop Restaurant, to enjoy a bite to eat with panoramic views of Temple Square.

Overnight – Holiday Inn Express Salt Lake City Downtown

Drive – 322 miles

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Day 14:

SALT LAKE CITY – BRYCE CANYON

Continue to spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles – called "hoodoos" – are sure to amaze you. In the evening, weather permitting, you can admire the most spectacular night sky, filled with sparkling stars and constellations.

Overnight – Bryce View Lodge 

Drive – 267 miles

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Day 15:

LAKE POWELL – GRAND CANYON – FLAGSTAFF

This morning, you'll drive to stunning Lake Powell – the second-largest man-made lake in the USA – where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Then you'll visit the colossal Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the canyon rim to fully appreciate this mile-deep canyon's gorges, rising spires, extinct volcanoes and, right at the bottom, the winding Colorado River. You'll spend the night in Flagstaff, a famous stop on Historic Route 66.

Overnight – Holiday Inn Express Flagstaff (or similar)

Drive – 281 miles

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Day 16:

FLAGSTAFF – SELIGMAN/ROUTE 66 – LAS VEGAS

This morning, it's time to hit Las Vegas, the dazzling "Entertainment Capital of the World". Along the way, you'll pass through Seligman, a town built along the Route 66 which looks like it's frozen in time, 60 years ago. The remainder of the day is yours to discover the dazzling hotels, shows and casinos along in Sin City.

Overnight – Tropicana Las Vegas, a DoubleTree by Hilton (or similar)

Drive – 257 miles

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Day 17:

LAS VEGAS – MOJAVE DESERT – LOS ANGELES

Make your way to Los Angeles across the Mojave desert, where clusters of unique Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape. Drive through the "City of Angels", passing through world-famous neighbourhoods such as Hollywood, the Sunset Strip and Beverly Hills, before reaching your hotel.

Overnight – Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel (or similar)

Drive – 282 miles

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Day 18:

LOS ANGELES

To make the most of your day in LA, we'd suggest taking an optional full-day tour around Universal Studios Hollywood. You can get an inside look at the sets and learn behind-the-scenes secrets of legendary films. And, if you're feeling adventurous, you can embark on one of the Studios' feature rides, including Jurassic Park and Revenge of the Mummy.

Overnight – Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel (or similar)

 

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Day 19:

MALIBU – SANTA BARBARA – CENTRAL COAST

Leave Los Angeles in the morning and travel north through one of California's favourite holiday spots, Santa Barbara, where palm-lined walkways border white-sand beaches. The city is famous for its mission and Spanish heritage. Along the way, you can stop at an iconic California lifeguard tower made famous in "Baywatch". Continue up the Californian coast towards Shell/Pismo Beach.

Overnight – Silver Surf Motel (or similar)

Drive – 247miles

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Day 20:

CENTRAL COAST – CARMEL/MONTEREY – SAN FRANCISCO

Dip your toes into the cool, refreshing waters of the Pacific during an early morning beach stroll, then hop in the car and drive north to Carmel – a charming town, which is also famously the home of Clint Eastwood. You can browse the shops and galleries of this famous artists' colony, before travelling further north to visit Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf. Stroll along the pier to Cannery Row, brought to fame by John Steinbeck's novel. In the afternoon, you'll drive past the fertile valleys of Castroville and Santa Clara, en route to the pretty city of San Francisco.

Overnight – Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway (or similar)

Drive – 239 miles

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Day 21:

SAN FRANCISCO

Covering 49 square miles, San Francisco serves up plenty of amazing things to do. Spend a full day exploring the beloved City by the Bay's neighbourhoods, such as Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, Union Square, Nob Hill, and Golden Gate Park. Visit world-famous Alcatraz, stroll past the Painted Ladies, cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge, and take a ride on one of the city's iconic cable cars.
Overnight – Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway (or similar)
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Day 22:

Depart San Francisco

As your holiday comes to an end, it's time to drop off your car at the airport and catch your flight back to the UK. 

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  • 21 nights’ accommodation as mentioned in itinerary, or similar
  • Fully-inclusive car hire
  • Driving directions
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  • Parking charges
  • Fuel and road tolls
  • Airport transfers, if required
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals, excursions and entrance fees

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