USA: Coast to Coast

USA: Coast to Coast

28 Days


TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • San Francisco
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Sequoia National Park
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Las Vegas
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Zion National Park, UT
  • Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
  • Capitol Reef National Park, UT
  • Arches National Park, UT
  • Canyonlands National Park, UT
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
  • Chicago Highlights
  • Niagara Falls State Park, NY
  • Amish Country
  • Washington D. C.
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • New York City, NY

USA: Coast to Coast

28 Days


Dates

  • 28 Days
  • September, 2017

Prices

  • Tour Price: $6,495
  • Discount: Returning Volant customers: 5%

USA: Coast to Coast

DAY 1: BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY!

Board your flight to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - not included.  A Volant representative will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner and a leisurely evening.

DAY 2: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Spend the day in the San Francisco Bay Area. Enjoy a walking tour of  Pier 39 and Fisherman's Warf.  Follow the distant  barking to the colony of  sea-lions sun bathing off the pier.Take a a short ferry ride and learn the unique history of Alcatraz Island. Witness the iconic 4,200 foot long Golden Gate Bridge. Stroll through the Palace of Fine Arts and explore the surrounding lagoon. Before nightfall hike out along the shores of Land's End and watch the sun dip behind the Pacific Ocean. While in the park be sure to check out the ruins of the massive public bathhouse that once held 7 saltwater swimming pools.

DAY 3-4: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a two day tour of the magical Yosemite National Park. Depart San Francisco and take a scenic drive through central California arriving in Yosemite mid morning. Continue through the park to Glacier Point.  At an elevation of 7,214 feet this point provides incredible views overlooking Yosemite Valley. Enjoy an easy hike through the evergreen forests overlooking the unsurpassed beauty found nowhere else in California.

Wake up early to beat the crowds and spend the day in Yosemite Valley. Enjoy the magnificent scenery at Tunnel View as you enter the valley. Considered one of the most famous views of the Yosemite Valley, Tunnel View provides an amazing opportunity to see the iconic Bridalveil Falls, Half Dome and El Capitan. Spend the rest of the day getting an up close to each of these icons. If time permits explore the many other beautiful waterfalls and grand vistas that Yosemite has to offer. Vernal Falls, Mirror Lake, Staircase Falls, Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite Falls to name a few. Depending on the weather spend the evening at any Half Dome viewpoint and watch as the sun turns this majestic rock a glamorous orange.

DAY 5: SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, CA

Arrive in the Sequoia National Park mid morning to spend the remainder of the day among these ancestral giants.  Be sure to visit General Sherman as this colossal sequoia tree is the largest known living single stem tree on Earth.  Drive through Tunnel Log, a sequoia trunk that was carved into a car tunnel in the lake 1930s. Enjoy an easy hike along Big Trees Trail and through a swampy meadow. Ascend the 400 steps to summit Moro Rock for incredible views of the high Sierra and surrounding canyons. Breathe in the pristine air that these ancestors continually provide for the human race without question.

DAY 6: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, CA

Not only is Death Valley the largest national park in the lower 48 states but it is the hottest and driest national park in the United States. After lunch explore Furnace Creek Visitor Center and tour the park's iconic landmarks. Drive through the colorful rock formations of Titus Canyon to tour a ghost town and view petroglyphs. Head south and drive through the 100 ft Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Visit Zabriskie Point, a site composed of sediments from a lake that existed 5 million years ago. Continue to Dante's Peak for views overlooking Death Valley. End the park's tour at Badwater, the lowest point in North America.

DAY 7: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, NV

Today will be dedicated to the exploration of Sin City. Take the required selfie in front of the Las Vegas Welcome Sign and head towards the iconic Bellagio Resort & Casino. Watch as the fountains out front dance to some of your favorite tunes. Explore the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio, see the live Flamingos at the Flamingo and stop by the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas. Continue along The Strip throughout the day and explore the magic that is Las Vegas. Vegas has something for everyone, just remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

DAY 8: HOOVER DAM - GRAND CANYON, AZ

Spend the morning driving to the Grand Canyon but not before stopping at the Hoover Dam. This concrete gravity arch was built during the Great Depression and impounds the largest reservoir in the U.S., Lake Mead. Continue to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon for some of the most spectacular views the canyon has to offer. Measuring over 270 miles long, 18 miles wide and a mile deep the Grand Canyon has been carved out by the Colorado River for millions of years and is considered the most incredible gorge in the world. Spend the remainder of the day exploring this natural wonder and be sure to stay hydrated!

DAY 9-10: ZION NATIONAL PARK, UT

Depart the Grand Canyon in the morning and continue north to Zion National Park. Be sure to stop at Horseshoe Bend along the way, this gorgeous vista point should not be missed. Arrive in Zion before lunch and begin your two day exploration of the park. Hebrew for "Jerusalem" and Arabic for "the Holy Sanctuary" the name of this park hasn't been taken lightly. This region of Utah has served as a sanctuary for ancient cultures, Mormon settlers and today's adventure-seeking tourists alike. Take a shuttle through the Temple of Sinawava and the Court of the Patriarchs. Expect incredible views of the mighty sandstone cliffs that make up this region. Angel's Landing is one of the iconic rock formations in the area reaching just under 1,500 feet tall. Enjoy the easy hike along the Canyon Overlook Trail for incredible views of Zion's lower canyon.  Don't miss the colorful Kolob Canyons and Arch in the northwestern section. Check out a number of the many waterfalls in the park including Archangel Falls, Mystery Falls and the falls at the Emerald Pools. There's enough magic in Zion to last a lifetime.

DAY 11: BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, UT

Brace yourself. This park is astounding. Spend the day among the crimson-colored hoodoos that fill the canyon like a forest of stone. Follow the 18-mile scenic drive along the rim of Bryce Canyon out to Rainbow point for expansive views of southern Utah and Arizona. Be sure to see the 1,800 year old bristlecone pine that resides out here, as it is considered to be the oldest living thing in the park. After your soul has been satisfied take the drive back towards the visitor center and stop at the 13 viewpoints along the way. Sunrise, Sunset, Inspiration and Bryce viewpoints are to die for. For those willing and able explore under the rim of the canyon for up close views of the colorful platoon of stone soldiers. Depending on weather stick around for a sunset that lights up the whole amphitheater, you won't regret it.

DAY 12: CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK - MOAB, UT

Enjoy a half day among one of Utah's lessor known National Parks. This hidden gem contains unique geology seen nowhere else. Capitol Reef is known for its geologic monocline, a wrinkle on the earth, stretching almost 100 miles long. Take a driving tour on Scenic Drive for an extensive view of the Waterpocket Fold. Spot the Grand Spur, Wingate Sandstone, Moenkoki Formation, Slickrock Divide and many more natural sights along the way. In the afternoon transfer to Moab,Utah for the next three nights.

DAY 13: ARCHES NATIONAL PARK - MOAB, UT

Located right outside of town, Arches National Park is known for its natural rock formations and fantastic stone arches. Discover the park on a scenic driving tour and explore the main landmarks. Be sure to stop at the Windows Section, Delicate Arch and the Balanced Rock. The historic Wolfe Ranch, at the Delicate Arch trailhead, is also worth visiting. Spend the day in this red-rock wonderland before returning to the Mountain Biking Capital of the World for a leisurely evening.

DAY 14: CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK - MOAB, UT

Before arriving in Canyonlands be sure to stop by Dead Horse Point State Park. Easily one of the worlds most photographed viewpoints, this state park overlooks the Colorado river winding its way through the surrounding canyons and buttes. Continue to Utah's largest national park for the day. Enjoy a driving tour to the Grand View Point for sweeping views of the entire park. Both the Colorado River and the Green River have spent centuries creating the masterpiece that has been laid out in front of you. Stroll along a short nature loop to get up close to the Mesa Arch, Whale Rock o Upheaval Dome. Return to Moab for one last night.

DAY 15: ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK - DENVER, CO

Rise early and hit the road for a scenic road trip through the northwestern quarter of Colorado to Rocky Mountain National Park. Inhale the crisp evergreen air as you explore the dramatic landscapes of the mighty Rocky Mountains.  As one of America's most scenic highways Trail Ridge Road cuts through the park offering visitors thrilling grand vistas as well as the opportunity to view wildlife. Continue into Denver for the night.

DAY 16: FLIGHT TO CHICAGO, IL

Embark on the next leg of the trip and climb aboard your flight to the Windy City. Depending on arrival time enjoy a leisurely stroll through the streets of downtown. If the opportunity presents itself make sure to try the world famous Chicago-style pizza. Chicago Pizza and Over Grinder Company as well as Giordano's are local favorites.

DAY 17: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, IL

Get to know the unique culture of Chicago and spend the day discovering this quintessential American City. Explore the iconic Navy Pier, stroll along the white sandy beaches of Lake Shore Drive and take the required selfie in front of the Bean. Check out the central business district nicknamed the Loop and follow your nose to the Blommer Chocolate Company. Built on pizza and baseball this city will continue to amaze.

DAY 18-19: NIAGARA FALLS, NY

Get an early start to the day and embark on a scenic quest through the midwest to discover the sheer beauty of Niagara Falls. Located on the Canada - United States border, the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area is the oldest state park in the U.S. Compared to other falls with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet, this fall system has the highest combined flow rate in the world. Niagara Falls is actually the name given to the collective three falls that straddle this national border. Explore sights such as the Cave of the Winds, Rainbow Bridge and Terrapin Point. Be prepared to get soaked. You'll feel the mist long before you even see the falls. After a late arrival spend the following day among mother nature's grand masterpiece. Enjoy a leisurely evening in the city of Niagara Falls and discover the history behind Old Fort Niagara.

DAY 20: UPSTATE NEW YORK STATE PARKS, NY

Spend the day among more of New York's natural beauty. Depart Niagara Falls and drive southeast through the state to both Letchworth and Watkins Glen State Parks. Considered to be one of the most scenic areas in the Eastern U.S. Letchworth State Park was actually voted the number one state park in the country in 2015. Not far behind, Watkins Glen State Park came in third place. Spend the day among the nations favorite state parks. Letchworth is comprised of three large waterfalls as well as 50 smaller falls that flow out of the Genesee River. This river has been working for centuries to create what is locally referred to as 'The Grand Canyon of the East.'  Proceed to Watkins Glen State Park and explore the scenic Rainbow Bridge and Falls. Stroll through the immaculate trail system of each park and decide for yourself which park is your favorite.

DAY 21: AMISH COUNTRY, PA

Experience the Amish way of life in Lancaster County. Begin the day with a scenic drive through Pennsylvania to the Amish Village. The Amish that live in this region are a part of the oldest settlement in the United States. Embark on a tour to learn about the history and culture behind these modern day Americans. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure exploring Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

DAY 22: GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, PA

Rise early for a morning drive south to the Gettysburg National Military Park. Learn of the historic battle that took place here in 1863 that is often described as the turning point of the American Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg contained the largest number of deaths in the entire war. What was once a battlefield is now a massive cemetery honoring the fallen soldiers. Enjoy a walking tour through the park. Explore the Gettysburg National Cemetery, view the many memorials located throughout the area. The largest memorial in the park; the Pennsylvania Memorial commemorates the 34,530 Pennsylvania soldiers who fought in the battle. In the afternoon transfer to the nation's capital.

DAY 23-24: WASHINGTON D.C.

Home to many of the museums of the Smithsonian, the National Mall is a great place to spend a couple days in the nation's capital. The National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum are both worthy of exploration. Pop over to the National Archives to view the original Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Take a walking tour of the many memorial parks in the area; the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, WWII Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial to name a few. Tour the Capitol building, take a selfie in front of the White House and learn all about this nation's relatively young history.

DAY 25: PHILADELPHIA, PA

Today will be dedicated to the transfer and exploration of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia has been instrumental in the history of this nation as it once served as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States as well as a temporary U.S. capital while the District of Columbia was under construction. Stroll through the Independence National Historical Park and visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Center. Tour the Philadelphia Museum of Art, considered to be one of the largest art museums in the world. Other iconic landmarks in this All-American city include the President House Site, Philadelphia City Hall, the Love Park, Fairmount Park and the Chinese Friendship Gate. If time permits head towards Christ Church, known as the place where George Washington worshipped. Enjoy a leisurely evening and grab a bite of classic Philadelphian grub. Local favorites include Philly cheesesteaks at Tony Luke's or the gelato at Capogiro.

DAY 26-27: NEW YORK CITY, NY

Enjoy a two day sightseeing tour of The City That Never Sleeps. Scale the Empire State Building for sweeping views of the city. Explore the most visited urban park in the United States located in the heart of Manhattan Island; Central Park. Tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art, "the Met," as it is the largest art museum in the states. In the evening, if time permits, stroll through Times Square and enjoy a show on Broadway. Begin day two early to beat the crowds at the Statue of Liberty. Visit Ellis Island; the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station during the years 1892 and 1954, processing over 12 million immigrants. Use the remainder of the day to continue exploring this incredible city. Visit the world's largest and nation's busiest railway station; Grand Central Terminal. Walk down Wall Street, tour the Guggenheim Museum, visit Ground Zero, or take the ferry out to Staten Island, the choice is yours.

DAY 28: FLIGHT TO SAN FRANCISCO - TOUR ENDS - DEPART HOME

Our tremendous journey and achievement comes to an end. Fly back to San Francisco (flight included) where your Volant guide will ensure timely arrivals to the San Francisco International Airport. Safe travels home and thank you for choosing Volant!

USA: Coast to Coast

28 Days


Inclusions

  • All scheduled accommodations (2-3 star)
  • All scheduled meals
  • Transportation throughout tour
  • Flight from Denver to Chicago
  • Flight from NYC to San Francisco
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal guide throughout tour

Exclusions

  • International airfare (to and from San Francisco)
  • Entrance fees to attractions not listed in inclusions
  • Personal items: Laundry, shopping, etc.

USA Coast to Coast Guided Tour - Volant Travel

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San Francisco

Yosemite National Park

Sequoia National Park

Death Valley National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Las Vegas

Zion National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Moab

Denver

Chicago

Cleveland

Niagara Falls

Amish Country

Washington D. C.

Philadelphia

New York City

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