Multi-Day Tour

Chicago to San Francisco Road Trip (16 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Chicago, IL, United States To Yosemite National Park, CA, United States

Valid for Departures: 01 Jun 2018 - 05 Oct 2018

Chicago to San Francisco Road Trip (16 days)


Day 1
Chicago, IL United States
None None
Day 1 Chicago: Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: This group tour departs the city early on Day 2. We recommend booking pre-tour accommodation in Chicago if you'd like to spend any time exploring the sights and sounds the city has to offer. It is, afterall, a massive sports hub (pro hockey, baseball, basketball and soccer teams!), home to an award-winning skyline, and has a history–and nightlife–steeped in blues and jazz. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Chicago, IL United States
None None
Day 2 Chicago/Frontenac (1D): Tour the Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee and enjoy a beer tasting, then camp on the banks of the Mississippi River. Included Activities: Miller Brewery Tour and Tasting Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 3
Frontenac/Sioux Falls
None Breakfast, Dinner
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. Included Activities: Mall of America visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 4
Sioux Falls, SD United States
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Sioux Falls/Badlands National Park: Travel through the Badlands before reaching the Black Hills. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 5
Badlands National Park/Custer State Park
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Badlands National Park/Custer State Park: Explore the spectacular, bizarre, and moon-like landscape at Badlands National Park. Discover Wall Drug, an American roadside wonder before reaching the famous Black Hills in the heart of South Dakota. Then take the scenic route to Custer State Park. Included Activities: Badlands National Park Visit Wall Drug Visit Transport: Approximate Distance to Custer: 250km (155 mi) Private Vehicle
Day 6
None Breakfast, Dinner
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. Included Activities: Mount Rushmore National Memorial Visit Crazy Horse Memorial Visit Deadwood Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 7
Devils Tower/Bozeman
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Devils Tower/Bozeman: Check out the the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument en route to the university town of Bozeman, Montana. Included Activities: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 8
Bozeman, MT United States
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Bozeman/Yellowstone National Park: Yellowstone is beyond special. Geysers, waterfalls, wildlife, and scenic beauty are around every corner just waiting to be explored. In fact, Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano with the world’s largest active geyser field, boasting more than 10,000 geysers. The Park is also home to more wild animals than almost anywhere else in the U.S., including roaming bison, gray wolves, elk, black bears, and, of course, the famous grizzly bear. Included Activities: Yellowstone Northern Loop Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 9
Yellowstone National Park, WY United States
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 Yellowstone National Park: Travel through some of the most famous landmarks of Yellowstone, including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, West Thumb, and Yellowstone Lake. Included Activities: Yellowstone South Loop Excursion Transport: Walking
Day 10
Yellowstone National Park, WY United States
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Yellowstone National Park/Jackson: Stop at Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park and take in the tranquil surroundings. In the late afternoon, reach Jackson and marvel at the town square’s elk antler arches. In the evening, enjoy a night out with a true wild western atmosphere at the One Million Dollar Bar. Additional Notes: For the Aug 11, 2017 departure we will be spending the day in Grand Teton NP before returning to Yellowstone NP for an additional night in the park. Included Activities: Grand Teton National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 11
Jackson, MS United States
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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. Additional Notes: For the Aug 11, 2017 departure we will be travelling from Yellowstone NP to Twin Falls today, stopping in Jackson for a chance to see the solar eclipse. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 12
Twin Falls, ID United States
None Breakfast, Lunch
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." Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 13
Reno, NV United States
None Lunch, Dinner
Day 13 Reno/South Lake Tahoe: Arrive to Lake Tahoe after a short drive. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 14
South Lake Tahoe/Yosemite National Park
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14 South Lake Tahoe/Yosemite National Park: With a keen eye and a little luck, spot black bears, deer or coyotes. Included Activities: Tioga Pass Drive Yosemite National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 15
Yosemite National Park, CA United States
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15 Yosemite National Park: Full day to explore Yosemite National Park. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this beautiful and amazing landscape. Option to rent bikes in Yosemite Valley. Included Activities: Yosemite National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 16
Yosemite National Park, CA United States
None Breakfast
Day 16 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco: Arrive at one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. The CEO will point out some popular sites on the drive into town. There's a lot to see and do in San Francisco. We recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Additional Notes: If you are departing on arrival to San Francisco, you will not have enough time to participate in the Sunset Sailing extra. Post-tour accommodation is required to purchase this extra. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle

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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.

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G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the widest selection of affordable small group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world. Founded by entrepreneur owner Bruce Poon Tip in 1995 and powered by an international team of passionate change makers, G Adventures was the first adventure travel company to offer 100% guaranteed departures in 2013. With nearly 700 itineraries and 110,000 travelers each year, G Adventures' award-winning trips put travelers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife. For more information, please visit:

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