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San Francisco to New Orleans Road Trip

15 days, San Francisco to New Orleans

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Bridging two iconic cities, this is a road trip that features amazing national parks, quirky landmarks, and the spirit of America. Learn about Navajo culture, play the odds in Vegas, bask in genuine Southern hospitality, and get your cowboy on in Texas. Centrally located hostels in the cities and campsites in the wilderness keep you in the heart of the action no matter where you are. With so much heart and soul and tons to see and do on the road to New Orleans, don’t leave your heart in San Francisco – because you’re going to need it.

15 days

San Francisco to New Orleans

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Trip Code: NUFO

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Bridging two iconic cities, this is a road trip that features amazing national parks, quirky landmarks, and the spirit of America. Learn about Navajo culture, play the odds in Vegas, bask in genuine Southern hospitality, and get your cowboy on in Texas. Centrally located hostels in the cities and campsites in the wilderness keep you in the heart of the action no matter where you are. With so much heart and soul and tons to see and do on the road to New Orleans, don’t leave your heart in San Francisco – because you’re going to need it.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Camping

Camping most nights with some hotel/hostel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 22, avg 16.

Age requirement: 18-39

Visa Requirements

15 days

San Francisco to New Orleans

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: NUFO

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Map of the route for San Francisco to New Orleans Road Trip

Places visited

  • United States

Itinerary

Day 1San Francisco

Arrive at any time. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to enjoy more of the city.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2San Francisco/Yosemite National Park

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out of one of America's most popular cities. Drive into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and set up camp.

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 3Yosemite National Park

Enjoy a free day in Yosemite National Park.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Yosemite National Park/Death Valley

Awe at the spectacular scenery along the Tioga Pass. Marvel at tufa rock towers at Mono Lake.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Death Valley/Las Vegas

Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park. Explore Las Vegas and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip. Take an optional VIP party limo.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 6Las Vegas

Free time in Las Vegas.

Day 7Las Vegas/Grand Canyon National Park

Travel Route 66, then arrive at the beautiful Grand Canyon and take in the sunset from the canyon's edge.

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 8Grand Canyon National Park

Enjoy free time in Grand Canyon NP.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9Grand Canyon National Park/Monument Valley

Drive along the southern rim of the canyon, then opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley, on an optional overnight excursion.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 10Monument Valley/Mesa Verde National Park

Wind up the side of a mountain through Mesa Verde National Park's rocky slopes and inspiring vistas. Hike to ancient cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Mesa Verde National Park/Santa Fe

Travel to Santa Fe and dive into the Southwest culture in this historic city.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 12Santa Fe/Carlsbad

Look for aliens at infamous Roswell en route to exploring the Carlsbad Caverns, dodging the 400,000 bats heading out to hunt at sunset.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 13Carlsbad/Austin

Cross into the state of Texas, the birthplace of Tex-Mex food, 10-gallon hats, and Western movies.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 14Austin

Spend a free day in Austin. Opt to visit the SoCo area for thrift shopping, take a dip in the Barton natural pool, or let loose at a local country bar in the evening.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 15Austin/New Orleans

Crank up the jazz and drive into the home of Mardi Gras. Trip ends upon arrival to New Orleans. Opt to explore the French Quarter, and join the revellers on Bourbon Street 'til the early hours.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from New Orleans to San Francisco. See New Orleans to San Francisco Road Trip

What's Included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Discover Moment: Yosemite National Park
  • Entrance fees to all national parks with hiking and walking excursions
  • Death Valley visit
  • Orientation to Las Vegas
  • Guided tour of the cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde
  • Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Carlsbad Caverns visit
  • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels/hostels (3 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (11 nts).

Meals

11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
Allow USD285-370 for meals not included.

Transportation

Air-conditioned private vehicle, walking

Staff & experts

1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size.

Departures

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San Francisco to New Orleans Road Trip

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