Coast to Coast Adventure
Washington D.C. Arrival
Today you will arrive in beautiful Washington D.C. Transfer independently to your hotel by shuttle service or taxi.
Full day at leisure to explore the capital and its many historical landmarks. See the Capitol Building, the White House, Georgetown, The Lincoln Memorial, The Jefferson Memorial, and much more. Visit the Smithsonian’s complex of museums, a repository for the nation’s historic treasures, and Arlington Cemetery, which houses JFK’s grave site.
Washington D.C. – Gettysburg / driving distance: 90 mi / 150 km
Collect your rental car this morning before starting out for Gettysburg National Military Park, site of the most famous battle of the American Civil War. There are excellent self guided interpretive tours to help you understand the battlefields.
Gettysburg – Niagara Falls / driving distance: 360 mi / 580 km
Travel through central Pennsylvania and upstate New York. Then cross the US border to romantic Niagara Falls. We suggest dinner at the revolving Skylon Tower Restaurant this evening.
Niagara Falls – Toronto, Canada / driving distance: 100 mi / 160 km
Spend the morning sight-seeing at Niagara Falls. Why not venture to nearby Niagara on the Lake for wine tasting? In the afternoon travel to Toronto, the largest English-speaking city in Canada. Explore the city before arriving at your hotel.
Toronto – Detroit / driving distance: 240 mi / 384 km
Continue through the province of Ontario to Windsor. Then cross back over the border to Detroit, America’s automobile manufacturing center. If time allows, a visit to Henry Ford Museum is a must.
Detroit – Chicago / driving distance: 280 mi / 450 km
Today travel across Michigan. Stop in Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, and Kalamazoo before reaching Lake Michigan and Chicago.
Enjoy a full day to explore The Windy City. The architecture of Chicago is truly remarkable. See some of the tallest buildings in the world. There are also many excellent museums in the area to visit at your leisure, as well as great shopping and dining opportunities.
Chicago – St. Louis / driving distance: 300 mi / 480 km
This morning continue your journey south along historic Route 66 as it winds out of Chicago and traverses the Illinois farmland to St. Louis, Missouri.
St. Louis – Springfield / driving distance: 210 mi / 340 km
Leave the Mississippi River behind and travel along historic Route 66 through the scenic beauty of the Missouri Ozark region to Springfield.
Springfield – Tulsa – Oklahoma City / driving distance: 310 mi / 520 km
Nowhere is historic Route 66 more at home than in Oklahoma, where the pavement follows the contours of the land as though it has always been there. In the dust-bowl years of the 1930s, fifteen percent of Oklahoma’s population started out on Route 66 in cars or caravans, carrying all their belongings, children, hopes, and dreams with them. This section of your trip takes you through rolling countryside, once the haunt of Native Americans, later the territory of cowboys and outlaws, and part of the famous Cherokee Strip.
Oklahoma City – Amarillo / driving distance: 260 mi / 420 km
Travel through the land where the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians lived and hunted buffalo. Enter the Texas Panhandle, the haven of cowboys, oil-field roughnecks, and self-made millionaires.
Amarillo – Albuquerque / driving distance: 290 mi / 450 km
Before leaving Amarillo, make a visit to the Cadillac Ranch where you will find ten tail-fin Cadillacs half buried in the sand. This is the land of tumbleweeds, cattle, cotton, and oil. Continue to New Mexico, driving through what once was the hunting ground of the Comanche Indians. Overnight in Albuquerque.
A full day in Albuquerque today. A visit to the historic artists community in the downtown area will allow you the chance to pick up a momento of the trip. Alternatively venture out to nearby Taos Pueblo to uncover the traditions of Native American indigenous people.
Albuquerque – Santa Fe – Albuquerque / driving distance: 180 mi / 290 km
Enjoy the short drive today that brings you to Santa Fe, famous for its galleries and museums, and known as the art center of the Southwest.
Albuquerque – Holbrook / driving distance: 260 mi / 420 km
Today’s highlight is the Petrified Forest National Park to view its thousands of acres of petrified trees. Overnight in Holbrook, Arizona.
Holbrook – Grand Canyon National Park – Flagstaff / driving distance: 180 mi / 290 km
Travel through Navajo Indian Country toward today’s destination, the spectacular Grand Canyon National Park. A walk along the rim will provide you with memorable views of this stunning canyon. Continue to Flagstaff for overnight.
Flagstaff – Grand Canyon – Las Vegas / driving distance: 300 mi / 480 km
Today your drive takes you through Kingman to the Hoover Dam. Continue to Las Vegas, the glittering Entertainment Capital of the World, where your hotel is located on the famous Strip.
A full day to explore Las Vegas. Enjoy the shopping, dining and gaming that make Vegas the playground that never sleeps.
Las Vegas – Santa Monica/Los Angeles / driving distance: 290 mi / 470 km
Journey through the Mojave Desert today, stopping at the ghost town of Calico en route to Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Continue to your overnight hotel.
Los Angeles Departure
Spend the morning relaxing in the California sunshine before returning your rental car at Los Angeles International Airport for your departure flight.
Prices, Dates, Hotels & Conditions
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The final price you will pay for this tour is that displayed in USD. Prices converted in other
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|DAILY DEPARTURES||PRICE FROM
|May, June, July, August, September, October||1419||1693|
|1-2||Washington D.C.||Capitol Skyline Hotel||Washington Hilton|
|3||Gettysburg||Comfort Inn Riverfront||Comfort Inn Riverfront|
|4||Niagara Falls||Ramada Hotel Fallsview||Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel|
|5||Toronto||Bond Place Hotel||Bond Place Hotel|
|6||Detroit||Best Western Greenfield Inn||Best Western Greenfield Inn|
|7-8||Chicago||Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Chicago Downtown||The Whitehall Chicago|
|9||St. Louis||Red Roof Plus St. Louis||Omni Majestic Hotel|
|10||Springfield||Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven||Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven|
|11||Oklahoma City||Howard Johnson Inn||Howard Johnson Inn|
|12||Amarillo||Quality Inn||Quality Inn|
|13-15||Albuquerque||Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn||Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn|
|16||Holbrook||Magnuson Adobe Inn||Magnuson Adobe Inn|
|17||Grand Canyon||Days Inn Flagstaff - West Route 66||Little America Hotel|
|18-19||Las Vegas||Excalibur Hotel & Casino||Luxor Hotel & Casino|
|20||Los Angeles||Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Airport||Los Angeles Airport Marriott|
This tour crosses the U.S./Canada border. Passengers should obtain relevant visas for both nations prior to travel where necessary.
- Delight in DC’s celebrated monuments and museums
- Experience the passion of Gettysburg and the inspiration for the “Gettysburg Address”
- Feel the thundering roar and tremendous power of Niagara Falls’ waters
- Adventure awaits at Toronto’s CN Tower, Canada’s most recognizable and celebrated icon
- Discover Detroit, the automobile capital of America
- Gaze at Chicago’s Willis Tower, the tallest building in North America
- Take a nostalgic ride along historic Route 66
- Get a bird’s eye view of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis
- Lose yourself in the quiet beauty of Missouri’s Ozark Region
- Experience the nation’s longest drivable stretch of Route 66 in Oklahoma
- Pay a visit to Amarillo’s Cadillac Ranch, a ritual site for those who travel The Mother Road
- Sample rich culture and the true Southwest in Albuquerque
- Visit Santa Fe, a UNESCO designated City of Design, Crafts and Folk Art
- Explore one of the best remnants of native Arizona grassland in Petrified Forest
- View one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon
- Enjoy 24 Hour entertainment in glittering Las Vegas
- Explore Calico Ghost Town
- Pay a visit to Hoover Dam, the largest single public works project in the history of the U.S.
Admission fees not included