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New York to New Orleans Road Trip
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An epic East Coast experience awaits on this nine-day tour through bustling cities and stunning landscapes. Feel the mist of Niagara Falls on your face as you get up close to this natural wonder, indulge in barbecue eats in Kentucky, and join the party on New Orleans' Bourbon Street. It's a flexible itinerary that you can customize with unique experiences at every stop, turning this road trip into one that you can make all your own.

North America
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUYN/224044
  • Starts: New York City, United States
  • Finishes: New Orleans, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • New York City
  • Finger Lakes
  • Niagara Falls
  • Detroit
  • Chicago
  • Louisville
  • Nashville
  • Memphis
  • New Orleans

Itinerary

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Day 1: New York City

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: New York City/Finger Lakes

Travel to the Finger Lakes region, and take in the natural beauty of the area. Opt to cool off in the lake, or sample wine from a local winery.
Take a hike to explore this beautiful Finger Lakes region on foot, rent a kayak or paddleboard, or just relax by the lake. Opt to taste wine from one of the local vineyards.

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Day 3: Finger Lakes/Niagara Falls

Visit towering Taughannock Falls, before travelling to Niagara Falls. Get wet on the Maid of the Mist boat tour and be sure to check out the falls illuminated in the evening.
An exciting adventure awaits in Niagara Falls. Feel the rushing waters of the falls taking the famous "Maid of the Mist Boat Tour." Return after darkness settles over the Niagara region and witness the Falls illuminated in a rainbow of colour!

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Day 4: Niagara Falls/Detroit

Stop in the city of Cleveland before continuing on to Detroit. Detroit is having a resurgence and is quickly transforming with new markets, distilleries, art galleries, and restaurants popping up. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore this up-and-coming destination.

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Day 5: Detroit/Chicago

Continue west to Chicago. There's tons to do in the Windy City – walk along the river to Millennium Park, enjoy dazzling music, and stroll the boardwalk of the Navy Pier. Opt to ride to the top of the Willis Tower, or hit the town for a night out with the group.

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Day 6: Chicago

Enjoy a free day to explore Chicago.

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Day 7: Chicago/Louisville

Follow the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to Louisville. Home of the Kentucky Derby, this city is a foodie haven filled with lively bars and farm-to-table restaurants. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore, and don't forget to indulge in some BBQ and bourbon.

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Day 8: Louisville/Nashville

Travel to the country music capital of the world. Opt to head out for live music and cowboy nightlife tonight.

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Day 9: Nashville

Enjoy a free day in Nashville. Opt to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, Johnny Cash Museum, or take in live music along the "Honky Tonk Highway".

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Day 10: Nashville/Memphis

Explore the vibrant cultural and musical melting pot of Memphis. Take an optional tour of Graceland, opt to relive history at the National Civil Rights Museum, or tour the Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Head to Beale Street at night for great food and live music.
In the afternoon, opt to walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock ‘n' Roll at Elvis Presley's home, Graceland. See how the legend lived and discover videos, pictures, stage costumes, and much more. Then hear the music in Memphis, Tennessee! Explore the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll, Home of Blues, and the starting point of soul. Music legends, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and B.B. King, made their marks on Memphis.

Opt to check out the National Civil Rights Museum, located where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.

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Day 11: Memphis/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 till the early hours.
We recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to check out all of New Orleans' sights and sounds; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your Discover Moment: Chicago
    • Taughannock Falls visit
    • Maid of the Mist tour
    • Cleveland stop
    • Free time in Detroit, Chicago, Louisville, Nashville, and Memphis
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hostels (3 nts, multi-share), participation camping (7 nts)
    • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size
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Tour Highlights:
  • Witness Detroit's thriving art scene
  • Get blown away by the Windy City
  • Follow Kentucky's Bourbon Trail
  • Experience cowboy nightlife in Nashville
  • Explore New Orleans' French Quarter