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Northern Crossover

Boston, Niagara Falls, Chicago, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone NP, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite NP, Napa, San Francisco & more

Connecting America’s two most sophisticated cities, our Northern Crossover road trip includes some of the worlds most staggering natural wonders.  This 4-week drive will simply amaze you, creating life long memories by the basket load. So call today, NYC to San Francisco is the adventure you’ve been waiting for!


Northern Crossover 28 nights

All of our American road trips can be tailored to meet your requirements. Do you have more or less than 28 days for your road trip? No problem, we can bolt on extra nights to allow more time to explore or shorten the number of destinations as required. Just let us know when requesting your quote.

Can't decide where to visit? Why not do it all?


Boston Skyline

Day 1

Arrive in historic Boston

Fly directly into Boston from the U.K today to start your road trip adventure. After a short transfer from Logan International, you'll check into your hotel. You have three nights to really get to grips with this beautiful, historic city.

  • Key location: Boston
  • Boston

Boston park in Fall

Day 2

Take a walking tour around beautiful Boston

Spend your first full day discovering Boston. The most historic part of the city is the North End. Famous for its cobbled streets, characterful churches and revolutionary past. If you're visiting in the autumn, be sure to try to fit in a whale watching trip. Boats depart regularly next to the aquarium. Tonight, enjoy traditional New England hospitality in the North End with seafood or Italian. Both are superb!

  • Key location: Boston
  • Boston

Acorn St - Beacon Hill

Day 3

A third day to discover all that Boston has to offer

Discover more of Boston’s highlights, including a stroll over the Longfellow Bridge at sunset, seeking out 17th-century gravestones, exploring some of Boston’s charming neighbourhoods like Beacon Hill and cheering on one of the city's great sporting teams.

  • Key location: Boston
  • Boston

Through The Berkshires

Day 4

Leave Boston for The Berkshires, New England

Today you'll collect your hire car and start your fly drive adventure west. On your way to Niagara Falls, you could opt for an overnight pit stop in Albany, Lake George or The Finger Lakes region. Our helpful Road Trip Experts will help you decide which stop is right for you. Whichever overnight stop you opt for, you’ll get to explore The Berkshires in western Massachusetts en route.

  • Key location: The Berkshires
  • Albany
  • 169 Miles

Niagara Falls Wide Angle

Day 5

Over to the the natural wonder that is Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is made up of three massive, separate waterfalls. The largest is on the Canadian side of the falls and is named Horseshoe Falls, whilst Bridal Veil and American Falls are on the US side of the border. Such is the power of the water that passes over the falls, Niagara has moved 7 miles up river since it was formed.

  • Key location: Niagara Falls
  • Niagara Falls
  • 301 Miles

Feel the power

Day 6

A full day experiencing the power of Niagara Falls

Enjoy the day exploring Niagara Falls. A must-do is to take to the water and experience the power of the falls close up. Horn Blower Niagara Cruises operate boats from the Canadian side of the border. Ask us about visa requirements if you're unsure.

  • Key location: Niagara Falls
  • Niagara Falls

Lake Erie

Day 7

Head west along Lake Erie to Motown - Detroit, MI

From Niagara, you’ll continue west following the northern shoreline of Lake Erie. Using Highway 3 on the Great Lakes Circle Tour, you’ll shortcut through Ontario, Canada on your way to the home of Motown - Detroit.

  • Key location: Detroit
  • Detroit
  • 240 Miles

Detroit Skyline

Day 8

Discover Detroit’s amazing museums and musical history

Arrive in Motor City; Detroit. The city is boasting a renaissance, now home to two of America’s very best museums. No self-respecting music fan should miss the magical Motown Museum. The Henry Ford Museum is very impressive too and includes uniquely moving exhibits including the car in which JFK was assassinated.

  • Key location: Detroit
  • Detroit

Sky-scraper City

Day 9

Onto your third amazing city in just 9 days - Chicago

Onto Chicago today, as you approach you’ll be able to see the city in the distance boasting some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world. Willis Tower stands some 1450 feet high. Home to an incredible range of architecture, deep dish pizza and an array of world-class museums and art, you have three nights to enjoy the windy city.

  • Key location: Chicago
  • Chicago
  • 282 Miles

Chicago canal

Day 10

Chicago - My kind of town

Chicago is best explored by trolley, bus, boat or bike. Most visitors head to 'Magnificent Mile', a vibrant, bustling area home to upscale shops, trendy restaurants and posh hotels. Landmarks include the historic Chicago Water Tower, the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower and the 100-story John Hancock Center, which has a rooftop observation deck. Exceptionally cold in winter, the city and it’s beaches come alive in the spring, summer and fall.

  • Key location: Chicago
  • Chicago

Lake Michigan beaches

Day 11

A third day to explore Chi-town

Your personalised Road Trip Pack will detail all of Chicago’s must-see places, these include Cloud Gate, Navy Pier and the lovely Lake Michigan shoreline. Before leaving town, make sure you spend at least one evening partying at Buddy Guy’s Legends.

  • Key location: Chicago
  • Chicago

Wisconsin countryside

Day 12

Leave the Windy City for Beer Town - Milwaukee

Day 12 brings an optional detour to beer obsessed Milwaukee, which is Wisconsin's biggest city and a great place for a lunch stop before you make your way west to La Crosse. Located on the Wisconsin/Minnesota state line, next to the legendary Mississippi River. Just don't sample too much beer in Milwaukee if you are driving!

  • Key location: Milwaukee
  • La Crosse
  • 283 Miles

Sioux Falls, SD

Day 13

Across the great State of Minnesota today

Leave Wisconsin and drive clean across the open planes of Minnesota and into neighbouring South Dakota. You'll clock three states in just under 300 miles. Finish the day with a visit to Falls Park in Sioux Falls, where waterfalls flow over many tiers of Sioux quartz. Tonight, explore a buzzing downtown district with a burgeoning foodie scene and some of the best eats in the region.

  • Key location: Minnesota
  • Sioux Falls
  • 299 Miles

The great open road

Day 14

The Black Hills of South Dakota

The numerous wonders of The Black Hills are a just reward for the long drive across South Dakota today. We think this is arguably America's most underrated area. Jewel Cave National Monument, Wind Cave National Park, Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer State Park are just some of the wonderful sights and experiences found here.

  • Key location: Badlands NP
  • Keystone
  • 365 Miles

Who's your favourite?

Day 15

The largest sculpture in the world

Staying in Keystone tonight, the faces of four American Presidents look out over the land they helped create. Carved out of the side of Mount Rushmore during the 1930s, this granite sculpture is the largest in the world. Famed for the part it played in the classic Alfred Hitchcock movie North by Northwest starring Cary Grant.

  • Key location: Mount Rushmore
  • Keystone

Devils Tower NM

Day 16

Continue west to wonderful Wyoming

Made famous by the Steven Spielberg's 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind', Devils Tower National Monument is simply stunning and a must visit as you drive west to Sheridan, Wyoming. Keep a close eye on the tower as you can often see climbers scaling the 1,267-foot butte.

  • Key location: Devils Tower NM
  • Sheridan
  • 289 Miles

Morning Glory

Day 17

Arrive in majestic Yellowstone NP

Today you'll arrive in Yellowstone National Park. This is the worlds oldest National Park. Founded in 1872, the park has millions of years of history and is home to an abundant range of wildlife including bison, bighorn sheep and bobcats. Accommodation here is really important to get right and we'll all you through all of the options.

  • Key location: Yellowstone NP
  • Yellowstone NP
  • 240 Miles

Wildlife everywhere!

Day 18

Discover more of Yellowstone’s natural wonders

A full day to further explore Yellowstone’s wonders and wildlife. Unbelievably, half the worlds geysers are found here, including the most famous, Old Faithful. This iconic natural wonder spurts water over 90 to 80 feet in the air almost every hour. Enjoy taking in one of the National Park ranger-led talks or walks that depart daily from Old Faithful Lodge.

  • Key location: Yellowstone NP
  • Yellowstone NP

Grand Tetons NP

Day 19

Onto neighbouring Grand Teton NP

Head south to Grand Teton National Park today, which more than holds its own amongst its more famous neighbour. The park has a rich mix of extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes and stunning alpine terrain. To call it beautiful would be an understatement.

  • Key location: Grand Teton NP
  • Grand Teton NP
  • 85 Miles

Stunning serenity

Day 20

Serious serenity in Grand Teton NP

Grand Teton National park was conceived as a National Park. by the wealthy Rockefeller family from New York. The land was secretly bought up to expand the valley area around the Teton Mountains before being handed over to the federal government for preservation. Less famous and visited than its neighbour Yellowstone, Grand Teton is still a worthy destination for any road trip holiday.

  • Key location: Grand Teton NP
  • Grand Teton NP

Twin Falls, Idaho

Day 21

Hello Idaho!

As with all our road trips, if the mileage seems too much, just let us know as we’ll pop in additional pit stops in order to slow the pace. Today’s optional highlight is a visit to Craters of the Moon, this National Monument offers visitors the experience to visit and learn about more than 25 volcanic cones. NASA used this location to train Astronauts in the late 1960’s.

  • Key location: Crater of the Moon
  • Twin Falls
  • 294 Miles

Great Basin Hwy

Day 22

Leave Idaho for northern Nevada

A day largely for travelling, you'll travel across the border to Nevada aiming for Lake Tahoe. Your Road Trip Pack will have tips on how best to make the most of your journey. Once you arrive in Winnemucca you'll have the night to rest up in this former famous railroad town.

  • Key location: North Nevada
  • Winnemucca
  • 288 Miles

Emerald Bay

Day 23

Onto the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe

Split in half by the California/Nevada state line and completely surrounded by alpine mountains, Lake Tahoe is a wonder to behold. Casinos welcome you to the Nevada portions of the shoreline, whilst classy ski resorts can be found all around. Be sure to take in some or all of the super scenic 71-mile shoreline drive which surrounds the lake.

  • Key location: Lake Tahoe
  • Lake Tahoe
  • 224 Miles

Yosemite Valley

Day 24

Yosemite's beauty and grandeur await

From November to May, you’ll enter Yosemite from one of the West entrances as the Tioga Pass on the east side is usually closed during these months. Either route is a super scenic drive. The maps and route advice within your personalised Road Trip Pack will tell you more.

  • Key location: Yosemite NP
  • Yosemite NP
  • 115 Miles

Stunning views everywhere

Day 25

Some of the best views on the planet - Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is over 1,180 square miles of nature at it’s very best. The most visited area of the Park is Yosemite Valley. Vast rock faces, crystal clear waters, staggering views and stunning waterfalls combine to make Yosemite a real national treasure. Leave enough time to visit Glacier Point, which is best viewed during sunset and it offers the best views in Yosemite.

  • Key location: Yosemite NP
  • Yosemite NP

Napa Valley vineyard

Day 26

From Yosemite’s mountains to Californian vineyards

You don't have to like wine to enjoy this area. These two neighbouring valleys offer stunning scenery made up of perfectly manicured vineyards stretching across rolling hills that can be enjoyed by car or even on an early morning hot air balloon ride. This is food heaven too, with places like Thomas Keller’s French Laundry and the rather more affordable Gott’s Roadside burger joint. Additionally, you can take a drive along one of our favourite roads in California, The Silverado Trail which parallels the St. Helena Highway passing through scenic wine country.

  • Key location: Napa Valley
  • Napa Valley
  • 48 Miles

Golden Gate Bridge

Day 27

Cross the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco

Onto the last stop today - San Francisco. On the way, you’ll pass through wonderful Marin County. Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and return your hire car. You have two nights to enjoy the city. This afternoon you may want to ride a cable car or explore on foot climbing the famous steep streets. Full of Victorian charm, famous movie locations and an unrivalled waterfront district, San Francisco has it all.

  • Key location: San Francisco
  • San Francisco
  • 48 Miles

Alcatraz Island

Day 28

San Francisco has so much to see and do

A second full day to explore San Franciso's must-see places. Included in your personalised Road Trip Pack, you'll find our favourite recommendations. Coit Tower, Lombard Street, the Painted Ladies, Union Square and Alcatraz are just a few to get you going. If you're flexible, adding an extra night here is well worth it. Otherwise, check out of your hotel tomorrow and fly back to the U.K.

  • Key location: San Francisco
  • San Francisco

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