The Great American Road Trip

“It's in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home.”

Christopher Travel is excited to offer complete road trip itineraries planned with all the details.   We offer three levels of customization depending on your needs and budget each including the high level of detail for which Christopher Travel is known.  Our itineraries will immerse you in the fun, quirky and quintessential experiences of the Great American Road Trip.  Wherever the road leads you can just relax and enjoy the adventure because we've done all the planning for you.

We find that eight day trips (i.e. leave on a Saturday and arrive back home on a Saturday) are the sweet spot for road trips, balancing the ability to see different destinations while keeping driving times reasonable.  The beauty of the open road is that you are able to tailor the duration and distance to your style, we are happy to customize any of our pre-planned journeys for you!

Free sample itineraries are included below!

OUR SERVICES

PRE-PLANNED

Reasonable drive times balanced with fun activities and stops

One time payment of $5 for your trip

Your pre-planned trip is ready to go!

Day by day planning download for one user of our itinerary phone application

Recommendations for notable places to eat, when available

Ideas for activities and stops along the way

Routes planned for you to select and book accommodations on your own

Purchase additional add-on options for your journey (see below)

See Itineraries Below & Select Pre-Planned at Checkout

SEMI-CUSTOM

Reasonable drive times balanced with fun activities and stops

One time payment of $50 per trip

Includes one round of customization (alter order, add stops, one-way/round-trip, pet-friendly, etc.)

Download itinerary in app for all travelers with all booking confirmations included.

Recommendations for notable places to eat, when available

We book the activities and options you want to pursue along the way

We book your accommodations based on category preferences

Purchase additional add-on options for your journey (see below)

See Itineraries Below & Select Semi-Custom at Checkout

CUSTOM

Completely custom built trip itinerary anywhere you want

One time payment of $200 per trip

Up to three rounds of changes to create the itinerary of your dreams

Download itinerary in app for all travelers with all booking confirmations included.

Recommendations for notable places to eat, when available

We book the activities and options you want to pursue along the way

Custom accommodation recommendations and we book all arrangements

One add-on option is included for no additional cost

OUR ROUTES

All routes are available as a pre-planned or a semi-custom option. Click on a trip below to buy!

WESTERN EXPOLORER

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GRAND CANYON
(8 days)

• Las Vegas •
• Hoover Dam •
• Grand Canyon •
• Sedona •

(depart from Phoenix)

SOUTHERN UTAH SPLENDOR
(8 days)

• Las Vegas •
• Bryce Canyon •
• Zion •
• Snow Canyon •
• Las Vegas •

DESERTS & MOUNTAINS
(8 days)

• Las Vegas •
• Zion •
• Bryce Canyon •
• Salt Lake City •

POTATOES TO THE SEA
(10 days)

• Salt Lake City •
• Twin Falls •
• Boise •
• Nez Perce •
• Seattle •

DESERTS, MOUNTAINS, POTATOES & THE SEA
(16 days)

• Las Vegas •
• Zion •
• Bryce Canyon •
• Salt Lake City •
• Twin Falls •
• Boise •
• Nez Perce •
• Seattle •

CALIFORNIA CRUISING
(8 days)

• Carmel •
• Monterey •
• San Luis Obispo •
• Sequoia •

(arrive via San Jose, depart from Fresno)

YELLOWSTONE
(8 days)

• Salt Lake City •
• Idaho Falls •
• Grand Teton •
• Yellowstone •

(depart from Bozeman)

EASTERN SEABOARD

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VILLAGES OF THE CHESAPEAKE
(8 days)

• Annapolis •
• St. Michaels •
• Easton •
• Oxford •
• Cambridge •
• Salisbury •
• Ocean City •

(planned as a local drive)

COLONIAL AMERICA 1
(8 days)

• Williamsburg •
• Washington, DC •
• Philadelphia •

(arrive via Richmond)

COLONIAL AMERICA 2
(8 days)

• Philadelphia •
• New York City •
• Newport •
• Boston •

GRAND COLONIAL
(13 days)

• Williamsburg •
• Washington, DC •
• Philadelphia •
• New York City •
• Newport •
• Boston •

(arrive via Richmond)

NIAGARA FALLS CIRCULAR
(8 days)

• Williamsport •
• Niagara Falls •
• Nemacolin •
• Fallingwater •
• Gettysburg •

(arrive & depart via Baltimore)

FOOD CHALLENGES

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EATING YOUR WAY WEST
(8 days)

• San Diego •
• Los Angeles •
• Las Vegas •
• Phoenix •
• Tucson •

EATING YOUR WAY THROUGH TEXAS
(8 days)

• Amarillo •
• Wichita Falls •
• Dallas •
• Austin •
• San Antonio •

EATING YOUR WAY THROUGH THE SOUTH
(8 days)

• Atlanta •
• Savannah •
• Charleston •
• Charlotte •

• Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill •

THE FAR CORNERS OF AMERICA

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AMERICAN PARADISE
(x days)

• Oahu •
• Mauii •
• Hawaii •

ALASKA GRAND CIRCLE
(x days)

• Anchorage •
• Denali •
• Kenai Peninsula •
• Katmai •

FLORIDA KEYS
(x days)

• Miami •
• Key Largo •
• Marathon •
• Key West •
• Big Pine Key •
• Isla Morada •
• Miami •

THE MAINE EVENT
(8 days)

• Portland •
• Bar Harbor •

• Acadia National Park •
• Camden •
• Boothbay Harbor •
• Portland •

GO BIG
(You choose the duration)

• Cross-Country Trips •

TRAVELSCHOOLING

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TRAIL OF TEARS 
(10 days)

• Great Smoky Mountains National Park •
• Nashville •
• Mantle Rock, Kentucky •
• St. Louis •

• Springfield, Missouri •
• Tahlequah, Oklahoma •

(arrive via Knoxville, depart from Tulsa)

EASTERN CANADA

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FRENCH CANADA
(x days)

• Montreal •
• Quebec City •

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES CANADIAN MARITIME PROVINCES
(x days)

• Prince Edward Island •
• New Brunswick •
• Nova Scotia •

 

GRAND CANADIAN TOUR
(x days)

• Montreal •
• Quebec City •
• Prince Edward Island •
• New Brunswick •
• Nova Scotia •

 

OUR FREE, SAMPLE ITINERARY DOWNLOADS

ACCOMMODATION SUGGESTIONS

All Christopher Travel trip routes include overnight stops in locations with plenty of accommodation options.  For our pre-planned itineraries you select, book, and handle reservations based on your own research and preferences.  When you opt for semi-custom itineraries we handle all booking arrangements from among a list of our suggested accommodations in your preferred category or, if you prefer, you just tell us where you want to stay and we can handle the booking.  Custom trips afford full flexibility and we will help you select the best accommodations to meet your interests and budget from an unlimited choice of options.

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UNIQUE & IMMERSIVE

Unique and culturally immersive options are our top picks for overall travel experiences.  They are location dependent and fun to find!

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FAMILY FRIENDLY

Family friendly options are aimed at locations that can accommodate families with children in a single room, vacation home, or apartment.

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DOGS WELCOME

Dog friendly options are aimed at locations that accept pets with modest surcharges, if any. (Please note not all activity and restaurant suggestions allow pets.)

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EARN & USE POINTS

Points options capitalize on credit card and hotel loyalty programs to offer you the best value and potential for free or reduced travel.

COMING SOON: OPTIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

  • Age appropriate and destination specific kids road trip packs with activities, toys and books to keep them busy and engaged while in the car

  • Pet packs including on the go essentials to keep your pet happy and healthy while traveling

  • Car trip essentials packs include items to keep your car clean and organized along the way