Just found this forum through google and really like what I see. A lot of good advice and friendly help provided.
I'm from London, England, and am in the process of planning a road trip down the West Coast from Vancouver to Phoenix with 2 friends of mine. I just wanted to get some advice from you guys as to how long you think that would take and what we should see on the way.
The main "big" cities that we want to visit are Seattle, San Fransisco, LA, Vegas and Phoenix, via the Grand Canyon. But we're open to discovering as much as possible. We're thinking that it will take us 6 weeks to get it all in and not completely rush it. Is that realistic?
We're obviously going to have to hire cars, and was just wondering if it would be cheaper and more sensible to hire different ones from city to city, or just one for the whole journey?
We're thinking of bringing about $4000 each and that is to cover everything except flights to and from the states. Again, is that a ridiculous amount to bring, or drastically little?
As you can probably tell, we're all complete novices to this, but we are all ridiculously excited and just need a nudge in the right direction as to things to see and places to visit.
Any help/advice/comments would be hugely appreciated.