I tried searching old threads to try to get as much information as possible before posting, but I would apprecitate any advice you can offer.
I am planning on moving out to Los Angeles from New York the first week in April. I will be buying a new car and driving with a friend. My friend has 8 days free and I have as much time as I want. I do not have a specific budget set, although I don't want to go too crazy as I do not have a job lined up yet.
I have not set out a specifc route, but know that I definitely want to stop at Mount Rushmore, The Grand Canyon and possibly Yellowstone if time permits. I also want to stop off at tacky places along the way..biggest ball of twine, etc.
My questions at this point are as follows:
Will 8 days will be enough time to do this?
Can anyone reccommend any specifc routes, or even portions of routes that they enjoy driving?
Would we be etter off reserving hotels beforehand and then cancelling if our plans change...or just winging it?
I am sure I will have more questions once I firm up my plans, but I appreciate any help I can get at this point as I start mapping out our trip.