This is at this moment the main idea for my trip next year May.
Any tips or comments?
Flight to Phoenix
Day 2 - 232 mile - 4u30
(collecting rental car)
Day 3 Grand Canyon
Day 4 - 138 mile - 2u40
Day 5 - 152 mile - 3u
Day 7 - 86 mile - 2u
Day 9 - 159 mile - 3u
Day 10 - 142 mile - 2u45
Day 12 + Day 13 - 447 mile - 8u30
Day 14 - 191 mile - 4u30
+ departure Santa Barabara - 326 mile - 6u
Day 17 – rest of trip 326 mile - 6u
Day 18 - 96 mile - 1u40
Day 20 - 120 mile 1u30
+ flight to Indianapolis
Indianapolis practice day for indy 500
(collect rental car)
+ trip to Chicago - 186 mile - 3u30
Departure to Detroit - 283 mijl - 6u
Detroit rest 283 mijl - 6u
Toronto 243 mijl - 5u
Part of Canada ??
Niagara Falls (van Toronto: 81 mijl - 1u40) At what time is it best to be here: morning, noon or evening?
Day 25 - 417 mijl - 8u
Day 26 - 112 mijl - 2u
Day 27 Hotel in DC
What is interesting to do as a day excursion? As the rental of a car is for 7 days?
Day 28 + 29 fixed program in DC
Day 30 DC with subway
Flight to Belgium
If needed I can make the trip longer but I guess this gives me time to relax/travel and have fun exploring the country?
A few major questions wich still lay on me:
* from day 2-19: rental car from Phoenix to Palm Springs: the price.
As I was calculating with Alamo I saw that the price for a rental for two times one week is cheaper then the price for a rental for 14 days.
The other problem what I have is the price for the drop off: to collect in Phoenix and drop in Palm Springs = 100$, to collect in Indianapolis and drop in DC = 300$. Both with Alamo. Are these the prices or is there a cheaper/other solution?
* for the flights in the USA I'm thinking about United and/or Southwest: good?
One other question for both of these trips what car is best suited for 2 persons?
Midsize: pontiac G6 or Fullsize: pontiac Grand Prix