Iīm a 22 year old girl from Finland, and I have always dreamed of visiting USA.
Well, seems like the dream of an American road trip is finally coming true. This is the road trip plan that me and my family have come up with. Please comment and share your thoughts and opinions.. if we are missing something important, if we are choosing a bad route.. Iīd appreciate any help we can get. If you have any great motel tips, please let me know!
This is a summer 2009 trip which we will do in June.
We will begin our trip in Denver, Colorado. Instead of taking the Interstate 70 we are choosing the smaller road through places like Jefferson, Fairplay.. we will probably spend the night on a motel we found in Poncha Springs (pictures looks great on internet). Then we continue all the way through Gunnison and Montrose to the town of Telluride which is very interesting for us since people we know emigrated there.
After Telluride we take the San Juan Skyway through Ouray, Silverton and Durango. Then we head west (Hwy 160) towards Utah and Monument Valley, passing through Cortez. After Monument Valley we head southwest to Tuba City. After the town of Cameron we turn to west once again and head for the East Rim of the Grand Canyon NP.
[Between Telluride and Grand Canyon I have no idea when or where we should spend the night!]
After Grand Canyon we hit the Route 66 and we are also thinking about taking the original mother road through Peach Springs, AZ. Then we head back to the Interstate and drive all the way up to Vegas where we spend one night. I NEED MOTEL TIPS HERE! Thereīs simply too many motels to choose between in Vegas. I need a budget one but it should be clean and nice and a pool wouldnīt be too bad.
We end our trip in Los Angeles and we spend the following two weeks in CA.
For this Denver - LA trip we have 7 days! Is this doable?
Iīd appreciate any help we can get!