We (wife+kid&me) are planning to fly from Europe to SF mid December, rent a car and drive to Miami in four weeks. Fly back home from there.
Our guidebook suggests:
SF-Yosemite NP-Sequoia NP-Mojave NP-Las Vegas-Grand Canyon NP-Flagstaff/Sedona-Albuquerque/Santa Fe-Big Bend NP-Austin-Houston-New Orleans-Mobile-Disneyworld-St.Petersburg-Sarasota-Miami/Everglades NP.
What do you think?
1)Is this the best/most interesting southern route for the four weeks?
2)Is the time of the year ok? (actually workwise we do not have much choice)
3) What will be the pace (hrs per driving day vs stopover days)?
4) Is Nashville and Memphis doable additionally (worthwile)?
5) Is it better to rent a car ( ca 3000$)) or buy one in SF and sell in Miami?
I always dreamt of doing such a route in an american classic-eg. an eldorado or such. Is it feasible (fuel economy notwithstanding)? How about a camper?
We will greatly appreciate your input.
P+K+Z(5yo girl) from Poland
PS. We really want to travel in the south this time ( weather, our 5 -year old) , reserving NYC , route 66, Appalachians etc etc for another time.