Some of you may remember me from a while back asking for some help in planning a road trip for 4 young Brits in your fine country - you will be pleased to know I am back for some more help!
Unfortunately, the previous trip never got off the ground due to us not being able to get the 3 weeks off we wanted, which pretty much blew our plan out of the water. However, we have managed to get 2 weeks and 3 days (why we can't get the 3 weeks I have no idea!!) which means we have 19 days to play with.
Anyways, the reason for my return to this forum is that in trying to get our original plan to fit to the reduced vacation we realised there was so much we wanted to do and see!! So, I am looking for some suggestions as to what would be the ultimate road trip! The sort of trip that becomes legend!
Our original trip was to head to Vegas for 3 nights, pick up a car and make our way to Colorado via Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Black Canyon of Gunnison NP and ending up in Estes Park, staying at an awesome cabin I found in the rocky mountains. The journey here would take a few nights, and we would stay at Estes Park for 3 - 5 days. From here we would head north to Mount Rushmore, and then across to Yellowstone NP. Again stay a few nights, before heading back to Vegas via Utah.
As good as that sounds we have a number of other ideas -
Miami - New Orleans - Austin - Phoenix - Vegas
Chicago - St Louis - Kansas City - Estes Park - Grand Canyon - Vegas
Fly to Vegas, drive around California and return to Vegas
East Coast (probably New York) to Vegas via Chicago.
Obviously Vegas is important for us, but which of the above do you good people think would be best? We arenít just looking for a commute - we want to see great scenery, do exciting activities, meet fantastic people, and to just have an awesome time.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!