Hello, Iím Paulo and Iím from Portugal. Iím going to the United States for the first time this June and Iím going to do a coast-to-coast trip for five weeks starting in New York and ending in Los Angeles. Iíve just discovered this site last week and itís a little bit late to read it all, so Iím contacting you to get some directions, advices, ideas, etc. If you can help me I would appreciate it.
Beginning in New York for three and a half days visiting the usual places that everyone visit! Then I want to go to Newark to meet with the Portuguese community that lives there.
Go north to visit the Niagara Falls and Chicago, spending two days.
Visit Philadelphia and Washington one or two days in each city.
Visit Nashville and Memphis, a day in each city.
Visit Miami for two days.
Visit New Orleans for two days.
Rent a car and drive throw in the states of Mississippi, Texas (Paris, Austin and El Paso), New Mexico, Arizona (Grand Canyon, Tucson), Nevada (Las Vegas), Colorado (Denver), Utah, Washington (Seattle), for about ten days.
Visit San Francisco and Los Angeles for two days in each city.
Iím thinking if itís doable on this plane the steps 2 and 5, and if Iíll need more than ten days on step 7. This step is going to be the only one Iíll be driving a car. The other steps of this plan will be made by bus (Greyhound), by night preference.
As Iíve said it before if you give me some advices and ideas it would be nice. Not just about this plan but tricks about places that I shouldnít miss on my trip.