My gf and I are planning to drive cross-country for 10 days (one-way) in Mid-Dec.
We'll be renting a car (any advise on cheap rentals?) and leaving from New York. I know our main concern is the weather, so I want to stay predominantly south.
I was thinking we'd head down the East Coast, maybe stop off in Savannah or New Orleans. Drive through Texas and at that point go either through Colorado (high elevation, lot of snow), Arizona or Utah to get to Los Angeles. Then drive up the West Coast via Hwy1 stopping at Napa and SF along the way, before ending it all in Seattle.
We'd like to stop by one of the big parks or the grand canyons, I particularly want to go somewhere isolated and dark - somewhere I can see the stars at night (like in Utah).
As for lodgings, the plan is to alternate nights at random motels and camping in a tent/car.
I know there isn't much time and we have limited daylight to drive in, so does all this sound feasible?
Any recommended routes or stops along the way? Any tips or advisories would be greatly appreciated!
I'll be monitoring the NOAA site for the weeks leading up to and during the trip.