First of all, i am from Denmark, sorry if theres any grammar problems.
I am planning a road trip in the US this spring (May-June), i searched the web for a good forum to help me plan my first trip to the US, and stumpled across this site, i must say it seems to be the right place for me.
I have some questions that i would love to get some answers for. What i am also looking, and hoping, for is general direction/advise for things i need to take in mind. Things like where to get off the Interstate, or where it would be smart to cover as many miles as possible.
I am 23 years old, but not completely inexperienced on the road, i did some road trips here in Europe, only a few weeks at a time tho. Never done anything as extensive as this.
On my trip across the continent (and back) i want to experience the differences in American culture, while getting great "nature moments", combined with a few wild nights out.
My original plan was to start in Miami, maybe stay a few days to get rid of possible jet lag. Then pick up a rental car, preferable a convertible, going through the southern states to L.A. spending a few days there maybe. Then taking the 66 to Vegas, where i would spend a night or two, then on to Grand Canyon ending up in Chicago. After a few days here my plan was to drive to New York via Washington. Where my last week/couple of days would be spend before flying back home.
Do you reckon two months would be enough for that? I'm aiming for a laid back trip without having to "hurry" to much.
As for my route, do you have any recommendations? Maybe some sights to see? I'm very open minded, and i don't really know what is on my route. What do you think a 23 year old would want to see? :-)
I also have a question regarding spring break. I would like, if possible, to take a swing by one of the many places i know young people get together and have fun. When and where is it going on, and is any of those on my route?
I also thought of going just coast to coast, but more like a zig-zag way, would that maybe be a better idea?
How are the rules on camping and such? If its not possible to camp in the wild, how are prices on camping sites?
Thank you very much in advance for the time taken and answers given, i'm sorry if i asked question already answered in here.