First and foremost compliments to those responsible for this great resource!
I am a 30yo Aussie and planning a trip with a mate to the US in September. We are planning on doing a road trip from Nashville to Las Vegas and i am after any advice or comments from someone with more knowledge of the trip then we presently have. The rough plan as it stands is to travel along I40 from Nashville allowing a travel time of 6nights/7 days. Ideally i would prefer to drive in the mornings (say 4-5 hours) then spent the afternoons exploring our locations. Is this realistic in terms of timeframe? Happy to do the miles but don't want to spend all day driving if you know what i mean. We will be hiring a vehicle from Nashville and have discovered the wonderful world of "Drop Fees" for one way rentals, i have managed to get a vehicle for around $1200USD for the week including insurance/drop fees etc which i think is reasonable but would be keen to hear peoples thoughts on this.
Any suggestions on places to spend the 6 nights, Memphis/Amirillo/Grand Canyon are 3 ideas but am also keen to stay in smaller towns along the way to gain a different expereince from that of the bigger cities.
Could someone also clarify the route 66 V I40, from what i can gather the I40 replaced route 66 but i assume that some of the travel will still include parts/sights of the old route 66?
Thanks for taking the time to read my post and will be grateful for any tips/advice/comments!