Me and my friends are in the very early stages of planning a road trip across the States for late July/early August in 2011.
Our original plan includes flying to NY from the UK and pick up a hire car/van/RV and then drive it all the way across America to LA taking in all the best places along the way - some of my friends mentioned wanting to see Boston, Chicago, Miami and New Orleans (i'm sure these people have no concept of the sheer size of the USA!)
We planned for this taking around 3 weeks but are generally a little unsure about timings e.g. how many places we could fit in in this time and how long we'd be driving each day.
Any other info about vehicle hire/general road trip tips and good spots to see for us first timers would be massively appreciated.