I wasn't sure if there is a similar thread like this but would love some advise regarding a road trip that me and my mates are planning for Decemeber 2011.
We are from Australia/New Zealand so we know very little about America/Canada. But we did a little research and came up with the following tentative plan. Its probably not the best but its a start I guess.
We are planning to do a 30 day road trip (and some flying) from Los Angeles to New York through the northern States and Canada.
Land in LAX from Australia.
From LAX drive up the West Coast (Route 101) to Seattle, Washington. This should take us 5 or so days if we do it slowly (unsure really as we don't know whats there to see or anything). And then maybe a day trip to Vancouver.
From Washington Fly to Denver, Colorado. Hire a car there and drive to salt lake city up into Yellowstone park and then into Wyoming > South Dakota > North Dakota and into Minneapolis, Minnesota. Maybe 10-12 days?
Fly to Chicago from Minneapolis. From Chicago we hire another car. This is our last road trip. Chicago > Grand Rapids > Detroit > Canada (Hamilton > Toronto > Ottawa > Montreal) > Vermont > Mass. > New York. 10 days maybe??
Budget wise, there will be 4 of us and we are looking at maybe 6-8K USD each. Probably too much or too little?? but this includes air fares and everything. We are used to road tripping here so we have an idea of what to expect but we don't have much experience driving on icy roads (which is what I presume is going to be in December).
So any advise??? If you could point me in a direction, it would be much appreciated.