I would like to ask for your help and advice since I have been for only 2 months in the US so I am not familiar with traveling around the country yet.
I plan to make a roadtrip for 15 days in December with my friend who will be visiting me from Europe. I live in Austin,TX so we want to depart from here. We are thinking about going to California but we are not sure if the time that we have is enough to enjoy such a long trip.
I am now searching to buy a used car so that we can use it for our roadtrip
1) My first thought was:
Austin-Santa Fe-Grand Canyon-Sedona-Las Vegas-Yosemite Nat.Park-San Francisco-LA-Austin
(What would the weather be in these places in December?)
But I think maybe it would be too long (very exciting though!). It is 4000miles in total and we have 15 days.
What do you think about this?
2) Do you have any other suggestions for shorter roadtrip routes that would suit our case?
3) Any suggestions for a used car for long trips? I am thinking about Ford Escape 2001-2004 or Explorer. Is it a good idea? I would like to spend about $4000.