This is my first post here and I'm looking to familiarise myself with this site. It looks to be an excellent resource.
Anyway, my partner and I are planning a 3 week US holiday from mid November and my hope is to rent a car and spend 2 weeks driving from LA to Dallas via Vegas and Friedricksburg.
Destinations we intend to visit include to see the major sights, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and the Pacific War museum in Friedricksburg Texas but I'm also tempted to check out the Atomic Museum in New Mexico and see parts of Arizona. I'm a bit of a WW2 buff and am looking to experience some Americana from that period.
I'm a little worried if 2 weeks is enough time to see the places I want to see. Ideally I'd like to see out of the way places like Monument Valley and Pima Air Museum so there would be much ground to cover. My partner is also worried about the costs (car rental + accomodation). As someone who wants to take in the beauty of South Western USA, are there any other must sees and is the car the only way to experience it? Any advice on budgeting/planning for such a trip?
From Dallas we'll be flying to DC & NYC then back to Sydney Australia.