4 of my friends and I are planning a road trip to USA next December/January. We are school pals from Finland, and this Road trip has been dream of ours for a long time!
Our plan is to drive all the way from San Francisco (where we fly from Helsinki, Finland) to Miami, and visit the Keys before flying back home. The trip would last 28 days including two days of flying. We would have 18 driving days after taking out the days that we would spend in cities that we are most interested in (San Francisco, Las Vegas, New Orleans...) + 1 extra day in the end for some unexepted events.
We would be most grateful for any comments about the trip! Most concered we are about the time. Do we have enough time to see all the sights or would this be just hasty travelling from town to town? :) Any advice for making the trip better? Places and cities to see and places to avoid?
Below is the current trip plan with the places we have come up so far and the sleeping places & and the driving distances for every day.
DAY 1 Arrival to San Francisco
DAY 2 San Francisco
DAY 3 Santa Cruz, Monterey. Night: Monterey (116 mi, 186 km)
DAY 4 Big Sur, Hearst Castle, Cambria. Night: Cambria (144 mi, 232 km)
DAY 5 Santa Maria, Santa Barbara. Night: Santa Barbara(139 mi, 223km)
DAY 6 Los Angeles. Night: Los Angeles (95 mi, 153 km)
DAY 7 Los Angeles . Night: Los Angeles
DAY 8 Las Vegas. Night: Las Vegas (265 mi, 426 km)
DAY 9 Las Vegas. Night: Las Vegas
DAY 10 Grand Canyon. Night: Flagstaff (378 mi, 608 km)
DAY 11 Flagstaff. Night: Phoenix (147 mi, 236 km)
DAY 12 Tucson. Night: Tucson (116 mi, 187 km)
DAY 13 El Paso. Night: El Paso (317 mi, 510 km)
DAY 14 Forth Stockton. Night: Forth Stockton (240 mi, 387 km)
DAY 15 Austin. Night: Austin (336 mi, 541 km)
DAY 16 Houston. Night: Houston (163 mi, 262 km)
DAY 17 New Orleans. Night: New Orleans (532 mi, 566 km)
DAY 18 New Orleans, Louisiana. Night: New Orleans
DAY 19 Night: Panama City (326 mi, 525 km)
DAY 20 Panama City. Night: Panama City
DAY 21 Night: Orlando (358 ml, 576 km)
DAY 22 Disney World. Night: Orlando
DAY 23 Miami. Night: Miami (235 ml, 378 km)
DAY 24 Miami. Night: Miami
DAY 25 Key West. Night: Key West (162 mi, 260 km)
DAY 26 Everglades. Night: Miami (162 mi, 260 km)
DAY 27 Extra-day
DAY 28 Flight back