Our 25th wedding anniversary next year, so we have booked tickets to spend 6 weeks driving across the states. We know we have a big ask. The info on this site is invaluable and the route maps are great. So this is what we are looking at:
Fly into NYC on the 30th May, spend 2 days around NYC. Pick up car on the 2nd June and drive upto Niagara expected travel 1 day, spend 1 day
Drive the northern part of the states to Mt Rushmore via Chicago expected travel time 4 days, spend 1 day there
Drive to Yellowstone expected travel 1 day spend 3 days there
Undecided whether to travel to Seattle (is the route particularly stunning, scenic, beautiful) allowed a couple of days or drive to San Francisco travel time 2 days, spend 2 days there
Drive to L.A travel time 1 day, spend 1 to 2 days there.
Drive to Las Vegas via Death Valley travel time 2 days spend 2 days there
Drive to Grand Canyon travel time 1 day spend 1 day there
Drive to Nashville (to see family)via Monument Valley travel time 3 days spend 2 days there
Drive to Charleston or Norfolk travel time 1 day spend 1 day
Drive to Washington travel 1 day spend 2 days
Drive to NYC for flight back.
We know we are trying to pack in an awful lot. We are leaving florida and the deep south for another time. Any places you would recommend not visiting. Is there anywhere you would suggest we include into our itinerary. We are mixing it with some camping and budget motels. Any further advice would be appreciated.