I'm a new member, but a long time lurker on this forum. I've read many posts, and have gotten some good advice and tips from this.
Now it's soon time for my own American roadtrip with my wife. We are from Norway, and will fly over to Los Angeles in mid september for a two week road trip.
We've booked a convertible at Avis LAX, and of course I'm hoping for a Mustang, but a Sebring may be more likely?
Day 1 - 3: Los Angeles, we'll be staying in Santa Monica. One day we will go to Disneyland, and we will probably also visit Universal Studios.
Day 4: Highway 1 towards San Francisco, spend the night in Carmel.
Day 5: Drive to San Francisco, spend the night there
Day 6: Leave SF around 3PM and drive to Yosemite (Around Rainbow Pools), spend the night
Day 7: Tioga Pass, maybe visit Bodie and then onto Mammoth Lakes
Day 8: Drive US-395 onto CA-190 to Furnace Creek, spend the night there
Day 9: Dantes View Point to Kingman, via Oatman
Day 10: Route 66 from Kingman to Seligman and on to Grand Canyon South rim (Helicopter ride), then spend the night in Flagstaff/Seligman
Day 11: Drive directly to Las Vegas
Day 12-14: Las Vegas
Then we will fly to Fort Lauderdale, for a 1 week cruise on the Oasis of the Seas.
We will be staying multiple days only in LA and LV, and thus this route may be a tad bit ambitious, but there are so many things we would like to see and do. Also there are not many days with very long drives, with the exception of day 9.
I'm hoping you could give me your thoughts about the route, and also the roads we use along the way (better alternatives?). Also, if you know of anything along the route we should see, that would be great!
Allthough we very much would like to see all the places in our plan, the route is not carved in stone. We have booked hotels in LA and LV, but will most likely book the rest of the hotels on our way.