I am after some advice. My Fiance and I will be flying to America from Europe around 15th November (date not confirmed). I am not sure wether to fly into New york or the West Coast.
Our main aim is to be in New york for a week after the Christmas lights have been turned on (Nov 28th as i understand). We will be hiring a car/van to use as a sometimes sleeper, with the odd hotel and camping thrown in to mix things up (and shower)
We would like to see some of the states, and as we have no fixed schedule we have the time (although not too much money). I was originally planning a trip like this;
San Diego - LA - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Yellowstone National Park - Chicago - Niagara Falls - New York.
This is a very vague plan and open to any suggestions. However I have not been able to find any 1 way rentals, and I am worried about the price of drop off. A loop from the West Coast becomes expensive when flights are taken into consideration.
A second option would be to find somewhere on the east coast to rent a van from and make a similar trip into a loop. The must see's are grand canyon, yellowstone and chicago. Would this be do-able.
Finally the usual question about weather concerns me. should it, i have read many posts about the I roads being perfectly usable, with sometimes minor (day or so) delays.
Thanks in advance RTA