Hi everyone, we're a uk family hoping to do a 4 week trip in the US with our kids (15 yrs old) before they decline to go on holiday with us!
I'm thinking of flying to New York, 2 days there
Amtrak to Washington - 2 days there
Amtrak to Charleston - 2 days (civil war?)
Amtrak to Orlando to see the Kennedy Space Centre.
Then fly to Phoenix.
Pick up a car.
Drive to ONE of Bryce, Zion/Arches (I know my kids... three canyons will be two too many), 1 day there
Grand Canyon 2 days
Canyon de Chelly (I went there 20 years ago and must go again it was such a perfect place)
Drive to Las Vegas for 1 night
Drive back to Phoenix and drop off car.
Then fly to San Francisco to visit some friends, pick up another car there and drive up the coast towards Seattle for 4 days. Drive back to SFrancisco, drop off car, and fly home to UK
My question is, will taking Amtrak be better than driving (we could hire a car in NY, drive slowly down to Orlando, then drop off car there, fly to Phoenix...)?
I know this is a DRIVING site and I'm sorry if my question is inappropriate, everyone does seem so helpful here.
We have four weeks and want to see 'the sights' - whcih to us mean everything from a simple Diner, to Hollywood Boulevard...
thank you for reading, Katherine