Myself and a couple of friends are hoping to go on a road trip during the summer. Only one of us have been to America before, and that was when he was much younger so we really do not know what to see and do; kind of spoilt for choice as opposed to lack of choice of course.
We have 3 weeks + maybe 1 or 2 extra days to equate for the travelling (we are from the UK) and would like to spend a few days in New York. After that a lot of attractions which personally interest me are closer to the West Coast (Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Las Vegas) so another flight coming away from New York would probably be sensible.
Here is where I have hit the first question, where too go afterwards? I think it would be cool to hit Route 66 and the intentions would be to finally get a flight back to the UK from probably LA or San Francisco. I have noticed there is an abundance of states which Route 66 goes directly through or surround, but where would a sensible city be to land which is feasible to reach California in the given time?
Just a bit of a note, while we intend to do some sight seeing, we like to enjoy thrills as well. On that note, is there like a shuttle bus or anything which runs between NY to Six Flags in New Jersey?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.