I am intending to go on a rather long road trip with my buddy through the USA. I have an idea of where I'd like to go, and it includes going to 4 (possibly 5) cities where I have American friends that I would like to visit! My buddy and I will be 22 and 23 and from England so as we suspect renting a car will be nice and expensive (thank you insurance people!) however we have been working our legs off for some time and saved up quite a bit and would like to splash it all on a crazy road trip that we would like to last for around 8 to 10 weeks!
So... here is roughly what I was thinking, however I am going to need a lot of advice and tips on where to go in between and why?:
Miami > Atlanta (to see my friend Nick) > Chicago (to see my friend John) > Houston (to see my friend Graham) > Grand Canyon > Las Vegas > Santa Ana (to see my friend Antonia) > Seattle (to see Jordan and Mitch).
There is a lot of room there for detours and other places of course but these places are must sees. Now bearing in mind me and my friend are young we enjoy going out, so cities with night life are our kind of places!
Also any advice on rental cars, we may be pushing it but cannot see a better way to travel the states than in a pick-up truck.
Importantly, the trip is likely to happen at the start of August.