I have been using RTA as my guide to our drives. We did Coastal New England, Atlantic Florida to Key West, and some others. My wife and I love doing road trips, it's our favorite thing to do when we have off days from work. I usually plan our trips through reading the forums, but this one, I'm having somewhat difficult time. If some who has experience in the route that we plan can share some insights with me, they would really really be appreciated.
My wife and I will move from Boston to Hawaii for couple of years for work. We have 15 days free time before our flight to Hawaii so we decided to drive from March 5, and ship our car from California. I have started writing down the route, we chose to do the southern route because we want to visit friends and relatives along the way (to save on hotel too) and we're trying to escape the winter. So far we decided to do Coastal Delaware (I'm not sure if Shenandoah is a better drive this winter, then Outer Banks, then Georgia. From there Florida panhandle thru New Orleans, then Houston. From Houston is where i'm having difficulty planning. We want to see Grand Canyon, Sedona, Meteor Crater, Bryce, Arches, Grand Escalante, and we want to do those beautiful scenic drives (Forrest Gump view Monument Valley. Then Hoover dam, Las Vegas, Yosemite, definitely Pacific Highway, and Redwoods. The Utah-Arizona part is confusing since I'm not sure which is the most efficient route to take so that we can either be in San Fran or La for the flight to Hawaii. We are very much open for deviations in our plan in order to maximize our time and drive. We are okay with seeing just the popular spots since we don't have much time for long treks and explore details. We won't do hotel reservations. We plan to drive 4-5hrs per day. We are taking Honda Crv, just in case some might suggest gravel roads. We are very much open to suggestions just in case the places i listed isn't that worth driving through. Will the trip along the Grand Canyon require us to have spare gas container?
I am not sure if anyone can reply to the post in time, but I'm giving it a shot anyway.
Thank you very much everyone. This is going to be a one of a lifetime experience for me and my wife.