Hey. I'm looking for some advice and it seems like this forum is the best place to get it. Myself and a couple of friends are planning on travelling to the USA for two weeks at the end of July. So we have 14 days including the flight over and back (travelling from Ireland). We are young, and on a budget, so we will be staying in cheap hostel accommodation where we can. We will be renting a car, but probably for less than a week to keep costs down.
The main issue we have is that we can't decide where to go for the two weeks. We have a list of cities and places to visit, but it's guaranteed we won't fit them all in, but we can't figure out which ones to drop. Here are a couple of routes we were thinking. Can anyone help us deciding on one, or none? Any better suggestions would be much appreciated! By the way, we will be flying in and out of New York as it seems to be the cheapest option for us.
Flight from New York to Chicago-Cedar Point-Cleveland-Pittsburgh-Washington DC-Baltimore-Philadelphia-New York
New York-Philadelphia-Hershey-Baltimore-Ocean City-Washington DC-Flight to Boston-New York
What do you think is the best option? What would you leave out or add in? Thanks.