We are four British girls aged 22-25, roadtripping the US from September to December of this year. I've attached a draft of our itinerary, these are just ideas, we don't want to be completely unprepared. We fly out to Miami on September 8th and have booked a hotel already. We will be hiring a car before we go and will road trip our way from Miami through to Texas. We then have two weeks in Mexico, with a 10 day tour already booked. We then fly from Cancun to Vegas, where we have 7 days (we realise this is a long time, but will be visiting the Grand Canyon and it's Halloween so we wanted the weekend there), before we fly to San Francisco. After San Fran we will drive down the East coast, to San Diego, take a day trip to Tijuana and then we need to be back in LA for December 5th to catch a flight to Oz. If anybody has any advice to give us, about anything really, we would be very grateful. We're not experienced travellers. We've holidayed lots, but we've not travelled for this length of time. I have a few questions now and will probably be back to ask more as we get nearer to the time. So here are my first few questions:
1) We intend on doing most of our driving in the mornings, do any of our timings seem completely out ie. we've only put a day in somewhere, when actually it would take most of the day to get there?
2) Any recommendations for a plantation house to stay/visit in Alabama?
3) Recommendations for somewhere to go horse riding in California? We love the idea of going riding through vineyards like in the Parent trap, but we're not sure if this is doable?
4) We were thinking of booking hotels for Orlando and San Francisco before we go and staying in motels for the rest. Is there anywhere else where we should think about booking before we go?
Thank you for any advice in advance!!