DH and I are driving from LA to CT. Due to work restrictions, we only have 10 days to travel and sight see.
If members could look at our itinerary and provide comments/feedback, that would be appreciated! The current itinerary has an "extra" day baked in, so if we need to add something; or give a place more time, we do have 1 extra day. We'd also love to hear suggestions for local food and beer.
Due to time restrictions, we aren't really going to hike or do anything too time consuming. But, if we love a place, we can visit in more depth on a future vacation. We have never visited any of the places on our route.
Day 1: Drive from LA to Grand Canyon - hopefully arrive in time to see the sunset; eat/sleep. (7 hour drive)
Day 2: Explore a little of the Grand Canyon, then head to Monument Valley, UT (roughly 3 hour drive) - Are we missing something big here? Should we try to see more of UT? If so, suggested routes?
Day 3: Drive to Denver (8 hour drive); maybe go check out a brewery in the evening
Day 4: Explore a little of Denver and head to Cheyenne, WY (1.5 hour drive). Stop in Fort Collins to visit New Belgium Brewery. Explore Cheyenne.
Day 5: Drive to Kansas City, MO (9 hour drive); Good bbq for dinner, live jazz somewhere and sleep
Day 6: Either explore Kansas City all day or explore a little and then drive to St. Louis and explore a little of St. Louis (if go to St. Louis, 3.5 hour drive). Kansas City has the National WWI Museum, we'd like to visit that.
Day 7: Drive to Louisville, KY (either 4 hours from St. Louis or 7.5 from Kansas City). Explore.
Day 8: Explore Louisville; Visit a bourbon distillery. Louisville Slugger Museum?
Day 9: From Louisville, we are 11 hours to CT. Begin drive to CT. Either drive all the way, or stop 1/2 way
Day 10: Arrive in CT
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