First of all a little introducing, I'm Nick im currently 24yrs old and im living in Holland,
we're planning to make a roadtrip in USA with 4 friends next summer july/august.
We're planning to make the trip with 4 guys in total, 2 of them are 24 at that time and the other to will be 25,
Our plans this far are to rent a car in LA where we will land from our flight ot of Amsterdam.
From LA we've been planning towards San Francisco, total of the trip will last 3 weeks.
We've have been pretty busy trying to make a trip in mapquest with all places we'd like to visit and to get them on a map.
so some isues this far, since just 2 of us will be 25 at the time of our trip, will this get us into an problems cause of age ?
ive been reading car rental might be quite a bit expensiver when you're younger than 25 ?
What would you guys recommend us to do with that ? just rent the car in name in the 2 25 year olds, and still let the 24 years olds drive.. or do we need to sign it up and rent the car in theyre names to ?
next question, we all have a European/Dutch drivers licence but will this be enough or do we need a International drivers licence's ?
Since we're all new to makin a roadtrip our biggest issue at the moment is planning, like how much time to spend on each location, and we have our doubts on the locations we want to visit, we have a lot of parks in our minds but we dont know if its possible to visit all of them in just 3 weeks, thats why i signed u for this forum. ive been reading a lot lately about other trips made here.
Here is a list of the things we want to do or visit :
Start in LA, hang around maybe for a few days to visit hollywood, downtown city or beaches >
LA > Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam > Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park > Monument Valley
Monument Valley > Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park > Zion National Park
Zion National Park > Las Vegas
Las Vegas > Death Valley
Death Valley > Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park > Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park > Pinnacles National Monument
Pinnacles National Monument > Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz > San Francisco
Ending in San Francisco.
Note * Between the long drives we planned to visit some little towns for sleep etc.
So as you can see these might be some major plans, which might not be posible to make in just 3 weeks ?
Again we're just short in roadtrip experience, and we kind a just made up everything we would like to visit,
but we have no idea if all these places are worth visiting when times is short..
I hope you people can help us a little by sharing experience and like how many time you might wanna spend on each park/city ?
Below here ill try to add a link of the roadtrip we have planned out in Mapquest so you people can have a look and see if its posible to drive these miles and visit all these parks without rushing trough them in just 3 weeks.
The Link * http://mapq.st/1c2AYJ3
Hoping to hear from you soon.
Best Regrads from a tiny little country called Holland,