I'm new to the forum but have been browsing your site for the last few weeks and found some great tips. I have just been told that I will be given my full 4 week holiday entitlement together in 2015 and this should fall in March/April. This seems like a great opportunity to finally kickstart the dream American roadtrip with my partner but I must admit to being a little clueless! Fingers crossed some of you can bring me back down to earth and help with some input on what we can realistically achieve in this timeframe :)
We are both 25 and from Scotland but as we have contacts in Florida, we're looking at potentially travelling from Orlando to LA. However, as we have a full 5 weeks, we are more than happy to do some zig zagging around to take in as many sights/states as possible to fully immerse ourselves in the whole journey. The plan is not to drive constantly but to spend more time in the places that we like along the way. Plans are very loose! We have already roadtripped around Europe so while this aspect is not new, America definitely is!
After lots of research, we have added the following states to our wishlist for the trip: Florida, Colorado, Arizona, California and possibly Texas. Our confusion lies in which direction to head between Florida and the others. We are outdoorsy people and photographers who adore the scenery and are keen to experience the real American landscape while also getting active and enjoying some stereotypical tourist attractions along the way. Can anybody shed any light on whether it might be worth our while travelling further North to take in Tennessee and Kansas etc? Or possibly Mississippi, Oklahoma etc? I realise this sounds very vague but we would be so grateful for any advice. Would this even be a realistic option or do you think we would be pushing ourselves for time? As I say, our attitude is very much that variety is the spice of life so we're aiming to take in as much as possible. Any suggestions would be fantastic.
Huge thank you in advance for any feedback :)