I'm getting married next year, and am currently planning our honeymoon. It involves driving a convertible Mustang from Boston to LA in around 24 days stopping at various places. I'd appreciate any advice, and if my plans sound feasible.
The plan so far is:
Day 1: Arrive in NY, rent a car (cheap as possible) and drive to Boston area where we'll stay the night.
Day 2: Drive to Salem and see witch trials related stuff (one of the Mrs-to-be's ideas). Spend the rest of the day in Boston following the freedom trail.
Day 3: Drive to NY where I'll drop off the car back at the rental place. Do some sight-seeing.
Day 4: Full day in NY, more sight-seeing.
Day 5: Even more sight-seeing!
Day 6: Early train to DC, do some sight-seeing (I'm gona abbreviate this as SS else I'll be here all day)
Day 7: Pick up convertible Mustang (which we'll keep for the rest of the trip) and drive to Pittsburgh
On the way we'd like to stop in Bird-in-Hand and visit an Amish farm, where they do tours. After that I want to stop in Punxatawney and see Phil before heading to Pittsburgh.
Day 8: SS in Pittsburgh.
Day 9: More SS in Pittsburgh.
Day 10: A bit more SS before heading to Bristol LA, where we'll spend the night.
Day 11: The reason for stopping in Bristol: get up very early and head for Great Smoky Mountains. At the end of the day drive to Knoxville.
Day 12: A bit of SS in Knoxville before heading to Anniston, AL. Depending on timing, maybe visiting Birmingham and SS, or doing that the next day.
Day 13: Either Birmingham then head to New Orleans, or just head straight to New Orleans for SS.
Day 14: Another day SS in New Orleans.
Day 15: Head to Dallas, stopping in Gibston to see the Bonnie and Clyde Museum on the way. A bit of SS in Dallas.
Day 16: Zero-gravity them park in Dallas. Maybe more SS if time allows.
Day 17: Long drive to Albuquerque. SS if there's time, but probably just relaxing by the pool.
Day 18: Possible balloon ride in Santa Fe, more SS type stuff.
Day 19: Drive to somewhere near the Grand Canyon and sleep for the night.
Day 20: Early to Grand Canyon, spend the day there, then head towards Las Vegas, stopping for the night somewhere along the way (probably closer to the Grand Canyon than LV.
Day 21: Las Vegas!
Day 22: Drive to LA, bit of beach time.
Day 23: Early drive to Yosemite, spend the day there. Head back to LA area at night.
Day 24: Another day probably at the beach.
Day 25: Fly to NY, then from there to Glasgow.
And there you have it! I can knock a day or two off places like Pittsburgh and New York, but does this look feasible? I've planned it so there's not really any long driving two days in a row. I don't mind long drives anyway, so it won't be much of a problem.
I know there's still a long way to go with the planning, like which route to take, and what to see along the way. We like seeing odd tourist attractions, and want to stop at places like the worlds largest office chair along the way. But before all of that I just need to know if I'm being too ambitious.
Any advice welcome!