I'm a father planning a roadtrip with my kids, 16 and 14 years from Miami to LA in Juli 2014.
I'm planning to stay in NY the first five days, take a plane to Miami and drive from there. We have 27 days from Miami to LA.
The kids want of course some clear, warm water, beach, some shopping. I hope to discover some good food, take some great photos. And the three of us want to discover the south of USA, both the tourist traps and some unknown treasures. We plan to stay at Inn's and some hotels.
Here's my initial plan:
Day 1: Miami, South beach
Day 2: Key West
Day 3: Disney
Day 4: Disney
Day 5: Drive to Apalachicola (5h), eat some oysters.
Day 6: Apalachicola-New Orleans (6h)
Day 7: Stay in New Orleans
Day 8: Drive New Orleans-San Antonio (8h)
Day 9 Stay in San Antonio
Day 10 San Antioni-Carlsbad (9h)
Day 11 Visit the Caves, drive to Las Cruces via Roswell (6h)
Day 12 Drive to Sierra Vista via Tombstone
Day 13 Drive to Monument Valley hotel (8h)
Day 14 Drive to Las Vegas via South Rim, GC (7h)
Day 15 Stay i Las Vegas
Day 16 Drive to Bishop via Death Valley, Dantes view, Zabriskie Point, Devils golf (7h)
Day 17 Drive to SF via Yosemite Valley. (7)
Day 18 Stay in SF
Day 19-22 Highway 1 to Hollywood
Day 23 Stay in Hollywood
Day 24 Stay in Los Angeles.
3 Days to spare.
Link to map: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/ed...g.kc4NbodCXFPs
This has not Highway 1 because of Gmaps limitations.
So, what do you all think? Is it safe to drive this trip with two kids? Is there anything else we must see? There is some days with lots of driving, but I have tried to have a rest day after those long drives. It would be frustrating if we drove all those miles and missed some great places.
I would be very happy to hear if anyone has any suggestions.