Optimize midpoint to fly to a and get a round trip rental car for Chicago to San Francisco/LA trip ( roughly )
I was thinking to drive route 66 from Chicago to LA, but one way rental prices is very high, plus choice of convertible is almost missing. I am driving with a friend to drop him in San Francisco, so I will be driving alone back from San Francisco, so another goal is minimize driving time alone. I am thinking is fly to mid point (lets say Denver) fly to east wards first and then go wast drop my friend and drive back alone to starting point and fly back to newyork.
I goal is meet with people, food and experience, budget is not tight, for good experience and food, I am also looking to build a portfolio of people-face photography.
I would like this trip to be not more than 3,000 miles, starching over 14-16 days, driving less than 4 to 5 hours a day and few full days of no driving in between. Please suggest me
My List in order of interest, but I am flexible.
• New Mexico -Albuquerque/Santa FE
• Part of Route 66
• Grand Canyon
• Yellowstone/ Yosemite
• Kansas city
• San Diego
• Some good old Texas Town, Ranch, Horses