Hi everyone, I'm new to this site but I've been reading a lot of the threads and there is a lot of great advice givers here, so I was hoping I would be able to get some input for a trip my husband and I are trying to plan for next year.
We arrive into LAX 5th April 2016 and depart from LAX 8th May.
This is a very rough idea of what we are considering but advice welcome!
5-7 April - spend in LA, then pick a rental car up.
7-19 April - LA to San Francisco (via hway 1) - Redwood - Yosemite - Death Valley- Las Vegas - Bryce or Zion NP - Grand Canyon- Vegas (return car)
21 April - flight to New Orleans
23 April - 6 May - New Orleans - Jackson - Memphis - Nashville- Atlanta - Washington & Jefferson NP - Washington - Pennsylvania- New York City (drop car off)
8th may - catch flight back to LAX for flight home to Brisbane (at 10.30pm).
I guess I'm just wanting advice if that's a doable trip - if it would be worth cutting out any parts of the trip. I've spent a lot of time on google maps looking at the distances between each place, but it's just so hard to gauge how much driving per day would be comfortable.
Also what is the best way to book internal flights and rental cars in the US? Before we get there? I've had a lot of people say we can just turn up to terminals or companies and hire on the spot - which makes me nervous.
My husband and I love national parks and natural wonders - but he's very keen to explore the Deep South also, which is why we've tried to split out trip into 2.
Thanks in advance!