This is my first post on the site - I've read a lot of the postings and done what I think is a lot of research (I didn't think planning this trip would be so difficult!) and just wanted to get some feedback on our summer road trip. Also, this is our first cross-country road trip and our honeymoon.
We have about 3 weeks, can be more.
We are planning on making good time, not too much stopping from NYC to Colorado. We are sleeping in Toledo the first night. Then we will stop in Chicago for a few hours, and make our way down to another hotel late that night. The next night we are camping in Nebraska and then on to Colorado where we will stay with family for a night.
The firm places where we already have reservations (and in their order) are:
Riverton, Wyoming - the night before we get to Yellowstone
Yellowstone - camping reservations for 2 nights - driving in the south end, stopping in Teton then onto the camp site
Zion National Park - hotel reservation for one night but will get to the park early
Malibu Beach - camping reservation
Grand Canyon - hotel reservation for one night but will get to the park early
Some important places we want to see on the way back home to NYC are:
Kansas (anywhere in Kansas, really)
The rest of it is open. We would love to see Moab but going from Denver to Yellowstone then back south to Grand Canyon makes a loop around this area of Utah. We could make it work on the way to Zion by taking a detour back east, but not sure if it's realistic/possible/worth it in August, especially with the rest of the scenery we will be seeing. We have never been there so we don't know if it's a must-do or not.
Any advice, opinions, options, etc would be greatly appreciated.
We tried to cover everything and give as much information as possible within the post. Thank you in advance!!!!!
Brittany + Chris