My soon to be husband and I are trying to organise a holiday for our honeymoon (8 weeks total).
We are hoping to go from Australia over to Ireland, spend a probably 2 weeks doing Ireland and maybe some Germany or Switzerland.
Then across to New York and spend just under 6 weeks making our way across to Los Angeles for our return flight to Australia.
I'm trying to do some research on the best way to get across the States and how much time we should be allowing to have a good holiday without feeling like we are on the move constantly the whole way across.
An idea of what we want to do is as follows (all suggestions, comments or criticism is most welcome!)
Arrive in NY, spend one week around the east coast.
Fly to Nashville, pick up rental car
(coould we squeeze in Dallas before Amarillo???)
and then make our way to Los Angeles via Grand junction, Utah, Las Vegas?
We are not into spending heaps of time in major cities or at the tourist attractions where everyone goes and you spend half your day waiting in line. We want to go to the hidden gems and really experience the culture.
Would be happy to watch some sports - I'd much prefer to watch your football than baseball though.
We love adventure so some activities suggestions and locations like kayaking, hiking, horse riding etc would be appreciated.
We really like the idea of finding a cabin somewhere nice in Colorado and enjoying the scenery?
We love going to a bar and having a few drinks, enjoying live music and just absorbing what is going on around us.
We would like to have the critical components booked but have the flexibility of being able to stop and start where we like with what we see along the way (the reason why we thought a car would be best).