Myself and my girlfriend are from the UK and are planning a summer road trip from NY to LA in the summer of 2008. We are planning on sharing the driving but on the whole wouldn't want to do massive stretches on the road at any one time. Probably would do max of 350 miles in a day if necessary. We want to do the whole trip in 3 weeks max and then fly home from LA. The following are the main cities we want to visit on our trip, although we would be looking to stop at places along the way to break up the trip.
Las Vegas (Gran Canyon)
Salt Lake City
Any comments on this plan would be appreciated. However I have some specific questions which I could do with being answered:
1. Is 3 weeks enough considering we would like to stop at a few of these places for at least a couple of nights?
2. Can anyone recommend specific sites we should definatly see along this route?
3. Over in the UK, 350 miles is considered quite a big distance due to the type of roads etc. Are the roads in the US better and therefore can you cover bigger distances in less time?
4. How expensive are the hotels? We don't want to stay anywhere expensive, just cheap but safe and clean.
Thanks in advance.