Hello everyone, and thank you for this wonderful road trip resource
We are 2 danes (possibly 3), aged 25 and 24 respectively, looking to complete the drive from Miami to Las Vegas in about 7 days. This does not include time spent in those towns (and surrounding area) as we have another 6 days just for them.
Currently we are planning to spend a day or two in New Orleans and Houston and, of course, visit the Grand Canyon (briefly, we have both been there before). Other than that, our knowledge of the 7-8 states we will be driving through is extremely limited. Basically, we are looking for suggestions; natural sceneries, historical towns, legendary diners and bars. Nothing is set in stone and we are very open to suggestions!
Judging by the distance, it seems one week might a bit short as well? Some help with the itinerary would be great - we are thinking reaching New Orleans in 2 days, crossing texas in 2-3 more and the last stretch with the final 2 days. Does this seem reasonable?
Also, the price of the rental car. We are looking at prices in the range of 1000-1500$ for a full week with insurance. Again, does this seem reasonable? :-)
Finally, any unforeseen costs we should know about? Road pricing, state taxes and such (we are not seriously strapped for cash, so only if they are sizabe).
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Martin and Jonathan