This forum has been so helpful in the planning of my roadtrip, i just want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone here, especially the mods.
I'm off on a roadtrip a week today with my father; we're from the UK and this is something we've always wanted to do. Below is the schedule. I know we've packed an awful lot in, and i guess i just wanted thoughts as to whether or not you guys thought it was feasible and if there were any legs you would miss out. The only things that are set in stone is picking our first rental car up on the 10th in D.C , picking our second rental car up in San Diego on the 26th and flying back on the 31st from San Francisco.
Tuesday 7th October Arrive New York
Wednesday 8th October New York
Thursday 9th October New York Washington D.C (via Amtrak)
Fri 10th October (pick up car) - Washington DC Charlotte, North Carolina
Saturday 11th October Charlotte, North Carolina Nashville, TN
Sunday 12th October Nashville, TN Memphis, TN
Monday 13th October Memphis, TN
Tuesday 14th October Memphis, TN New Orleans, LA
Wednesday 15th October New Orleans, LA
Thursday 16th October New Orleans, LA New Braunfels, TX
Friday 17th October New Braunfels, TX - Austin, TX
Saturday 18th October Austin, TX
Sunday 19th October Austin, TX Amarillo, TX
Monday 20th October Amarillo, TX Albuquerque, NM
Tuesday 21st October Albuquerque, NM Flagstaff, AZ
Wednesday 22nd October Flagstaff, AZ Las Vegas, NV
Thursday 23rd October Las Vegas, NV
Friday 24th October Las Vegas, NV San Diego, CA
Saturday 25th October - San Diego, CA
Sunday 26th October (pick up Mustang) San Diego, CA Malibu, CA
Friday 31st Fly to London from San Francisco
I have four main questions.
1) Does this look ok to people? Are there any places we should skip and replace with others? Especially with regard to Texas; are we spending too much time there?
2) Where is the best place to stop mid-way between Washington and Nashville? Is Charlotte a good choice, or is there somewhere else that is better?
3) Has anyone any suggestions of where to visit on the West Coast given that we've got four days to get from San Diego to San Franciso? Where would you say we should absolutely go to?
4) We're planning on buying a GPS unit when we arrive as it would probably work out cheaper than hiring one. Can anyone recommend a good entry level model that has a points of interest facility.
Thank you so much in advance for your help :_)
Thanks so much in advance guys.