It is going to be my(our) first time on USA and my objective it to better know the american lifestyle and enjoy the wonderful views as well. What i have planned is this:
(This all can be adjustable dates)
March 27th- Arrival to NYC
March 27th--»29th- NYC short visit (most manhattan)
March 30th--»Road trip start from NYC to LA.waypoints:Kansas city(Railroad school info)--»Mount Rushmore--»Salt Lake city(white sand place i guess)--»South grand canyon(Skywalker)-»Hoover Dam--»Las Vegas--»LA
April 4th(extendable date)-Rail or bus trip LA--»San Francisco
April 6th-Rail-San Francisco-»Seattle
The road trip is about 3500miles and i am thinking about renting a SUV(Chevrolet trailblazer or similar) via internet because is 2 times cheaper.SUV because at grand canyon and other possible places there are a lot of gravel road and 4WD is always a help.
MY budget is limited to 4000€-about 5300USD.
I am 25 and my wife 24, long driving for me is not a problem because i am a professional bus driver, but can happen i get tired and my wife drive a few miles. As my wife is below 25, do you think rental companies can apply a surcharge?
Based on your experience, i would like to know if the places i am visiting are worth it and your suggestions as well( i saw on this forum about yosemite park,etc).If you were me what would you do?
I also would like to know if March/April is a good season to travel as i don't want to get stucked on the snow and i don't like too much cold,lol.
I know there are a few motels/gas stations on remote places. As they seem to not have many clients, are these motels safe?
sorry for so many questions, but i want to have sure i can have a safe journey as we are only 2.
Thanks for your attention