I was hoping for some pointers on a route and time frame I have devised to get from Miami to Viva Las Vegas. We are a mixed group of 8 to 12 people aged between 28 - 31 all from London. We are planning this road trip for next March - arriving on Friday 12th for my friends 30th birthday.
Basically we went to Vegas for his 25th and now we are returning 5 years later. Last time we flew into Houston and out of Vegas through New York. This time my friends want to add Miami to the list and hopefully Memphis to see Graceland (we have a couple of Elvis fans amongst our number). I'm hoping 8/9 days including stops will be sufficient in the two weeks we have. We are arriving on the 12th but my friends 30th is on the Wednesday 24th and his wish is to spend it in Vegas. We will require 2/3 car rentals.
March 12th - Friday arrive in Miami
Saturday / Sunday night - Miami
Monday 15th - Drive to Daytona Beach for the night
(Possibly spend a day here and a second night - I'm not sure....)
Tuesday 16th - Drive to Atlanta
Wednesday 17th - Drive to Nashville
Thursday 18th - Drive to Memphis
Friday 19th - Rest day in Memphis to see Graceland.
Saturday 20th - Drive to Oklahoma
Sunday 21st - Drive to Amarillo (Can you drive from Oklahoma to Flagstaff in one day?)
Monday 22nd - Flagstaff
Tuesday 23rd - Flagstaff to Las Vegas via the Grand Canyon
Tuesday - Saturday (Las Vegas)
I know very little of highway 40 apart from what I see on the map and it's difficult for me to comprehend the distances involved. Also depends on how fast and how direct the roads are.
Any thoughts on our itinerary - too much incorporated perhaps, any tips would be greatly appreciated.