My friend and I are currently studying abroad in Canada and the US, and after our semester is over, we plan on going on a roadtrip driving from Chicago on the 25th of December 2009 and flying back home from LA on the 20th of January 2010. In that regard, we would really appreciate it if you guys could help in getting the best trip possible.
First, in terms of car rental, I have been looking online trying to find the cheapest car rental agency, but it is really difficult to get an overview of what the final price is going to be since the car rental agencies only seem to list the basic price. So my question is what car rental agency would be the cheapest? Or is there a site that compares car rental prices and quotes you the final price? We are both 22 and we both plan on driving. Also, is it absolutely neccessary to have an international drivers license? I have one but my friend does not.
In addition to the car rental issues, we would also just like recommendations on where to go. Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon are must sees but other than that we are open to suggestions on anyplace between Chicago and LA.
I really hope you guys can help us and come up with recommendations on what to do!