Greetings, and what a jolly good site you have here :)
My girlfriend and I will be departing Denmark at May 1 and have some fun in Thailand until we arrive in LAX July 1. Here we will stay 2-3 days and enjoy the city.
This will be our first vacation alone (Im 22, she's 19), and our first roadtrip aswell and after playing some arround on th e internet and with Streets & Trips I've come to the following route:
LA (July 1)
San Francisco (via route 1)
Grand Canyon NP
Grand Canyon Caverns
LAX (July 29-ish)
(5880 km - 63 hours driving time, aprox)
Two of the distances are pretty far (LA --> San francisco 750km) and (Grand Canyon Caverns --> LA - 1700 km)
Where to stop between those 2? I can't fnd something interesting between Caverns and LA :)
As mentioned earlier we are a couple traveling, and we have strongly considered getting a midsize SUV like Ford Edge, Saturn Vue etc.
You might ask why, and the reason is simple, we would like to sit high and get a good clear overview while driving comfertable.
Rental price and gas money (It's 1/4 price of Denmarks gas prices) isnt really a problem.
We also considered sleeping in it, but I believe we ditched that idea and went with a tent instead.
Any other car tips you can give?
Any other stops along the way we should plan for and what should we stop for in SW AZ / SE CA?