Me, my husband, my sister in-law and her boyfriend are planning a road trip from New York to San Francisco. Me and my husband are moving to San Francisco from Reykjavik, Iceland and decided to make a huge trip out of it. My husbands sister and her boyfriend were going to visit family just outside of San Francisco around the same time for some months so they joined in on the trip. Since they are staying for such a long time in the US and we are moving there we have almost all the time in the world to travel around the country, so we plan on spending a month+ on the road, but we are keeping all options open and if we stumble upon some places we love, we are open on staying there maybe for some days before continuing on the road. The trip can basically take as long as money allows.
Our basic plan is this;
Arrive in New York from Reykjavik, Iceland on august 11th and stay there for some days.
Drive down to Washington DC, and maybe stay a night in Philadelphia.
Get to Chicago with at least one night stay on the way.
Take route 66 all the way to L.A. with a detour to Las Vegas.
Drive up to Yosemite.
Finally arrive in San Francisco.
Do you know some MUST sees on the way :) ?
We are all very excited but our main concern is the car. We have been looking at buying a car in New York, but then we started wondering if it was safer to rent, also we have no idea how the insurance and registration process will be .. but then again renting would be a lot more expensive than buying and two of us are under 25 and I have read something about that being an issue. We have no idea what to do? Please help!
Thank you :)