We are two Australians in our mid 20s planning a road trip for Jan/Feb 2012, 5 weeks.
While the itinerary is fairly rough at the moment we have established the following:
Flying into San francisco (4 nights), LA, Vegas (2 nights)
While in the west we will incorporate Yosemite, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam
Colorado - Sam has adopted the Denver Bronco's so insists on visiting Denver. I would like to do some skiing too.
We then plan on heading to Houston where I have friends, but are unsure which way would be most interesting for us.. at the moment we are considering going via Kansas and Oklahoma.
From then on it is Houston to New Orleans where we will drop of the car and fly to NYC.
Any suggestions would be great! We both enjoy scenery, history, and love trying new foods.
While we enjoy partying we are happy to leave this for while we are in the bigger cities. Being Australian we don't mind doing cliché tourist activities.
Neither of us have experience driving in winter conditions as we don't get snow here. But have been told the major roads through Colorado are well maintained so we shouldn't have problems? Is it necessary to get chains or snow tires? I have driven through Europe before so don't feel like I am completely incapable in a foreign country.