22 years ago I did a solo east to west crossing over 5 weeks. Now I'm approaching 50 and I've prommised to take my 13 year old son on a US road trip (wife not up to such a journey). We have to travel in late July or August due to school.
I'm intending to fly into San Francisco, pick up a mid size rental car (pre booked) & drive the following route, over about 3 weeks:
San Francisco (Fisshermans Wharf, Coit Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz), Los Angeles (Beach, Holiwood), Tuscon (Douglas Monthan AFB, Tombstone, Titan Missile, Old Tucon Studio), Grand Canyon, Kayenta (Monument Valley), Yellowstone, Dinasour, Rapid City (Mount Rushmore, Minuteman Silo), Denver. Hotels will be pre booked for San Francisco & Denver. Then fly to NYC for a couple of days, again pre booked hotel, before flying back to the UK.
I visited all but the last 4 of the above on my last road trip and want to see them again. Last time I stayed mostly in cheap motels (Motel 6) with a couple of 3 or 4 star hotels in major cities. This time I'll probably want to upgrade to a better quality motel.
So, to my question. Does anyone have any comments or suggestions.
From my internet searching I think that, because I'm flying from Manchester UK, I'll have to stop in Newark en-route to San Francisco so that makes the journey longer. If necessary I could reverse the route (NYC-Denver-SFO). I'm also a bit woried about jet lag between Denver & NYC affecting my time in NYC.
Thanks in advance