We are three guys from the UK planning a road trip across the US. At the end of April we fly into Miami, pick up our hire car and then 8 weeks later we fly out of LA. However our route isn't as simple as just a straight east-to-west.
Our rough plan is... Miami, Atlanta, Washington DC, Philly, NYC, Boston, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Detroit, Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans, Houston - San Antonio/El Paso OR Dallas/Amarillo - Alburqurque, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, LA
From Chicago we have less than 3 weeks to do the rest of the list, so that may be more concentrated driving, whereas the early stages of the route we have a lot of room for discretion and we can play around with time a little.
Any tips would be fantastic. Is there any equipment/goods that we will need (I've read it's important to have a cooler in the car with us)? Obviously doing such a long route we'll be spending a lot of time on the interstates, but we are very keen to see some amazing sites and drive some amazing roads.
Thank you in advance