My partner and I (from Western Australia) are planning to drive around parts of the USA in 2013 for 6 or 7 weeks. I know that is still a long time away but I'm pretty excited about it so have already started looking into when and where. I'm sure the I'll settle down in a bit and leave the bulk of the planning until closer to the time, but I'm enjoying myself at the moment!
I'm learning a lot from the forum and using the map wizard to mark down places I would like to see.
The vague idea at the moment is to start West Coast and end East Coast, either drive the across or fly across and drive around either side. Originally I thought we would go April/May of 2013 but after having a read of various things I'm thinking late September/October may be better weather wise and still miss the worst of the summer crowds. I would really like to visit Yellowstone which doesn't seem like it would be great to do in April or May. Any opinions on the best time of year?