Myself and my partner are planning this trip next year, but I'm finding it hard to figure out a route to take! Not least because I am from the UK and am having trouble with how far the distances are from state to state, and if we'd have enough time to take quite a winding route heading more southernly and then back up (I'm quite interested in visiting the Mid West/South) or whether to stick to a fairly straight line along the country, through the Great Lakes which I hear is also beautiful.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Are there any places/states/cities along the way that are worth including in the route over others? We definitely want to do the National Parks around the area along the way.
We have about 6 weeks starting from around the third week of May, so please be honest if you think this is too big a trip for this amount of time!
So far, I've roughly gone through a few routes: (Not all these states are ones I know much about, they were just necessary to travel through)
Portland-Idaho-Wyoming (Yellowstone)-Colorado-South Dakota-Nebraska-Kansas-Iowa-Minnesota-Wisconsin-Chicago
Thanks so much, sorry if this is confusing!