My partner & I are from Australia & will be in the U.S for 11 weeks (Jan to March 2019).
We hope to do 2 road trips during this time, each for 14 days. I’m after advice for the first road trip to begin with.
We have 2 weeks in New York followed by 2 weeks in Florida, this takes us up to 29 Jan. We then have plans in Las Vegas from 12 Feb. We have a 14 day period between Orlando & Las Vegas, we are looking at hiring a car & doing either of the following:
-A return road trip starting & ending in Orlando, covering places such as Memphis, Nashville, San Antonio, New Orleans. We will then fly to Las Vegas from Orlando on 12 Feb. This rough itinerary has us covering about 3000 miles in 14 days.
-A road trip from Orlando to Las Vegas. This rough itinerary has us covering about 3200 miles in 14 days.
Some things to note:
-The one way car hire fee is similar to 2 x airfares from Orlando to Las Vegas so cost isn’t really a consideration for us in deciding between these 2 options.
-We enjoy hiking, national parks, experiencing the small towns we drive through (avoiding major highways if possible)
-We’re from Australia, so the tacky diners, small towns, tourist spots like Nashville etc are of interest to us
-We know this may seem like a lot of driving for 14 days but this is quite normal for Aussies, when road tripping in our country we’d usually drive about 5 hours / 300-400 miles per day. For us the drive is part of the journey.