I'm going to be broad here and probably annoy a lot of you - but I need help!
I have already done as much research as I can via google but will always prefer the answers of my fellow travellers - residents and visitors alike.
Myself and a friend will be travelling to the US next year, probably beginning mid March for about 7 weeks and will be flying in and out of LA.
Our first plan was to hire a car for the whole 7 weeks (expensive I know!) see a couple of places on the west before driving across to the east and spending most of our time there. If we were to do this do we drive along the South or cut through the middle? What would be the most scenic route? Where would be the best places to stop along the way?
I know that a non-stop drive would take about 40hrs - that's obviously not going to happen. How much time would I consume driving say from LA to Florida including stops and spending decent time in towns along the way.
Our second option would be to fly to the East Coast from LA and pick up a car there, driving top to bottom before flying back to LA and then home. Obviously this way will save a lot of time but I will also miss out on everything in-between.
Will the cross-country drive be worth spending all that money on fuel? or do I save some money and spend more time in the East/West Coast cities?
I know everyone is going to have different suggestions here but I'd love to hear what they are
Thanks in advance.