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1. Posted by xraymond (First Time Poster 1 posts) 30w

I need some help. Me and my gf will have holiday on 6th August ~ 19th August. We are Malaysian. I plan to travel around the U.S. If I do something wrong or miss something, please tell me which to delete from schedule and what to add into my schedule. I will like to know which attractions should I go. Here is the plan:

6th - Arrive Chicago (stay here)

7th, 8th, 9th, 10th stay in Chicago and travel to Iowa to visit my friends.

10th - take flight to Las Vegas (We are not going to gamble)

11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th travel in Las Vegas.

15th - take flight to Kansas

16th, 17th, 18th, 19th travel in Kansas 19th - take flight to Chicago and go back Malaysia.

We will rent a car in every stops. I have a few specific questions:

1) I am wondering am I stay too many days in Las Vegas and Kansas or not. Should I shorten the date and travel to other places between Las Vegas and Kansas? Any Suggestion?

2) Which car rental should I pick? Most of my friends tell me to pick Enterprise.

3) Can I know any places that I must go on the trip?

Thanks. Please help me.

2. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 497 posts) 30w

It will be difficult to help you if you don't provide more information.

For example, where are you planning to go in Iowa and Kansas? Driving from Chicago to Dubuque, Iowa, is shorter than driving to Des Moines and Sioux City. If you're flying, destinations matter. The smaller the city, the higher the fare is likely to be. Airfares in the U.S. are much higher than in Southeast Asia. Be sure to check the Southwest Airlines Web site to compare fares with other carriers. You could save money.

Are you younger than 25? If so, you are likely to pay more for renting a vehicle. If you are under 20, it might be even more difficult, if not impossible.

Enterprise is a large rental company. It has a lot of offices. But it doesn't necessarily have the lowest rates. You'll need to shop around. Do it online.

Las Vegas isn't only for gambling. There's lots to see in the region, including the Grand Canyon.

In sum, you have so little time with so much to see.

P.S. Many of my overseas friends don't comprehend how large the U.S. is. So when planning a trip, particularly one that involves driving, they often draw up an itinerary that results in hours and hours on the road, with little time for anything else. I try to dissuade them.

If driving is your passion, then use the various online tools to map an itinerary. They also can provide estimated drive times.