I have drafted an itinerary of the things we wish to see on our trip next year. We are a family of 3 (2 adults, pls our 15 yo son) from Sydney. This is our 3rd trip to USA (absolutely lovely visiting the USA!!) but we plan a bit of a different holiday from just flying everywhere.
I'd like some input to my itenerary and would love feedback on whether I am on the right track. Our plan is mid Feb to mid March 2014.
Day 2 - Day 3 - Scottsdale + Arabian Horse Show
Day 4 - Tuscon - Pina Aviation Museum + aircraft "boneyard" (by road car hire)
Day 5 - Fly to Orlando
Day 6 - Day 9 - Kennedy Space Centre; Orlando; Universal Studios; Daytona 500 (car hire all days)
Day 10 - Day 13 - Orlando Disney World
Day 14 - Day 17 - Drive Orlando to Kentucky (Lexington)
Day 18 - Day 22 - Kentucky Horse Farms + drive to St Louis
Day 23 - Day 25 - Fly & stay in Las Vegas
Day 26 - Day 27 - Drive Las Vegas to LA (stay at Palm Springs)
Day 28 - Fly return to Sydney
I've driven in USA before so no problem there. But never visited the East Coast before. So what should I look for in Orlando and especially the drive all teh way from Orlando to St Louis. I love motor racing (Nascar, Formula 1, etc) and we also have a horse farm, so that's the need for Phoenix and Lexington. Not big on hiking but love all teh US National Parks. Also like thrill rides wherever we go.I also have a passion for 1960's Muscle Cars so hope to do a bit of Route 66 near St Louis.
Flights are booked so the itenerary is in place, but not where/when we stop on the road segments.
We like being off the beaten track but don't want to miss much. I've heard of Smokey Mountain Natl Park and Nashville and thought they may be worthwhile, not sure what else. Whilst we can't travel 1st class, budget is not too much of an issue. 3 star is about the class we usually travel.
Appreciate any advice!