East coast to West coast trip across USA
Hi we are planning an exciting trip to celebrate our 25th Anniversary flying from the uk. Possibly flying into New York for about 3 days then maybe travelling by train to Washington for a few days. Then onto Chicago for again about 3 days. Should we then fly, drive or train to go Vegas for a short stay. Then travel out to the Grand Canyon and stay overnight. From there we are thinking of either going by car or motorhome thru the national parks , but not sure on the best route or time needed for this part or our journey. We want to stay in San Francisco for about 5 days then drive down towards LA stopping off and staying in various places, can anyone suggest where to stay possibly a lovely beach location for 3 to 5 days and again time scale to enjoy without rushing this part of our journey. Then spend a few days in LA before flying home.
We are hoping to have between 3 to 5 weeks for the whole trip. Any suggestions welcome, we are new to this so need as much info, help and advise. We also need to know when is the best time or year to do this trip ! Many thanks