Me and my boyfriend are currently planning our first roadtrip to the usa. After much deliberation we have decided to go from los angeles to new orleans. Putting this into googlemaps, the easiest route starts los angeles,california, then goes through arizona, new mexico, texas and finishes off in louisiana. We are going for a minimum of 3 weeks, if we can we will push it to 4. We are both finding it really hard to plan the route to see the best sites, we like a lot of the weird roadside type attractions but also want to take in some national parks and historical sites. We have already done a lot of research but would really appreciate any suggestions/hints/tips for the best scenic roads to travel on and sites to see. The main road is the 1-10 but we want the trip to be as scenic as possible and this is where we fall short on our knowledge of the roads.
opinions on our trip are greatly appreciated