Hi, My wife and me, are planning to visit USA with the kids (or at least a part of USA as it is a huge country) in 2011, and we started to write down the place we WANT to see . I'll leave a little idea of an " ideal tour " in our minds, we'll miss many many things, but we have to make choices, please tell us if it can be made in 3 weeks, in reasonably good conditions, driving, and taking a plane from one point to another if necessary. Here is the basical idea, without taking distances in consideration, for 3 weeks : Trip idea : Landing at : LA (visit) -> San Francisco (visit) -> Grand Canyon (visit) -> Taking off from Las Vegas -> Landing at New Orleans (visit) -> Miami (visit) -> New-York (visit), Washington (visit), Niagara falls from canadian side (visit). Trip over : tired. Required : My wife absolutly wants to visit the Grand Canyon. I absolutly want to visit New York. We both ABSOLUTLY want to go to Louisiana (Louisiana is our 1ST desired destination in USA to be honest). Optional : I fear it might be too much for 3 weeks, so IF NECESSARY, (but sadly ) we can remove Miami and fly from New Orleans to Washington. I realize it's a very big trip. The things i require your help with : - How long does it take to drive from there to there (ie, from New Orleans to Miami, and the to New York ? Can we take a train to go faster ?). - What would be an honest amount of time spent at different places ? (I mean, the aim is not to say " I was there " but without visiting anything) ie : Grand Canyon can be made in 1 day ? More ? Of course, i don't know much about USA, if you have better propositions, please do, or places we absolutly must visit ! Thanks !