My fiancee and I are planning our honeymoon for summer next year (a bit early I know!) and we have always wanted to cross the Atlantic and visit America, so, we're having a 'whistlestop' tour to celebrate our wedding.
Our rough itinerary is:
Day 1 : Fly to New York
Day 2 – 4 : Sightseeing in New York
Day 5: Amtrak to Buffalo
Day 6: Day trip to Niagara Falls
Day 7: Amtrak train Buffalo to Chicago
Day 7 – 8: Sightseeing in Chicago
Day 9: Amtrak Chicago to St Louis
Day 10: Sightseeing in St Louis
Day 11: Amtrak St Louis to Kansas City
Day 12 – 13: Sightseeing in Kansas City
Day 14: Amtrak Kansas City to Vegas
Day 15 – 16: Vegas!
Day 17: Amtrak Vegas to Flagstaff
Day 18: Day trip to Grand Canyon
Day 19: Amtrak Flagstaff to LA
Day 20 – 22: Sightseeing in LA
Day 23: Fly home
As you can see we are using Amtrak and where possible, taking advantage of sleeper trains. What can we expect from these? Are they comfortable?
Also just after a hints and ideas for what we can do in Kansas City whilst there. I'm a bit of a history/cultural fan, a sports fan and we both enjoy eating and drinking! We obvioulsy have our 'Rough Guide' but any personal recommendations would be great, as would any hotel recommendations.
Happy New Year!