I'm prepping for a road trip loop beginning mid-October. So far the plan is to hit several parks of the southwest: Grand Canyon and Big Bend definitely, maybe Arches, Bryce or Zion. And of course, hitting a few cities along the way: probably Atlanta, New Orleans, Austin, San Antonio, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, through San Diego. I'd like to go up the coast and hit Monterey, but that may be a bit far in terms of getting back.
My plan is to spend as many nights as possible car camping. I've got a good amount of camping experience, though usually not by myself. I wil bring a cooler for most meal options. Saving money is important, and I will be doing this on my own.
I am planning on being gone a month, but that's a lot to pack into a month for a roundtrip drive. Anyone on this forum have ideas as to what I'm going to be looking at time-wise or $-wise? Suggestions on how long to plan for a roundtrip drive like this, or how much to budget? I do plan on staying in hotels every so often....but campgrounds with showers are fine by me.