Hey all. I'm planning a summer roadtrip with a few friends after graduation, and we really want to see as much as we can. The tentative time frame is 20 days, from June 4th thru the 24th, and my major concern is whether or not the trip sounds feasible.
We want to make stops in Chicago, Omaha, Wyoming, and possibly Salt Lake City before reaching San Francisco. Then we want to travel down to San Diego and relax in California for at least a full day. Then we want to visit WhiteSands in New Mexico, and then possibly stay in El Paso (a friend has family there, not essential to the trip). Then we would like to stop by Webster Grove, MO (southeast-ish) to visit a friend (perhaps spend the night) and then try to make it to Manchester, TN for Bonnaroo Fest on the 17th. After that I'm not really worried; planning on stopping briefly in Philadelphia and then spending the night in NYC before heading home.
Thoughts? Overly ambitious? I could reschedule the trip to July-August where we have more time, but ideally I would like to go right after graduation. Like I said, we could skip Salt Lake City and El Paso. Could we be able to meet all these goals and still travel comfortably (as in not 12 hours a day, probably 8)?
Here is a rough schedule.
June 4th: Leave Boston, head as close to Chicago as possible (probably Ohio)..
June 5th: Reach Chicago pretty early (noonish?) so we can spend the day there. Either stay there or hit the road and camp out somewhere.
June 6th: Drive to Omaha, if early we can drive on or spend the night in the city.
June 7th: Drive as far west as possible. Enjoy Wyoming plains. Camp.
June 8th: Drive to Salt Lake City, enjoy a few hours of rest, and move on. Sleep somewhere.
June 9th: Hopefully we can reach San Francisco by now?
June 10th: Drive down through Los Angeles and hopefully reach San Diego (is this possible via the Pacific Coast Highway?)
June 11th: rest.
June 12th: Head to White Sands in NM. (or maybe instead, El Paso)
June 13th-14th: Day in White Sands. At night, head to Southern Missouri.
June 15th: Spend the day in Missouri with friends. Continue to TN. Stay in KY or something.
June 16th: Arrive in Manchester. Sleep.
June 17th: Bonnaroo.
June 19th: Start trekking up North. Stay in Virginia or so.
June 21th: Check out Philadelphia. Rest.
June 22nd: NYC. More recovery.
June 24th: Head home to Boston!
Any advice/pointers appreciated!!! I want this trip to be epic!!