We're graduating from college next June and want to do a cross-country roadtrip beginning in Davis, CA and ending up on the east coast, then driving home. We're thinking 4 people, one month, taking a southern route there and a northern route back, camping most of the time, staying with friends when we can, and occasionally motels. Sounds reasonable?
We need some ideas though! You can leave out any places in California because we have been there, done that. We would love ideas on national parks, small towns, big cities, festivals, other places of interest.
Also, do you think it is best to plan out the trip so we know where we are going each day/how far we are driving/where we are staying? Or just pick a few places we really want to go and add in places that sound good, planning as we go? We'd love advice from people who have done this a bunch of times!
E and K