I am planning on driving cross country next year. I figured I would start looking for suggestions early. I will have 24 days available for this road trip. I was planning on the 24 days to either start or end on Memorial Day.
I will be leaving from CT
I was thinking 8 days to the west coast 8 days on the west coast and 8 days back.
I will probably stick to Interstates. On the West coast I want to stick with the PCH from North to South
Going west what would be a better choice I80 or I90? I really have no preference on how far North the trip takes or doesnt take me. Im ok with Starting in Seattle Portland or San Fran when Im on the West coast. Do both I80 and I90 go through the Rockies? And if so which one has the best views?
Also what would be some suggestions for sights to see off of both I80 and I90. I wouldnt mind side trips of up to 50 miles off the highway.
On the return trip I was thinking either I70 or I40. I am leaning more towards 70 as I may want to take a side trip to Salt lake City. Again what would be some sights to see off of both 70 and 40?
I will be driving a pick-up truck and am planning on staying at motels (would stick with the chains)on the drive. On the West coast I was thinking of renting a camper that would fit on top of the bed of my truck. I have been looking around on line and have seen some really comfortable ones. I plan on just driving along the coast on PCH and stopping at RV parks along the way at night.
My 8/8/8 plan is not fixed in stone and I would appreciate any suggestions people may have
Thanks in advance for any thoughts, comments :)