Planning a two week trip from LA to NY (moving for work, but will be in a honda accord, maybe with one other person). Been reading a lot here and came up with a semi itinerary and can use your guys' help to start narrowing it down.
Not committed to anything, but have to start somewhere.
Los angeles to Death Valley (~290 miles)
Death Valley to carlsbad, NM (~990 miles - split drive over 2+ days, maybe stop at petrified national forest??).
Carlsbad, NM to dallas, TX to new orleans, LA (again split this up).
New Orleans, LA to atlanta, GA to NY, NY
That's the basic route I was thinking. Figured death valley and carlsbad would be good. Since I am in carlsbad, NM, swing by TX and pick up a friend for rest of trip. Not sure how to split up time - do I drive 500 miles and then stay in a place a day or two, or drive 250ish miles and keep moving. I think that will depend on what's there along the way. Can people recommend specific stops and how much time to spend where on this route (and feel free to change route as you see fit).