I just stumbled onto this forum the other day while researching how to plan my trip. Let me share some ideas and if anyone has done this, tell me if this is possible within my time constraints. I am Moving to Maui on September First - my flight is at 10:25 am, but first I have to drop off my car at the ship at 8:00 AM. So, this trip isn't by choice, but I figured why not see some sights along the way, who knows if I will ever be back here. I am going with a friend, and both the ship and flight are from Seattle, WA.
Ideally we would like to leave the 24, 25, 26th of August, and arrive in Seattle on the 31st night, or just go straight to the ship at 8:00 AM on 9/1.
I think we are going to be taking I-90 Most of the way, so here is what I have thought of so far. If you think I have enough time to do this, please let me know, and if you know of any other sites close to I-90 that I could have time for, that would be appreciated as well. Thanks!
Idea for my Itinerary:
8/25 (Don't know if I can make it to Chicago in one day, but I should be able to!)
Leave Boston 6-8 AM
Drive through Cleveland - Stop at rock and roll hall of fame
Drive to Chicago - Stay the night
Leave Chicago early, by 9 am
Drive to Milwaukee - Check out the city (not sure of sights)
Arrive in Keystone SD, Spend the night
Wake up 7 am
Explore Badlands and Mount Rushmore
By 11 AM be on the road to Yellowstone
Get to Yellowstone - Maybe Drive on to Montana
Stay somewhere between Yellowstone and Seattle
Get up early - Drive to Seattle.
So I don't know if that itinerary works, but if that all fit, I could have 3 more days to play around in between my dates, if there were more interesting things to do along the way, and some might not be realistic, like going straight from boston to chicago. If we have to stay places, we ideally would like to stay cheap $40 a night total (20 per person) or just sleep in our car.
Thanks for any help you can offer!