I plan on driving from Houston to Seattle in 13 days and would like to stop at places (especially national parks) to visit. (This is a one way trip by the way) I will be driving with my gf so it won't be just me driving...but just the two of us.
I have already planned this out on Google maps. The dilemma I'm facing is not sure which route to take. Google Maps defaults the driving from Houston to go through Denver, CO -> Salt Lake City, UT and then Seattle, WA. But from what I heard those are quite mountainous routes and are tough to drive in.
The other option would be to go through New Mexico, Arizona and drive up the Californian coast up into Oregon and Seattle. I believe that drive is a bit longer but offers more places to sitesee.
I also have another ambitious route which is to go through Arizona but then into Denver, CO and then drive back down to Las Vegas, NV and then go up the Californian coast. (This route takes 2 days and 13 hours on Google Maps)
So do you think my ambitious route is doable? Also, I have so many places I want to see:
Here's the list:
Roswell, New Mexico
Natural Bridges National Monument, UT
Grand Canyon, NV
Napa Valley, CA
Redwood National Park, CA
Crater Lake, OR
Has anyone done this before or I'm just being way over my head! Thanks for the help again.