First time poster... i am hoping for some worldly advice to help map out and advise on an impromptu trip I have decided to take on from the 1st Aug to 31st Aug. First time to the states and looking to keep it simple and enjoy the road with everything around it.
My starting point will be San Francisco, potentially head north into Washington the trek across to Wisconsin/Michigan, then south through the southern states then finish up in Miami. i approximate that it will be 5000 miles not including detours.
I would ideally like to only spend a max of 5-6 hrs per day driving, is this distance acceptable for a solo traveller within a 29 - 30 day travel period?
Does anyone recommend these parts of the US at that time of year? Or would alternate route be a wise choice (i.e. central or south routes from San fran. to Miami)? Are there any major weather concerns i should look out for in certain parts?
I am looking to steer clear of major cities (apart from start and end points) and focus on small & sleepy towns. Can anyone make any suggestions on towns or areas to visit in the top states?
Camping and fishing, are there permits or licences that are required to do these with the states? Also can anyone suggest any great areas within the above travel route to camp and fish?
Accommodation, i am not looking to pre-book any accommodation, as destinations will be on a whim and on a toss of a coin. Is accommodation easy enough to come across and is there an approx $ per night i would be looking at?
Mode of travel.... Car rental, does anyone recommend a type of car that would be ideal for a solo traveller and for that length of time.... Small, Convertible, SUV, luxury? Would i be better off looking a vehicles with high MPG’s or pumps are plentiful for a gas guzzler?
Travel off the beaten path in rental cars, do rental companies allow this?
If anyone has any another advice they would like to add to help me out that would be much appreciated?
Thanks in advance for everyone’s help