Worried that I'm cramming too much into too short of a timeframe. My girlfriend and I have been planning a trip for the past 4 or 5 months and it's looking like this so far. We're trying to keep it under a month long.
July 27th leave connecticut for sandusky ohio, cedar point
July 28th go to cedar point all day
July 29th leave for chicago, we really only want to get a hotdog at hot dougs, so we're planning on grabbing that and then finding a decent campground enroute to Rocky Mtn National park.
Any suggestions for campgrounds between chicago and Rocky Mtn? and a suggestion for campsite at Rocky Mtn?
Leave Rocky Mtn August 2nd for Las Vegas, staying with a friend there for a few days, one day we're taking a day trip to either Bryce Canyon or Zion (suggestions on which to see if you had to only pick one?)
Leave Vegas Aug 7th for San Francisco, stay in san fran with a friend for 2-3 days
August 10th or 11th leave san fran for Big Sur, stay for 2 days.
August 12th or 13th drive to Carlsbad Caverns, stopping at a campground along the way (suggestions?) stay until the 17th.
August 18th leave for Austin, TX, stay for 2 days
leave the 21st for New Orleans, stay for 2 days
Leave New Orleans the 24th for Charleston SC, stay with family for a few days
head back up to Connecticut, possibly stopping in Annapolis MD to see more fam.
I feel like we're not allowing ourselves enough rest in between long drives.. we have a few 13+hour drives during this trip, and if we have to stop to rest along the way, that will add at least a few days to our total trip time..
any suggestions would be helpful and sorry for the disorganized approach.