I'm a 23 year old Canadian military member planning on driving from Toronto, Ontario Canada to the Grand Canyon.
I'm likely to leave on the 23rd of December with my 32 year old cousin. We are both fit and enthusiastic drivers and this will be our first trip across multiple states. I am very familiar with Canadian winters, but have only driven through New York winters which are similar. I am looking for advice/timelines in regards to the length of time we could be looking at in arriving to the Grand Canyon… I personally have plenty of holidays, but my cousin is limited to 7 days and nights, is this trip realistic within that time frame?
We are both interested in stopping and taking picture in major areas of interest along the way.
I am hoping to get confirmation today from a good friend of mine (24yrs old/military) who is also very interested in the trip. We have agreed in taking turns driving, so we could avoid stopping in hotels/motels or even bringing along a tent if there are areas we’d be able to set up camp.
Any sort of advice would be great, we each have about $600 US for spending money, I know it’s not much but this is a sort of last minute adventure we all want to partake. Ideally I would like to get to the canyon asap and then take the roads scenic wise on the way back. Thank you for any suggestions you may have and any tips are greatly appreciated!
... Oh one last thing Of course if needed we all have credit cards as well, so our spending does have some playing room.