This is my first post on the forum and after reading through a few posts I can see this is a pretty active community of travelers, I sure hope to contribute where I can and maybe get some help along the way.
As the title of my post suggests, I am looking into planning a road trip from Tallahassee (north) Florida, to Las Vegas Nevada. Time of year would likely be early September and duration would be 7 driving days.
I have done a little research and realize this is around 2100 miles in its most direct route. This would likely be a 1 way trip; renting a vehicle and then flying back to Florida from Vegas on Sunday. I will be with one other person, and the goal of our trip would be to camp or stay at hostels and other cheap lodging along the way, enjoying sites along the route, with an emphasis on outdoor scenary and the Grand Canyon. A very ROUGH itinerary would look something like this:
Sat Sept 1 Tallahassee to New Orleans
Sun Sept 2 New Orleans to East Texas area (suggestions?)
Mon Sept 3 East Texas to North Texas (Amarillo area?)
Tues Sept 4 North Texas to Albuquerque (or Santa Fe?)
Wed Sept 5 Albuquerque to Grand Canyon
Thurs Sept 6 Grand Canyon to Las Vegas
Fri Sept 7 Las Vegas
Sat Sept 8 Las Vegas
Sun Sept 9 Fly Home
Am I biting off more than I can chew? Is this too much time on the road, and not enough time enjoying sites? Just looking for any feedback- I am an experienced driver with a good record, but farthest I have ventured so far is Florida to West Virginia.
(Also-Anyone ever rent a vehicle for a trip like this? Whats the good, bad and the ugly?)