My son and his friends are trying to plan a cross country road trip for this summer after they graduate high school. Any feedback on the itinerary will be very much appreciated!
Basic parameters -
Starting in Philly area
Farthest point is Las Vegas
Camping as much as possible, weather permitting (all are 18, can they get hotel rooms if they need to?)
Trying to spend a maximum of $100/person/day, will be either 3 or 4 boys
Trying not to drive more than about 6 hours a day (obviously will vary)
Here is what we came up with on Google maps. How long would this loop take? The destinations with asterisks are the ones they definitely want to go to, the others are ones that looked like they were in good places to break up the trip.
Sandusky, OH (Cedar Point)
Minneapolis/Mall of America
*Arches National Park (or another similar park in Utah - suggestions?)
*Four Corners (one of the kids is set on this, I think it's kind of silly myself)
Amarillo, TX (Cadillac Ranch)
Houston (have family there)
*Tuscaloosa (one of them is a Bama student)
Total mileage is approximately 6200. Are there points on this trip that should be changed/eliminated? Points where they should spend more than one day? Any reason to do it in one direction vs. the other? They are somewhat flexible on time but really cannot exceed 3 weeks.
We really appreciate any guidance!!