I spent a few hours this week going through some of the very helpful posts on this board. It certainly helped me get a better idea of my proposed trip below. Anyways, I'm moving from SF to Chi. I'll only be moving with 6-8 boxes so I decided to rent a small SUV and do the trip via road. It's a perfect time for me to attempt a road-trip! Unfortunately, I am somewhat crunched for time. My current proposal is:
28-Jun San Fran to LV (via Death Valley?). No plans for stops, I just want to drive through the desert. Is this possible?
29-Jun LV to Bryce Canyon
30-Jun Stay in Bryce Canyon
1-Jul Drive to Denver
2-Jul Denver to: Omaha or Kansas City?
3-Jul Drive to Chicago
I have to be in Chicago by the night of the 3rd. I can leave no earlier than the 28th. This isn't leisurely, I have to get across. However, I do want to spend a day in Bryce Canyon and possibly get to see Death Valley.
Any thoughts? Alternate suggestions? I think Denver is the only stop I have to make to see a friend. I have a friend in LV as well so it'll be a nice stop but not needed. No interest in Yosemite since I've visited many times. Since I'll be making the trip alone, non-boring drives are generally appreciated as long as they don't add a high # of hours to the trip. Link to Google Maps here.