Hello! I have been reading for some time and decided to officially join! My boyfriend, our dog and I are heading on a cross country road trip next week. We are in the San Francisco East Bay and were going to venture to North Carolina and drop down to Florida and basically come back another route. We didn’t know if this seemed to be too much in about 34 days and would love any input!
San Francisco East Bay to Los Angeles (1 night at family's house).
-Grand Canyon-South Rim (1, maybe 2 nights?)
-Santa Fe, NM (2 nights)
-Amarillo, TX (1 night or might just push through if not recommended to be a good place?)
-Dallas, TX (1 night)- eh.
-Memphis, TN (1 night)
-Nashville, TN (2 nights)-super excited!
-Winston-Salem, NC (1 night at friend's house)
-Outer Banks, NC (2 nights)-suppose to see?
-Wilmington, NC (1 night..maybe? or might skip if not recommended?)
-Charleston, SC (1 night)
-Savannah, GA (2 nights)-excited to see!
-Miami, FL (2 nights)
-Florida keys (3-4 days in Key west and 2-3 days in Big Pine Key)-excited to relax on the beach!
-Miami, FL (1 night)
-Orlando, FL (maybe 1 night but might be too hot/humid in late july to see/enjoy Universal Orlando? if not, we'll keep on moving)
-Pensacola or Panama City or Tallahassee (1 night --(beach would be nice but Tallahassee would also be nice to break up the drive between Miami and New Orleans if we don’t go to Orlando?)
-New Orleans, LA (2 nights)-excited to be there!
-Austin, TX (2 nights)-excited to see!
-Las Cruces, NM (1 night-not sure where else to stay to break up the drive between Austin and Los Angeles?)-eh
-Phoenix, AZ (1 night- again to just break up the drive?)-eh
-LA (1 night at family's house)
-San Francisco Bay Area (home!)
Does it seem feasible? We are in our late 20s and up for a fun trip but it is our first road trip and not sure if this seems too much or a good amount? We have done whirlwind tours of Europe and are used to only 1 or 2 nights at a place and just pack as much as we can and basically to taste the city if we want to come back for more. But that is when we were driven around on a coach bus so I feel this will be quite different! Haha. We are excited to have a few days (preferably a week) to relax in the Florida keys (around Bahia honda state park and Key West) in the middle of the trip to catch our breath. I want us to have fun and enjoy it and am nervous I am biting off more than I can chew. haha.
If anyone has any suggestions if this is too much or just right, or suggestions for great activities, hotels, places to see at any or all of these stops-we would LOVE them! We have been knee-deep in travel guide books trying to plan but personal recommendations are the best! Thank you! :)