I am Australian and plan to road trip in early March 2016 starting in Calgary, AB and then head across to Vancouver to see relatives then down the coast (Oregon, Seattle) zig zagging across Nevada/California because there is so much to see between there (hoping for Monument Valley, Death Valley, Vegas, Yosemite, San Fran, LA, San Diego etc). But I also don't want to miss Utah and Salt Lake City! Then go down and across the bottom states (Arizona, NM, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia etc up to New York and Maine then back across the top hopefully coming back up to Calgary via Montana. I imagine the middle states Idaho/Wyoming and Montana are similar landscapes to Alberta (mountains, lakes etc). But what are must sees and what are states I can miss? I will be on a budget of around 20-25G with a time limit of 6 months with the B2 Tourism Visa. I am a Canadian Citizen so thinking of buying a car/insurance in Calgary and driving it down. I'm struggling with trying to map out the states so I can see everything but there seems to be a lot of zig zagging/ back and forth going on. Am I being unrealistic trying to see everything in one go? I don't plan to do another American road trip in my time so trying to squeeze it all in!
Any advice/help/ideas/comments/criticisms welcome haha!