My friend and I are planning our first road trip in late spring this year before he deploys for duty. We living in NJ, and are planning to fly out to Washington to begin, then make our way down from there. This is a rough itinerary:
Day 1: Fly out to Hoquiam; Visit Aberdeen
Day 2: Drive to Seattle (or get there late night, day 1); Sightseeing
Day 3: Sightseeing half the day, drive to Glacier National Park the other half.
Day 4: Glacier National Park
Day 5: Drive to Yellow stone
Day 6: Yellowstone
Day 7: Drive to Grand Canyon
Day 8: Grand Canyon
Day 9: Drive to Vegas
Day 10: Vegas
Day 11: Vegas
Day 12: Leave from Vegas
Now, we can stretch the trip by another 2-3 days, I was just wondering if there were any other suggestions people had for stops along the way or any tips for a first time road tripper. FYI, we'd be renting a car obviously, and possibly camping over night at Glacier, rather than finding a hotel or Airbnb in the area, as we only have about $2,000 each to spend.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts!