Hi everyone. I'm traveling with 2 other women in 2 weeks from NY to San Francisco. We have a definite stopover in Urbana, IL to stay with friends and then the trip is open. We are definitely going to Santa Fe, NM, Winslow AZ, obviously to stand on a corner, the Grand Canyon, LA and then the Pacific Coast HWY north to San Francisco.
Our big question is whether we should change our route a bit to go to Denver, CO and then Zion, UT. We have 9-10 full days of travel ahead of us and are anxious to figure out where we're going.
A few questions- should we try and book hotel rooms in advance? Or is it better to be really flexible and show up and find rooms? Should we avoid camping because of the heat in August, or stay in motels/ hostels along the way?
Our plan is to fly through the eastern part of the country and really enjoy New Mexico, AZ and Cali. But are we missing anything major in MO and OK?
Thanks so much for your help!