i'm moving into san francisco on june 7, and i've been debating whether i should ship my car (a 2003 honda accord) over and fly or if i should attempt the cross-country jaunt. either way, my two parents are also coming along. none of us have ever attempted such a feat.
the basic plan is to go on i-40 and then head north on i-5. no one destination (besides san francisco) en route is indispensable, but we would like to see the grand canyon and some historic new mexico if possible.
day 1 - knoxville to little rock
day 2 - little rock to amarillo
day 3 - amarillo to albuquerque
day 4 - hang out in nm?
day 5 - amarillo to flagstaff (or maybe somewhere closer to grand canyon? never been out this way)
day 6 - hang out at the grand canyon? i don't know anything about north rim/south rim so any words of wisdom regarding the grand canyon and lodging, etc. would be awesome.
day 7 - flagstaff to bakersfield
day 8 - to sf
there isn't much sightseeing involved here, mostly because i don't know much about this area. i think we could devote possibly 10 days to this trip, so a few more destinations would be fine.
any help is much appreciated!