I will be relocating from Connecticut to Arizona in 9 days. During this time I will be taking a few months off of work to see the country. Over the last few weeks I have been researching and planning my trip.
I plan to keep off the intestates as much as possible. I will be traveling down the east coast to fayetteville NC. I will spend 4 days with friends there. Then I will travel down to the Florida Keys. Then back to New Orleans. Then up the Mississippi River to Chicago where I will spend a couple of days with friends. Then I will travel to Seattle. I plan on stopping at Yellowstone and Glacier national park on the way. Then off to portland will I will spend some times with friends. Then to San Diego to spend some time with friends.
I will then travel to Las Vegas and spend some time in death valley. Then I will bounce back and forth from Tucson to Salt Lake City where I have several interviews lined up.
Anyways..... Any recommendations on things I just have to see, roads I just have to take. Will it be too late in the year for Glacier or yellowstone, I will be there late october.
I will be driving an '07 Subaru Impreza with 4 wheel drive. I will have $8,000-$10,000 to spend without dipping into reserves. Is my best bet spending a lot of time camping, or can I find some cheap motels in-between the cities.
What is a reasonable time frame to do this kind of trip? Is 3 months way too much or not enough. When I have taken trips to Florida in the past a few days was more then enough to get where I was going, I find it hard to believe I can spend 3 months on the road.
Anyone ever do a trip like this alone and in a car before that can give me some tips. I imagine it will be a tad bit stressful without an RV.
Thanks for the help!
PS: I love the desert and I want to spend as much time seeing it as possible