Hey all Im new here, joined because I will be embarking on my first real roadtrip soon. Well heres the plan: Me and two of my friends who are all 20/21 will be leaving in the begining of January and we have 13 or 14 days if we need the extra. We are starting from basically NYC, and since it will be winter we want to get as far south as possible and stay there for most of the trip. We plan on camping out as much as possible to cut costs, we will be bringing full camping gear, camping stove and propane heater(just in case), and will cook a decent share of our own food, again to cut costs a bit. Here is the out line for our intended route of traveling:
Day 1 NY to TN (Knoxville?) 700 miles 11 hours
Day 2 TN to LA (New Orleans) 600 miles 9 hours
Day 3 LA to NM (Roswell) This will be a long streight drive we will rest up in LA all day and leave late and drive streight taking turns with one person sleeping 1000 miles 16 hours
Day 4 Possibly still driving, Camping outside of Roswell
Day 5 NM to AZ (Grand Canyon) 575 miles 8 hours
Day 6 AZ to NV (Vegas with a short stop at the Hoover) 250 miles 4 hours
Day 7 Vegas to SoCal (Niland and the Salton Sea) 350 miles 5 hours
Day 8 Niland to San Fran (This would be an all day drive stopping in LA maybe for an hour or so) 600 miles 10+ hours with stops
Day 9 Stay in San Fran
Day 10 ?
Day 11 ?
Day 12 ?
Day 13 ?
Now how possible is all of this? I know some of the milage is long but we are young and and that says a lot. The drive to Roswell will be difficult but there really isnt much to see through there and we want to get to cali. We will rotate have two people awake in the front and one person sleeping in the back, and make a few quick stops.
What is a good alternate route back that would take us 4 to 5 days, and wont get us stuck in any snow (except right below and into NY)?
Anyone have any good reccomendations for campsites in the warmer areas? We were gonna stay in a cheap hotel in New Orleans, a nice one in Vegas, and a cheap one in San Fran. Any good places to camp in the other cities?
We have a bit of time to plan so this is just rough, all input is appreciated. Thanks.