A friend and I are planning on doing a cross-country road trip from Boston to San Francisco in August (and fly back to Boston from San Fran). We're hoping to do the trip in 13 days. Can anyone offer advice on whether or not this is psosible? I have seen posts that say a coast-to-coast trip averages 5-6 days of straight driving, so I'm assuming 13 days should give us a semi-liesurely drive across the US (averaging 4-5 hours of driving a day), with the hope of doing a handful of small stops along the way and not rush through the scenery?
Is this realistic? Any advice of interesting/odd stops along the way? We're hoping to do more of a northern route through Wisconsin, S. Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Nevada. We'll plow through the eastern side until we reach Wisconsin (so maybe 8-10 hours driving for 2 days) as we've already seen much of that, and so we can spend more time taking in the sights out west.
Any reality-checks and/or unique day stop recommendations (funky diners, interesting biways, etc) would be greatly appreciated! We're flexible with the route, just not with the alloted time. Thanks!