I with my other 2 friends will be going for a road trip from Boston to LA and come back to Boston during the Labor day weekend. Our trip is for 10 days and will be renting a car from Enterprise. Details of the trip are here:-
Leave from Boston on Friday evening for Columbus, OH, get there by early morning and check that place out for some hours and move onto Indiana, IN and stay there for 2-3 hours. From Indiana to St. Loius, MO to Tulsa, OK to Albuquerque, NM. We will be spending 2-3 hours at each location. From there we move onto Grand Canyon, get there on Sunday morning by 5-6 am and hang out at canyon for 6-7 hours and move onto Vegas (12 hours). From Vegas leave for LA, stay for 36 hours. From LA-San Francisco-Salt Lake City-Denver, CO-Omaha-Des Moines- Chicago-Cleveland-Boston, come back after roughly 9 nights on Sept 7th to Boston. We may take a detour to Dallas, TX from Tulsa, OK but that depends on how much time we have.
Can we make this trip? We plan on continuously driving with 1 person sleeping in the back seat while the other 2 in the front. We will be camping some nights, which locations would be best to do that during this route?
I have rented a compact car for $270 inclusive of taxes for 10 days, is that reasonable?
Is this a good itinerary? Any better and scenic route I could take without much detour as time is less?
What other places should I must check out during this trip, I want to see the desert roads around canyon, vegas, arizona. I researched Death Valley and Mojavo National reserve and they look exciting places to explore, any info on this would be great!
Instead of Interstate highways, what are some historic and beautiful state highways I can take which take me through smaller towns and cities, for example Rte 66 around Arizona and Canyon is popular
Rough estimate of gas for 6700 miles is $1,100....is that a good estimate?