I'll be doing a roadtrip from Chicago to the SF Bay Area, CA next summer and need some advice on planning out the itinerary. I just completed the reverse trip with a friend where we fished all the native trout species in Wyoming and Oregon before doing the final drives to Chicago.
The only issue with that trip was that once we finished fishing in WY, we had to do three days of 6-10 hour driving marathons to get to Chicago in time for our classes. Overall, we had about eight days total for the trip.
As such, I think my trip this upcoming summer should take about ten to fourteen days so as to avoid these marathons. While fun in a way to see how much distance we could cover, they were exhausting. What would you all suggest as a driving schedule that also allows for time to see a few sights along the way(i.e. the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, etc)?
I'll post an itinerary later once I research more and ask for your thoughts.
Thanks so much ! I really appreciate it.