Hello, great community you have here. My best friend and I have begun planning a possible August trip from Chicago to Los Angeles, with a bunch of stops in between. Right now the locations we've picked at tentative, I'm going to pick a few travel books from my public library, then we'll narrow down the spots we want to visit.
So far Chicago>Mt. Rushmore>Yellowstone>Seattle>San Francisco>LA>Vegas>Bonneville Salt Flats>Salt Lake City>Denver>Chicago
I know that's way too much to visit in the time we have (2 weeks). I think we might get rid of Seattle, it should save us at least three days. We might go directly to Salt Lake City from Yellowstone, then through Yosemite. The only problem is we really want to drive down Hwy. 1, and skipping Seattle might complicate things.
I know we want to sleep in LA and San Francisco at least 2 days, Las Vegas should be around 36 hours. I want to plan the trip were we would drive approx. 800 miles and then relax and sight see. The only problems with that plan are the drives between Chicago and Mt. Rushmore, it's 13 hours, and I can't seem to find something particularly interesting in between. Obviously the trip back is also lacking points of interest. If you guys can mention some great places to visit, that would be great.
We're going to drive in my 09 Lancer, it gets around 30MPG on the highway, so gas shouldn't be too bad. We want to camp at least a few nights, since the mote/hotel bills would start piling up. I was thinking $1000/person should be enough. We'll mostly eat food purchased from supermarkets, and kept in a cooler, so food shouldn't be too costly.
Are 14 days not enough?