I'm moving from San Francisco to Connecticut in August. I have a: week to do the trip, a prius, a husband and a dog.
I would LOVE some suggestions of places to go, things to see, places to stay/camp, places to eat, etc.
Our general itinerary is:
Day 1- SF to Sedona, AZ (12 hours). Overnight in Sedona.
Day 2- Sedona down to the 10 in Phoenix (stop at Oak Creek Canyon), then to Deming (camp in city of rocks or spend the night in T or C). See Hatch along the way. Drive time: 8.5 hours.
Day 3- Leave NM, see White Sands on the way out. See funny TX stuff along the way, spend the night in Austin. Drive Time: 10 hours.
Day 4- Austin to NO. Try to do a nice, natural activity along the way, like South Llano river or something. Or enjoy Cajun country along the way. Drive Time: 8.5 hours. Whoop it up in New Orleans.
Day 5- NO to somewhere along the Natchez Trace Pkwy (tbd). Drive time: ?
Day 6- Natchez Pkwy to Lexington KY (Shaker Village or whatever cool hillbilly town in KY we choose). Drive time: 9.5 hours. Drive through Smokey Mntns.
Day 7- Lexington KY to Westbrook, CT. Final push. Drive time: 13 hours.