I'm planning on taking at least two weeks at the end of August to drive from Central Maryland to Northern California for school in Arcata. Problem: I know I want to take a central/southern route and then up the California coast, but have no clue of how to find specific destinations alongs the way or how often to stop.
I know I want to visit the Grand Canyon, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Sacramento in the days before I reach Arcata. Before these, I don't know. Any suggestions for seeing Middle America?