This site has been a great find as my friends and I plan our post graduation trip around the country. I would really appreciate any input from experienced members of the forum. The budget is very flexible as I think that we will receive funding from our family/friends in the form of graduation gifts (AKA Money). There would be 3 drivers in an Audi A6. I figured with 3 drivers that there would be a few days or nights that we could take out 16-17 hours of driving given we rotated in shifts. We have the following destinations in mind:
Chicago - One of our good friends lives here and would love to catch a Sox game (Spend 2 Nights)
Yellowstone and Jackson Hole - Was too young to appreciate Yellowstone last time I visited
San Francisco - Stay with another good friend and checkout Alcatraz/SF Giants games (Spend 2 Nights)
Los Angeles/Orange County - Uncle lives in the area and love the weather (Spend 2 nights)
Las Vegas - Always a good time (Spend 2 nights)
Nashville - Potentially spend 2 or 3 nights here for CMT Fest
I know there is so much that goes into planning these trips and a lot that I am probably not thinking about. I just wanted to get a rough estimate on how long this trip would take to complete? This is a much needed detour from the normal hustle and bustle of the east coast, especially considering I'm going to be chained to my desk at an investment bank starting July 8th. We graduate May 16th and would consider leaving on the 17th or 18th. I would ideally like to be back to Villanova June 17th/18th, but would consider extending it if it meant a more enjoyable experience.
There are probably some hidden gems in between these mostly large cities that I would love to hear about and incorporate into my trip, so feel free to suggest places. I appreciate the input and look forward to making this trip happen with all of your help!