My girlfriend Natalie and myself are planning a road-trip to the Southwest this Summer from Woodstock, IL (the site of the movie "Groundhog Day" w/Bill Murray) to The Grand Canyon. We are going to either heath south and through Texas, making stops in Missouri (St. Louis) and Dallas, and also Austin, in TX. We would also like to stop in Tuscon while in AZ. On the way back, we plan on taking the faster route through Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, then Iowa. I was just wondering if I can get any advice on things to see along the way, an idea of fuel cost, how many days I should figure this will take (with rests at some of the major stops and also 2-3 days at the Grand Canyon), and any other advice this forum might have. We are planning it for sometime in June (10-30 are open days for us).
Thanks in advance,
New User "Travelin" Matt