Thanks for this forum – reading through the posts has been super helpful.
My sister and I are roadtripping from Connecticut to Tahoe City California next week. It’s our first roadtrip, so we wanted to run our route by an expert to see if its realistic.
We’re hoping to:
See some or all of the Blue Ridge Pkwy/swing by Smoky Mountain N.P.
Stop in Memphis and Vegas for the night
See the Grand Canyon
Ideally we'd like to get the trip done in 7 days, but it seemed too tight so its 8 right now...
Question: We'd like to do the Blue Ridge Pkwy, but we're not sure how much time to plan for it. As of now, because we want to keep this trip in the 7-8 day range max, we decided not to take it from the beginning but instead pick it up near Roanoke, take it to Asheville and then leave it there to head up to Knoxville. Any advice about this or other possibilities to work it in and not add another day?
Day 1: CT to Roanoke VA
Day 2: Asheville, SMNP, Knoxville
Day 3: Memphis
Day 4: Oklahoma City
Day 5: Albuquerque
Day 6: Grand Canyon
Day 7: Las Vegas
Day 8: Tahoe City!!!
Thank you in advance for any feedback or advice you can provide!