This is my first time planning a significant road trip, and I was wondering if my itinerary may seem too daunting. This June, three of us are going to be traveling (all in our early 20's) -we'll be mostly camping/staying with friends along the way.
Also, we have never driven through this section of the country before, we are taking a 2004 Camry -any safety concerns? I keep having these fears if being stranded in the desert without gas. I'm not really accustomed to driving in remote locations I guess- contemplating getting a CB radio.
Overall we really want to see the national parks of the southwest and Colorado. I have a time constraint of 10 days and here is what I have planned. It is roughly 4000mi total, is this too much for the amount of time we have? We are basically taking the sounthern route from Columbus to the Grand Canyon, then up to Zion NP, and back onto I-70 through Denver back to Columbus.
1 Columbus OH to Springfield MO
2 Springfield MO to Amarillo TX
3 Amarillo TX to Albuquerque NM
4 Albuquerque NM to Grand Canyon AZ
5 Grand Canyon AZ
6 Grand Canyon AZ to Zion NP UT
7 Zion NP UT to Arches NP UT
8 Arches NP UT to Denver CO
9 Denver Co to Kansas City KS
10 Kansas City KS to Columbus OH