Hey guys, first post here!
My buddy and I bought tickets for EDC in Las Vegas and have decided to take a once in a lifetime road trip before work starts.
We're leaving from NYC and plan to hit Indianapolis to visit a friend, Denver to visit family, and then head on out to Las Vegas through Utah. From Las Vegas we are going to So Cal and on up to San Francisco where we will then turn back towards the east coast through Chicago. We have friends in LA, SF, and Pasadena.
We need some ideas on the homeward bound portion especially since we have no place between SF and Chicago to stop.
I have flown to California and Arizona when I was a kid but do not know what attractions I should hit along the way in a car. I'm an hobbyist photographer and plan on time-lapsing the entire trip as well as including some sights along the way.
The trip is very open in the sense that we have no real deadlines other than the concert the weekend of June 8th; however, we don't want to stray too far off course due to the length and time frame that we're doing this in - 3 weeks.
FWIW, I'm very used to 10-12 hour driving days as I have made the Chicago-NYC trip multiple times.
Here is a skeleton I have laid out.
New York, NY to New York, NY - Google Maps
My buddy wants to stop in Arches NP in Utah. The stop in Denver is to see family and the stops in California, Indy, and Chicago are to see friends. While stopped at those locations the "hosts" will most likely plan out our days. We'll be in Vegas for the 3-day festival and want to buffer in a day at the end for recovery.
Between those locations we really don't know whats out there.
I'd like stops between San Francisco and Salt Lake, and maybe one or two between Salt Lake and Chicago.
We'll rip it between the other locations.
We'll probably end up allotting 3 weeks for this when all is said and done.
Thanks in advance for any tips, advice, and locations.