I just discovered this site, as I am planning my first road trip from California to Maryland in mid-August. It sounds like it will most likely take approximately 5 days without stopping. However, I would like to take small stops along the way for interesting sites, eateries, etc. From past experience/knowledge, would the 5 days be adequate enough for taking small breaks along the way? I was planning on taking the middle route, hitting Utah and Colorado, as I heard the weather during this time of year is too hot to be driving in? I would really appreciate it if anyone had any suggestions, recommendations?? THANKS!!