A few friends and I are planning a cross-country trip this summer. We live in Ohio, and we have a route planned that leads us to the west coast and back. According to Google Maps, this is about 6100 miles. We were thinking of allotting three weeks for this trip, which would be an average of 290 miles per day, although we plan to do closer to 400-500 miles per day for the bulk of the trip so that we can spend more time at our various destinations.
According to Google, this would be about 96 hours of driving. I know Google always underestimates, so what would be a more reasonable number for hours spent on the road?
Also, we plan to camp out most nights instead of paying for hotel rooms. Any advice on how to locate good campsites?
I've never planned a road trip before, so I'm glad to have discovered this website.