My girlfriend and I are planning a road trip this summer to celebrate us graduating college. This will be our first cross country trip/camping and I figured this would be the best place to begin and ask questions.
We are planning for this trip to be around two weeks but I'm not sure that everything will be doable in that time. We would start off in Columbia SC and head to Nashville to stay the night with a friend, not doing any sight seeing just staying the night. Then head to Kansas City to stay the night, stopping in St Louis during the day. From Kansas City is where things get less clear. We will be mostly camping but might stay the night in Denver for the first night. We want to see all the national parks in Colorado and Utah (Rocky Mountain, Zion, Canyonlands, Moab, Bryce Canyon, Mesa Verde, and Arches as well as other parks that we haven't figured out yet).
On the way back we want to see the Grand Canyon before staying a night or two with family in El Paso, then going to Big Bend, possibly camping, staying the night in Austin TX, staying the night with family in Louisiana, and then heading back to Columbia.
During the trip we also want to go to a lot of breweries and see other quirky attractions but my big question is would all this be able to be done in two weeks or would be have to condense what we want to do. Also with this being our very first road trip I would love some pointers, suggestions on what to see while out west, what to bring, things to leave home, etc.