Realistic timetable (Western states)
My husband and I have two weeks in which to travel this summer. We desperately need to get out of Omaha for a break. We are relatively young and have never seen anything west of Colorado, and so we're thinking of taking a really fast looping trip around the western states.
Our main motives are:
* See friends (in Seattle, SF, Great Falls and Vegas)
* See the ocean
* Have some good food
* Figure out what places we really think are cool
* Take/make some awesome photographs
According to the Rand McNally road trip plan we sketched out real quick, we'd have six legs to our trip. Omaha to Great Falls; to Seattle; to San Francisco; to Vegas; to relatives in Colorado (for sleeping); to Omaha.
We'd only want to spend more than a day in Seattle and Vegas--we're very close with our friends in those places.
Is this doable? We're fully prepared to have our nervous breakdowns at the end.
Also, any tips or recommendations for the trip?
It is possible to drive that much distance in two weeks, but it will be at a blur-speed. Personally, I prefer to mosey and have the flexibility to check out places I have never been. To cover that much ground in the alloted time, you will need to stick to the interstates and put the hammer down.