Part I of the trip: see the United States National Parks.
It might be no surprise to you that planning a month long cross-country trip is no joke. You’ll be quick to find that drawing a seemingly small line across Utah equates to about 8 hours of driving.
We started with a huge list of places where we wanted to go. The Grand Canyon, Yosemite; just type “National Parks” into Pinterest and every beautifully pictured landscape practically wound up on our list.
It was a fast realization that it was simply impractical to visit every single National Park in the country in only 5 short weeks.
- The Rockies
- Bryce Canyon
- San Francisco*
- Portland & surrounding area*
- Grand Teton*
- Mount Rushmore
- Connecticut for our dog, Hailey (our sweet pup staying with her grandparents)
Note: * indicates an area we’ll be staying in for more than a quick stop. I know, not much. No one said traveling the country in 5 weeks was easy.