I am in the starting phases of planning a possible road trip for April to Vegas with a very small chance of going over to San Diego for a day or two. According to Google maps, I can do the trip three different routes, all of which would take around 30 hours give or take straight through. My hope is to do this in 2 1/2 days or so each way. I usually am good for 1000 miles a day with rest. The reason for this trip is more of a memorial trip for my father. We use to do this drive a couple times a year when I was young and he had always wanted to do again, well he passed away from cancer in 2012 and never had the chance, so its more for his memory. I have some memories of the drive, but thats been 15-20 years ago or more. I am wondering what to expect from those who have taken the drive or something similar. Curious what kind of budget I should have. Any must see and do along the routes? I more than likely would take the 70-44-40-93 route but its possible I would do 70 to 15 and take that in. Typically my road trips are from Columbus to Memphis, spend the night and return, thats due to child custody swaps, but I have driven as far as Dallas in a day. FWIW, I would be driving a 2016 Honda Civic, and know the basics to have it checked, oil changed, tires rotated and all of that before a trip. This would be a solo trip Thanks in advance for any and all responses. I may not reply quickly, but I will try to reply to everyone who replies here. Depending on budget as time gets near and what time I can get off work (already submitted) I am looking to take 12-14 days total round trip. Its possible I would have to cut it to 10. If I cant get enough time to do the drive, I will fly, gotta have my Vegas fun.