There are a lot of good apps out there for planning camping trips and routes. There are even few that allow for effective point-to-point budgeting.
But, I have found that I prefer a straightforward method for planning our routes, mileage, camp rates, campsite amenities, and overall budget for our cross-country trips. It has always been easier to see the plan before moving it to any other app.
In 2017, we took our first dream trip from Texas to the Western states. It was a camping trip of 26 days, with 11 campsite setups along the way.
The trip could be completed in a shorter time. But, we found the trip about right with 2-3 days in most spots. That was enough time to drive, enjoy a day seeing the sights, and enjoy a day hanging out at camp. Check out the complete route, sights, and camp locations below.