What are some general resources/steps for rounding out a trip plan. Consider a basic plan such as... "I'm going to ride to the grand canyon". A basic plan would be point A to point B, X distance, X time, X gas, X money spent. What are some general steps to round out a trip.
An ideal trip would occur in livable weather with an interesting route. An amount of non-riding time would be committed to exploring and visiting certain attractions around an area with appropriate reservations made. Any general tips/resources for rounding off a plan?