Back when I was able to do longer trips, I had a basic idea of what I wanted to see, and where to go, but no set timeline or route.
Like doing Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, or Florida, or a round the US trip.
I moved through the area's I did not like, and spent more time in nicer spots.
I always camped, so I tried to find something to get to in the afternoon.
Things did not always work out, and I remember LONG rides, like 24 hours or longer on the bike. It was so great being young and having a bike....
I really dislike having a time table. I am not fond of riding with someone else, I want to keep going or stop when I want, go where I want, and stay where I want.
But if I had x number of days off, had to be someplace at some point in time, I do not see being on a bike any different from being in a car, just more fun.
Maybe not these days though, what with all the traffic jams.
Traffic jams on a bike sucks.