Packaged tours are far more expensive than those that
one can organise oneself. And you won't have the freedom
to move at your pace but according to a schedule that rushes you through.
You can organise travel with the help of travel sites..also goes for
accomodation. As you are travelling in Summer(almost) and during
recession, i do not forsee challenges.
Please do it yourself..I promise it is going to be lot of fun.