Hi there everyone, a few pointers and words of advice would be gratefully received with regards to a proposed trip for May / June next year.
Three guys (27,25,24) are looking to drive the route Chicago to LA in approx two weeks (room for change).
The opening plan so far...
Fly in to Chicago, spend two nights there before collecting our hire car and setting out on the road.
Spend 14 nights on the road following the route and making detours along the way with the biggest detour being Las Vegas. We wish to spend a night here.
We plan to make Las Vegas to LA our last leg of driving and hope to achieve this in a day (i'm sure that can be done).
I've estimated the following budget for the entire trip as follows...
Flights - £1500
Chicago and LA hotels - £300
Car Hire - £850
Fuel - £300
Motel / Camping - £600
Food Kitty - £500
Roughly $8250 ($2750 per person)
As previously mentioned this is our opening plan and we've estimated conservatively (in our opinion) therefore, any tips to reduce budget would be grateful.
Also, is 14 nights sufficient time to drive the route comfortably?
Thank you all in advance of your replies!