Me and my cousin are planning to to do a round-america trip in a couple of years. We are both from Italy and would fly into New York.
Basically we though we could get a rental car in NY, drive to DC then to detroit, chicago, milwaukee, minnealpolis, mount rushmore, yellowstone, denver, salt lake, reno, sacramento, san francisco, LA, Vegas, route 66 all the way to little rock then down to New Orelans, Talahasse and finally Miami.
I know it sounds crazy, but we would be able to put in around 3000 each (not including the tickets) and about two months of the summer.
Does anyone think it's feasable or is it just plain crazy?
My biggest concern is that in the month-and-a-half, two month time limit we would have to drive like crazy and not get to see much.
Also i'd be interested to know how much a rental car would cost for that kinda trip and if buying a car is possible and maybe cheaper.
I forgot to mention that we would be very frugal and willing to cut back on any luxuries and rough it out. camping, sleeping in the car and taking turns at the wheel would be regarded as possible solutions to avoid costly motels as much as possible.
The sense of this trip would be the adventure, although we have chosen a route which is full of things to see, we would probably spend very little time in the same place (from 1 to 2 days per location), the rest would be driving and making occasional stops at some original places.