We are 3 friends from knoxville TN and we're planning to do a roadtrip to Los Angeles this upcoming may.
So basically our road trip is as follow in the map
the whole trip will be between 5100 and 5600 miles.
In 15 days we're trying to visit many places and to make the cost as low as possible, so we are not renting a car since its very expensive (between 800 and 900 $) and we're taking my car instead (Kia rio 2002) so first of all what do you think about this kind of car for a long road trip; or is there another option that you guys know ?
for all expenses we calculated
Motel : 14 x 53 $ = 742 / 3 = 247 $
Food : 15 x 12 $ = 180 = 180 $
Gas : a max of 600$ / 3 = 200 $
Extra : = 250 $
Total: = 877 $
So an estimation of 900 $ for the whole trip per person, plus we're not sure to go to the motel every night, we can drive instead and take the motel every two nights...
tell me what you guys think, if there are some place in our way that you advice us to not miss or if there's any suggestion to make the trip more enjoyable and less costly, feel free to tell us !