We are planning to travel Route 66 next summer 2009.
We are from the UK and are planning a 3 week road trip; flight from UK to Chicago and then drive from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Therefore we will be driving through the following states and plan to give ourselves the approx amount of days in each;
Illinois- 4 days
Missouri- 2 days
Texas- 3 days
New Mexico- 3 days
Arizona- 3 days
California- 4 days
We wont be booking any motels as we want the freedom to stop when we need to and in places which we may want to spend more time in. However we think we should book our accomodation for Chicago and Los Angeles?
Is there any places which we should definatley visit on this route?
We would like to see Grand Canyon and spend time in los Angeles. but for the rest of the journey we expect there to be many great places to see.
We have come up with the below budget-
flights from Uk-Chicago/ flights from Los Angeles-UK £1600
car hire (National seems to have the best prices) £1000
Total=£5,400 (approx $10,750)
Now the above has been a estimate price for accomodation and food- do you think this a reasonable budget or is there any area which do not seem right or which we may have missed- or even if this is too much!?
We really just want some reasurrance of our planning- this site has been very useful in helping us to come up with the above !
Emma & James.