Hi my girlfriend and I are looking to travel Route 66 this summer. We are going to take a month and drive from Buffalo to LA on route 66, then take a tour of the norther states on the way home, hitting up Yellowstone National Park and Mount Rushmore. I have never done a big road trip like this before and I am looking for some budgeting help. So far here is what I have.
Subaru Impreza TS
300 miles per tank
22 tanks for entire trip @ $4.00 per gallon
$1408 fuel for trip
Food: Assuming I will be taking my charcoal grill with us, which means we will plan on cooking a majority of the time, we are planning on budgeting about $800 on food.
Lodging: This is where the biggest question comes in. We are looking at probably camping. We are really tight for money on the trip, so we hope this is where we can make up some of the cost. I have been looking into camp sites and they are around $20 per night. I was almost considering just staying in cheap motels along the way, figuring maybe $50 per night. Does that sound about right? Or am i really undershooting the price. I figured for lodging about $1,500
This would bring our total budge for the trip to around $4,000. What do you think about this. Any help would be appreciated.