My 3 friends and I are planning on traveling from Greensboro, NC north to NYC, from NYC we are going to Toronto, Canada then from Toronto to Chicago. We will then follow highway 90 (stopping along many national parks) until we reach Seattle. While in Seattle we would like to spend atleast a day in Vancouver, Canada. After exploring the Northwest we are going south and ride along the scenic Pacific coast until we reach Los Angeles. From LA we want to then go to Las Vegas. From Las Vegas were going to get on I-40E and head back to NC but on the way back we want to make many stops in New Mexico, Texas, and Tennessee.
I know it sounds like a lot for a bunch of teenagers but im prepared for the challenge. Our itinerary is still pretty much up in the air but we'd like to visit the cities I mentioned above. Safety is our primary concern as we would rather camp out than go to cheap motels (Although it will be necessary sometimes). We'd also like to buy our own groceries rather than eat out. We have almost 2 months to complete this journey so we don't have to worry about putting in long miles every day or driving fast. In all I did the math and we will probably end up putting in about 6000-7000 miles throughout the trip.
Our choice of vehicles are a 2002 Honda Accord with about 115000 miles already on it and a slightly newer Honda CR-V with about 80,000 miles on it.
Both vehicles have advantages and disadvantages and were still unsure about which one to choose. Also money is a slight issue, we still don't know exactly how much we'll need for food or souvenirs. We estimate 1000 dollars for each person should be enough but its still a very unclear subject. I calculated gas costs for the Honda Accord and it will be $700-1000 for the whole trip and we are going to split the cost for this.
If you could maybe suggest some places to go on the way or add in some suggestions about costs that would be very helpful. Thanks in advance!