My friend and i are planning a road trip for the summer after we graduate highschool in 2010. We are starting in san diego and were hoping to get all the way to portland maine and back.
We have about 7 different places to stay for free with relatives and friends along the way. Were thinking about making a B line to Atlanta Georgia then making our way up the coast to Philli, NYC, Boston, and eventually Portland. We will then turn around and stay fairly north, going through Columbus Ohio, Chicago, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Then we will head south to Salt Lake City and Las Vegas and finally returning home. First of all how long do you predict this will take? 2 weeks? 3 weeks?
Second do you know of any interesting scenic or entertaining places we could see along our route (mainly Alabama, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia because those seem to be dry for us with nothing so far).
Third, what do you feel the estimitated cost will be? We are willing to live cheap in motels, campgrounds, and even our of our car if we have to. Speaking of which, would random campgrounds be safe for us?
Lastly, we need a car. My car would not make it cross country and my friends is too small for all of our luggage and comfort. We know renting is out of the picture because you have to be 25 in california. We are willing to buy a cheap used car (under 1000) but we dont know if it would make it there and back or if its worth the price.
Thanks for your help and i hope to hear from as many of you as possible. =)