hey all me and a few other friends are planning on going on a mega road trip across america in the summer of 2010. we would start at detroit michigan and make a big circle.
im british, and so don't know exactly all the best sites in america to visit, but there are a number of american friends that i have who will definitely be coming with us.
So far these are the sites we've highlighted as places we'd go:
Detroit to Yellowstone Nation Park, before Mount Rushmore and then to Salt Lake City.
After that, we'd go to the west coast, keep going down to places such as LA, San Diego etc.
We'd then cut inside to Las Vegas, then Grand Canyon, and then drive way over to Dallas.
From there we'd go to New Orleans, and then to Florida and visit Miami and a theme park there.
After that we'd move upwards towards South Carolina, then D.C. then upwards to New York, staying there for probably 2 days. We'd then go upwards to Niagra Falls and cross Canadian border, before making way back to Detroit.
We'd have at least 4 drivers on this trip, with possible 7. Quite a few of them are willin to drive at night so we were thinking that we could take shifts and be driving while we're sleeping as well to keep the trip within a month. If we were driving practically all the time apart from when we were in a city visiting, do you think we could do this trip in a month?
The accomodation would be mostly free of charge, as we may have a motor home, and the remaining ones would sleep in tents and in the car, or at friend's houses. We'd be willing to cook most of the food ourselves as we'll have quite a few cooks and meals would be provide for us, though of course we would eat out say possibly 4 times a week.
There's a max of around 14 going on this trip, in which case we'd take numerous cars, and a min of 7. So, excluding accomodation costs, how much do you think it would cost in total?
I was hoping to keep to a budget of $3500, possibly $4000. Do you think that's reasonable?
And apart from the sights I've already mentioned, are there any other major must-see places that wouldnt veer us too far off course?
Thanks a lot for your help, Michael.