So myself and two friends are planning to do a roadtrip across America next year. We're currently saving, but want to plan as much as possible now to get it out of they way to avoid rushing anything. Just to point out, we're all from the UK, and by next year all 21 and I believe then eligible to rent a car and drive in the US?
So far, we've planned not a lot, which is why we need some help. We want to go visit all the major places in the US (well, not all of them, but as much as possible). Stuff like the statue of liberty, the white house, grand canyon, golden gate bridge etc, but apart from the major sites like this, we don't know much about the US. The places we want to go for certain are NYC, Washington DC, Florida (orlando, miami), Nevada (vegas) and Cali. Other than that, we don't know. We want to experience different cultures, see sexy scenery and attractions (there isn't much of this in the UK!) and also and most importantly, have a fun time. Any suggestions are welcome.
Also, we plan to save about £2400 each, so £7200 all together which as of today roughly translates to $11,000. We plan to do the trip in a month. We've tried to calculate everything, but turned out we were way off after I found this site and looked around. Would it be cheaper to rent an RV which has a shower, kitchen, beds etc all included or rent a car and camp? We're clueless regarding an RV. Will it use more fuel than a car? How many times will we need to fill up the water tank to shower? We plan to go camping in the summer together to see if we can get on with it, I'm positive we will though, we're pretty hard young men haha. Although we defo want to shower every night. What about costs of food. We're planning to just go for a simple breakfast (cereal with milk) lunch (sandwiches) and a hot dinner. We are going to buy a grill thing to cook our hot dinner. How much money should we set aside of food and drink? I'm sure there's something I've missed but I can't seem to think! Oh my!
Basically what I want to know is, is it possible to do an East to West roadtrip on $11,000 in a month with 3 people and obviously we don't just wanna drive eat and sleep, we'd like to visit attractions and stuff so will there be money left to have a good time?