Hi there, me and a few friends (all in our early twenties) are currently based in Vancouver, Canada for the year (we're all from the UK). This summer we're looking to hit the road on a memorable roadtrip- but at the same time we're on a very tight budget.
Anyway this is our proposed (very tentative) route: Seattle-Montana-Mt Rushmore-Milwaukee-Chicago-Nashville-Memphis-New Orleans-Austin-El Paso-Tucson-Grand Canyon-Las Vegas-Boise-Portland-Seattle. As you can see its a bit of an epic road trip-a huge loop of 6,425 miles in total, a total of 4 days 6 hrs straight of driving (google maps). We're planning to leave 27 days or so for the trip, and getting a monthly car rental as you get better value. We'll be camping most nights in tents, and a few nights in hostels in the big cities.
Well, anyway some question I was wondering: is this distance just too extreme? Of four of us I can't drive, so that leaves the driving load split between three- and one isn't so confident on the road. Is it just too much distance to cover in 27 days?
As for camping- how much is it to camp in a simple tent in most places? Does it vary place to place or is there a set rate?
I've figured gas would be about $175 each between four people in an economy car - sound right? Are there any hidden costs that might creep up on us. Want to spend no more than $1000 each, everything included.
Any advice/help would be appreciated- anyone else attempted such a distance?