I'm new to this forum, but I've found it very helpful so far. It's got me very excited about my future adventure. I'm hoping that you can give me a few suggestions for my road trip. Myself and my friend are going on a road trip in February, We're two girls aged 25. I've travelled and backpacked before but this was across Europe and by train, so road tripping is new to both of us. I and my friend are leaving New York in the second week of February and we're travelling across country and must be in L.A by the 7th of April. A brief idea of the states we're hoping to see are, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California.
We've broken our trip into three sections. The first is New York to New Orleans (20days), second is New Orleans to Albuquerque (10 days) and the third is Albuquerque to L.A. (22 days)
At the moment I'm working on planning the first section on the East Coast. So we have twenty days from when we leave New York till we get to New Orleans. We're planning on staying in Philadelphia and Washington D.C; we also want to see Nashville and Memphis.
I'm concerned about the weather at this time of year, I would love to see the mountains and take in allot a scenery. So where do you think is best to see, we've got exactly 15 days to travel between Washington D.C and New Orleans. We're quite adventurous and have no problems with camping (Weather permitting). We're also willing to stray from our plan as the only fixed dates we have are when we must arrive in New Orleans!!!
We've budgeted $6000 dollars each for the whole trip, this is including car rental, gas, food and accommodation and everything else! (Taking into account that we have free accommodation in some places and no car rental fee from New Orleans to Albuquerque). Is this a realistic budget, I'm use to budgeting for travelling but as I said Road Tripping is all new to me, so I'm unaware of extra costs that are involved!
If hope you can help me out with a few suggestions and input, I'd appreciate it so much.
Thanks a million!!! :)