I'm new around here, and to road trips too :)
I'm planning a ~50 days C2C road trip with my girlfriend.
We are both 21. We decided to purchase a car and then resell it at the end. We live overseas so I guess the insurance will be quite expensive? Our overall budget is between 7000$ to 9000$. We will manage do lodge most of the time for free (family friends and couch surfing).
We will begin from New York City (for about a week) and finish in Los Angeles.
The plan for now contains : (can't really say how many days at every spot, the short stays are noticed though)
I have a few questions which I hope you can help .NYC
White Mountain National Forest (1 day, returning to Boston)
Buffalo (1 night)
Niagara Falls (1 day)
Cincinnati (1-2 days)
Clarksdale (not final)
Oklahoma City/Wichita (1 night rest on the road to Denver)
Salt Lake City (not final)
Las Vegas (2-3 days)
Grand Canyon (1 day, returning to Vegas)
Sequoia national park (1 day)
- I want to buy a used car in Boston, what should I pay attention when buying one? How should I prepare the car for the ride? Does a 10-15 years old car will do the job? I'm planning to spend around 1500-2000$ including repair if needed for the car, and resell it afterwards for a few hundred bucks less. Am I dreaming ?
- I'd LOVE to hear from you guys some places along the road I never mentioned (National parks, attractions,nice cities, and anything to do with some nice music milestones) . I'm not that familiar with most of the places around there.
- Are 50 days enough time to be everywhere?
- I'd like hear if the southern part of the trip is good enough (Nashville to New Orleans). I don't really know what I'm missing and mostly picked the major cities around the area.
Thank you very much!