Hi. My friend and I (both females in their early twenties) are planning a 3 month trip for the summer of 2013 (gives us time to save). I was wondering if you could give us some advice on our route and how much cash we'd need etc...
We will fly from Glasgow, Scotland into Boston (the flights seems to be cheaper than to NY). The plan is to spend some time in Boston then travel down to New York > New Jersey (Atlantic City) > Philadelphia > DC all either by train or bus. We'd fly to Chicago then hire a car and drive Chicago > Memphis > New Orleans > Austin > Roswell > Santa Fe > Grand Canyon > Las Vegas > then we'll tour around California for a week or two
We both really want to go to Chicago but I realize it's pretty much out of our way. Would it be a mistake to miss it out? I've only included our must see destinations (although if we have to miss the odd one it wouldn't be too bad)
I'm gu-estimating we'll need around £5000 each not including flights but hopefully including car hire, gas, food, accommodation, extras. We plan on camping wherever possible and finding hostels as much as possible.