So next year July ish, four of us are flying into Chicago from the UK. We're going to drive around the country for three months - Chicago to Toronto, to Maine, down the East Coast, Gulf of Mexico, up through the Rockies, Pacific Northwest, down the West Coast.
We'll have around $22,000 to spend.
We're unable to buy a car (being foreign) but will rent. Hertz etc offer reasonable deals on SUVs with unlimited miles - around $5000 for three months, insurance included (call it $7000 in total for the car, once you take into account extra drivers).
We're buying two tents, and using campgrounds. Rough estimate is $1500 total for gas for the trip, if our calculations are right.
Will $13-14,000 left over be enough for four people for three months on the road? For food, beer, odd bits of tourist stuff, campground accomodation? Or do we need to shorten the trip?