We're planning to do our first ever road trip (for the most of us, also the 1st trip to the US) in June 2012 and we'd appreciate a few tips from you guys.
First of all, we've been wondering if 4 weeks is enough for a trip from San Francisco => LA => NYC, if we wanted to stay in some locations for about 2-3(-4) days. In other words, how many days of driving should we plan, if one day includes about 10-12 hours driving? I know that the trip is possible to finish in much less time than 4 weeks, but we'd like to do a bit more than just driving!
The other question is about our budget. We've planned a budget of 2200-2500 dollars/person, excluding car rental and flights to the states. Luxury is not we're looking for but it'd be nice if we didn't always have to take the cheapest motel, eat only fast food and so on...