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  1. Default Dallas to Florido in April

    I am an Australian and have long wanted to do a 3-6 month road trip around America taking in the sites and going at my own pace.
    I've realised that unfortunately I won't have the time or money to do this until I retire, so decided to just go to America a few weeks at a time until I can do it all.

    Today I had the realisation that I should just do a small road trip, and have since jotted down the following trip:
    Trip Link

    I love BBQ food, so really want to spend some good time in Texas. I'd love to see the music and food in New Orleans and the big aquarium in Atlanta. Florida looks good and Mobile was on the way.

    For a 28 day trip, I have guestimated these costs (2 people):

    A hire car about US$2300 for a Toyota Camry sized car
    Return flights $2700 for two.
    $2500 for hotels at $90 a night
    $1500 for food at $60 a day
    Petrol roughly $500
    Figure $100 a day for other spending money = $2800

    = rounded up $13,000

    I'm conscious I have guessed the top end of costs in food, hotels and spending money.

    I'd love to hear from you guys if my costs are about right, and if I have missed out on anything.
    Also love to know of some things to do along the way and if there's any towns nearby the route to visit.


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    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default Sounds About Right

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Your cost estimates seem about right. Yes, you are slightly more likely to do better (rather than worse) than what you have budgeted, but that's a good thing and it's not going to be too far off in any event.

    Some places that I'd be looking at along your route would include the Creole Nature Trail, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Andersonville, Okefenokee Swamp, St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, and Cape Kennedy.


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    Cheers for those places, I have added them to my trip :)

    New map (if anyone is interested!)

    Also, for those that have done it, is this a good route to be taking? Nice driving, safe towns, etc? Any towns along the way to avoid?

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    Unfortunately getting a months' holidays proved to be a problem, so now the roadtrip will be one week around Texas (Dallas, Austin, SA, Houston) with a week in NY.

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