It's my first post but I have been reading the forums here for a fair few months now & I'm hoping you guys can help me out!
Me & my partner (He's 27, I'm 25) have flights booked to land in NY next July 1st, for 3 weeks (fly back from NY on the 22nd).
What we do whilst we are there, is really budget permitting, we have absolutely NO plans yet. I know there are a million bazillion things that we could do, but I'm a realist & don't want to make crazy & elaborate plans to find that it's just not feasible due to funds.
I'm excited to see NY, so I think when we land, we'll maybe want to spend a few days there (maybe 4?). We also definitely want to party in Miami at some point. (We don't want to just party for 3 weeks though! We definitely want to take in some culture, meet lots of different people & have some great experiences)
After starting in NY, we would ideally like to spend the rest of the time on the road, ending up in Miami (possibly?).
Our flights are booked & paid for, & for the 3 weeks we are there, including accommodation, travel (car hire) ect ect we have budget of about $5.75K for both of us.
So, my main question, (I think) is, do you think that £3000 dollars would be enough for 2 of us to survive on, on the road, from the 5th July until the 21st. (presuming we spend the first 4 days & nights in NY). This would need to cover petrol, accommodation, food & some spending money for fun things! (I'm thinking that the car hire itself, 4 nights in NY to start, one in NY before we fly home, NY spending money & a flight from Miami to NY will take up the other $2.75K?)
Other posts seemed to have figured budgets out themselves & are more focused on the actual itinerary.. but I'm struggling to get to that point!
We have found that this budget WOULD permit us to stay in New York for one week, then catch the train straight to Miami, to spend 2 weeks there (so spending a minimal amount of travel costs) But, his would be plan B, I would be happy to see NY, & then have 2 weeks on the beach & exploring in Miami - but we would MUCH prefer to do a road trip as we'll miss seeing SO much by doing it this way.
So, I am hoping I'm not way off & a road trip is possible for us. What do you guys think?
If I sound crazy & like I've got my head in the clouds.. maybe somebody could give me a little advice on how to spend 3 weeks in The states, with a budget of 5.75K, incorporating some kind of road trip!
I hugely hugely appreciate any help you guys can give me.. :)