Hello, I was wondering if I can get some advice from more experienced drivers on reducing cost, or some general options to consider.
This is what the trip looks like so far:
For 3 Weeks - Miami to------ Tucson Arizona - Zion Park - Mesa Verde - then back to Miami
5,447 miles total
Used 2012 Jeep Liberty 46,696 miles MPG: 16 city, 22 Highway, on PLUS gas
3 passengers, then 4 (picking her up in Arizona)
I have $1000 saved up but I figured we wouldn't need to spend so much since it will be four of us, considering if we split the cost of gas and food from supermarkets, sleep on campgrounds or rest stops. I had four friends that did a road trip from Miami to New York for two weeks, each spending about $300 total on everything. But considering that our vehicle is larger, destination is much farther and for a longer amount of time, we'd be spending a bit over $800 per person (gas alone being around $300 each) and I'm sure to be missing other factors.
Does this estimate sound realistic?
What are some of your opinions on using your own car for this long distant drive?
Is a 3 day drive to Arizona realistic for beginners?