My partner and I are planning to sell up and ship out for a year. We have 18 months of planning and saving ahead of us. We are doing 3 months in America, 3 months in Canada and 6 months in Europe then back home again to Australia.
Our first leg of the trip is going to be to the USA!
We are looking to hire a campervan and do a great American road trip from LA to New York and back again.
Our plan is:
LA, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Durango via Monument Valley, Albuquerque, Amarillo, Dallas, Memphis, New Orleans, Panama City Beach, Orlando, Miami, Daytona Beach via Kennedy Space Centre, St.Augustine, Savannah, Raleigh via Charleston, Washington D.C, New York, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Madison, Sioux Falls, Mt.Rushmore, Cody (Yellowstone), Jackson Hole, Park City, Las Vegas, Napa Valley?, Santa Barbara, San Franciso back to LA.
We are very overwhelmed by all the information and currently trying to nut out the trip.
Firstly, we have 3 months... Is that enough time to get to all the places listed and see lots of sights along the way? We can apply for a 6 month travel visa and extend the trip if people feel that would be more beneficial.
I've estimated roughly 11,000 miles of travel? Would I be correct in saying that?
Has anyone done a similar trip to this? What was your expenditures like? How much should we budget?
Do the national parks in the USA have showers etc?
What are good resources to have with us? We are thinking about purchasing a GPS once we get there or should we just use road maps?
Any advice is very much recommended! And we appreciate the time you put in helping us!
Have a good one,
Mercedes & Dylan