I'm currently a 17 year old girl in NC, but when I graduate in May of 2017 I want to take a road trip across the country. None of my friends seem interested in going and/or saving any type of money for it. I already have some money saved and I am extremely responsible and independent so going by myself is just another part of this adventure. I am planning this trip over a year in advance and have my families full support.
I don't care about nice hotels, I'm planning to stay in cheap motels and not eat out very often at all. I want experience and adventure, not comfort.
Some things I thought of seeing starting from NC,
(VERY rough ideas, going to drop some)
LV Strip at night (I know I'll only be 18 but I want to see it)
Golden Gate Bridge in SF
MAYBE a stop in Yellowstone
NYC (already been, so I just want to see a couple new things not everything there)
I am not really planning to be anywhere longer than a day, as I want to see as much as possible in a short time. Would 3-4 weeks be enough time for the majority of this, and roughly how much would I need if I am very willing to live cheaply? Also my car is a small suv.