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    Me and my girlfriend (both 21) will be travelling through America for 5 weeks over December/January.
    We plan to spend some time on the east coast and then head down to New Orleans for new years. After that the only place we know we want to get to is Austin. We then fly out of LA on the 11th Jan.

    We are keen to do a road trip while we are in the south but are not exactly sure where we would go or how the logistics would work. Would it be would feasible to do a road trip from New Orleans or Austin to LA at that time of the year? How cold will it get along the way/will we have to worry about snow? ]

    Any feedback or ideas would be greatly appreciated and welcomed!

    Thank you in advance :)

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    Join Date
    May 2011
    Southern California


    Welcome to RTA!

    New Orleans or Austin to LA would be a mostly snow-free travel area. West Texas and into New Mexico is up at a slightly higher elevation and can see freak snowfalls, but they don't last long. (My parents had to pull into an RV park with their trailer in Van Horn, TX, one year in April, due to a freak snowstorm.) It can get cold, but nothing that a decent jacket couldn't handle.

    Just for your knowledge, though -- you may see two small problems with renting a car. First, you are under 25, so they are likely to charge you $25/per person, per day, as a "young driver fee", on top of the car's rental fee. The second problem is a one-way rental. You are likely to get charged up to a 4-figure "one way fee" when renting a car in one city and returning it a couple of thousand miles away. So your car rental will NOT be cheap.


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