I am looking into the idea of going on coast to coast road trip through both Canada and the USA for the fall of this year (September to October). My rough idea would be travelling from Vancouver to Toronto/Ottawa/Montreal, then heading down the east coast with stops in Boston, New York City, Wash DC and Florida. After this travelling back through the south to the grand canyon, Las Vegas and then spending some time in California before returning home.
After some reading both online(Including this fourm) and in books I am still unsure about how much time, and how much money such an undertaking like this trip would take. In terms of money, I figure I could spend up to about 5500 CDN (4500 US) dollars on the trip (Would be travelling with another with similar funds). This would be for a combo of camping and cheap hotels as well as cooler food and some eating out. Oh and an acceptable amount of money left over for see/doing things. For time I would guess about 60 to 75 days to do it without feeling rushed. (BTW, car gets about 30 MPG)
So, any help/advice in terms of budget for the trip and for amount of time would be greatly appreciated. Also, by traveling around the perimeter of the continent would I be missing out on many "must sees" in the US. If anyone knows as well, in terms of things to see, would it be better to go from Vancouver to Toronto through Canada via the trans Canada highway or through the US (in terms of things to see/do)