Myself and two of my friends are planning a road trip for July 2009 - I know this a long way away but due to work commitments, this is the only tiime we can take a month or so away.
We are planning to fly into New York from London and stay there for a few nights then pick up a hire car and travel across the states, taking around 21 days to get across and then finally spending a week or so exploring all of LA.
The stops we have planned to make are Washington DC, Nashville, Memphis, Austin, Dallas, Amarillo, Albuquerque, Las Vegas and finally arriving in Los Angeles (We are spending time in Austin as my friend has family there). Obviously if we are tired, want to stop etc, we will do so in between and stay in motels but my question was is this route doable and is it the best route? As this is going to be a big trip for us girls, I want to make sure we are taking the best route as we are really not sure! We know we want to visit Nashville, Memphis, Austin and Las Vegas for sure but the other places just seemed to be on route so we figured we would stop there...
Also, after reading loads of comments on this forum, we have asked autoteamusa.com to provide us with a rough idea of costs as they seem the most competitive, but are motels easy to find? Do we need to book these before we go? How much money would be a realistic figure to fund this trip (we were thinking £3,500 each $7000)?
I also wanted to say that we want to party in some of the major cities and wanted to know the best cities to do this in (apart from New York and LA) in order that we can try work out the length of time to stay in each city (roughly).
Sorry to go on but we really want to plan this trip now so we know what we are doing (due to work).
Any comments would be appreciated