So come July I plan on driving my 2000 VW Beetle across the country so that it can stay with me in San Diego where I go to school. I'm 19 and will be doing it with a friend of mine who is the same age. Both of us are really excited to do it and consider ourselves good drivers. She actually has more experience than I- she's done several road trips with her mother to several different places. We plan on doing it in 10 or so days. So naturally I have a few questions:
1. Does anyone have a suggestion of the general route to take? Should I stay north and follow the coast in california? Or go along the atlantic coast and go across on the southern half of the country? Or take a more direct diagonal type route?
2. Can anyone give an estimate? My car gets 30-35 to the gallon, we're okay with motels and diners, and we'd like to make a few interesting stops along the way if possible.
3. Is 10 days a good amount? Should I be looking at less/more?
4. Any interesting tips or advice? Things to bring/sights to see/etc?