First time poster on this forum, and being an Aussie, I'd like to say a big "G'day" to all!!!
I'm in the very early stages of planning a US road trip for June 2009 with my partner. Looking at flying into LAX, working our way up to Boston to catch a Red Sox game, then coming back down to Los Angeles going in a different direction.
My partner wants to go to San Diego Zoo, Seaworld in San Diego and Times Square in New York along the way - I would mind trying my luck in Vegas as well!!! Have been looking at Google Maps to try and find a good way to go, and it looks as if a route through Vegas - Denver - Lincoln, Nebraska - Omaha, Iowa - Chicago - Cleveland - NYC - Boston is the way to get there, then wouldn't mind checking out Atlantic City (I'm a Monopoly nut!!), then heading down to Atlanta and crossing through the southern states back to LA
Planning to rent an RV for the stay - looking at a rental from 1st June through to about the 24th/25th (partner's birthday is on the 23rd) - Cruise America have some pretty good deals by the looks of it for RV hire that will look to cost around $2,500 of Aussie currency for about that length of time (hopefully less if the Aussie dollar pulls itself out of a funk!!)
Being that I'm all the way over here in Melbourne, Australia and have never been to the USA, I had a couple of questions that I wanted to ask to help my partner and I plan for the trip, and I'd appreciate any assistance!!
1). According to Google Maps, the round trip I'm looking at is about a 6,600 mile drive. Now I'm a person who loves driving (even though I'm going to have to get used to driving on the other side of the road!!), but am I giving myself a realistic time frame (around 24 days) to get my itinerary covered??
2). What would be a rough estimation of fuel costs for such a journey, given that RV's appear to chew up the gas!! Have had estimates of around $2,200 - would this be realistic??
Think that's about it for now, but if anything else pops up (mainly judging on the answers to my questions) I'll shoot them over!!
Thanks in advance!!!