this awesome website is well needed right now, i have spent time reading threads looking for similar roadtrips and plans but i thought i'd post this and see if anyone can help me.
Myself and two friends are coming to America on the 1st of April, we fly into Seattle and are hoping to rent a car... so far i have been quoted around £1000 for a 32 day car rental, as i am under 25 the price is quite high. I have tried shopping around but can't seem to find anything cheaper, we will also have to pay a $250 one way-drop off fee as we leave the car in LA...i'm worried incase we have to pay any extra money as we won't be able to afford it, and a car is definitely the best option for us i think (we were going to greyhound the whole journey but feel like we might miss out on things) some people mentioned buying a car, but i'm not sure how insurance works?plus we are all unlucky, it would probably breakdown on us!
No motels/hostels have been booked yet as we are still looking around for the best possible deal, but our plan so far is...
Seattle 1st April - 6th
Olympia 6th - 9th
Portland 9th - 15th
Salem 15th - 16th
Eugene 16th - 18th
Eureka 19th - 20th
San Francisco 21st - 28th (we will be visiting Santa Cruz and Oakland around this time too)
LA - 29th - 2nd
We fly back to the UK from LAX on the 2nd.
We are incredibly excited to visit America and finally roadtrip the West Coast, but we are also nervous as we have a tiny budget, i've not looked into routes for the trip yet but i was just wondering if our plan sounds like a good route to take? it's only me driving and i'm not used to driving long distance but i think i'll be ok as we have a lot of breaks inbetween the places we are going to be visiting.
Any help/advice would be MUCH appriciated and taken into account, we are definitely in need of some tips for this trip.