We are 5 people who lives in Sweden that are planning a roadtrip to the states next summer (2010). We figured that 2 months probably is enough to get satisfied. A very rough route is: New York - Miami - Nashville - Memphis - New Orleans - somewhere i texas - Rocky Mountains - somewhere in southern Utah (monument valley) - Las Vegas - Death Valley - San Francisco - Los Angeles. We have not decided yet and would like some examples on places that we shuld see/stay on the way. Some things we think that might be cool to see is The Rocky Mountains and the Appalachians. How far north do we have to go to see the Rocky Mountains. Is it possible to drive "through" the Appalachians, but that leaves a much longer way to Miami if you visit Nashville first. Are there any nice beaches on the east coast that you should visit.
One very important matter of the trip is the cost, we are 5 persons from 22-28 years old. We will have to rent a car.
What is an estimated price of that.
How much does it cost to stay on hotels/motels per person.
Is it too hot in the summer (june - august) to visit the south?
How much does it cost to buy food?
Is it common that you can cook your own food on motels or hotels.
How much does a sixpack of cheap beer cost at a regular grocery store?
I have done a calculation on how much i think it would cost, but many of the different costs are just guesses.
Car rental 4000 total (60 days)
Fuel 1500 total (6000 miles)
Food 1500 each (avg. 25$ a day)
Hotel/motel costs 3000 each (avg. 50$ a night)
Other costs, such as taxi, national park fees, etc. 1000 each (
Which adds up to a sum of $6600 each, it sounds a bit cheap so I wouldt be surprised if you think that my calculations are way off what they should be.
Thanks at advance/ The swedish guys