I am beginning to plan a US road trip for my husband and I for this upcoming summer. I am very new to all of this and I don't know where to start exactly.
We will be leaving from the west coast (Oregon) and heading across to the east coast. I would love to see as many states as possible, specifically southern states. I would love some help calculating a route and finding out how much all of this is going to cost me.
We are going to rely on staying with people we know in other states and camping, to cut costs of motels. I am curious as to how much gas would cost for a trip like this, so if someone has done something similar I would love to hear about it.
We are planning on stopping at Yellowstone for sure, other than that I have yet to figure out where all we will be stopping. I would like to start in Oregon, go down the west coast, through Arizona/Texas/Florida/etc, up the east coast, and back through the northern states. Although this is probably going to end up being too expensive. I really don't know what kind of a budget to set. A few thousand dollars? Would that be enough?
Please share any ideas, tips, stories, or anything with me. I am trying to learn as much as possible, but I am just beginning. Thanks so much!!