My friend and I are planning a 3 month (well, 2 months 3 weeks due to flight and visa restrictions) trip around the US. We arrive in New York at the end of May, and intend to follow a vague route that we've mapped out:
New York - Phili - Washington - Nashville - Memphis - New Orleans - Houston - Dallas - Oklahoma - Las Vegas (via Colarado) - Phoenix - San Diego - LA - San Fran - Seattle (via Yosemite) - along the top into Canada (if possible) - Chicago - Boston - New York.
We've booked up to spend Independence day in Vegas! So arriving there around 2nd July.
To travel we'd originally planned a bit of driving, bit of trains, bit of the greyhound bus...but since finding out what the one way fees for car rental are we've scrapped that idea!! Upon researching, the cheapest option seems to be renting a car from New York, then returning it 88 days later! We have the option to drop it off and pick up a new one half way round so that there's less danger of breakdowns etc...(the car companies don't like high mileage on their cars so it works well for them too)
I just needed a bit of advice on whether or not this is achievable?? In my head in sounds amazing, the great American Roadtrip! But I can't help thinking that there's something that won't work, e.g. the driving will be too much, or we won't have enough time. We can happily split the driving so it won't be a burden on just one of us.
I think it should be awesome, but thought I could do with some more experienced views from you guys!
Thanks in advance :o)