I'm an Indian citizen & plan to do this solo on a tourist visa. I want to go from New York to LA. Please suggest a suitable itinerary. I am more interested in seeing "real America" than concrete jungles (although I do want to visit Miami & Las Vegas).
A few $$ related questions:
- I'm 20 years old & want to do the trip this year. Will there be any additional fee charged by car rental companies?
- Would you suggest buying a used car & selling it after the trip, or renting one? Can I get a Mustang or some SUV in my budget (rental)?
- How many days/stops is suitable for my budget? I don't want luxury, but neither do I want to rough it out camping or sleep in the car. I don't mind camping in outdoors locations (yellowstone?)
- Daily expense estimate?
The $10,000 budget excludes airfare from & back to India. This would be a one-way road trip. I'll get on a plane back to India after reaching the west coast.
Also, outside this budget for the road trip itself, how much would a cruise to Alaska cost with some guided sight seeing?