I am a new member who lives in NYC.
I am currently planning on two road trips in upcoming months.
Here's description to those trips
1. Southeast Road Trip (7/11~7/25)
: Planning to take a flight to Savannah, GA and rent a vehicle.
Going down to Florida and see three national parks and head back up.
Heading to west all the way to eastern Texas(Dallas, San Antonio, etc)
Head back to Savannah
2. Cross Country Road Trip (estimate 8/7~9/26)
: Planning to rent a vehicle from NYC where I live and head to Chicago->N/S. Dakota->Colorado->Utah->Wyoming-> Montana-> Washington to Seattle then to south all the way down to LA then head east again all the way to western Texas such as Big Bend N.P. then head northeast to NYC from there. The route has been decided and takes approximately 50 days with close to 15,000 miles in driving.
So my question to you is regarding the renting vehicles. First, I am willing to rent intermediate size for first trip and SUV for second.
I have checked several websites and came out to conclusion that first trip renting cost is around $500-$600 and
second trip renting cost is around $4,000-$5,000.
Is this what the realistic price be or can I lower down the price anyhow(such as Costco Discount)?
Also, I have approximately 1,970 dollars worth of credit card travel point from Sapphire Reserve to use. How can I use them wisely for these trips?
Please provide me with your sagacious advice.
Thank you in advance.