Some of the cities/states we want to visit are:
- New York
- Grand Canyon (Arizona)
- Yosemite national park
- Los Angeles
This is just a rough plan.
But for a roadtrip, you need a car, so either we buy one and sell it at the end of the trip or we rent one in NY and drop it off in LA. What is the best option?
- Renting a car:
We know that we probably need to pay extra taxes because we are under the age of 23.
What are the best (and least expensive) companies? (We looked it up with Hertz, it was around 1600 euro)
- Buying a car:
How does it work with insurance and can you buy a car in the USA when you are not from the USA?
The price of the plane tickets are around 800 euro for a return ticket from Brussels to NY and about 120 euro to fly from LA to NY.
So that is roughly about 1000 euro p.p. for plane tickets and about 500 euro p.p. to hire a car.
That makes +/- 1500 euro for transport.
We would sleep in a tent (or sometimes a motel). We know that it differs which state you are in but is it possible to camp beside the road or do you need to camp at a camping site? And what is the average cost of a camping site?
So, is +/- 2500-3000 euro as a budget enough? We're young guys so no luxury is needed.
With this message we would like to get a better picture of the roadtrip we're about to do, so if you have better options or remarks please tell us. Also if there are other things we absolutely need to see during this trip.