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Back-packing from L.A to New york

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1. Posted by Lu Emo (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

Hi All ! !

I am starting a round the world trip in September :)
I am going to hit L.A around June 2009 & leaving from New York approx 3 months later.
My question is..

Is it possible to backpack (without Rushing or being too pushed for time.. from L.A to New York? & can anyone suggest possible routes (for maximum sight seeing) & ways of getting around i.e bus, train etc.. ?

thanks!!!!!!!

2. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 284 posts) 8y

Quoting Lu Emo

Hi All ! !

I am starting a round the world trip in September :)
I am going to hit L.A around June 2009 & leaving from New York approx 3 months later.
My question is..

Is it possible to backpack (without Rushing or being too pushed for time.. from L.A to New York? & can anyone suggest possible routes (for maximum sight seeing) & ways of getting around i.e bus, train etc.. ?

thanks!!!!!!!

Heat will be a factor as you leave Los Angeles. It's our summer season. You might consider a more northerly route on your trek to NYC.

Best of luck to you,

3. Posted by aimsuk (Full Member 112 posts) 8y

hi, myself and a friend went from NY to LA and back again in a month (it was quite rushed, but we didnt have any more time) so in 3 months you should be able to see quite a bit. We were travelling by Greyhound overnight to save on accomodation, so ou route was based on roughly 8-10 hours travel time. Appaently the trains ae quite good in USA also. I would start with a map of america, and make a list of places you definately want to see, then see if its viable to 'join the dots'

4. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 8y

do grey hound, it's cheap especially if you book dates two weeks in advance.

5. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 403 posts) 8y

actually if you can afford to rent a car or share one you'll see a lot more and get to meet a lot more people. And the country is so big that you can see a million different things depending on the route you take.

but I'd first head to Las Vegas - then to the Grand Canyon, Denver, Kansas City, St. Louis, maybe duck up to the Dakotas to see Mt. Rushmore (overrated) and then head south east though Kentucky via the Blue Ridge Highway (I think that's the name) into the carolinas, into Virginia and work my way up to New York via Washington and Philly.