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1. Posted by indigo12 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

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Hello, there.
I am planning to come to america, In november and intended to go from New york- Florida- California- Massachutes- Denver, not nessecarily in thar order, I only have a budget of 3456 pounds, do you think it is maangeable

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

only 3456 pounds?! good lord.

that's close to 7 grand, I think! I'd add a few more cities to that. get austin or New orleans in there. maybe stop at yellow stone or the grand canyon.

just bus around the northeast. do boston-nyc-atlantic city-philly-baltimore-dc that'll be real cheap. then hop on a plane to florida, that'll be around $100, fly to denver, fly to cali.

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

oh yeah if it's warm stop at myrtle beach on the way to florida

4. Posted by indigo12 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

lol, so I will manage then. what about hotels and stuff.

5. Posted by indigo12 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

would it better if I camp

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7. Posted by Mandy32 (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y

I think that is a good amount. Just be aware of the money you are spending. Go to Las Vegas while you at it! I promise you won't regret it!!!

Good luck!

8. Posted by Kimee129 (Full Member 36 posts) 8y

I think 7,000 is a good amount to spend. How long are you planning to take in each Location? I have travelled the US extensively and here is a suggestion or two for you. . I do not know if you plan to take Train or rental car. Are you coming alone? I would fly into NYC. Spend 2-4 nights there. There are several Hostels that you can get relatively inexpensive bunkbeds or private rooms for reasonable prices. Getting a cheap hotel room in NYC is not even an option. I would then see Boston, Washington, DC, Maybe Philladelphia, Atlantic City. From Washington, DC I would hit I-95 and come down to Myrtle Beach, SC (though in November it probably will be deserted). Charleston, SC for its history...and one of my favorite cities in the US. From there you could go down into Florida. (Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Destin, Pensacola), Then west to New Orleans (If it survives the hurricane season), West to Dallas/Houston, West to Phoenix, Az. On to San Diego, Ca (My third favorite city in the US). Los Angeles, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park (if not closed due to fires or winter weather), Las Vegas, NV, Salt Lake City, Utah. Yellowstone National Park. Denver, Co, (other areas of Co people can suggest for you) Farther East to other cities. Chicago, Il and then on back to NYC. These are just suggestions. I haven't gotten to travel the upper eastern US...perhaps sometime soon I will be able to.

I would not suggestion camping in November unless you have really warm sleeping bag and good tent. The Midwest and Southeast can get chilly that time of year. We have a slowly growing network of Hostels you can stay at for a budget. Also Motel 6, Travelodge, Econolodge are some local reasonably priced motels that sometimes offer continental breakfast. Good luck and happy travelling. You make me jealous!!!

9. Posted by Khandilee (Respected Member 99 posts) 8y

If you want to make an impact on the community while your in the states, as well as meet some wonderful people....check out Habitat for Humanity. I read somewhere that they offer housing for a small time commitment. New Orleans is not to be missed. The people and the culture are wonderful.

I agree that camping is not a good option for November, very cold in many places. Hostels are popping up all over as well as a large network of cheap hotels ie Motel 6.

I would personally recommend renting a car (although one way rentals can be expensive). I love driving through the US, so many wonderful places to see and If you fly or take train, you are committed to a particular destination rather than the option of stopping when you please.

10. Posted by indigo12 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

I finally paid for my Plane ticket, I cant drive, so I know that I have three choices, go by plane state by state, greyhound buses and train, I am trying to figure out my cheapest option. Thank you for everyones advice, Its the furthest I have ever travelled so I am brave, lol. Camping I guess isnt an option, I plan to avoid Las Vegas. what would you susjest for the three months how can I budget