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Travelling the West Coast of America.

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1. Posted by Sylvester1 (Budding Member, 20 posts) 7 Jun '10 13:18

Hi everyone,

Me and a friend have been travelling for the last 6 months through Asia, Oz, New Zealand and South America, and in 2 months we plan on heading to the the US to travel the west coast.

Was planning on maybe renting a car or even buying one if the price was right, was just wondering if anyone had any idaes on how much it would cost to rent, picking up in LA and drop off in Seattle.

Also was wondering on how much people think i should budget for this part of my trip?.

Spent an absolute fortune in Oz and New Zealand which has left my funds quite low around 1500 GBP. will this be enough to for what i plan? I have about 5 weeks to make my way up the coast.

P.S

Flights home are already booked and payed for.

Thanks for any advice gievn its much appreiciated.

James

2. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive, 842 posts) 7 Jun '10 14:38

One ways cost quite a bit more unless you use O/W specialists. Bear that in mind.
You're looking at around $35+ a day. Are you sleeping in the wagon, camping, cheap room etc.?
5 weeks L.A. to Seattle? It can be done in 3 days.

3. Posted by luvntravel (Budding Member, 5 posts) 11 Jun '10 21:54

Hi James -
I started travelling in America and never left - good thing you have your returns booked, or you might be tempted to stay here! WHen on the west coast you might consider booking a tour with an adventure company. I was going to rent a car but it was so bloody pricey that I booked a trip instead. I went on a Yosemite tour and then later booked a trek across America. I had a great time and I Highly recommend it.

Also you have to be over 25 to rent a car in America. If you aren't the companies either wont allow you to rent or they'll charge you extra for being young.

Good luck!
Serena

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4. Posted by StaceyD (Inactive, 20 posts) 2 Aug '10 23:12

Hi there! I Bet you will enjoy touring around U.S. as every places around the country gives you everything you want to see, eat and experience. I think you two month visit is just enough to go to the top destinations here in the states. I suggest you rent an RV for your convenience and bring a map with you just to make sure you are driving through right directions. -snip-

Have a great trip to USA!:);):);):)

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