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America Trip and Money Issues

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1. Posted by DanielleRedfern (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y


We have booked to go travelling around America in August 2011, starting in New York. Our itinerary is:

New York: 4nights
Las Vegas: 6nights
Los Angeles: 7nights
San Francisco: 5nights

We are planning to take around £2000.00 GBP which with the current conversion $3130.00 at a rate of 1.56. We have already booked out trips to Grand Canyon and our Disney Los Angeles tickets. Do you think this amount of money will be enough to cover food, other trips, shopping, nights out and other general expenses.

We would appreciate any feedback or suggestions as only one of us has previously been to America and this was some time ago. There does not seem to be much information about the prices of general things such as food and drink so at the minute we are pretty nervous about the money situation....

Thanks, hope to hear back

Danielle and Lauren

2. Posted by bw107 (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y

Its going to be pushing it? I live in Las Vegas & everything In Las Vegas is expensive, LA & New York are no different

3. Posted by DanielleRedfern (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y

How much would you reccommend taking for that length of trip??
We already have all out connecting flights and accommodation booked so we would be using our money for trips/food/drink/shopping and other general....


[ Edit: Edited on 15-Mar-2011, at 14:01 by DanielleRedfern ]

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 5y

That's $140+ per day. You can't be party animals or hit high-end restaurants, clubs, etc. but you can certainly cover food and miscellaneous expenses with that kind of money.


5. Posted by sanbot (Budding Member 29 posts) 5y

When we went last november for 2 weeks we spent about USD6300.

This included, domestic flights, car hire, petrol, accomodation, meals, spending money (includes entry fees and sundry's) and travel insurance.

The break down was as follows.
Domestic flights: 1000
Car hire: 1000 (we hired a convertible at one stage so that really added to the cost)
Petrol: 600
Accomodation: 2100
Meals: 500
Spending money: 1000
Travel insurance: 100

You can get away with way less but we really want to live it up so splurged more on accomodation and car hire.

6. Posted by DanielleRedfern (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y

Thanks Sanbot, thats great. It works out that we have $3130 dollars each for food, drink, trips and general so we should be fine according to your calculations as we already have our accommodation and domestic flights booked x

7. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 420 posts) 5y

No problems with that budget - especially if you've already paid for the flights.