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2-3 months travel in the US

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1. Posted by tc1927 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi, newbie here - im planning on a 6-9 month expedition to cover Thailand/Aus and end up in the States.

Quite a few of my friends have done Australia and Thailand but i dont know anyone who's done any real backpacking in the States. They say you can backback Thailand blindfolded as its very tourist friendly and you meet so many tourists (Im British btw) to help you.

Is this true of the US? How easy would it be to go from East to West (or visa-versa) on greyhounds or other cheap transport, and to take a couple of months to travel across? How many cities would be realistic in one month?

Thanks for any advice or referral to any other useful sources :-)

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2009 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Honestly the USA is not terribly tourist-friendly unless you have your own car. Greyhound buses are used by poor students and those who can't afford a car. The middle class here usually fly or drive, and expenses can be quite high. There are usually just a few hostels in most good size cities - I suggest you try the room rental listings on the new Airbnb service.

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3573 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Greyhound charges $556 for a 60 day Discovery Pass. You could not rent a car for that price. Greyhound will get you to most US cities, but not to our National Parks. You will need to buy a tour or rent a car to visit them.

Good luck with your planning.