Me and 3 of my female friends are planning on travelling to the US in June 2013. I've spent 3 months in America before but this was as part of a 'Camp America' programme and I didn't get to see as much of America as I would like.
Our initial plan is to fly into New York from London. We then have a list of places we would like to go but we're not sure if we're missing some great places and also, if our plan is even realistic. So here goes;
London to New York
New York to Boston
Boston to Providence, Rhode Island.
Travel from Rhode Island to New Jersey.
New Jersey to Washington DC.
Washington DC to Florida.
Florida to The Bahamas (spend about a week there potentially.)
The Bahamas back to Florida.
Florida to Texas.
Texas to Hawaii
Hawaii to California
We need to include Vegas, Yellowstone and potentially New Orleans.
So here are our questions;
1) Would we be able (visa wise) to travel from the US to the Bahamas and back again trouble free?
2) Is there anywhere else you would recommend?
3) Is this a realistic plan and what would be the best route?
Thank you so much for reading the post! If you could offer some advice it would be greatly appreciated :-)
Love Marissa x
You need to decide what you want to see and do, and so get some idea of how much time in each place.
Consider buying a Lonely Planet guide to America. It's packed with good information.
Rhode Island? Why? I went there a few decades ago to visit someone and there was little to see. What's in New Jersey for a tourist?
I was in Texas one July and the temperature was 99.F and humid. Perhaps do the southern states before it gets too hot?
How are you going to travel about? Flights can be expensive and buses are endlessly boring. I drove all around America which was OK for me on my own but could be boring for 3 passengers. You can fly into an airport, pick up a car and visit nearby places. America is very car orientated and some places you cannot get by without one.
June to August is when people take their holidays in America and accommodation and flights fill up. Don't leave it too late to book once you know what you are doing.
You could try out the Fodors forum. Lots of Americans there who can help with personal knowledge.
4Girls1USAtour ... it sounds like the exact type of tour that I should be joining. 4Girls1GuyUSAtour! Bring it on
I'm travelling for three months next month so I'll comment then - I'm just browsing around for tips at the moment!