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Best way to drive across the U.S?

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1. Posted by GolferAlex (Budding Member 7 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,

Me and three mates are hoping to drive across the States for 9 weeks next year, starting in Seattle, finishing in Chicago, it's about 6500 miles, three of us want to do the driving, and we're all under the age of 25!

We know its going to be pricey, but anyone know the best places to get a quote for this kind of trip?

Many thanks, Alex :)

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2552 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Seattle to Chicago is only a little over 2,000 miles so you have LOTS of time for loads of interesting side trips.

Something to consider... unless you're buying a vehicle consider doing a big looping circle and return to the west coast, otherwise the drop-off charges for a rental will be expensive.

Have fun and good luck with your research.


[ Edit: Edited on 21-May-2013, at 23:09 by CheersT ]

3. Posted by connellyHO (Budding Member 14 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

what all do you plan on seeing/sights stopping at??

4. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 1999 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

See vegasmike6's reply to this thread's question--then go check some of his other posts.

Mike makes the best suggestion for purchasing a car for a short trip and then selling it back at the end. You would need to start your trip in Las Vegas, though, if you plan to have him assist you. However, I can't imagine that being a problem for a group of guys around 21-24 years old.

5. Posted by chrisspinney (Budding Member 4 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

The price will depend on if you rent a car or buy one like mike suggested in that other thread. (I think you have to be 25 to rent a car though)

The next big cost is fuel.

Do you have any places you'd like to see along the way?

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]