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1. Posted by zarasdanci (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hello fellow travellers!!!!

My new husband and I are planning our round the world trip. Starting in April with North America for 2 months. We land in Orlando and have two months to get, surface, to Los Angeles.

I am looking for advice on how to hire a car/campervan or transport info over there and info on hostels and the must see places along that route!! What would be the best thing to do!

Any advice would be so greatly appreciated!

Thanks for your time,


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3. Posted by samgrafix (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Car rental will be easy to get when you purchase your plane tickets. You're probably going to spend alot for the car. Trains are often not the best way to travel in the States. Buses take along time, but are very cheap.

There is a place in Orlando that you can swim with dolphins. Try this site for information on the dolphins.
You definitely don't want to miss the Grand Canyon. I've seen pictures and videos before I went. Nothing will prepare you for what you see when you get there. It is one of the most incredible things I've ever seen. Make sure to stop in Phoenix if you get into Arizona. There is a town just north of Phoenix called Sedona. The hillsides are brick red with evergreen trees all over. My friend described it to me in great detail before we arrived. It still took my breath away. It is unlike anywhere. I loved it.

4. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

here's what I would do if I had british money:

drive around florida for a little. go to miami if you like to go out at night.

fly north to D.C. (it's super cheap) go to the museums. you could spend a day you could spend a week.
rent a car drive to baltimore (it's real close to D.C.) see the inner harbor and the aquarium. (that aquarium is top notch.)

drive 2 hours up to my home town Philadelphia for a day, then eat like a pig. get a cheese steak, some soft pretzels and water ice then...

take a hour and a half drive to new york city in the afternoon. stay for a few days.

drive up to the new England area a few more hours. ditch the car.

I'd say you could probably do the north east coast and see a lot in a week and a half. do all your driving at night the scenery is nothing to gaze upon. get a car with good gas mileage and it'll be pretty cheap.

fly to chicago or
fly to New orleans. see that area for a bit.
maybe fly up and see yellowstone
maybe fly to denver, rent a car and make your way around the south west

Some people might skip the northeast because they are starting in orlando, but c'mon pounds are pretty much double the dollar at the moment. take advantage of that.

but yeah I echo the other post as far as trains in america...way too much money. book greyhound buses in advance and you get them cheap. flights as well, but keep in mind the shuttle fees to get to and fro the airport. most buses stop in the middle of town.

5. Posted by Sarahchanc (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

You'll want to hit D.C. and see the many attractions there. Check out some of the cities along the east coast like Baltimore and Boston. In the midwest you can check out Mount Rushmore and the black hills in South Dakota. You'll definitely want to see Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.