Whether a person wants to travel across the mountains and great deserts along the Backbone of America or make a journey on the Oregon Trail in a vehicle, these East-West routes across the United States are worth the trip. Taking a road trip across America offers an option to flying that can be more enjoyable as well as less expensive. If a traveler’s point of origin and destination are not situated near major airports that provide an abundance of inexpensive flights, then the cost of airline ticket could be unreasonable.
Prices of Gas
From New York to Los Angeles would be about 2,800 miles. The trip requires several stops to fill up gas. To make things easy for you, assume that you’re using a Toyota Camry straight out from your garage door, which should get you about 35 miles per gallon on the highway and 25 miles per gallon in the city. Considering the trip would practically be on the highway, you must also assume that it would get you 35 miles per gallon. Wherein, your trip needs 80 gallons of gas.
The substantial determinant of lodging prices is how travelers pace their trip. Diving fast and rotating drivers can make progress continuously and can arrive at the destination in two days without stopping yields, which would lower lodging costs compared to stopping at every landmarks and lodging in for a good night sleep.
Any cross-country road trip wouldn’t be complete without these important items – first aid kit (Tylenol, antacid tablets, Tums, ibuprofen, band-aids, Benadryl), cell phone car charger, personal medications, fleece blanket, cell phone mount to stay safe when utilizing GPS, cash (including change) and mini cooler for drinks and snacks.
A traveler should also bring a flashlight, umbrella, spare tire, a spiral bound road atlas and a copy of car insurance card if you’re renting the vehicle. Other recommended items include wet wipes, a roll of toilet paper, paper towels, car organizer, mini portable speakers and air freshener.