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Old 06-08-2011, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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for a young guy traveling alone by car?



San Francisco (6 days)
West Coast California Drive (2 days)
San Diego (4 days)
Los Angeles (12 days)
Las Vegas + Grand Canyon (6 days)

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Miami (10 days)
Southwest Coast Florida Drive (2 days)
Tampa Bay Area (2 days)
Orlando (8 days)
Jacksonville (2 days)
Atlanta (6 days)

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Boston (6 days)
New York (14 days)
Philadelphia (6 days)
Washington D.C. (4 days)


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Old 06-08-2011, 05:51 PM
 
Location: America
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To be introduced to "America" and its history, I'd go with the green. More natural beauty with the red.

Keep in mind that gas here isn't cheap, so the blue will the most affordable by far.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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To be introduced to "America" and its history, I'd go with the green. More natural beauty with the red.

Keep in mind that gas here isn't cheap, so the blue will the most affordable by far.
It's still much cheaper than in the Netherlands.
2 dollars for a liter here
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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To be introduced to "America" and its history, I'd go with the green. More natural beauty with the red.

Keep in mind that gas here isn't cheap, so the blue will the most affordable by far.
I have 30 days max.
What places to stay longer/shorter?
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:27 PM
 
Location: America
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I have 30 days max.
What places to stay longer/shorter?
Red: I'd spend most of my time in San Francisco. It's easily the most unique major city in the region. Los Angeles is a cool city, but very sprawled with loads of traffic. You'd likely spend more time than you want just simply trying to get from one point to another. Personally, I'd get my fill of Las Vegas in two or three nights and the Grand Canyon in one day.

Green: You pretty much have it set up the way I'd recommend, except I'd take away about 3 days from my stay in Boston and give it to New York. It's a huge city with a seemingly endless amount of attractions, so the more time you have the more you'll be able to see.

Blue: You'll want to spend most of your time in Miami and Atlanta, respectfully. I can't say I know of too much that would be worth spending so much time in the other cities, unless you're looking to do the Disney World thing in Orlando. You'll find that the southern cities are generally more easygoing and modest in appearance and demeanor, and as stated before, this trip will be the more affordable one. Food, hotels, and other miscellaneous expenses will be much cheaper than up north and out west.
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:18 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I have 30 days max.
What places to stay longer/shorter?
There's no reason to stay 8 days in Orlando unless you're less than 11 years old. :-)

What kinds of things interest you the most?
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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There's no reason to stay 8 days in Orlando unless you're less than 11 years old. :-)

What kinds of things interest you the most?
I have been in Orlando a lot but never alone but i know some people there too.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I have been in Orlando a lot but never alone but i know some people there too.
Not knowing what your particular interests are, my default recommendation is the east coast.
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:13 PM
 
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for a young guy traveling alone by car?

San Francisco (6 days)
West Coast California Drive (2 days)
San Diego (4 days)
Los Angeles (12 days)
Las Vegas + Grand Canyon (6 days)

If you were going to do the red list--I'd plan for more time along the West Coast of California outside of just Los Angeles/San Francisco. LA is cool, but I wouldn't want to spend 12 days just around there as opposed some of the places on the coast. Some of the best stuff in California is outside of the major cities.

From San Francisco south you could take Highway 1 and hit Santa Cruz(hip surf/college town with the oldest operating seaside boardwalk amusement park on the West Coast), Monterey Peninsula, Big Sur, Hearst Castle, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo and then Santa Barbara. I'd take at least 4-5 days to enjoy this drive down. But you could easily take more time--Santa Barbara or Santa Cruz are great towns to chill for few days.

If you're not interested in seeing the Sierra mountains, than I'd recommend giving yourself maybe a little extra time to get around Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon as well. You can drive there in a day from Los Angeles, but there's some interesting stuff around there like Red Rock Canyon, Death Valley futher out, and the Grand Canyon and Arizona have a lot of cool attractions as well. Flagstaff is a good place to stay near the Grand Canyon and is close to other interesting places like Sedona and Indian ruins.
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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for a young guy traveling alone by car?



San Francisco (6 days)
West Coast California Drive (2 days)
San Diego (4 days)
Los Angeles (12 days)
Las Vegas + Grand Canyon (6 days)

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Miami (10 days)
Southwest Coast Florida Drive (2 days)
Tampa Bay Area (2 days)
Orlando (8 days)
Jacksonville (2 days)
Atlanta (6 days)

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Boston (6 days)
New York (14 days)
Philadelphia (6 days)
Washington D.C. (4 days)

I'd go for the green. I personally think you have to see the major cities on the Northeast first, then explore elsewhere in the US.

Don't get me wrong, California is awesome, but NY and DC is a must for any first time traveler...and Boston/Philly are also great historical cities that have left a huge mark on the US. So I'd say the green. Next time, go for California
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