Dates 28 Aug '12 to 4 Oct '12
Flexible? No, not really
Est. Cost 500 - 1,500 USD (USD United States Dollars)
Type Travel Partners Wanted
Name Alaska to California Overland 35 days, 3 Music Festivals and 8 National Parks
Alaska to California Overland Road Trip 35 days, 3 Music Festivals and 8 National Parks.
Departs August 29, 2012
35 days, 5689 miles (9155 km),
2 World Heritage Sites, 3 Music Festivals, 8 Spectacular
Looking for a few easy going, open minded travelers to split the cost and join me in my smooth riding' "Chevy Cruiser" (conversion van that seats 7) for a spectacular once in lifetime ROADTRIP...
This OVERLAND CAMPING trip starts just a couple hours south of the Arctic Circle in Fairbanks, Alaska then ends 35 days and 5689 miles (9155 km) later in world famous city by the bay, San Francisco (California).
This trip has something for everyone - majestic wilderness, hot springs of northern Canada, some of the world's most spectacular National Parks, a sampling of North America's most loved cities, the beautiful deserts of Eastern Oregon, California, & Utah, the tallest mountains in the States (& Canada), the one and only California Coast, 2 World Heritage Sites and oh yeah, 3 amazing music festivals.
FAIRBANKS, WHITEHORSE, JASPER NP, VANCOUVER BC, SEATTLE, PORTLAND (MFNW MUSIC FESTIVAL), CRATER LAKE NP, REDWOODS NP, NAPA VALLEY, YOSEMITE NP, BIG SUR (MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL), DEATH VALLEY NP, LAS VEGAS, ZION NP, BRYCE CANYON NP, GREAT BASIN NP, LAKE TAHOE, SAN FRAN (HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL)
for more info check out my website www.ramonathebus.com/grt_NEXT_TRIP_EQ0B.html
thanks for your interest in my latest Road Trip extravaganza ... Alaska to Cali ... so there is a lot of info below but i want to try to answer any questions you might have ..
Obviously there is no way to tell the exact price of gas but below are the numbers that i am estimating ..
the good news is that my van, aka "cooziecrusier" drove great the whole way up from cali when i just did the trip a couple months ago .. the bad news, is though i thought is was a gas hog it was worst than i had guessed, only getting about a 6-9 mpg .. ooch - so at any rate, the gas alone for this trip will cost of in range of $3500-4000.
The more travelers the less the cost per person for petrol .....
so the cost for gas/petrol is as follows (all prices are in USDollar) :
5 people = 770. per person
4 people = 975. per person
3 people = 1200. per person
the cost for dinner/camping is as follows (we split the cost for nat'l parks in Canada - I have a yearly pass in the states)
$12. per day ($6 dinner/$6 camping) X 28 days camping
(in Vancouver/Seattle/Portland/Vegas we DO NOT camp .. that totals 8 nights budget for hostel/couch surfing/motel, etc)
dinner/camping = 336. per person
other lodging = 160. per person
estimated total = 496. per person
Everyday/spending money varies widely so you should figure that for yourself .. i personally figure/budget about 20. per day for the states because i really don't buy of a lot of stuff because i am fairly nomadic (ok cheap - lol) but you should probably also budget $100-200 (total) for tixs for the music festival if you are interested.
Estimated cost for a trip with 5 people without spending money
$770 for petrol
$496 for camping/dinner
$1266. TOTAL w/o airfare
$36. per day per person
(to be driven around/food/camping in
NORTH AMERICA - cheap as chips)
$22. per day British Pound
Let me know if you are interested -safe travels, cheers
Alaska to California Overland 35 days, 3 Music Festivals and 8 National Parks
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