Giving an estimate is hard. The more information you give, the clearer the picture is of what you envision.
Below is an example based on our form of what you might submit to help you move thru the process quicker & give us the best information so we can get you a solid estimate.
2/3 ages 5,8, 11
9-11 days total
RV but we don't own one yet.
Hopefully just the RV
Hoxie, KS to Greensboro, NC
Yes - stops out & back. National Parks. My 11 yr old has started checking off places in 1000 Place to See. And I am thinking Dollywood.
We've always wanted to take the kids on an RV trip. We have been looking at purchasing but aren't sure yet. We are thinking of renting one to try this all out.
We want to road trip to Greensboro to sell off china sets. Spend time in the Great Smokies and Dollywood. With the kids I want to stop so they can get the squirrely out along the drive but I want the stop to be educational or fun.
Whenever I think I can plan this, I just get so overwhelmed! My husband & I started National Park Passports before the kids. But I am afraid the kids aren't going to enjoy us going from one NPS site to another.
I want the kids to have camping experiences. Roast marshmallows & hot dogs. Be out in nature.
I don't like heat. So not when it's really hot!
Attached is the first draft of your itinerary. I hope you enjoy the possibilities - it was fun to plan. I have done 11 days, 7 weekdays. They are laid out so you can be back to work on a Monday, which is just what everyone wants to do after a family vacation!
Depending on what you want, we can take a couple days off the length. You said you hadn't seen the Gateway Arch in St Louis, but we can take that out to get some more miles, a late start or we can add it on at the end of the trip. I added more than one activity on several days so we can keep the ones you prefer. If you don't think that Shenandoah & more of the Blue Ridge Parkway are worth the time, we can drop those days to get you home earlier or add more to the end of the trip.
I have tried to keep the driving to a doable pace, but depending on your family - we can keep adjusting the itinerary to make the amount of drive time ideal for everyone.
Your final day is a loooong drive. I haven't planned anything since everyone has seen your home state & will sleep in their own beds that night. We can adjust that if you want to explore Route 66 and come up through southwest Kansas.
As you can see on the itinerary, there are approximate lodging and admission costs to give you an idea of what those will cost.
Here are some optional service fees for you to consider based on what the itinerary is at this point:
$100 for 9 RV site reservations (cost of site extra).
$75 to secure tickets for sightseeing options (cost of tickets extra)
$55 to add D, D & D's or dining. Some of the places are remote so D,D,&D's are not always an option.
$30 RV rental reservation
When the itinerary is complete, I will send you the link for use with your mobile device. It will have the itinerary, reservations (if we secure those for you) and driving directions. It can even be used without access to data.
This is an exciting itinerary! I am excited to help you refine your travel plans. We can set up a Zoom meeting when are ready.
National Park Travel Planner
Itinerary Design - 11 days x $20= $220
Daily Activities, 1000 Places - 11x $5= $55
Total $275 (was due before itinerary draft)
$260 in additional options. Can be included before first or after itinerary draft, must be paid before completion.
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