For this example, I was able to build an itinerary composed of 14 states, all non-stop flights, for a total of $583 with taxes included. Most of these flights are with Spirit airlines*, and a couple with Frontier airlines**.
Below is a list of cities I’ll be flying to. I’ll be spending about 4-6 nights in each city for this example. The cost of each flight ranges from $30-$60.
- New York City (starting point)
- Orlando, Florida ($40)
- Atlanta, Georgia ($34)
- New Orleans, Louisiana ($41)
- Dallas, Texas ($41)
- Chicago, Illinois ($40)
- Minneapolis, Minnesota ($40)
- Denver, Colorado ($46)
- San Diego, California ($45)
- Las Vegas, Nevada ($41)
- Kansas City, Missouri ($58)
- Detroit, Michigan ($58)
- Boston, Massachusetts ($49)
- Atlantic City, New Jersey ($49)
I’ve ended my trip in Atlantic City, NJ because there are frequent and cheap bus rides back to New York City (about $20).
Here’s the flight map of my travel route that was generated at SkySurf.Travel after building my complete itinerary:
And here’s how I got these really cheap prices: First I clicked on the “Multi-city” tab, I then typed in “New York City” in the “Traveling From” input field, select the “Depart Date” (I’ve selected “May 2017” to see the cheapest destination I can fly to in May) and finally clicked the “Search Best Deals!” button.
A list returned of the cheapest flights. I clicked on “United States” to browse the cheapest flight destinations in the United States, and then clicked on the “+ Add to BookIt List” button to add flights to my itinerary. A popup then appears for each time I click on the “+ Add to BookIt List” button, such as the one below:
I select the date on when I plan on departing each city, and repeat this process until I’m satisfied with my “round-the-United-States” itinerary.
Below is a screenshot of my entire itinerary (BookIt List):
Here’s a great article from the Huffington Post on 21 Ways To See America For Cheap.
Not bad of a deal? Traveling to 14 states by plane for under $600. If you can find a cheaper way of traveling around the United States by plane, post in the comments section below.
Have a safe journey!
*Spirit Airlines – To save even bigger on flight tickets with Spirit Airlines, sign up for coupon emails, or join the company’s $9 Fare Club. One personal item is included with a Bare Fare. This is something like a laptop bag or purse smaller than 18”x14”x8”. To see what a bag of this size looks like, click here: http://amzn.to/2v7ocYc. If you plan on traveling with additional/larger bags, click here for prices.
**Frontier Airlines – Here are a few ways to save with Frontier Airlines. One personal item is included. This is something like a laptop bag or purse smaller than 18”x14”x8”. To see what a bag of this size looks like, click here: http://amzn.to/2v7ocYc. If you plan on traveling with additional/larger bags, click here for prices.