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  1. Default Fastest route from San Jose, CA to Boston, MA?

    Hi-

    I'm planning a summer road trip from San Jose, CA to Boston, MA. We're also driving back.

    On the way there, I'd like to take the fastest route. According to MapQuest, it is I-80 pretty much all the way. Oddly, my GPS suggests that I go through Canada (Toronto), which seems to add quite a few hours.

    My questions:
    1) What is the fastest route?
    2) What stops do you recommend on the way?
    3) What is the most interesting route? (We're going to take a bit more time on the way back.)

    Thanks in advance for your expert advice,
    Calila

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    Default Fastest route?

    Quote Originally Posted by calila View Post
    I'm planning a summer road trip from San Jose, CA to Boston, MA. We're also driving back.
    Welcome to the Great American RoadTrip Forum. It is entirely weather dependent -- the Canada bypass might make some sense is the the summer thunderstorms are firing up, but I think the Google Maps route (which cuts through New York makes more sense).
    1) What is the fastest route?
    As you expected the I-80 is probably the faster route and you should figure five days minimum to cover this distance. I have done it faster, but that is patently unwise! No matter, what read these tips for doing a safe Speed Run!
    3) What is the most interesting route? (We're going to take a bit more time on the way back.)
    There are too many choices -- I would need to know what kinds of places interest you and... how long you have for return trip. But... I would certainly recommend a stop at the St. Lois Arch and drive through the Colorado Rockies and the San Rafael Swell.

    Thanks too, for your recent comments on the Cape Cod route.

    Happy Planning,

    Mark

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