I am planning a road trip with two others. We are leaving LA next Saturday, Aug 25th and planning to arrive in CT the following Friday, Aug 31st.
So far I have mapped out the following:
Leaving LA toward Utah on the 15
Through Colorado on the 70
Then catching the 80 all the way through Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Penn, NY, and phew, CT.
I've driven cross country a few times, but never this way. We want to drive during the day, sleep at night, and try not to kill each other.
I was thinking of breaking the trip up like this:
Sat: LA, Ca to Green Richfield, UT 8 hours, 550 miles
Sun: Richfield, UT to Denver, CO 7 hours, 465 miles
Mon: Denver, Co to Omaha, NB 7.5 hours, 540 miles
Tues: Omaha, NB to Chicago, IL 7 hours, 470 miles
Wed: Chicago, IL to New Haven, CT 12.5 hours, 870 miles (still iffy on this bit)
So I seem to be stuck on the last leg. I have not driven around this part of the country very much (the Ill, Ind, Oh. area) and am curious about where to break up this last leg of the trip, if we should, or if we should leave it open in case we are all exhausted and decide to spend an extra night somewhere.
Anyone have any advice about my possible route?
Thanks road trippers!!