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  1. Default very quick cross country trip - best route?

    That's my first post on this forum, so hello everybody, my name is Greg, I'm from Poland originally, currenty from Queens/New York.
    By the end of the month i'm moving to california (south of los angeles). Me and my girlfriend decided that we're renting a car (dodge grand caravan - as we need to take some personal stuff with us). We have the car fo 7 days, but i would like to be in California in 4-5 days, depending on what's worth seeing in the meantime. Sooo, i found this forum and would like to ask you guys about the best route for that quick trip.
    Our default is: this but we can consider middle states as well.
    We don't have much time, so i'm sure we can't see much, but maybe you can give me some advice what's really worth seeing, even from a car.
    Thanks a lot!

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    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

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    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    The route you've show is perfectly fine. There are three main routes for NY to LA, the one you've chosen, and then ones that use I-80 or I-70. All three are roughly the same distance, and when you consider all of the variables, like weather, traffic, construction, etc, it really doesn't make all that much difference which one you use.

    Even at 5 days, you'll likely have to be on the road for more than 10 hours a day, so I wouldn't try to push much harder than that. There are plenty of things to see no matter which way you go, and you'll probably enjoy yourself most if you give your chance to stop for a little bit every couple of hours.

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