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    Need Help! My friends and I (college age males) are looking to road trip for spring break. We are not looking for the typical Florida trip so we decided to do a loop through the middle of the country to see states we have never seen. We are starting out in Michigan and hopefully will make it through Colorado down through New Mexico, across Texas, and then back up through Louisiana, Kentucky, and Tennesee (A big loop) ending back in Michigan. Firstly, we have 12 days and 11 nights, is this trip workable or too far? If it is not we can shorten the length out West but still want to keep the route roughly the same. Also, can you help us out with ideas of interesting places and locations that we should not miss throughout the trip/region. All and any help will be greatly appreciated!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

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    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !

    Your 'big loop' is doable, but would be around 8 day's of driving and in my opinion, too big if you want time to stop and 'smell the Roses'. It would be more relaxed closing that loop a bit and spending a bit of time exploring Colorado, New Mexico etc. To do that you could head through Amarillo, Oklahoma and St Louis from the Santa Fe area on the way home, saving you around a thousand miles and 2 day's in the car.

    'Interesting' places is a tough question to answer, as we know nothing of your interests, party towns, National parks and so on. The most important thing is to sit down with your mates and find common interests, discuss budgets and how much 'down time' you each would like and to find some common ground. When all is said and done, you can then start the process of looking for places along the way that fit your criteria and start getting some dots on the map.

    When you have worked that out we can help to fill in the blanks, enjoy the planning !

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    When you start plotting things out on a map or online mapping program, I'd advise you not to drive more than 600 miles a day, and that would be on Interstate highways just going from point to point. With sightseeing and/or on secondary roads, that of course needs to be adjusted lower.

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