I am in the US on business mid July.
My plan is to hire a car in New York on a Sunday, and spend the day getting use the the roads (I am staying in Palisades so will drive around NJ a bit). Business Monday to Friday 22nd lunch time (may do a couple of runs in the evening) - again just getting used to things.
My flight back to the UK from JFK is Sunday evening on the 31st.
I have booked a flight from San Francisco that leaves 11pm on the 30th. That gives me 9 days to cross via route 50 which I will intersect where it crosses the I81 at Winchester - and I need to average around 350 miles a day.
It looks doable here are some example stops: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?authu...8c5355448cd747
But there is no contingency.
I am on my own I am not bothered about stopping and seeing things I am happy to take the scenic route sitting in the car for 8 hours a day chilling out. I will stop at motels - too middle aged to rough it.
I have not booked the car yet. I keep toying with the idea of taking a plane out of NY on the Friday and starting closer to the west coast - but can't find anywhere suitable to fly too.
What do you helpful people make of my plan?