From VA to CA
We'll be travelling from Northern Virginia to Long Beach, California in about 2 weeks and wanted to get an idea about how many miles per day can be covered. We rented a truck with a car in tow. Want to figure out about where we should make lodging reservations along the way if x miles are traveled per day. This is the longest trip (approx 2700 miles) either one of us has ever taken. Your tips and comments are appreciated.
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500-600 miles is generally the most we recommend traveling in a single day, and considering the truck/trailer, I'd certainly stay on the low end of it. You'll need to travel at slower speeds, driving will be a bit more draining, and you'll also need some time at the start just to get used to the set-up.
So that means you should plan on at least 5, if not 6, days for the trip. With 5 days, I'd look at Knoxville, Little Rock, Amarillo, and Winslow/Holbrook AZ as good possibilities, but I probably wouldn't make reservations and give yourself some flexability.
I would totally concur with Michael on this one: 500 miles is probably enough for one day. At this time of the year, lodging reservations aren't really needed. Also, so many places have good parking for a truck/car combo like that.
Thank you so much for your prudent advice.