In about a week I will be driving a 22 ft truck (alone) from Indianapolis to Los Angeles. No car towing thankfully.
I70 to St Louis
I44 to Oklahoma City
I40 all the way past Albuquerque, Flagstaff, to Las Vegas (diversion)
I15 down to LA
Stops I plan to take:
Day 1: Leave mid-afternoon, stop in St Louis first night
Day 2: Goal to make it to Amarillo for the night (backup is Oklahoma City if I get slowed down)
Day 3: Amarillo to Flagstaff for night
Day 4: Get some scenic views in near Flagstaff before starting. Check out Route 66. Possible diversion to Las Vegas to meet a friend
Day 5: Reach LA late morning
- Is the plan realistic?
- What should I watch out for? Any bridges, narrow passes, mountains etc?
- Any bad roads I should avoid?
- Also, I plan on driving a Penske 22' with cruise control. Any suggestions on driving in the mountains with a truck? Should I use cruise control or not in the mountains?
- Any must see attractions/scenic views/suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any tips.