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  1. #1
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    Default OKC to Seattle December Trip

    3 friends and I are planning a road trip to Seattle at the end of the month. This will be the first long distance road trip for all of us. I am looking for any tips or suggestions anyone can give us as far as driving conditions and routes. We will be driving a Chevy Malibu. We are most concerned about the Colorado area. Any advice, or tips you could give would be greatly appreciated!! Realistically how many days should it take us to get there? We were originally planning on trying to make it in 2 and a half days.

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    Welcome to RTA!

    Absolutely no way should you try to do this in 2.5 days - you will need at least 3 days and a significant portion of a 4th day, even more if you are delayed by weather. Safety is paramount and driving well into the night 2 days in a row is decidedly unsafe no matter how many drivers you have.

    The route I would recommend is I-35 to I-135 to I-70 to Denver, then I-25 to I-90. There is a chance of snow, ice, and bad roads anywhere along the route, and there really aren't any alternates that historically would be better.

  3. #3
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    Thank you for your advice!! I will definitely be looking into a longer travel time.

  4. #4
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    Nov 2005
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    2000 driving miles by Google via shortest route. (I-80 not my favorite)
    2200 driving miles by Google all interstate via I-90
    2150 via Dodge City to Hayes and on up I-25
    In 2.5 days.
    First roadtrip.
    Winter.
    Wyoming (I-80) or Montana (I-90)
    What could go wrong??


    Short version is- That would be 3.5 to 4 days in good weather for experienced travelers.

    (some rather harsh words reconsidered)
    Last edited by noFanofCB; 12-11-2014 at 03:12 PM. Reason: reconsidered some harsh words

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