Alrighty! I'm new to RTA and road-tripping in general and was looking for advice for my cross-country move. I'm moving from New Mexico to Michigan in a few weeks and this is my rough draft plan. We will be traveling in a 16-foot moving truck and a small SUV. Let me know what you think! We are also interested in seeing something in St. Louis, as I have never been there. We would need something easily accessible as well as easy to get to in a 16-ft truck. I'm also not sure if I should start the whole trip a day earlier to spread out the driving time or if this is completely do-able as it is.
Depart Albuquerque around 9AM. Arrive at storage unit in Portales around 1PM.
Load truck and leave by 4pm. This should leave room for some error.
4 hour drive to Elk City, OK. Arrive by 9pm (OK time).
7.5 total driving hours today.
This day will STINK. But it will make the end of the trip shorter.
Elk City to Springfield, MO. 6 hours total.
− Can stop in Tulsa, 3 hours into leg.
Springfield, MO to Joliet, IL. 7 hours total.
− Can stop in St. Louis 3.5 hours into leg.
Joliet, IL to Okemos, MI. 4 hours total