I have some vacation time coming up (about 12 days) and am looking to visit Las Vegas, Nevada. I live in New York (southern) and was planning to drive there given the low cost of gas and the necessity of having a car to get around Las Vegas while I am there. I have never driven that far away from home before so I am a bit uncertain if this is a realistic trip to take. I mapped the directions on google and it says that the entire drive (along i80, i70, i15) takes 37 hours each way (not including stops of course). Is it possible then to complete the trip over two long days in either direction? I haven't given it much thought, but I was thinking of maybe stopping in either Des Moines or Omaha (seems to be about half way). I have independently driven to Florida from New York over one long day in the past, and have completed a drive from Mississippi to New York in less than two. Has anyone attempted this trip before and if so how did it go? What sort or preparations would you recommend? I would also most likely be traveling solo so would this make any kind of a difference? Any input would be greatly appreciated.