I am moving from Allentown PA to Los Angeles CA (relocation). I have the option to drive my car cross-country or to fly and ship my car. I prefer to drive my car cross-country with my wife. I am starting my trip during 1st week of November.
1) If I give myself a total of 5.5 to 6 days driving (and 5 nights stay), is that enough? I think I will drive about 500 miles a day (except 250 miles on Day 6).
2) I am planning to take the southern route (Ohio, Missouri, OKC, Albuquerque NM, Arizona, Los Angeles) instead of the northern route (Illinois, Colorado, Utah) because I am concerned about any snowfall in the North. Will the southern route have any snow fall in the 1st week of November (forecasts for that route has around 45F as minimum, so it should be ok I guess, please advise).
3) Planning to drive about 3.5 to 4 hours each (8 hours max a day), me and my wife to cover 500 miles each day of the trip. Is this doable, meaning we wont be exhausted as hell at the end of the road-trip? I understand some fatigue, but i hope it's manageable. We are in early 40s.
4) Should we plan for any historical or not-to-miss place to stop by and take a few pictures along the way, given this schedule?
This trip is purely for a cross-country move, not for sight seeing. But, i am trying to find out if it's doable practically with minimum fatigue and fit 2 or 3 places for sight seeing along the way.
Thank you all for your time.