Long Island, NY to Rocky Mountains?
Hi All! I was hoping to take a road trip, by myself, from Long Island, NY to at least the Rocky Mountains. I would at least like to make it to the Dakotas before I have to turn back. I can take 7 to 14 days from work (Saving one week for another time) Can any experienced travelers advise if I have time to see some sights or will it be all driving? I wanted to make it to the Pacific ocean, but I am not sure if that is feasable in only two weeks. I would love to hear from all you road trippers with suggested stops and advice! Thanks!
Black Hills, Montana and Portland
You could make it to the Pacific west of Portland, Oregon, seeing the Black Hills and a few other attractions along the way -- in about 12 days (97+ hours driving time).
This is driving about 8 hours per day -- say, 8:00 to 4:00. In summer, this leaves you some time each day for stops and sights. Add one extra driving day, and you could also see San Francisco.
Myself, if I wanted this to be a more relaxing trip, I'd probably make the Black Hills the western end and explore that area instead, or maybe add Yellowstone/Grand Teton, and return from there. Another (and closer) option would be to explore the Great Lakes region -- just a suggestion -- you may already be "set" on the west. Bob
Thanks, Bob. I may take your suggestion and check out Grand Tetons, or Black Hills / Bad Lands and relax a bit more. As long as I can get out and mingle with my fellow Americans!
A trip across sections of I-80 and I-90, bringing you through the Poconos, Cleveland, Chicago, The Wisconsin Dells, Pipestone (in Minnesota), Badlands National Park and the Black Hills would be a beautiful and relaxing two week roadtrip. You'll see plenty, and drive through the "flyover states", the ones you'd otherwise never get to see.
Good luck and safe driving.
It has been too long since we have heard from you. Glad to see you back on the forum!