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    Matthew Hancock Guest

    Default Australians driving from LA to NY

    I'm planning a trip to the US in June 2005 and I am currently trying to decide a route that will be possible within our limited schedule while obviously taking in some of your country's big ticket items.

    Okay, how about I put it down the way I have planned it at this stage and someone who is more knowledgable can tell me if we can make it without missing too much along the way (or killing ourselves in the process).

    Day 1: Arrive in Los Angeles...
    Day 2: Rest in Los Angeles...
    Day 3: Drive to Las Vegas...
    Day 4: Drive to The Grand Canyon...
    Day 5: Drive to Tucson*...
    Day 6: Drive to El Paso*...
    Day 7: Drive to San Antonio*...
    Day 8: Drive to New Orleans...
    Day 9: Rest in New Orleans...
    Day 10: Rest in New Orleans...
    Day 11: Rest in New Orleans...
    Day 12: Drive to Memphis...
    Day 13: Drive to Nashville...
    Day 14: Drive to Huntington*...
    Day 15: Drive to New York...
    Day 16: Rest in New York...
    Day 17: Leave from New York

    Alright, the day's with * next to them are adjustable because they are just towns the seem to fit well on the map. If someone has a suggestion on how to better schedule them I am open to all ideas.

    Also, currently there are more adjustable days to get to New Orleans from than there is to get from New Orleans to New York and if it would be better to move a day either way then that is also and option.

    Anyway, that's the basic road trip, we are up for a few long days (10hrs approx) behind the wheel, but not more than a couple in a row. This appears to be possible in the few books and trip planners I have looked at but I would prefer another opinion.

    At the end of the day I would like to say I did the trip coast to coast but realistically I am open to flying from Nashville to New York if people think that is a smarter option.

    Cheers, Matt.

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    I don't see any major problems with your route and times. Your long days are El Paso to San Antonio, San Antonio to New Orleans, and Huntingdon, WV to New York City. They are not overly long, but if traffic or road conditions hold you up, you may have to adjust and add a day. Each of these is about a 9 hour driving day (not counting stops you may make).

    Your driving hours between LA and New Orleans are 39 (roughly), and the remainder accounts for another 24 hours.

    If you want to save a day, you could eliminate Tucson as a stop, and drive Grand Canyon to El Paso in one day, which can be done in 11 or 12 hours (using either the shortest route, or I-10, or I-40/I-25, it's all about the same time-wise). Unless there was some reason you WANTED to stop in Tucson. Bob

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