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    The I-1X State

    Donna: Yes, I've made that error on these forums before. Even though I live in Arizona, and I-17 runs between Flagstaff and Phoenix while I-19 runs between Tucson and Nogales, both those Interstates...
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    Pretty Simple

    If you drop any attempt to the Gulf of Mexico, then Chicago to Phoenix by way of Nashville and Austin is 2,350 miles or five solid days of driving with a trailer. You could visit your friend in...
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    At a Cost

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Certainly what you want to do is feasible...depending. The 'direct' route from Chicago to Phoenix is roughly 1,750 miles or four days pulling a trailer...
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    Over the Top?

    As Donna noted, there are several possibilities for spending a week, more or less, between Chicago and Toronto - depending on your interests. As I look at your itinerary what strikes me is that it is...
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    Six of One; Seven of the Other

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Actually, I do have an opinion on which route would be best, but it's not one you've laid out. Start with the understanding that almost everything...
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    Understood...

    ..but my recommendations still stand.

    AZBuck
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    This and That

    On your drive from Moab to Kayenta, as you note, you will have the chance to experience Monument Valley (MV). If you've ever watched a John Ford Western, you'll instantly recognize this iconic...
  8. A Thought or Two

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    For starters, the vast majority of the roads you'll be using between Pagosa Springs and Las Vegas, other than Interstate 15, are going to be simple two...
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    What's Doable

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Since cost and time seem to be your major considerations, let's start with the route that minimizes both. Your son could, with an extra driver and...
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    A Few Other Points

    All of the previous responses are spot on, particularly about the high cost of car rentals if you're under 25 and/or won't be returning it to where you pick it up. I will note just one possible...
  11. A Few Sites to Consider

    While we can't predict what you and your daughters will enjoy, we can make a few educated guesses and give you a number of possibilities that you can pick and choose from. I will tell you that I live...
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    US-6, US-22, and Stops

    It is worth noting that both US-6, which you would use from Providence to I-84 east of Hartford, and US-22, which you would use from I-99 south of Altoona to I-376 into Pittsburgh, are both four-lane...
  13. Three for Three

    Please note that you've now had three of our top advisors tell you that it is a MINIMUM of three full days between Houston and Billings, and that the same applies from Billings to Houston. Setting...
  14. Getting Started

    You need a minimum of three full days to drive from Houston to Billings, so having five, the 22nd through the 26th, leaves you plenty of time for possible weather delays and stops to show your...
  15. Decide Early

    While maintaining a certain amount of flexibility is always a good thing when setting out on a long RoadTrip, it's also a good thing to have things well thought out beforehand. Your latest post...
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    Right. My mistake. In which case taking the Cross...

    Right. My mistake. In which case taking the Cross Bronx/GWB/I-80 route is indeed preferred.

    Just another reason to rely on paper maps rather than a few key strokes and auto-fill.

    AZBuck
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    Logistics vs. Taste

    Now that we know the purpose and time constraints of your trip, we can be more help, but I would note that while we can point out where, geographically, it would make the most sense to take a break...
  18. Reconsideration Needed

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Let me be perfectly blunt. Salt Lake City to Chicago is 1,400 miles. That's nearly three full days of driving if you just stick to I-80 and stop only...
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    Cart Before the Horse

    I concur with glc's suggested routing of I-15/I-40/I-25. Although a bit longer than the shortest all-Interstate route, I-15/I-70, it is much flatter and straighter and stays at generally lower...
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    Some In-Between Bits

    As Landmariner noted above, your itinerary seems urban heavy. To truly enjoy America, however, you should really get out of the cities and send some significant time exploring the many natural...
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    Lots of Nature

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but for much of CA-1's length between the San Francisco Bay area and the La Basin, it's official name is the Cabrillo Highway rather than the PCH. As for 'Must...
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    The Great American Desert

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    If the title of this response troubles you, just know that it's what the original settlers of the area you'd be driving through on the direct route...
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    'Unique'

    Well, for starters, if this is your first trip through this area, then whatever route you choose will be 'unique' for you. You specifically asked about two sections of your trip in your original...
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    Two Lists to Know About

    Besides the individual advice given on these forums, there are also more general, but equally beneficial, resources. Two that I think would be of great use to you in your planning are a list of spots...
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    A Few Tips to Start

    First of all, I would suggest that your upcoming trip to the South in spring is going to be quite unlike your previous trip to New England in the fall, for a number of reasons including weather,...
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