Hi there! I've been browsing this website and forum for quite some time now. Awesome information here!
I'm going to be moving to Boston for a year and I wanted to drive my Honda Fit there. I'm a bit nervous since this is my first road trip and it is the middle of winter.
My goal is to do the trip safely and comfortably i.e. I don't want to be burnt out when I arrive and I don't want to fall asleep while driving! Sightseeing is less important here.
Here's my rough schedule. I'll probably stay along the I-90 the entire time and the only place I want to see for sure is Mt. Rushmore.
Fri, Feb. 16:
take Coho ferry to Port Angeles and then drive to Seattle
Seattle to Billings (2 days)
Billings to Rapid City
Rapid City to Madison (2 days)
Madison to Detroit
Detroit to Albany, NY (2 days)
Albany, NY to Boston
I'm looking at some long days of 6-8 hours of driving. I'll break the morning up into two legs of two hours each and then stop for lunch and take an hour nap. Then drive another couple of legs in the afternoon and start looking for hotels at dinner time.
So does this sound doable? I'm open to any other suggestions, tips, and sights to see!