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  1. Default Cross Country trip, San Jose, CA to Buffalo, NY - a couple of questions

    Hello all,

    I am moving from San Jose, CA to Buffalo, NY for a year to grab my masters, and I've decided to drive it over there with a few of my friends rather than fly. I've never done a trip that long before, so I have a few questions.

    1. It's roughly 3000 miles to Buffalo (we're making a stop to see a friend in Minnesota). How many days do you think that should take?

    2. Please list any/every site you can think of for me to hit up on my way there - we're big California road trip fans, so roadside attractions are in. We're also fairly outdoorsy, so anything along those lines will be good as well.

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    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default Chew Your First Bite Well

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    1: I'd say leave yourself 6 days for the driving portion of this trip. While it might be possible to cover 3000 miles in 5 days, your stop in Minnesota is ill-suited to such scheduling. It will be roughly 2000 miles on the first leg and 1000 miles on the second leg, so a steady pace of 500 miles a day will break it down nicely, and still leave a little time to see a few things along the way.

    2: Unless you have considerably longer than 7 days (assuming you're going to spend some time in Minnesota) there is no point to listing every site along the way. You will have time only to sample a few of the highlights such as Lake Tahoe/Virginia City, the Great Salt Lake, Cheyenne, the old Oregon Trail, the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Erie, and Cuyahoga National Park.


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