In a couple of weeks I will leave behind the Emerald City and will cross the continent up to New Haven, CT. Well, I'm Italian - I've been working at UW here in Seattle these past two years - and the idea of a coast to coast it's really something BIG for me.
So, any comment, help, advise, suggestion is very very welcome! My plan is to avoid the far north (Montana, Dakota...) and move south-east and then east. Please note: we will be driving in 2, so we can go a bit longer I guess, and we will leave Seattle the 16th, but one of us will have to get a flight from NYC on 23rd so our maximum timeframe is one week.
This our planned route:
Day 1: Seattle to Boise (via I90-I82-I84) or maybe up to Twin Falls at best (I don't think it's doable to Salt Lake City)
Day 2: Boise to Denver (via I84-highway6-I70). I'm kind of worried this day is going to be too long, especially approaching the Rockies.
Day 3: Denver to Kansas City via I70
Day 4: Kansas City to Columbus, OH via I70
Day 5: Columbus to New Haven, CT via still don't know exactly...
The one above is the 5-days-strict plan but we can easily spend an additional day driving and we would still have a spare day to spend in New Haven before the flight.
One southern option is to go south at Day2, after Green River, UT, via 491 (Moab and Canyonlands area) to I40 (instead I70) and then proceed on I40 through the Texas panhandle and up to the east coast. It's a bit longer but shouldn't be inclement with weather. What about the Moab area-cut through 491 to reach I40?
I favor the I70 option, and bear in mind that our main purpose is - unfortunately - "getting there" and not pure sightseeing.
Thanks for any suggestion!!