Hello all: My wife and I (no kids) are planning to drive to Las Vegas (fly back) and see the country side in late April/early May. Its more of a driving trip than a scenic trip however if something grabs our attention we may detour for a couple of hours. We are planning on driving 5/6 days for the 2700 mile trip.
Here's our preliminary plan (mostly Route 40):
Start CT (with mileage and approx driving time):
1. Charleston WV (stay at wife's uncle) 9 hrs, 43 min - 602.65 miles
2. Memphis TN: 9 hours, 17 minutes - 598.46 miles
3. Little Rock AK: 6 hrs, 51 min - 466.80 miles
4. Oklahoma City: 7 hrs, 50 min - 544.09 miles
5. Alburquerqe NM: 8 hrs, 16 min: 573.11 miles
arriving Las Vegas NV
I know that a lot of this will be open country and maybe not much to see (via the car) but I figure in late April I'd rather hit the southern states to make sure we don't hit any late snow or inclement Spring weather, and to obviously be warmer. Does this look to agressive? We can add a day if necessary, don't want to have a trucker's schedule. btw: We have driven long distances many of times.
I will be researching attractions and such later but I am curious on your feedback and to see if anyone has any comments regarding Rte 40.
Thanks so much