I got a job in NYC and planning to move from Los Angeles to NYC by Thanksgiving weekend along with my girlfriend. I am going to use my car (2008 Nissan Versa Sedan). I know its a small car, but I have to move my car anyways to NYC. We don't have a lot of stuff. Couple of big bags and some. As I have 2 days off for Thanksgiving (thursday and friday) and the weekend and I am taking a day off on the following monday, I am gonna have 5 days and 4 nights (from Nov 26th morning thru Nov 30 evening).
I am planning to start on Nov 26th (thursday) morning from Los Angeles. Stop for the night stay at Flagstaff, AZ; Amarillo, TX; Springfield (or) St. Louis, MO; Columbus, OH. I don't want to take the Denver, CO; Chicago, IL route as its winter already. So, as much as possible I want to take the road South. Please advise me if I can make it comfortbly (i know its tiresome, but not too much) with this timelines. Also, please suggest me if I can take another route, any tips for a safer and better trip....I am hoping that there is no snow in this route I am taking. And, I m planning to drive only during the day time and sleep in the night. Thanks a lot for your suggestions, in advance.