In the planning stage for summer 2011. We have a cruise planned out of Vancouver BC to Alaska, but first a drive across country. Wife and daughter do not like to fly so its another road trip.
Done 4 east coast round trips Ct to FL with various routes back home in the past.
Hope to include a stop at Wall Drug, Mt Rushmore, Jackson Hole / Yellowstone before arriving in Vancouver.
With a 2 night stop to see Yellowstone, It looks like 9 days out.
a week for the cruise and another 5 days back to CT
Being the only driver is this pushing too many miles in a day.
I figure between 8 to 10 hrs a day on the road, but that includes about 90 minutes a day for rest breaks/ food and pit stops.
Using Microsoft Streets and Trips for the planning with AAA site as a second reference.
Looks like I95, I287 to I80, pick up I90 around Indiana on way out, After Jackson Hole, i86,i84 i82 back to i90 Then i405 to i5 up to BC border.
Looks like I90 , i94 back to I80 and reverse back to Ct (Westport).
Concerned about how long the drive is across PA and the drive between Mt Rushmore and Jackson Hole Looks like non interstate between Mt Rushmore and Jackson Hole.
Thanks for your input on timings and other items to see, I have between 3 and 4 weeks vacation I can use. Would like to use only 3 weeks, but it looks like it will be 17 to 18 workdays out of the office.