Hey guys, I've been prowling this forum for weeks and finally decided to make an account.
Now, before I go any further, I just want to say that I have no concrete plans to make this trip, and it is only a future hypothetical at this point.
Also, I just want to say that, while I am young, I do not believe in driving too long in one day, and I think that people that drive like 850 miles or, even worse 1,000 miles in one day(!) are completely reckless and foolish. In fact, me and my family have never gone over 600 miles in one day throughout my lifetime, and that only happened once, years ago; we usually aim for less than 500 miles, splitting it up over multiple days (however we can do 500-600 miles in one day of course) so the kind of reckless pushes that I see on these forums from time-to-time is frankly foreign to me.
Anyway, what I am wondering is this: can a road trip like this – from Toronto to LA in 4 days in good summer weather – without stopping for sightseeing and only making necessary stops, be done safely? I know that the ideal length of time is 5 days; for example: Toronto, ON >> Hammond, IN >> Springfield, MO >> Amarillo, TX >> Holbrook, AZ >> Los Angeles, CA. But I have found out that one can theoretically do this trip in 4 even days; for example: Toronto, ON >> Lincoln, IL (666 miles) >> El Reno, OK (666 miles) >> Gallup, NM (650 miles) >> Los Angeles California (650 miles). I do understand that this is on the very precipice of what can be done safely, and cannot be done in any less time, but is even this idea (Toronto to LA in 4 days) too much? Even though this is only a hypothetical at this point, I may actually want to do this in the future. Highly interested to hear your opinion. Thanks.