I have to move from Dallas to Seattle during the weekend of Jan 26 - Jan 28 2018.
I have a 2009 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan :-) Planning to dump my stuff in the car and head off for a road trip starting Jan 26 and ending on Jan 28.
I am both excited and nervous as I've never done a road trip this far.
I need your expert advice on the trip during this time of the year:
1. Can I take the route through Colorado? I read several posts asking people to avoid that route as the Interstates might be Icy.
2. If not, i was planning the following itinerary:
Day 1: Jan 26 2018 3 AM: Start from Dallas
Day 1: Jan 26 2018 10 PM: Reach Phoenix, AZ (Halt overnight) (Google predicts 15 hours, but i am adding a buffer of 4 hours).
Day 2: Jan 27 2018 6 AM: Start from Phoenix, AZ
Day 2: Jan 27 2018 10 PM: Reach Sacramento, CA (Halt Overnight) (Google predicts 11 hours, but i am adding buffer of 3 hours).
Day 3: Jan 28 2018 6 AM: Start from Sacramento, CA
Day 3: Jan 28 2018 11 PM: Reach Seattle, WA (Google predicts 12 hours, but i am adding buffer of 3 hours).
Any comments on this itinerary if the previous one through Colorado is not advisable?
3. Do i need to be equipped with chains on any of these routes (I never had to use chains so far)?
Thanks for your guidance !