I am looking to do a 3-5 day drive from Oceanside, California to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in December. It will be myself and one other person splitting the drive along with our two dogs. We plan on driving approximately 12-15 hours a day, driving in 4-5 hour rotations. We will not be interested in sightseeing as we made the northern drive before during a better time of year.
After reading multiple forums and websites, I have planned a route to get us started (pending any weather delays) and will have ample supplies of emergency gear, roadside assistance, bottled water, blankets, car chargers, tire chains, and extra dog supplies. I just wanted to see if anyone had any better ideas to tweak my plan.
Leg 1: Oceanside, CA to Albuquerque, NM (estimated 12 hours)
Leg 2: Albuquerque, NM to Memphis, TN (estimated 14.5 hours)
Leg 3A: Memphis, TN to Philadelphia, PA (estimated 15 hours); If we see weather we will take a more southern route for Leg 3/4.
Leg 3B: Memphis, TN to Raleigh, NC (estimated 11 hours)
Leg 4 (if needed): Raleigh, NC to Philadelphia, PA (estimated 6.5 hours)