• August 23rd, 2011, 11:03 PM
Junky
To our American brothers.

How long would it take to drive from LA to NY? I should add I just want a base line figure. So no speeding, no side trips. Just an average cruise down whatever route it is now.
• August 24th, 2011, 07:04 AM
KevinWorkman
My guess put it at 2-3 days, and google puts it at just under 2 days. Add a few hours for sleeping/gas/food, and 2-3 days sounds about right.
• August 24th, 2011, 07:05 AM
SkyAphid
Well, the distance between the two is 2462 miles.
So if you cruised down a road to NY from LA at about 40 miles per hour, it'd take about 60 hours.

Unless I did the math wrong. I divided this in my head. :S
• August 24th, 2011, 07:30 AM
KevinWorkman
Quote:

Originally Posted by SkyAphid
Well, the distance between the two is 2462 miles.
So if you cruised down a road to NY from LA at about 40 miles per hour, it'd take about 60 hours.

Unless I did the math wrong. I divided this in my head. :S

I think most of the route (at least the way google takes you) is on major interstates, where if you're going 40 miles per hour, you're going to get rear-ended by a semi.
• August 24th, 2011, 02:36 PM
copeg
Also take into account the time of year. Driving this in the winter when roads could be covered with ice (or blocked by snow) might be vastly different than the summer.
• August 24th, 2011, 05:12 PM
JavaPF
Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinWorkman
you're going to get rear-ended by a semi.

lol! You wouldn't want to read this out of context.
• August 24th, 2011, 11:01 PM
Junky
OK

So given 2 weeks or more should provide ample time to meander across the country and take in a few sights.
• August 25th, 2011, 02:47 AM
Sean4u
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ample time to meander across the country and take in a few sights
At an average of 4-5 hours driving per day, I can't help feeling you would have to really, really like sitting motionless for long periods of time, staring at something that really doesn't change very rapidly.
• August 25th, 2011, 07:51 PM
JavaPF
Sounds like you have an exciting trip planned Junky. Have you done something like this before?
• August 25th, 2011, 07:54 PM
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• August 25th, 2011, 09:39 PM
Junky
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sean4u
At an average of 4-5 hours driving per day

Well I do a ~13 hour drive when I go home to see my parents. So 4-5 hours across I landscape I have never seen before would not be a problem.
• August 25th, 2011, 09:44 PM
Junky
Quote:

Originally Posted by JavaPF
Sounds like you have an exciting trip planned Junky.

Not planned at all. Just a seed of a thought at the moment.
Quote:

Have you done something like this before?
Travel history:

US: Nashville, New York, Washington, Orlando when 15yo.
New Zealand when 18yo
Singapore, England, Scotland & Italy when 25yo

All were organised trips. Never a "get in the car, drive and stop were you want" trip.
• August 26th, 2011, 06:56 AM
SkyAphid
Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinWorkman
I think most of the route (at least the way google takes you) is on major interstates, where if you're going 40 miles per hour, you're going to get rear-ended by a semi.

and if you read what I said, you'd see that I said,
"If you CRUISED down a ROAD,"
It was a what if thing. Haha.
• September 2nd, 2011, 04:37 PM
SkynetSystems