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    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.
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    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.
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyAphid View Post
    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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinWorkman View Post
    you're going to get rear-ended by a semi.
    lol! You wouldn't want to read this out of context.
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    OK

    So given 2 weeks or more should provide ample time to meander across the country and take in a few sights.
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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.
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    Sounds like you have an exciting trip planned Junky. Have you done something like this before?
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    We're all going on a summer holiday.
    No more working for a week or two.
    Fun and laughter on a summer holiday.
    No more worries for me and you.
    For a week or two.

    We're going where the sun shines brightly.
    We're going where the sea is blue.
    We've seen it in the movies.
    Now let's see if it's true.

    Everybody has a summer holiday
    Doing things they always wanted to.
    So we're going on a summer holiday
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    For me and you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean4u View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JavaPF View Post
    Sounds like you have an exciting trip planned Junky.
    Not planned at all. Just a seed of a thought at the moment.
    Have you done something like this before?
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    New Zealand when 18yo
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    All were organised trips. Never a "get in the car, drive and stop were you want" trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinWorkman View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JavaPF View Post
    lol! You wouldn't want to read this out of context.
    LOL! Indeed this is true, the outcome would be most disasterous