Long Drive on a Long Weekend in USA

Tata Consultancy Services theBlackSun
Jun 24 12 Comments

Planning to drive 750 miles one way for a long weekend getaway. I have never drove this far on a single day. The car in question is a 2019 Honda Civic. Totally i will be covering 1500 miles in two days as a round trip with two days to visit places in between. Any suggestions and recommendations?

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  • Valassis / Eng
    GNu002

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    My honest advice is to add a one or two more days.

    Budget at least 14 hours per day for the travel time.

    Don't use your phone while driving.

    Stop every 2 hours to stretch, get gas, go to the bathroom, etc.

    Assume you won't have signal the whole time. Have your media downloaded.

    Regardless of what nav app you like, print out directions or have the entire route downloaded for offline access in Google maps as a backup.

    Don't use your phone while driving.

    If you're not alone, share the driving responsibilities if possible.

    Driving is mentally and physically exhausting. Be prepared for that.

    Listen to your body. If you think you're getting too tired to continue then don't. Get a hotel, sleep at a rest stop, whatever.

    Don't look at your phone while driving.

    You'll need less food than you're used to when sitting all day. Go light.

    You'll want to snack out of boredom. Have healthy, light, snacks.

    Don't look at your phone while driving.

    You won't "visit" anywhere on this drive. You'll pass through places. You'll visit a place from the gas station pump. 750 miles per day means you will be driving. That's it. You won't average 70mph. You'll average 55-60.

    This sounds miserable.

    Be safe and stay off your phone.
    Jun 24 2
    • Hey thanks so much for this detailed info. Just one question, is it ok to look at my phone while driving?
      Jun 24
    • Tata Consultancy Services theBlackSun
      OP
      Thank you for the detailed response
      Jun 24
  • Amazon ehuuS
    So you’re going to spend the long weekend in a car?
    Jun 24 0
  • Capital One
    sduadt15

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    Seattle to SF or SF to San Diego using highway 1.
    Jun 24 0
  • Google / Eng yoCO52
    Get osmand for offline maps (download the states you'll go through.) You won't always have reception. Leave early in the morning to avoid rush hour in whatever city you slept in. Focus on what you want to see instead of covering so much ground. After the first 6 to 8 hours a day of driving it tends to go from relaxing and interesting to unpleasant.
    Jun 24 1
    • Tata Consultancy Services theBlackSun
      OP
      Thank you
      Jun 24
  • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
    Not in civic. Get a big ass truck with adv cruise control
    Jun 24 0
  • Microsoft / Eng UST Ghost
    Why do people do this kind of thing? Sounds like hell to me.
    Jun 26 0
  • Capital One
    dcMetroC1

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    SF to LA via highway 1 is 🔥
    Jun 24 0
  • American Express D.BCooper
    We did 1650 miles in 5 days. Az and NM roadtrip. No issues with a rented Camry.

    We left at 7am to beat traffic. Also, some places in NM (Highway 285 from Santa Fe to Rosewell) are the loneliest roads in the country. Nothing for 150 miles. Nothing. Same in some parts of Nevada.
    Jun 24 0
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