How many miles can you drive in a day?

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06-05-2006, 09:44 AM
I'm moving from the Springfield MA area to Seattle. I leave on the 8th (start work there on the 19th).

Google maps says: 2,978 mi (about 2 days 2 hours)

I'm thinking I can do a 1,000 miles a day on average. Unreasonable assumption?

06-05-2006, 09:45 AM
I drove 1000 miles all the time back and forth from college. Straight shot, but I wouldn't want to do it two days in a row.

06-05-2006, 09:46 AM
I would plan on 4-5 days of travel time, leave early in the morning and drive till like 8 or 9 at night. But don't go crazy, especially driving by yourself, I would take it easy.

06-05-2006, 09:47 AM
assuming you do an average of 70MPH, that's 14 hours of driving per day. if i were by myself i would not want to do that trip.

06-05-2006, 09:47 AM
If you're really smart you'll take a plane and ship your car.

06-05-2006, 09:50 AM
I'm thinking I can do a 1,000 miles a day on average. Unreasonable assumption?
uh, yeah. i would go along the lines of around 500-600 miles tops

edit: and if you are going alone i would advise not driving at night

06-05-2006, 09:57 AM
You can easily cover 800 or so miles in a day including a few stops & lunch, but it's a very very long day. I wouldn't want to push more than that.

06-05-2006, 10:02 AM
I think I'll go for a strong opening day and then take it easy. Leave early in the morning and see how far I get. This is going to be some trip, I wonder how far along into it I go crazy.

06-05-2006, 10:03 AM
Actually you should do it the other way around. If you do 1000 in day one you'll be exhausted by Day 2. If you do 600-700 for the first few days you'll probably be fine with a 12 hour push on the last day.

06-05-2006, 10:07 AM
dmaul and I drove from port jervis ny to columbus oh and back in a day, I did all the driving. I think it was ~1100 miles total. Was not so bad, and we stopped for a few hours in columbus before heading back. Straight-shot, 1000 miles/day for three days is not unreasonable.

06-05-2006, 10:09 AM
two people is an entirely different world than one person, even if one of the two does all the driving.

06-05-2006, 10:10 AM
i can drive 1 mile in a day.

06-05-2006, 10:12 AM
i did ~800 in a day...... for my ****ing job. Good thing i get $.375 a mile. :D

06-05-2006, 10:13 AM
Don't listen to these people.

1. Get in car
2. Start driving
3. Keep driving
4. Drive until your tired
5. Find a hotel
6. Go back to step one, unless your at your destination.

1,000 miles in a day is nothing.

06-05-2006, 10:15 AM
I don't think it's that different... I like to drive though.

06-05-2006, 10:18 AM
i drove 10000000 miles in one day

06-05-2006, 10:18 AM
Ive done 3500 miles twice. Takes about ~5 days, 4 days if you push and have a few drivers. I'm doing it again in about 3 weeks.

06-05-2006, 10:19 AM
If you're a real man, you'll do it with one CD set on repeat the entire time.

06-05-2006, 10:23 AM
If you're a real man, you'll do it with one CD set on repeat the entire time.
"this is the song that never ends" on repeat.

06-05-2006, 10:23 AM

36 hours straight
2 drivers, non-stop

1,000 miles a day is not that hard

i reccommend that you get up very early, and drive until its night, drink a bit of coffee, drive another 1-2 hours, and sleep for a long time, and then just drive as far as you can the next day, but dont try to wake up early and ****