Question by  Katie (92)

How should I plan a road trip cross country?

I have always wanted to do this. I think I am finally going to but I need help planning it.


Answer by  jyh634 (157)

Start by determining how much time you have for your trip and making a list of all the places you would like to see. Then plug your stops into GoogleMaps.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

I would start off by making a list of everything that you want to see and do. Then get you a map and make a circle so that your not always driving and you can site see more. Also, talk with a travel agency sometimes they can get you better deals on travel expenses.


Answer by  jb68 (207)

The key is to plan around your favorite activity - do you like to hike, eat at interesting restaurants, visit big cities, visit family, hike, etc? Look for destinations first. Then invest in a great atlas and mark each stop and plan a route from there.


Answer by  snessia (991)

First, decide which interstate route you want. For example, I-80 is farther north taking you through Nevada, Nebraska, etc. or I-40 is farther south through New Mexico, Tennessee, etc.


Answer by  kmh1011 (17)

Pick the places that you want to go to, either from research or from friends. Look at a map and see which route would be most efficient to hit all the spots you want to visit. Inviting some friends would make the trip more fun, so check your schedule with friends' to make sure they coincide. Be careful. Have fun!


Answer by  Gunrunner (561)

Decide on the route you are going to take. If you are going site seeing, allow plenty of time. Use the internet or maps to set reasonable destinations for the end of each day. Get plenty of rest each night so you can fully enjoy each days adventures.


Answer by  EchoC (553)

Budget your money to count for gas, food, lodging and any mishaps. See if family and friends can host you along the way. Learn about safety, car repair and maintenance.


Answer by  Mable (3008)

Mark the top twenty "must see" or "must do" points on a USA map. Look from point to point at what you want to do or see: connect the dots.


Answer by  Jeanne72 (436)

Make sure you enough money, gasoline, time (including bathroom breaks, looking at scenery, hotel rooms), camera to take lots of pictures, friends to share the fun times and laughter, snacks for on the road purposes, games to play with during the long trip, mixed tape/cd of good songs to listen to instead of the radio.. etc.


Answer by  whitekeys (112)

When I did it, I started with an appointment at my local AAA office. They helped me plan routes, gave me tons of free maps and guidebooks, and generally laid the groundwork. Of course, changes happen on the fly, but it's good to have basic information handy.


Answer by  lizziem (1)

Maps, Cell Phone, Computer, GOOGLE this.

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