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Old 11-06-2007, 11:17 AM
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Does anyone know how long it takes to drive from New York City, NY to Las Vegas, NV? Some one told me it takes only 2 days, but I don't believe him...
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:49 AM
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Maybe straight through without rest but realisticly 3-4 days.
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:50 AM
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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No way is it 2 days. It's 2500 miles! At least 3, probably plan on 4.
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:13 PM
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We drove from upstate NY to Phoenix. We took our time and it took us about 5 days. Even if you didn't make any scenic type stops, I would say the drive would be at least 3, maybe 4 days. Do a directions thing on google map or whatever and it'll give you an approximation.
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:50 PM
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I just plugged it in to Yahoo Maps, and it popped up as 2,529 miles or 37 hours. I suppose if you drove 16 hours a day, you could make it only two days. That's two very LONG days, though, and I wonder how unsafe your driving would be for those last two or three hours?! Not to mention, this doesn't account for any pit stops, so you're probably looking more realistically at 17 or 18 hours a day, depending on how long you stop for food, to stretch your legs, etc. Doable? Maybe, but I wouldn't try it!
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:57 PM
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The best driving time I've ever had cross country was 51 hrs...Portland to Pittsburgh.
I would not reccomend it to anyone...It was mid November and I was staying ahead of a storm coming eastward off the rockies. Its easier if you have a relief driver, eat a lot of citrus and keep some asprin on hand for the eye strain. Rest stops are safe to get a nap...just park close to the kiosk.
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:26 PM
Location: Houston, Texas
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Default cross country drive

I did it 9 years go. Since I left in the winter I headed south first before heading west. It was 2850 miles. Bound Brook, NJ to Las Vegas, NV. I did between 500-600 miles a day and it took 5 days. The place I was most impressed with, without actually seeing more then the outskirts was Nashville. It looked to be a very beautiful city. Memphis was a slum. I will go back to Nashville some day.

The place I was least impressed with was when I first went over the bridge into Arkansas. The big sign welcomed drivers and said it was home to President Bill Clinton. The smell of the swamps was so disgusting. Then later into Arkansas when I stopped for gas, these were the days before debit cards, I had to go inside to pay first. I whispered because I did not want any of those red neck Hillbillies hearing my New Jersey accent. They really do wear denim coveralls with flannel shirts in Arkansas and they ALL have a shotgun clearly in full view hanging from their rear window of their old beat up pick up trucks.

It was a wonderful trip, all alone, just me and my music and wide eyes seeing America the beautiful.
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:40 PM
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can any one tell me how would be a drive from NY to Vegas in December?... how many hours would it take?.. would the roads be good?.
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:25 AM
Location: Las Vegas
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That is a long drive. Due to weather concerns I would advise you to head south early in your journey and then continue on west across the country.
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:19 AM
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I drove New York City to Sedona, AZ., approx 2400 miles, several times. According to my GPS, actual driving time was 37 hours (that is the time the car was moving). Las Vegas will be around 40 driving hours. So you can do it in two days with multiple drivers and only stopping for gas and food.

The best I did was 2.5 days with two drivers. Day one we got to Effingham, Illinois and day two to Tucumcari, New Mexico. But they are very long driving days.
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