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Old 02-17-2018, 08:23 PM
 
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I've done a number of 8 hour road trips to various places. I'm not fond of doing much more than that.
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Old 02-17-2018, 08:47 PM
 
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six hours each way for a three day weekend, unless there's a really compelling event, and no way to fly.
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:06 PM
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Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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5-6 hours, thats really pushing. 68/71 yo.
But I'd rather spend the bucks and take alternative mode and rent a vehicle at destination.
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:50 PM
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Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
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Years ago, we drove six hours for a two-night stay. It was grueling. Ever since, our rule of thumb is this:

We stay one night for every two hours of driving to get there. So a six-hour drive requires a minimum three-night stay. For a weekend trip, if you mean two nights, we wouldn't drive more than four hours each way. Well, maybe four-and-a-half.

It has worked pretty well for us over the years.
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Old 02-17-2018, 11:14 PM
 
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For a weekend trip, 3-5 hours, has to be a 4 day weekend.
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Old 02-17-2018, 11:46 PM
 
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Iíve done 14/15 hours
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Old 02-18-2018, 04:21 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Depends what's on the other end. As a retiree, I have the luxury of driving any distance and chopping the drive up into a maximum of 6 hour segments, with a couple of stops in between. I would drive any distance to avoid 405 in LA.
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Old 02-18-2018, 05:20 AM
 
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I ski. I’ve done the every weekend drive since I was in 5th grade. My longest drive was a bit less than 4 hours without traffic or stops. Right now, my ski resort vacation home is 2h50m and my summer house on the ocean is 2 hours. Traffic and stops can add an hour to that.

I telecommuted for a bunch of years where the drive was every 6 months but the airport drive for business trips could be pretty long.

I wouldn’t want more than 4 hours. I know people with 5.
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Old 02-18-2018, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Future Expat of California
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6-7 house now. Going between LA to the Bay Area. In fact, I've never taken a plane when going to the Bay Area.
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:01 AM
 
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For a five day trip? Five hours, and not one minute more.
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