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Old 08-28-2015, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Thornhill, Ontario
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The answer to this question is 12-15 hours. Typically, a drive to Florida starts from Toronto at 5:00-5:30 AM in the morning arriving at Rock Hill, SC for the night by 7:30-8:00 PM. The drive the next day usually starts around 7:00 and arrives in Deerfield Beach by 5:00 PM.

A recent road trip saw my friend drive 14 hours from Toronto to Eau Claire, WI, 14-15 hours from Calgary to Winnipeg and on the return trip 18 hours from Winnipeg to Sarnia, Ontario.
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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When my mother was on her deathbed in Miami, I left Denver at 3am and didn't stop till midnight somewhere in Tenn. I then got up at 5am and drove all the way home but didn't make it in time. I got to Miami around 6pm.
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Thornhill, Ontario
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When my mother was on her deathbed in Miami, I left Denver at 3am and didn't stop till midnight somewhere in Tenn. I then got up at 5am and drove all the way home but didn't make it in time. I got to Miami around 6pm.
Under normal circumstances that drive isn't ideal, but in your situation I bet it was that much more difficult.
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Old 08-28-2015, 02:01 PM
 
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I've done Seattle area to Bay Area alone and straight through.

Not the most pleasant experience, but I did what I felt I needed to do at the time.
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Way up high
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Under normal circumstances that drive isn't ideal, but in your situation I bet it was that much more difficult.
No but flights were $1900 as I was trying to fly out immediately and non connecting. I wasn't able to speak to her but she did her a voicemail I left her.
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:23 PM
 
Location: 2 blocks from bay in L.I, NY
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My wife wants to go visit the relatives for Christmas. She does not have a drivers license, so I would have to do all the driving. Airfare is sky high and so we are forced to drive.

The relatives live 480 miles from our house and she wants to start driving at dawn and attempt to make it all the way. She estimates if we average 60 miles per hour and stop for a hour and a half on the way to get gas, bathroom breaks and two meals, we can make it to Columbus Ohio in about 10 hours.

To me that is a long way to drive especially during the Christmas Weekend when there is a lot of traffic and possible bad weather and icy roads. I want to break the long trip up where we drive 5 hours each day and stay at a hotel after driving about 240 miles. She does not want to take so much time off work. We are at a stalemate.

Would you drive the ten hours on Christmas Eve and then stay for three nights and do the ten hour drive back four days later, or is that too much hassle? What would you do?
Yes, I'd drive the 10 hours so I could get there and be done with it. I wouldn't spend money for a hotel and here's why. First off, around the hotel the prices of hotel goes up a LOT so you'll be spending a lot more than you'd planned.

Secondly, if you were at work for 8 hours and had driven to and from work one hour each way (say big city traffic), you wouldn't stop and get a hotel. You'd pull off (mall, bookstore, get something to eat, etc.) until traffic died down or keep driving straight through. Look at this trip as being like that. When I have a road trip drive that 12 hours or less, I make it in one trip even if I have to pull over at rest stop and stretch or take a nap. I do what I have to do and then start driving again. I had a road trip that long last month. I took a detour through the scenic route and got out and explored a national park which added 3 more hours to my road trip but at the end of it I didn't stop for a hotel so that was money saved and I was no worse for the wear.
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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When I was younger, I did Palm Springs to Denver only stopping for gas. These days...I call ~800 miles a full day.
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:04 PM
 
Location: 2 blocks from bay in L.I, NY
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When my mother was on her deathbed in Miami, I left Denver at 3am and didn't stop till midnight somewhere in Tenn. I then got up at 5am and drove all the way home but didn't make it in time. I got to Miami around 6pm.
Very sorry to hear that you didn't make it in time to see your mother before she passed.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:36 PM
 
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I call 600mi my normal max for one day. Any more than that and it becomes two, but I will not stay more than one night on the road, so I could escalate it if necessary.
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:38 AM
 
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I once got on I-90 in Minnesota and drove to Seattle. I wasn't in a particular hurry, so I would drive for 12 hours and then stop at a motel. I did take one little detour to Devil's Tower-I figured I'd never be out that way again.
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