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Old 08-03-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
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I have 14 days in September and am planning to travel from Dallas, TX to Maine and back. Will the be enough time without being rushed?
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I have 14 days in September and am planning to travel from Dallas, TX to Maine and back. Will the be enough time without being rushed?
All depends,.....
Are you planning on stopping here (Maine) or just turning around and going back?
Before labor day or after? Huge difference in traffic after vs before.
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the temptation will be to run to the coast and then hightail it up 95 (or even 81)...
don't do that!

Going to ME from TX deserves two weeks just to make the trip up there.

allowing 3 days at final destination and 2 days of buffer...
that leaves nine days to travel

how many miles can you *comfortably* drive per day?
and still have time to enjoy something along the way?
I'll say 400 miles max

9 x 400 = 3600 miles for a two week vacation trip.

google maps says 4000 mile RT so it's doable (2000 x2)
and expedia says $1200 will buy some airfares
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Hi Troden,

Here is my 2 cents. I just got back from a trip to Southern California, Utah, Arizona and Colorado. We drive to Florida and Kentucky a lot. Any time we leave central Ma we take the Mass pike west (Rt90). We Cross the Hudson just south of Albany New York (no bridge traffic ever) head south on the NY thruway (Rt87) another clear shot usually. Take Rt84 west towards Scranton, then onto Rt81 south to where ever. This maybe a few miles longer but most of the time it is a lot quicker because you are not sitting in stopped traffic or going thru toll booths every 5 miles. The roads are in a lot better shape and a lot less stress. I avoid Rt95 at all costs. On the trip to Southern Cali I went from 81 to 40 it worked fine just a little construction in Oklahoma. Enjoy Fall in new England is beautiful. Mid September in New Hampshire and Maine is just about right for the best colors. If you can squeeze it in Rt91 thru Vermont would be worth the detour.

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