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I was wondering for those of you who drove from Toronto to LA,CA,how long did it take by driving?

which season did u drive?have you stopped at all ?have you stayed in a hotel?did u have a trailer at the back?

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I was wondering for those of you who drove from Toronto to LA,CA,how long did it take by driving?

which season did u drive?have you stopped at all ?have you stayed in a hotel?did u have a trailer at the back?

many thnx

It really depends on several factors. Are you driving alone? Are you going to just be doing marathon driving sessions and only stopping to sleep? Tourist attractions, and most importantly, will you be stopping in Las Vegas? If you stop in Vegas, add 3 days to the total. I havent' done Toronto to Los Angeles, but I have done NYC to L.A., and Virginia Beach, VA to L.A.. NYC to L.A., I was driving by myself and took me 4 days of driving 12-16 hours per day. Drove from Virginia Beach to L.A. with a friend doing shifts round the clock and made it here in 40 hours.

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lets say i won't be stopping for sightseeings and there will be two drivers...

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well according to Google maps it is about 2600 miles and they say it would take about 40 hours to drive straight there without stopping...

http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=Toronto,....506836&z=5

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To answer the question in the thread title: Really freakin' long! :lol:

We did Niagara-Denver and it was pretty painful. Drive time alone was 24 hours, but we stopped overnight. Doing such a long drive i'd really suggest stopping to sleep every now and then, even with 2 drivers... its hard to really get quality sleep in a car. No time in the world is worth your safety!

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hmm i could ask my husband how long it took them to get back from halifax to los Angeles by car the last time they did their driving holiday they did it in april though. i am going this time and we are doing it in sept/oct :thumbs:

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we drove from LA to BC, Canada which is about 1300 miles... we did it in just under 3 days but we only drove about 6 or 7 hours a day.. that was plenty of driving for us..

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My dad can drive from Toronto to Miami in less than 48 hours and that's with two sleep breaks of 8 hours.

He's a driving monster. :lol:

I've been through it about 6 times.

I would imagine 3 days or so from there.

I was considering driving it with my fiance so we can drive my stuff down, but we're going to ship it down instead... since I let my license expire on the G2 level.

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we will definitely stop to sleep in a hotel for sure..so count that too..so maybe 40 hours google estimation would be 48-52 hrs with the stops...

i'm not sure if google counts stops too..friend of mine said they do ......

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we will definitely stop to sleep in a hotel for sure..so count that too..so maybe 40 hours google estimation would be 48-52 hrs with the stops...

i'm not sure if google counts stops too..friend of mine said they do ......

nope, they don't I think.. that is just straight through driving...

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we drove from LA to BC, Canada which is about 1300 miles... we did it in just under 3 days but we only drove about 6 or 7 hours a day.. that was plenty of driving for us..

Only n00bs drive the speed limit mkay :P (j/k)

I guess I have a skewed perspective on this, I can do L.A. to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. If you have someone else to drive with you and you are driving round the clock, it should take you just under 2 days, provided that you drive at least a bit over the speed limit. :lol:

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we drove from LA to BC, Canada which is about 1300 miles... we did it in just under 3 days but we only drove about 6 or 7 hours a day.. that was plenty of driving for us..

Only n00bs drive the speed limit mkay :P (j/k)

I guess I have a skewed perspective on this, I can do L.A. to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. If you have someone else to drive with you and you are driving round the clock, it should take you just under 2 days, provided that you drive at least a bit over the speed limit. :lol:

uh, where did I say we just drove the speed limit? :blink::P

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I only could tell you St. John's, Newfoundland to Sacramento, CA (i only know the long way too, which is a stop in Austin, TX, but we were avoiding snow then too) :) but google maps is pretty close, they average you at a normal driving speed, so if you speed, you can do it faster. If you have GPS, it of course will always give you your ETA. And like someone else said, if you stop more a lot, then of course it will take longer. I always try to do 800-1000 miles a day when I do distance driving, just because I want to get it over with lol. Our pull, we did have a trailer behind one of our vehicles (seperate cars used walkie talkies to talk to each other) so since he was pulling, had to stop a lot for gas and of course, he couldn't go as fast as me, so I had to settle for the speed limit he was able to do. And we'd say in a hotel every night because its just a drain on your body sitting in a car for hours. (at least for me, murder on my neck too lol)

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