I-10 or I-40
June 21, 2011 8:22 AM Subscribe
Driving from New Orleans to LA over two days. Should I take I-10 all the way OR go diagonally to Amarillo TX and then I-40 the rest of the way.
posted by sandra_s to Travel & Transportation (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
As part of a larger 8000 Mile, 30 day round-the-country road trip in August, we have a finite amount of time to get from New Orleans to LA.
Google Maps has both routes coming in at the 30-31 hour mark.
The long 16+ hour days driving do not scare us, we regularly do NYC to Tampa in one shot (20 hours), and there is an extra driver in the vehicle so each of us are fresh.
Obviously, we're not going to be stopping and lingering, but a little stopping is OKay. We're not going to be able to explore so things like city centers, music festivals, museums are not a concern.
Overall, of the two, which is the most scenic, has cool food to stop at, is safer, easiest access to fuel, make for better photos, has interesting landmarks...
Thanks in advance.
p.s. Things that would take us off the route, no matter how wonderful wont happen. We wont be stopping a the grand canyon or the Alamo... :-)