Planned Itinerary

Here’s our proposed mile-by-mile itinerary.  We’ll keep updating this as we go!


FIRST PART OF THE ROUTE

New York to Front Royal, the entrance to the Shenandoah National Park, south to Charlottesville, Virginia, to “Monticello”, Thomas Jefferson’s home, with side trips to Shirley Plantation, Charles City, Virginia and then get off the scenic route and head southeast to Historic Richmond, Virginia; Colonial Williamsburg.

Approximate mileage from New York to Front Royal, VA   313 miles

Approximate Time: 5 hrs 19 minutes

Approximate mileage from Front Royal to Charlottesville, VA   73.7 miles

Approximate Time: 1 hr 39 minutes

Approximate mileage from Charlottesville, VA to Richmond, VA 72.1 miles

Approximate Time: 1 hr 8 minutes

Approximate mileage from Richmond, VA to Colonial Williamsburg, VA 51 miles

Approximate Time: 50 minutes

AUDIO BOOK: Civil War History


SECOND PART OF THE ROUTE

Going back East from Williamsburg towards Charlottesville to catch the Blue Ridge Parkway, which we will take south all the way to Asheville, North Carolina.

Approximate mileage from Colonial Williamsburg west back towards Charlottesville, VA 72.1 miles

Approximate Time: 1 hr 8 minutes

Approximate Mileage from Charlottesville, VA southwest to Asheville, NC 351 miles

Approximate Time: 5 hrs 22 minutes

AUDIO TAPE: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


THIRD PART OF THE ROUTE

Asheville, North Carolina southeast to Charleston, South Carolina

Approximate Mileage: 267.8 miles

Approximate Time: 3 hrs 58 minutes

AUDIO BOOK: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil continued


FOURTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Charleston, South Carolina south to Savannah, Georgia

Approximate Mileage: 107.4 miles

Approximate time: 1 hr 55 minutes


FIFTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Savannah, Georgia northwest to Atlanta, Georgia

Approximate Mileage: 247.9 miles

Approximate Time: 3 hrs 34 minutes

AUDIO BOOK: To Kill a Mockingbird


SIXTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Atlanta, Georgia southwest to Montgomery, Alabama

Approximate Mileage: 160.5 miles

Approximate Time: 2 hrs 18 minutes

AUDIO BOOK: To Kill a Mockingbird


SEVENTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Montgomery, Alabama southwest to New Orleans, Louisiana

Approximate Mileage: 309.6 miles

Approximate Time: 4 hrs 22 minutes

AUDIO BOOKS: To Kill a Mockingbird; Texas Rising


EIGHTH PART OF THE ROUTE

New Orleans, Louisiana east to Houston, Texas

Approximate Mileage: 348.6 miles

Approximate Time: 5 hrs. 10 minutes

AUDIO BOOK: Texas Rising


NINTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Houston, Texas to San Antonio, Texas

Approximate Mileage: 197.1 miles

Approximate Time: 2 hrs 56 minutes

AUDIO BOOK: Texas Rising


TENTH PART OF THE ROUTE

San Antonio, Texas northeast to Carlsbad, New Mexico

Approximate Mileage: 451.3 miles

Approximate Time: 6 hrs 32 minutes

AUDIO BOOK: Texas Rising


ELEVENTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Carlsbad, New Mexico north to Santa Fe, New Mexico

Approximate Mileage: 272.8 miles

Approximate Time: 4 hrs 15 minutes

Santa Fe, New Mexico north to Taos, New Mexico

Approximate Mileage: 70.2

Approximate Time: 1 hr 27 minutes

Taos, New Mexico south to Santa Fe, New Mexico

Approximate Mileage: 70.2

Approximate Time: 1 hr 27 minutes

AUDIO BOOK: The Men Who United the States


TWELFTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Santa Fe, New Mexico southwest to Albuquerque, New Mexico

Approximate Mileage: 64.7 miles

Approximate Time: 1 hr 3 minutes

AUDIO BOOK: The Men Who United the States


THIRTEENTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Albuquerque, New Mexico west to Sedona, Arizona

Approximate Mileage: 353.1 miles

Approximate Time: 5 hrs. 23 minutes

AUDIO BOOK: The Men Who United the States


FOURTEENTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Sedona, Arizona north to the Grand Canyon (Village-Southern Rim)

Approximate Mileage: 113.7 miles

Approximate Time: 2 hrs 5 minutes

AUDIO TAPE: NPR Road Trips: National Parks


FIFTEENTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Grand Canyon North to Moab, Utah/Arches National Park

Approximate Mileage: 327.7 miles

Approximate Time: 5 hrs 26 minutes

AUDIO TAPE: NPR Road Trips: National Parks


SIXTEENTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Moab, Utah west and then south to Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Approximate Mileage: 274.4 miles

Approximate Time: 4 hrs 17 minutes

AUDIO TAPE: NPR Road Trips: National Parks


SEVENTEENTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah to southwest to Zion National Park, Utah

Approximate Mileage: 72.3 miles

Approximate Time: 1 hr 20 minutes

AUDIO TAPE: NPR Road Trips: National Parks


EIGHTEENTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Zion National Park, Utah southwest to Las Vegas, Nevada

Approximate Mileage: 188 miles

Approximate Time: 2 hrs 33 minutes

AUDIO TAPE: NPR Road Trips: National Parks


**HALF WAY POINT** 


NINETEENTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Las Vegas, Nevada southwest to Los Angeles, California

Approximate Mileage: 270.3 miles

Approximate Time: 3 hrs 55 minutes


TWENTIETH PART OF THE ROUTE

Los Angeles, California north to Sequoia National Park, California

Approximate Mileage: 203.5 miles

Approximate Time: 3 hrs 29 minutes

AUDIO TAPE:


TWENTIETH PART OF THE ROUTE

Sequoia National Park, California northwest to Yosemite National Park, California

Approximate Mileage: 138 miles

Approximate Time: 2 hrs 29 minutes

AUDIO BOOK: NPR Road Trips: National Parks


TWENTIETH PART OF THE ROUTE

Yosemite National Park, California northeast the Napa Valley, California

Approximate Mileage: 176 miles

Approximate Time: 3 hrs 22 minutes


TWENTY-FIRST PART OF THE ROUTE

Napa Valley, California north to the Redwood National Park, California

Approximate Mileage: 273 miles

Approximate Time: 4 hrs 55 minutes

AUDIO BOOK:


TWENTY-SECOND PART OF THE ROUTE

Redwood National Park, California north Portland, Oregon

Approximate Mileage: 319 miles

Approximate Time: 5 hrs 15 minutes

AUDIO BOOK:


TWENTY-THIRD PART OF THE ROUTE

Portland, Oregon north to Seattle, Washington

Approximate Mileage: 173 miles

Approximate Time: 2 hrs 47 minutes

AUDIO BOOK:


TWENTY-FOURTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Seattle, Washington east to Couer d’Alene, Idaho

Approximate Mileage: 311.5 miles

Approximate Time: 4 hrs 29 minutes

AUDIO BOOK:


TWENTY-FIFTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Couer d’Alene, Idaho northeast to Glacier National Park, Montana

Approximate Mileage: 241.3 miles

Approximate Time: 4 hrs 2 minutes

AUDIO BOOK: NPR Road Trips: National Parks


TWENTY-SIXTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Glacier National Park, Montana southeast to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

And Grand Teton National Park

Approximate Mileage: 379.1 miles

Approximate Time: 6 hours 18 minutes

AUDIO BOOK: NPR Road Trips: National Parks


TWENTY-SEVENTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming east to Cody, Wyoming

Approximate Mileage: 132.6 miles

Approximate Time: 3 hrs 9 minutes

AUDIO BOOK:


TWENTY-EIGHT PART OF THE ROUTE

Cody, Wyoming east to Rapid City, Dakota (Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota)

Approximate Mileage: 382.3 miles

Approximate Time: 6 hrs 23 minutes

AUDIO BOOK:


TWENTY-NINTH PART OF THE ROUTE

Rapid City, Dakota east and then north to the Mall of America, Minnesota

Approximate Mileage: 601 miles

Approximate Time: 8 hrs 30 minutes

AUDIO BOOK:


THIRTIETH PART OF THE ROUTE

Mall of America, Minnesota east to Niagara Falls, New York

Approximate Mileage: 942 miles

Approximate Time: 14 hours

AUDIO BOOK:


THIRTY-FIRST PART OF THE ROUTE

Niagara Falls, New York to Corning Glass Museum, Corning, New York

Approximate Mileage: 147 miles

Approximate Time: 2 hrs 39 minutes

AUDIO BOOK:


THIRTY-SECOND PART OF THE ROUTE

Corning Glass Museum, Corning, New York to Woodsburgh, New York

Approximate Mileage: 277 miles

Approximate Time: 4 hrs 35 minutes

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