How Long Does It Take to Drive Across America?

I am often asked how long it takes to drive across America.  Well, that depends on you.

If you drive East-West from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, it is 2,100 miles at the two closest points.  If you drive from the top of the United States at the border to Canada to a Southern border, it is miles.  It can be between 1,250 miles and 2,500 miles.  Choose from Highways 89, 101, 1, 41, 61, 83, 89, or 101.  Or make up your own route.

Now, what is your objective?  If it’s speed, the 2,100-mile cross-country trip should take you about a week, assuming you stop to sleep.

How long does it take to road trip around America?

Is your question: how long does it take to road trip around America?  If your plan is to see the sights, and you want to visit all 50 states, my 50-state trip Round America took 158 days.  If I could have seen everything there is to see, it would have taken years.

There are other options.  Perhaps consider what the farthest points across the country are, and choose a route.  I looked at the map and devised two laps around the U.S. so I would hit all 50 states.  On my second trip, I devised one lap that enabled me to reach all 50.  It took 237 days.

How long does it take to visit all 50 states?

How long does it take to drive across USA?  As with so many things in life, it all depends.  Decide what you want to do and can do, and just go!  A road trip around America is an amazing experience.