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Old Oct 25th 2017, 1:56 am
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We are thinking of doing this trip late in June this year and I'm wondering if any of you have driven it. We plan on keeping in Canada and not spending hours each day driving, 6 to 8 hours max.

Whadya think?
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Old Oct 25th 2017, 2:37 am
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Next year?

I used this tool to plan out potential trips - it allows stopovers, sightseeing etc., and you can set your daily hours driving - might be of use in the planning

https://trips.furkot.com/
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We are thinking of doing this trip late in June this year and I'm wondering if any of you have driven it. We plan on keeping in Canada and not spending hours each day driving, 6 to 8 hours max.

Whadya think?
That’s a trip we would like to make...also thought about the trip by train.
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Default Re: Road Trip. Toronto (almost) to Vancouver

Originally Posted by bats View Post
We are thinking of doing this trip late in June this year and I'm wondering if any of you have driven it. We plan on keeping in Canada and not spending hours each day driving, 6 to 8 hours max.

Whadya think?
Only 6 to 8 hours? If you're heading west you should be able to do 17+ hours a day. I've done that traveling in the US. Going east is a bit more difficult because you keep losing an hour each day which can make you tired.
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My daughter did it last year, travelled from Burlington via Las Vegas to Alberta and then back through Canada, she loved Northern Ontario. The return trip they did in a hurry and just stopped one night for a sleep, i wouldn't recommend that though lol
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Old Oct 25th 2017, 4:22 am
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Default Re: Road Trip. Toronto (almost) to Vancouver

Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
Next year?

I used this tool to plan out potential trips - it allows stopovers, sightseeing etc., and you can set your daily hours driving - might be of use in the planning

https://trips.furkot.com/
Thanks that will be useful , and yes I meant next year
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That’s a trip we would like to make...also thought about the trip by train.
We thought about the train but we'll have a dog with us.
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Only 6 to 8 hours? If you're heading west you should be able to do 17+ hours a day. I've done that traveling in the US. Going east is a bit more difficult because you keep losing an hour each day which can make you tired.
This isn't about getting somewhere fast, it's about the journey. Plus at our age you can't drive for that long even if we wanted to.
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My daughter did it last year, travelled from Burlington via Las Vegas to Alberta and then back through Canada, she loved Northern Ontario. The return trip they did in a hurry and just stopped one night for a sleep, i wouldn't recommend that though lol
No, definitely not! I'm trying to work out how much time we need. Siouxies planner should help there
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Default Re: Road Trip. Toronto (almost) to Vancouver

Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
Next year?

I used this tool to plan out potential trips - it allows stopovers, sightseeing etc., and you can set your daily hours driving - might be of use in the planning

https://trips.furkot.com/
I just had a look at this. Very good. I'm on my way to AZ on Friday via Toronto and Yosemite NP in northern California. Some useful planning tips in the program. Thanks for the heads-up.
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I suspect that you will want to shoot yourself in the head going through Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
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