The longest drive of your life?

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31. Posted by JessieG (Full Member 67 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

awww you loved it

32. Posted by lagered (Budding Member 230 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

3 days - 37.5-38 hours from Green Bay, Wisconsin to Eureka, California. To top it off, it was in a small car with everything I could carry as I as moving. The second day of it I drove nearly 16 hours straight. Needless to say I was quite happy when I finally got there!

33. Posted by smythy (Full Member 237 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Well yeah it has to be oz for definite.

24000kms in 7 months. Made up of bout 5500kms from Perth on a Monday at 0900 and arriving in Adelaide six days later on Sat. This was my longest and craziest drive on my own ever.

Listen! - 1600kms od dirt road at 110km per hour for two days from Kalgoorlie, WA upto Uluru and then onto Alice Springs.

Crazy i know but i did see some nice scenery, wildlife, trucks on my side, cause i was on the wrong side coming round a corner and hey you what, i survived it

cause ive just gotten to santiago today to write this tale - isnt travel amazing.

34. Posted by jth70 (Budding Member 37 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

from Texas USA to Managua Nicaragua so far...7 days

35. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

A drive along the Nullabor Plain is a pretty long boring drive.

36. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Oh god, that's got to be El Calafate to Santiago! 52 hours or something ridiculous like that. Ruta 40 was closed and we had to take a crazy out of the way route via the east cost of Argentina through Rio Gallegos and Comodoro Rividavia.

I was pumped up on caffeine and sugar to keep me going through that journey. I read my journal front to back and ran my MP3 player until it was dead.

It wouldnt have been so bad if the buses were comfy, but from El Calafate to Bariloche the bus was a bit of a bone-shaker. It was only on the next leg of the journey that I managed to sleep a bit.

Still, I have great memories of that trip - we travelled through absolute wilderness sometimes, and nothing quite beats stopping for coffee at strange little gas-stations in the middle of nowhere. ;)

37. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 824 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I've done more than a few 10 hour days of driving in Australia, as well as between Toronto and the Maritimes in Canada. I've also done my share of 20+ hour bus/train rides in Asia and India. But my longest ride ever was on a bus from Charlottetown to Vancouver. It was something around 6000km and took 92hours with only the odd hour or two rest stop or transfer.

38. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

New york city to Salt lake city Utah. 32 straight hours with two drivers.. That was a long one.

39. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Yangon to Kyaiktiyo. Not very far but very slow... the roads were potholed so very badly it was like a bouncy castle, so naturally it took very long to get there. I remember leaving at 3 in the morning and getting there like at 4 or 5 in the afternoon.... With the old white Toyota almost giving up on us at times....

40. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Barcelona - Joensuu (Finland). However we did it in 2 or 3 days, I was a little kid anyway.

Tomorrow we're going from Barcelona to Strasbourg, 1088 kms, and the next day from Strasbourg to Prague, 650 kms.