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Mick M.'s Comment
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Hi, I have to drive from Las Vegas NV to Littleton NH in a 26' Penske rental. can you advise me on the best route to take? Northern or southern?

Steve L.'s Comment
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Hi, I have to drive from Las Vegas NV to Littleton NH in a 26' Penske rental. can you advise me on the best route to take? Northern or southern?

I've never done that trip, but I'd try to get in i80 and run that to i90 east of Cleveland, oh. Get road atlas and turn to the page in the front with the interstate system map of US. Take ruler from LV to wherever you are going in NH. Follow as close to that straight line as you can

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Steve L.'s Comment
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Just looked....seems like easiest/most direct route would be i15 north to i70 east. Run 70 east to Denver. Then take i76 to where it joins i80 by Julesburg, CO. Continue east on i80 all the way to Cleveland where it splits with i90. Run 90east to just west I Albany, NY. Then i91 north then to more local directions. Keep in mind that along a lot of i90 (Indiana/Ohio/penn/NY) it requires a toll.

Sure others might take a different route, but it looks to be most direct.

Your fuel or company paid? Are you paid same for hub miles or practical? U get a bonus for making it under paid mileage?

Mick M.'s Comment
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No I'm relocating so i'm packing up the house and driving to NH. I took that route last month. It was a smooth drive. My only concern is that it was very mountainous. Do you know if the southern route is similar? I'm trying to save on fuel costs.

Just looked....seems like easiest/most direct route would be i15 north to i70 east. Run 70 east to Denver. Then take i76 to where it joins i80 by Julesburg, CO. Continue east on i80 all the way to Cleveland where it splits with i90. Run 90east to just west I Albany, NY. Then i91 north then to more local directions. Keep in mind that along a lot of i90 (Indiana/Ohio/penn/NY) it requires a toll.

Sure others might take a different route, but it looks to be most direct.

Your fuel or company paid? Are you paid same for hub miles or practical? U get a bonus for making it under paid mileage?

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Avoid I70 if you're trying to avoid mountains.

Take I15 to Salt Lake City, UT. Then go take I80 Eastbound to Cleveland, OH. Afterwards take I90 and I91.

If you're trying to avoid mountains use I80. There's much much less mountains on I80.

HAMMERTIME's Comment
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Do you wanna have a fun Trip? If so I would take I-15 N, I-70 E, I-76 E, I-80 E, ... and I-91 N. To me I would have a blast threw this route because it goes threw the Utah-Colorado mountains and you will run by Keystone, CO and all those ski resorts. Very beautiful! You'll then connect to Denver and head into Nebraska which gets very boring and possible high winds then you'll hit Iowa a bit of up and down for a bit. From there its easy breezing but just a lot of traffic because you will be hitting Chicago and Cleveland, be aware there will be Tolls!

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Pat M.'s Comment
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I was told that you drive through Nebraska at night so you don't have to see it. rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Avoid I70 if you're trying to avoid mountains.

Take I15 to Salt Lake City, UT. Then go take I80 Eastbound to Cleveland, OH. Afterwards take I90 and I91.

If you're trying to avoid mountains use I80. There's much much less mountains on I80.

I agree with Daniel, avoid I-70 through CO. It only adds about 60 or so miles going up to Salt Lake City and a lot less mountains.

Or you could go south out of Las Vegas taking US 93 down to Kingman AZ, take I-40 to Nashville. Pickup I-65 to Louisville where you pickup I-71 to Cleveland OH. Then you take I-90 to I-91 that takes you up to NH. Just realize that you have tolls along the way. Adds a few miles, but keeps you south and out of most of the worst of the mountains.

Ernie

Schism's Comment
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I was just in Littleton,NH yesterday !! Its directly on i93 , but as Ernie had mentioned a short run from/to i91 which is Vermont .

There are plenty of routes you can take to do the SW to NE run . I think you can do worse than i40 all the way to Nashville/Knoxville areas of TN , and then pickup i81 to get you into PA . From PA you have choices to make on how you actually get into the Northern side of New Hampshire .

Jumping on i70 or i80 too early or too late may or may not be too mountainous and or efficient for what your looking for . I personally loved driving i70 once east of of Denver , CO . Its wide open Colorado/Kansas for a lot of miles . There is also i80 PA to consider which puts you into the Pocono's which is not serious elevation but is mountains .

Have a great trip !

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