What's the best route from Connecticut to California?

My family and I live in Connecticut, but we’re thinking about buying a second home on the West Coast. We want to scope out some properties, but we’d prefer to drive rather than fly. What’s the best driving route from Connecticut to California?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on May 18, 2022
A second home in California sounds amazing, especially since you have homes on both coasts! Here’s the best route from Connecticut to California:
  • Take I-80 West out of Connecticut all the way to Nebraska.
  • Merge onto I-76 West.
  • Hop onto I-70 West near Denver.
  • Go south on I-15 all the way until you reach California.
If you’ve never driven from Connecticut, the route is almost 2,800 miles and takes around 44 hours, so you may want to consider breaking up the trip with some stops along the way.
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