Question by  raj89 (28)

How long should you drive in a single day on road trips with kids?

My kids are 2 and 5.


Answer by  Darry (3853)

Realistically you should limit a day's driving to around eight hours unless you plan to drive while the kids are sleeping. If you plan lots of stops during their awake time you could push total driving time to about 12 hours with little rest for the adults.


Answer by  DiegosMom (66)

My son who is 3.5 can easily handle a 11 hour car ride. But we are prepared with books, games, DVDs, food, drinks and toys. Also travel late afternoon/night.


Answer by  trigonometry (668)

You may need to make regular breaks every two to three hours. The breaks should be twenty to sixty minutes. Then children of this age can travel even for long distances and time, e.g. twelve to fourteen hours. Provide them with toys and books for distraction


Answer by  dlraska (460)

The time that should be for a day trip with young kids should be eight hours with stops so the kids can stretch and get something to eat and drink. The kids should have stuff to do like coloring or playing with a toy to overcome boredom.

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