I had a relative who moved from Chicago to California and moved by land, since it was very expensive to move by plane. They drove for five days and employed cross country movers for their stuff. It was a great adventure, but they were carrying a toddler at that time so it was hard for them to travel long hours, they frequently took rest stops. It helped that both the husband and wife can drive so they can drive for longer stretches of time because they took turns driving. I cannot imagine doing it alone!