@pdash. Having done multiple drives in India and US( we have been travelling by roads since 1990) here are a few tips from my side Irrespective of number of kms covered in day I would suggest start early may be by 4:00 am and stop before it gets dark. With your wife and kiddo by your side its not worth the risk. Book in advance and decide your break points. Best is to stop before 6:00 pm except for if your travel is going to be on freeways or NH with police patrol. We arent a safe society anymore. Your kid is too young to endure anything more than 8-10 hours of journey. Child seat is a must and attached to seat behind driver. Never put thye child seat in the middle. I guess you know about car sickness(motion sickness). Kids and women are more vulnerable to it. Keep 2 hammers/iron rods. In case of accidents and central locking going kaput can be used to break glass. Fiats have strong thick glasses. A pair of scissors to cut seat belts in case of accidents in case of belt jamming. We always have 2 hammers and a pair if scissors in our glove box. I do hope no one ever has to use it though Water at least 20-30 litres. With a kid you ll need more of it. Keep few thin 500 ml bottles which can fit to Punto's side pocket. Helps gulping down water even when you are driving. Being a Fiat owner and enthusiast I will not elaborate on driving and car checks that needs to done before long trips as you would already be aware of it. I have a 42 months old daughter and she has been travelling since she was 11 months old. Me and my wife both share the driving load. We have done multiple 900-1000 kms trips and we plan in such a way that we are at best 50-100 kms away from our destination before it gets dark. We usually start by 4:30-5:00 am. There have been cases where we have drove late into the night like 11:30 PM but trust me its not worth the stress especially with family by your side. Now a days we plan/drive in such a way that our travel time doesn't exceed 12 hours @ max. This is purely highway drives. I am not taking into account the drives within the city or to near by places. Let me know if you need any further inputs. I have done Bangalore_HYD and HYD_BBSR multiple times and can be of help if you need any.