Hi everyone I'm new to the forum. My Mom and I are taking a road trip from Nashvile TN to Charleston SC in a few weeks. I've been plotting the route online and have received two different options, and wondered if I could get advice as to which may be the better. The difference in the number of miles is very small, so to me it's just preference, but maybe one route is actually better than the other, never driven to SC before.
One route is to take I-24 to Chattanooga, pick up I-75 in Atlanta, then pick up I-20E, before picking up I-26 in South Carolina and heading into Charleston. This to me seems like a lot of switching up and man I don't want to go through Atlanta if I can help it.
The other route, which I'm more familiar with, is to take I-40 East through Knoxville, then pick up I-26 and head into Charleston that way. This is only 10 miles shorter, but seems much more direct, and like I said, I've driven I-40 many, many times, so think for me this is the best way.
I think in writing this, I've answered my own question, but just wondered why some online sites give such vastly different options for the same trip I guess.
We've got some time on the trip back home to Nashville and may want to hit some interesting sites outside of Charleston, so if anyone has any ideas, feel free to pass them on!