My husband and I are moving from Detroit to Santa Clara, CA-2400 miles, during the 18th July weekend. We were planning on starting Friday around noon and stay overnight in Ames, Iowa (my husband and I went to school there, so we just wanna spend a couple of hrs there on saturday morning).
We need to finish this trip latest by Monday evening. We are driving such a long distance for the first time and we will also be carrying some stuff in the car. We need tips on planning out this trip, things that we should be careful about, routes we could take to make it easier and avoid mountains (if possible), take straight roads. Also places we could stop by on the way (we can only afford abt couple of hrs a day since we have a short time to finish trip). Tips regarding driving intervals for the two of us - to make the trip least stressful for this given time would be helpful.