I need to plan the shortest, safest route from Terre Haute, Indiana, to San Francisco, CA. leaving January 4th or 5th. This is a sudden last minute thing, and the car is well, older. I want to take the southern route, to avoid snow, ice and dangerous roads. I need to be able to stop for rest, in affordable yet safe locations. This is not a vacation, needs to be efficient, but not completely miserable!
Can anyone help me? and suggest also where to make stops?