Planning to drive from Austin to San Francisco. Will be leaving next weekend. I would prefer to take I-40 over I-10. Mainly, because I want to avoid the border. I know I'll just be driving through, so it shouldn't be too bad, but even so it makes me a bit nervous.
I've been told I-10 is a pretty easy drive, but a boring one. Not sure how I-40 compares, but have heard that it's a more scenic? I don't know though if there are also disadvantages to taking I-40, aside from the fact that it would take longer (which may be a problem, see below). Anyone have experience with either route and can give input?
Originally, I thought I would have more time for this trip. Was hoping I could make some sightseeing stops along the way, but unfortunately my work schedule isn't cooperating so I'm now forced to make the trip in 2-3 days... is that do-able? I may have some more wriggle room and most likely can stretch it to 4 days if needed. There would be 3 drivers. A possible 4th driver, but since that person is a new driver, I doubt she'll be driving for more than 2 hours a day, if even that.
Any advice/suggestions greatly appreciated!