I'm new to this forum and I have very limited knowledge and experienced about road trips. I appreciate any suggestion.
Just Added: I plan around 8 days on the trip, but it's actually flexible, like with a 2-day window.
I just graduated and need to move from IL(Champaign) to Stanford in Palo Alto. I got my license six months ago and decided to drive alone to CA. Safety is my primary concern, but it'll be awesome if I can pass by the Canyons(Bryce, Zion and Grand). I googled possible routes, and found two options: I-70 to Canyons and I-15 to CA, or I-80 to CA.
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My concern is that the routes to the Canyon might be tougher, and it also takes more time. What's the difference of the road conditions of these two options?
Also are there any cheap clean hotels around the Canyons?
I have an Audi Q5 bought six months ago.
Any suggestion would be great.