I'm going to be moving from Chicago to Sacramento in July. I have around a month to get this trip planned. I will be traveling with my fiancee and 2 small dogs. We don't need a u-haul or anything becuase we are shipping our belonging via my company. However, I'm trying to figure out the best route to go. Intially I was thinking we could do the drive in 3 days however, in doing some more reseach I think 4-5 is more reasonable. While we want to get there as quick as possible, I think we would like to stop for a few short sight seeing options.
I know we can take 80 all the way there but looking at that drive it looks SOO boring. So, I was thinking on going the 55 > 44 > 40 route.
Do you guys think that this is a better, more enjoyable, drive? It looks like there are more places to stop as well. Our vehicle gets around 45 MPG and w/ a 14.5 gallon tank so we should get some decent range without having to make too many stops.
Has anyone made this drive or can you share any advice? I appreciate all of your help!