This is a first time family road trip (with our kids). Our children will be 2 and 8 at the time of our trip next summer. Looking for suggested routes and attractions. We are traveling for a brief stay with family in Arizona, so we are anticipating several stops along the way. How many days should we plan for driving one way? Planning for a 2-3 week trip overall. We have comfortably driven 5 hours to the beach this summer, so we were hoping for about 4-5 days of travel one way, our short stay with family, then traveling back home in another 4-5 days. In our route, it would be ideal to travel south there, then take a northern route home, or vice versa. We have an annual pass to national parks, any suggestions on which ones to really aim for? Anything that would keep children happy is a must! We aren't looking to spend a lot of money on attractions, though. If you've ever traveled with children, any advice is gladly appreciated! I know two weeks is a very short time to cram all of this into, but we are at least being realistic in knowing that every day will require 1-2 attractions.
Thanks in advance for any advice!!