We're moving the family (with kids age 4 and 6) from Chicago to California and decided to drive. Starting the first weekend of August.
Our final destination is San Diego. We will have to wait an additional 3-4 days in a hotel before we can move into our new home, so our arrival point would actually be a destination like Legoland or Sea World.
There are three basic options for routes:
- I-80 straight route, 30 hours.
- I-40 retracing the historic Route 66, 31 hours.
- I-90 via Wisconsin Dells, Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon - 37 hours.
After some preliminary research I'm concerned that the fastest routes are also the most boring. Thoughts?