I will be traveling with my family (husband & 2 kids: ages 9 & 15) from Phoenix to LA in August. I've already found a lot of great information on this forum (about things to see and do & interesting side trips) in the phoenix, sedona & flagstaff areas..BUT, more to the point, my question is:
Why, when I visit mapping/ planning sites do they always send me back to phoenix & along us 10 instead of 40.
It looks to me like there are lots more interesting things to see & do along 40 than along 10.
Is 10 a better road? Bigger? higher speed limit?
We actually had not planned to go to arizona at all....this trip is a result of bizzarre airline pricing (we could go from hawaii to la to phoenix for $300, or hawaii to la for $800-1100)...and no, they will not let us just take the flight to LA.
Now, I would LOVE to see more of Arizona, but, I have a medical condition with heat issues...so 110 degrees does not sound all that inviting.
Anyway, the bottom line is that we need to get ourselves from phoenix to LA (and back again for our return flight). I've found a lot of things which look fun & interesting between phoenix & flagstaff and also along route 40.
Is there a good reason to take us 10 instead of 40?
What is the difference in travel time?
We have already been to Joshua tree and stayed in palm desert- so that's the only part of this area we have already seen ...is there anyplace else to stay to break the trip up or other interesting things along 10?
Thanks in advance for any tips or pointers.