Getting ready to do this first ever cross country road trip over 4 days this week. My buddy and I were all set to follow the Google Maps suggested route (first one below). Getting second thoughts and wondering if we should go another way so I've been playing with the maps. I'm looking for some interesting driving though I know at this speed I won't be using my camera too much ( I am a photographer). Milage looks similar for all three options according to Google.
1) I-5 in CA to I-10 all the way to FL.
2) I-40 from CA then drop down I-287 in TX to Dallas, then down 20, 49, and 10 to New Orleans and FL.
3) I-80 in CA to I-70 all the way accross CO, KS, and MO, then down I-24 to FL
I'd like to go East on one route and head back West on a different route for variety.
Can anyone help with the relative merits of each of these routes? Are all three feasible? Heading East this week, back West 1st week of January.