My wife and I are planning a move from the Detroit Metro area to northern Los Angeles. We are not sure about the timeframe for the drive right now. But, I am thinking 6-7 days as we would like to do some sightseeing as well.
We are planning a stop in St. Louis MO to visit some family and friends and from there a short stop in Kansas City KS to visit with some other friends. Aside from that we know that we would like to check out the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, The Rockies (Denver), or any other scenic points of interest that you might suggest.
I have not decided which route I would like to take to go down to St. Louis. I normally take I-94 to I-69 South down to Indy and I-70 over to St. Louis. However, I know that I can also take I-94 over to Chicago and head south from there to St. Louis. The route that we have planned once in St. Louis is to take I-70 West until it ends in Utah. In Utah we would take I-15 south to Las Vegas so we can go to the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon.
Are there any places in the Rockies or anywhere else that are a must see? Does this route seem to be the best given the timeframe and desired stops (seems to be the most logical to me). Does anyone know of construction or anything along this route that would cause any significant delays or re-routings?