I'm new to this site and haven't traveled a lot, especially in the U.S., but I'm moving from Virginia Beach to Salt Lake City in two weeks so I'm quickly trying to plan my route. I'll be driving with my car so I'll have some flexibility but I'll also have my dog.
1. What are the best routes to take for the most enjoyable experience? I've listed what MapQuest suggested below and what states it tells me that I will be passing through. I definitely don't mind going a different route, but don't want to go out of the way too much to save time and money.
2. What landmarks / attractions should be on my must-stop list for photo ops, etc.?
Also, any suggestions and practical advice are very helpful (like how long I should drive each day, should I make hotel arragements in advance, etc). Oh, and I'm on a budget :)
MapQuest has me going the following routes:
I-64 through West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri
I-70 through Kansas City, Iowa
Route 2 through Nebraska
I-80 through Wyoming and Utah
The only thing on my list so far:
St. Louis City - Arch
Thanks so much!!