Leave Arkansas going north up highway 71, go thru Kansas City and get onto I-29, take it up to sioux falls. Get onto I-90, and follow it all the way to Seattle. Take I-5 down to portland, then take some road (probably 16) to the coast where we get on 101, ride that all the way into san francisco, cross the golden gate then head to las vegas via I-5, highway 15, and I-15. Leave Vegas on 93 to pass the hoover dam, then hook up with I-40. Take that to flagstaff where we take 89 to 160 to go visit the four corners. Then head back down via 64 and 550 where we meet back up with I-40 in Albequerquie. Then we take that thru oklahoma city all the way back to Arkansas. Mapquest gauges it at about 5,400 miles of driving with about 85 hours of driving time in this 10 day span!! (I hope i listed all those roads right, knowing me some might be off...)
This trip consists of 3 college guys and as most of you will probably advise against, it will be crammed into 10 days. It will be 10 intensely busy days crammed with so much to do and so many sights to see. We will probably be spending one day in seattle, beyond that every other sight and city is debatable as to how much interest we will show it. The plan in mainly camping/sleeping in car, with a little bit of couchsurfing and crashing at friends places.
Our roadtrip is less about a set destination and more about living on the road seeing crazy sights and doing crazy things for a week. Seeing at much as possible will be key, but we do know there will not be time for everything. At this point the main source of a travel guide is roadsideamerica.com (goal is to hit 100 interesting sights and get loads of pictures), that website has some pretty great stuff! This will also rack on an abundance of extra hours to our travel time, as we will make lots of stops, but for the most part they will be kind of quick. If you are well versed in any of these routes, give me a headups on what to look for? Or if you know any great, not too far out of the way scenic routes that would be cool too, Interstate is great for speed but not always the best view, haha! Or if you know of any small towns along this route that are just special? We have some big cities to get lost in but still trying to assemble some great small towns to explore as well.
Get back to me soon, I have planned alot of it already, but still alot of work in progress... We are going from March 19th-28th.