First, so glad to have found this form and site. My husband and I live in Maryland and were hoping to take a road trip to the Grand Canyon next spring for our second anniversary. We will probably have two weeks to take this trip, which will total about 17 days. I've read in other threads that it's recommended a person add 20% to the stated travel time, so, I am estimating 48 hours of driving. However, we may have to add more driving time because we will not be switching drivers at all, I can't drive.
I don't have an itinerary at all yet, because both Google and Mapquest vary as far as the route, after merging onto 1-70 W.
Google recommends: going through a bit of PA, Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, IN, and Tulsa, OK.
Mapquest recommends: Charleston, WV, Frankfort, KY, Louisville, KY, Springfield, MO, and Oklahoma City, OK.
After this both sites are similar in their recommendations. (Amarillo, Albuquerque, Flagstaff.) I'm not sure of which to choose, or if there is a completely different option to consider. We are not in any great hurry to get to the Canyon and I wouldn't mind a few photo ops along the way. I've been to Indianapolis and Louisville, as well as passed through Columbus, Springfield, and a bit of Oklahoma, but my memory is a little foggy. I was thinking of investigating the major cities along the way and just choosing the route that seemed more to our liking. However, if there is a better way, I'm open to hearing about it.
I don't know how long we will be at the Grand Canyon, but any other recommendations for other things to see or short day trips, if we had time once we arrive, are also appreciated. I apologize for being vague, and thanks in advance for whatever is offered.