Had a last minute change of plans and my road trip got moved up. Leaves me in a bad spot cause I don't really have too much planned, so I thought I'd post here for some advice. Unfortunately, the road trip's length is limited, I got 6-7 days max to make the drive, most likely leaving in a week. I've looked into Route 66, I like that it passes through two national parks, some small towns and a good amount of variety in sight seeing spots. The only down side is I did want to go to Colorado (to see the national forests) or Tennessee (to see the Great Smoky Mountains) on the way. Does anyone have any recommendations for routes and/or places to visit? I love greenery, nature, small towns and artisan shops/stores. Being realistic I know I can't stop and spend a lot of time everywhere, so driving through forests, mountains or greenery would make the drive so much better. Apologizes about the last minute-ness about all of this, would love any advice.