I am planning to drive from Maryland/DC suburbs to Naperville, IL on December 23rd and back on December 28th, barring any weather problems of course. I'm taking this drive with my 3 year old and 8 year old in tow and although we plan on doing this in one day, we will stop to stretch/eat, etc. along the way. My sister will be with me on the way back, so I'm only driving on my own on one way out. Hoping if we leave the DC area around 5:30am, we'll get to Naperville before bedtime (8pmish). I was considering the Turnpike route up to PA, then through OH, into IN and IL. However, is there an advantage to taking the more southern non-turnpike route, even though it's longer? Does it place me closer to Naperville if I'm not approaching Chicago from the Turnpike Route? Any advice is appreciated and if you could offer details on the non-turnpike route, I'd love to hear them! Thank you!!!