My daughter is moving to Seattle mid May, and we are driving her car from St. Louis to Seattle. I have been studying alternate routes and am curious which will be the best.
1. We will not be pulling anything behind the car.
2. We have no experience driving through mountains as we are from the very flat south.
3. We have no experience driving in snow as we are from the very warm south.
4. It may be my one and only chance to drive through this part of the country.
5. We have allotted ourselves 5-6 days so not trying to rush.
6. We will be traveling with a tiny dog.
My question is should we go I-70 to Denver, I-80 to SLC, I-84 up to I-82 until it connects with I-90 into Seattle or I-70 to KC up I-29 to Sioux Falls to I-90 the rest of the way? Or is there another way that I havenít listed? Iíd like to see some mountains and scenery. I also understand to check weather reports before we leave. Iíd like to not spend the entire trip in the middle of nowhere. We are not much worried about tourist stops. More so about the safest way ó pros /cons about elevations, dangerous driving conditions, routes where there are more places to stop, etc. I am doing lots of research on both routes, whatís available on exits along the way, etc. I just thought I could get some additional information from more seasoned road trippers than us. Iíve been on tons of road trips, but mainly in the southern, eastern, midwestern USA. Never in the West/Northwest. Iíve been as far as Pueblo, Colorado and Santa Fe , NM.
Any advice anyone can give us would be extremely appreciated. Thanks in advance. 🙂