I am driving from Washington, DC to the SF Bay Area next week for grad school. I have around 8-9 days for the trip but still cannot decide on which route to take.
Does anyone have suggestions on whether to drive the northern (Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore) or southern (Memphis, Grand Canyon) route, given my time available and the late-summer season? I've never been to the middle of the country, apart from Chicago. Natural wonders and/or historic sites are probably my top interests.