Hi, I need to plan our road trip from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale. This will be a first for our family--my son is six. We have a week and old like to get there ASAP then travel leisurely back with maybe two overnight stops.
My questions are:
1) What is best route down that's quick/direct. It was suggested that we maybe stop in North Florida since the last leg can be tough since we'll be there but not there.
2) we are thinking of driving overnight to start (i.e. leaving at 8 pm on Friday once our son falls asleep). Both of us will drive and see if we can make it 10 hours...doable?
3) on the way back we'd like to stop in Memphis and see Graceland. Other than that we are open but would like a scenic route with good food and kid-friendly stops. We've heard nice things about Nashville and the children's museum in Indianapolis, but are totally open to what would make for a leisurely ride home.