What’s the best driving route from Los Angeles to Chicago?

I want to take a road trip to Chicago to visit some friends, but I want to make it fun if I can. What’s the best driving route from Los Angeles to Chicago?

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Answer provided by
Liz Jenson
Answered on May 27, 2022
While there are lots of possible routes from Los Angeles to Chicago, one of the best ones is as follows:
  1. On your first day, drive to Las Vegas, Nevada. Take some time to explore while you’re there, especially since this is a relatively low mileage day.
  2. The next day, you’ll drive to Zion National Park. Stay for a while, then drive on to Arches National Park to spend the night.
  3. From Arches, drive on to Vail Ski Resort. This is another low mileage day, so if you’re feeling up to it, you can ski before you turn in for the night!
  4. On day four, drive to Omaha, Nebraska. This will be your highest mileage day, so be sure to take breaks along the way!
  5. For your final day of driving, stop in Des Moines, Iowa before driving on to Chicago!
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