What's the best route from Wisconsin to Arizona?

How can I make my drive from Wisconsin to Arizona more fun? It’s going to be a really long trip, so I’m hoping I can break it up by stopping in some cool places along the way. What’s the best route?

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Answer provided by
Liz Jenson
Answered on May 19, 2022
You have a few different options for routes between Wisconsin and Arizona, but if you want to stop in some cool places along the way, I suggest the following:
  • Spend your first day driving to Kansas City via US-151 S, US-30 W, IA-330 S, and I-35 S. You can pass through Des Moines on the way and stop for a break to see the city!
  • Take I-35 S and US-50 W to Dodge City and spend the night.
  • From Dodge City, drive to Amarillo via US-283 S, US-54 W, KS-23 S, TX-15 W, US-83 S, TX-70 S, and US-60 W (phew!). You can spend the night here if you’d like a break, or continue on to Alburquerque for the night instead. Either way, you’ll be in a beautiful city!
  • The next day, you’ll be able to drive the rest of the way to Arizona on I-40! If you’d like, you can take a pit stop in Petrified Forest National Park on the way there to stretch your legs, eat lunch, and enjoy the scenery.
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