I am planing a roadtrip to Chicago from Alabama . The route will be like this
My parents and my two kids ( 6 and 9) will go together with me. My kids have no school from the last week of May to the middle of August. I know summer will be very busy for Chicago. So I checked the hotels in downtown Chicago. I can only find cheap downtown Chicago hotel at May 27-May 30 and June 30-July 3. May 27-May 30 is litter bit cheaper ( total $70) than Jun30 -July3.
Which time is better to do the road trip to Chicago from Alabama, in May 27-May 30 or Jun 30-July3?
About road trip, after doing some research on tripadvisor, here a rough schedule
Day 1, Driving to Memphis from Montgomery, visit Graceland in the afternoon. stay in Memphis
Day 2, We have a morning in Memphis, where can we take a look? We will drive to St. Louis and stay there
Day 3, Visit Gateway Arch in the morning, Saint Louis Zoo in the afternoon, then drive to Springfield, IL and stay there
Day 4, Visit Old State Capitol State Historic Site , capitol in Spring field in the morning, then drive to Chicago and stay there for three days.
Day 5, Museum campus, art institute of Chicago or the field museum
Day 6, Millennium Park and Michigan av.
Day 7, Navy pier . Check out and drive to Indianapolis, stay there.
Day 8, Hall of the fame museum of Indianapolis speedway, Children's museum, stay Indianapolis
Day 9, drive to Nashville. On the road, visit National Corvette museum and Mammoth Cave. Stay in Nashville
Day 10, what can we do in the morning of Nashville? then drive back to Montgomery.
How do you think about this plan? Is it too crazy? Do I miss anything? Any advices welcome! Is 10 days too short or too long for this road trip?
My parents don't know English. They are interested in famous tourist area, taking pictures.
Thank you very much!