We will be touring from England in mid May. We will be 'meandering' over eight days in a rental car from Washington DC via Shenandoah Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway; through Cherokee and the Northern tip of the Great Smokey Mountain National park to Knoxville TN. We will then hit the road hard for two days to arrive at my family in St. Louis Mo.
I would appreciate any input on which of these two routes to St. Louis is less boring:
1. Take the I 40 (via Nashville TN) and I 24 (about 580 miles)
The few extra mileage are not a problem , but I hope we can at least see something more interesting on one route rather than the other. Also, where on the chosen route would be a good place with a good motel to sleep over.
If anybody has any input in terms of 'don't miss' on our drive through the Appalachians this would also be great.
Thanks a lot