Corrected entry: The Griswold's drive from Chicago to Wally World in Southern California. On the trip there, they "get off the highway" to stop at Memphis State and visit Debbie Griswold's sorority. Memphis is no where near the route one would take from Chicago, and would add 5 hours to the trip. (00:28:00)

James O'Hara

Correction: Rusty probably decided to stop by to surprise his wife. It's obvious that it was not planned to be a straight trip.


Corrected entry: When the family is leaving their house, their route to go south makes no sense. They show that their house is southeast of downtown Chicago, so to go south toward Missouri, the logical way to go is to go south on Lake Shore Drive and eventually hit the interstates (I-90 and I-55). In this scene, they show them going north through downtown Chicago and even going further north passing Wrigley Field which is 4 miles north of downtown. So they just traveled about 7 miles north through Chicago for no reason at all. (00:18:30)


Correction: Who says for no reason? I've been through Chicago hundreds of times, and sometimes have had to detour out of my way for traffic, road construction, accidents and more. When going on a cross country trip, a seven mile detour is nothing.


Corrected entry: The Griswold family have their car broken into and all their clothes are stolen. However, there are numerous changes of attire for the complete family, even when he sees his Dad for the first time and at the dinner table.

Correction: The multiple outfits they wear in the rest of the movie came from Audrey. She says she has bags of old clothes to give to the church.

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