I have been looking around the posts on this forum, but I couldn't find any satisfying answers, so I'll try and hurl some questions at you :)
The plan: Going to the USA for 21 days (August 16), 3 nights in Miami, 4 nights in New York and 14 days on the road between Miami and New York.
About the travellers: Married couple from Gothenburg, Sweden (Europe), 28 years old, no kids, thinks they are still 25, likes dodgy bars and good people, good music, nature/scenery, cityscapes and beef jerky.
Prior experience: Travelled 1600 miles SF->San Diego->Las Vegas->Yosemite->SF two years ago and had a blast (honeymoon).
Now to the questions.
The route is quite open. I know I'd like to go via Virginia Beach to Atlantic City and then to new york, but between Miami and Virginia Beach, it's quite open.
I'm mapping out my route on google maps, and I'm starting to think that it might be possible for us to go via New Orleans to Atlanta and north.. But I really don't want the trip to be too stressful.
There are no hotels booked or anything, except from Miami and New York, so the plan is to stay wherever we find interesting or neccesary.
We would really like to be able to stay a few days here and there when we find a place we really like.
So if we go via New Orleans, I'm afraid it might be too stressful to get back to NYC?
Another plan is to just go via Atlanta -> Charlotte -> Virginia Beach, and a third option would be to skip the detour to Atlanta and drive closer to the coast up to Savannah, then a turn inwards to Columbia -> Charlotte -> Rocky Mount -> Virginia Beach.
A fourth option would be to just drive the closest route directly to virginia beach, or maybe drive along the coast.
What would you do? What would you recommend?
And, not least important, what should we not miss out on our trip between Miami and New York?!
Is there like: The largest ball of yarn in the world. A really large moose (or maybe a really tiny moose?). A great club or store or bar? A really cool hotel? A great show? Everything is of interest.
Here's a few routes I've mapped out:
(The pins aren't neccesarily stops, it's just pinpoints to map out the route)
- Via New Orleans and Atlanta
- Via Atlanta
- Via Columbia -> Charlotte -> Rocky mount
- Fastest route