We're a couple of girls from Oz planning a month long roadtrip in the US in November. We've pretty much figured out most of the route (thanks to this wonderful website) but have a spare 3 days to spend between Washington and Boston (ignoring NY, which we're covering later on in the trip). Should we simply head up the US1 freeway on day 1 and then spend the next 2 days travelling around New England, or is there a more scenic route from Washington that will allow us to see some of the scenery?
I've seen a thread that suggests the route from Washington to Harrisburg is a nice alternative. Is it too ambitious to plan a 3 day route that heads up this way and then takes in the Catskills, Green Mountains and White Mountains before hooking back down to Boston?
If you had only 3 days to take in some of the countryside in this area, what 3 towns wouldn't you miss? We're keen outdoorsy types and don't want to spend all day each day in the car (if possible). I'm conscious that it could be snowing at that time. Please help.