Hi guys. Greetings from Merry Old England! What a totally brilliant web site...so much useful stuff here for an unseasoned roadtripper like me. But...I'm interested in any opinions you might have on a two week Boston - Nashville road trip that I'm planning with a couple of friends. Here's our initial attempt at a rough itinerary:
Day 1 - Arrive in Boston (I've visited Boston before)
Day 2-3 - Drive to Quabbin Reservoir and then down to NYC
Day 4-6 - NYC
Day 7-10 - Drive to Nashville via Washington DC, Blue Ridge Parkway & Great Smokey Mountains
Day 11-12 - Nashville
Day 13 - Memphis
This gives us maybe a day and a half to spare.
First of all, is that a realistic distance to cover in the time I've made above? We want the trip to be moderately relaxed, perhaps no more than 6 hours of driving in any one day.
I'm kind of aware that we're planning to take in a lot of Fall scenery with New England, Blue Ridge and the Smokies...surely this can't get boring though?
Any advice on one-way car rental? Budget seem to be cheapest after some searches online...
One last thing: Are there any beautiful/fun towns, attractions, detours along our route that you would recommend?
Please feel free to rip my plan to shreds if that's what it needs!