Hey guys I'm new to these forums. I'm planning a roadtrip this May from New York to Miami FL. We plan on about a 7-10 day trip including travel time. It will be my brother and I, but maybe my cousin as well. So definitely at least 2 guys, possibly 3. Our goal is to get down to Miami the quickest way possible. Not much sight seeing, just driving on 95. Any advice on the route we should take? I know I95 is the most direct route, but at some point we will probably want a short break from 95. Whats a good, fast scenic route aside from 95 thats not a huge deviation?
I figure this breakdown: (the straight 95 route)
1. We drive from NYC to Richmond VA- around 6 hours-we take a short break.
2. We drive from Richmond VA to SC- about 4-5 hours- We take a short break.
3. We drive from SC to Jacksonville FL- about 5-6 hours- another short break.
4. Final stretch from Jacksonville to Miami- 5-6 hours.
Total driving time would be around 22 hours depending on traffic/how fast we drive, and how long our breaks are.
Would you suggest staying one night in a hotel? I think between the two of us (the third guy will not drive) we could just take turns driving overnight.
We plan on taking our Volvo XC90 with 170,000 miles and a just rebuilt transmission, but that might not be the smartest idea. We're all 19, so we can't really rent a car. Maybe my parent can rent for us, and put our names as other drivers?
With a few days in Miami staying at the cheapest hotels we can find for 3 nights, and all other travel costs, we estimate around $1000 or so. What do you guys think?
Thanks. Any help is greatly appreciated.