Hey first post here, my friend is moving and I'm driving with him from Manchester, NH to Destin, FL, which is an hour east of Pensacola located on the pan-handle. We are leaving Sunday the 11th and I have to catch a plane Thursday morning. We are just looking for some help on what the best route(s) to take down there. We want to get there in a timely fashion, so we can go into New Orleans for a day, but we also want to experience the most scenic drive especially the portion going through Tennessee. We are thinking of going the I-81 way that google maps gives, but I have a friend who lives in Dayton, OH where we could spend the night so I was wondering what would everyone would suggest we go I-81 or heading to Dayton where we could spend a night then going I-65? If anyone has any other routes they want to suggest I would also appreciate it.