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  1. Default Dallas to Niagara in first week September.

    I m planning family trip (driving) as well from Dallas to Niagara in first week September. We are not planning to cover Boston and Canada. I am still in planning phase, i am thinking of following route.

    Dallas -> St Louis -> Chicago -> Niagara Falls -> NY -> DC -> Great Smoky Mountains NP -> Memphis -> Dallas

    In your estimate, whats the minimum number of days i should plan this trip ? In mind i think of 1.5 week, Do you think i would be able to cover all the locations?

    Any tips or advice based on experience.


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    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default Too much imo.

    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !

    I would personally allow at least 14 days for a trip of this size. It's going to be about a 3500 mile journey and to prevent all the driving from becoming 'work like' rather than a fun road trip, plus adding miles and having time for detours into and around the City's, you will need to allow 7 days just for the driving. So yes you could get to all the locations, but to "cover" them you just won't have the time. You could spend a week in NY and DC and only scratch the surface, and to add all those extra miles for a few hours /a day at each would be a waste in my opinion.

    I would try and find more time or cut back somewhat and spend a bit of quality time at the destinations you choose to see.

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