Hi we are going to be doing our third road trip in the US this July August and would ask for any feed back on our projected itinerary regarding the time we have allocated. We have previously done road trips in the Western States where I suspect traffic is considerably lighter. We are not really interested in museums as such but enjoying the scenic views along the way.
Arrive in Newark, NJ at midnight 15 Jul 2012
Day 1: Day trip into NY to see: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Central Park, West/East ? Village, Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Centre, Ground Zero, Little Italy, Chinatown, SoHo, Greenwich Village, Wall St.
Day 2: Pick up rental car. Head across New York State toward Niagara Falls. Stop for night somewhere along the way e.g. Binghampton.
Day 3: Arrive Niagara Falls. Spend afternoon doing Niagara Falls tours / stay overnight.
Day 4: Niagara Falls to Erie, Pennsylvania and then Uniontown, PA
Day 5: Uniontown to Harpers Ferry National Park, West Virginia. Allow time to look around and then head toward Shenandoah National Park stopping for the night somewhere along the way.
Day 6: Drive to Shenandoah NP, Virginia and onto Bluestone National Scenic River, WV
Day 7: Follow the Blue Ridge Parkway to Ashville, NC
Day 8: Drive to Nashville, Tennessee
Day 9: Day off – look around Nashville
Day 10: Follow the Natchez Trace Parkway from Nashville to somewhere around Grenada, Tennessee
Day 11: Continue the Natchez Trace Parkway through to Natchez
Day 12: Drive to New Orleans, Louisiana
Day 13: Look around New Orleans
Day 14: Spend in New Orleans
Day 15: Drive to Marianna, Florida
Day 16: Drive via Pebble Hill Plantation, Georgia to Ocala, Florida
Day 17: Drive from Ocala to Stuart, Florida
Day 18: Spend with friends
Day 19: Drive from Stuart to Everglades National Park, Homestead and back to Stuart for the night
Day 20: Drive from Stuart to Jacksonville, Florida
Day 21: Drive from Jacksonville, through Savannah to Charleston, South Carolina
Day 22: Drive from Charleston through South Carolina
Day 23: Spend in South Carolina
Day 24: Drive through Myrtle Beach, through Wilmington, to Beaufort
Day 25: Drive to the Outer Banks, North Carolina
Day 26: Drive to Williamsburg, Maryland; have a look around and then on to Cheverly [a town close to Washington as we will need to get public transport (probably train) into the city & Cheverly might fit the bill].
Day 27: Day trip into Washington DC
Day 28: Drive to DELAWARE
Day 29: Philadelphia City and Schuylkill River Trail, Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge Historical Park, Hershey’s Chocolate factory
Day 30: NEW JERSEY
Day 31: Spend in New Jersey
Day 32: Want to be back in Newark by late afternoon as fly out tomorrow 17 August 2012