I found this forum recently and want to share my upcoming roadtrip through the north east of the states.
We are four people from germany and want to enjoy the indian summer from october 4th to 18th. We have a rental booked for 11 days and our trip is 90% planned out (appr. 1800 mi).
I want to share the route and hope that I get some suggestions and improvements on it.
We arrive at JFK airport NYC at noon on october 4th. We directly pick up our rental and drive all the way to Ithaca, NY for the first night. That's sure plenty of driving but we really want to visit niagara falls so we are commited that the first two days is a lot of driving.
October 5: Niagara Falls and driving back to Utica, NY
October 6: On the road through Adirondacks mountains - spending night in Lake Placid
October 7: On the road through White Mountains - spending night in North Conway
October 8: On the road to Bar Harbor, ME (going up on mount washington) - spending night in Bar Harbor, NH
October 9: Spending the day in Acadia National Park
October 10: On the road heading south on the coast - night tbd
October 11: Boston, MA - accommodation tbd
October 12: Boston, MA - accommodation tbd
October 13: On the road through Cape Cod and nearby countryside - night tbd
October 14: On the road to New York City - perhaps Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlet - night tdb
October 15: New York City - night booked
October 16: New York City - night booked
October 17: New York City - night booked
October 18: Flying back
What do you think about this route? We are mainly interessted in landscapes, nature and nice old little towns. We definitely wanna see a lot of indian summer foliage.
So far we just booked the first night and the nights in New York City. Do you think we need to book further accommodations or are we good with booking every night for the next?
Thanks in advance, appreciate any help.