I am looking to do a Roadtrip from Dec. 21st to Jan 1st so 12 days and 1 nights from NYC to Nasvhille taking a detour one night through Washington D.C. then 81 all the way to Nashville. then go on to Louisville Via 65 then back to NYC taking I-71 N, I-70 E, I-76 E, I-81 N.
We would love to stop a few places along the way so say out of 12 nights 1 night in D.C. 3 nights each in Louisville and Nashville that leaves us 5 more nights along the way to make the trip more doable. I was thinking of a detour in Asheville NC on the way there? Any other ideas? Need at least 1 stop on way back between Louisville and NY if not 2.
Anything I shouldn't miss along the way or alt routes with better stopovers?
I love nature and don't need these stops to be city based, could go hiking somewhere which is what I thought we'd do in Asheville.
Thanks so much in advance!