Hope you're all doing well. I'm planning a trip from Minneapolis to Niagara Falls (US side, need visa to go to Canada), Boston, New York and Dallas. I have approx 10-11 days for this, and below is the itinerary I've been thinking of:
Day 1 -> Start from Minneapolis around noon, reaching Hammond, IN for night stay
Day 2 -> Hammond, IN - Erie, PA. I'd like to get as close to Buffalo as possible, but I'm thinking driving all the way to Buffalo might get quite tiring. What would be a good place for overnight stay (Erie, or between Erie and Buffalo)?
Day 3 -> Spend 3-4 hrs in Niagara falls and leave for Albany/West Springfield,MA in the afternoon.
Day 4,5 -> Stay in West Springfield and visit Boston.
Day 6,7 -> Reach New York city, sightseeing.
Day 8 -> Half day sightseeing in NYC, leave for Philadelphia. If possible, see major attractions in Philadelphia, and reach Chantilly, VA for overnight stay
Day 9 -> Chantilly, VA - Kingsport, TN/Knoxville, TN
Day 10 -> Try to reach Memphis.
Day 11 -> Memphis - Dallas. If we decide to do some sight-seeing in Memphis, we might try to reach up to Texarkana, and complete the rest of the journey on Day 12.
I understand this is a rushed trip, but this is all the time I could manage.
Any suggestions/guidance with the above itinerary would be very helpful. Are there some scenic routes that I should take rather than the freeways?