We're planning to go on vacation to the USA (from the Netherlands) in july/august 2017. I'm already searching the internet :-) . We will be travelling with our (then) 15 year old daughter. We're planning to start in New York city, stay there for 3 nights to see some highlights and then pick up a rental car. We want to go from New York straight to Shenandoah NP and stay there for 2 nights. Then we'll take a detour for 1 or 2 night to Newport News to visit a friend. And then back to the beginning of Blueridge Parkway. I could use some advice on the following. How many days should we plan to drive the BRP to the Smokey Mountains ? Because I have back problems, I'm not able to do much hiking (one mile at the most if it is not strenuous) so we'll probably just stop at scenic overlooks, have lunch etc..... Where should we plan an overnight stay? At Smokey Mountains we want to drive Newfound Gap road and go to Clingmans dome. Would two nights be enough? Then we want to go to Winchester, Kentucky. From Winchester, we want to visit Daniel Boone National Forest and a horse park ( my daughter loves horses
:-) ). We're thinking about 3 nights here. Any suggestions? From Kentucky we're going to Indiana (Indiana Dunes) where we plan to rent a vacation home for at least 5 days so we can visit Chicago and some friends who live in Indiana. And then it's straight back to New York (I guess that will take 2 days) to fly back home. My husband and I have been in the USA before, but since we always stayed with friends we're not experienced drivers in the USA. So advices and suggestions are welcome :-) . Thank you!