I will drive to New Haven, CT on Sunday, June 5th, 2016. What is the best drive route? Google Map provides two options.
1. If I just search the directly, Google Map gives me this option (300 miles) : Baltimore-Washington Pkwy. Take I-95 N, NJ Tpke and I-95 N to Oak Street Connector in New Haven. Take exit 47 from I-95 N
There will be around 10 toll roads and I don't think it will be a good idea.
2. If I choose to avoid tolls, the route will be (350 mile):
Baltimore-Washington Pkwy. Take I-695 N, I-83 N and US-30 E to US-222 N in Ontelaunee Township. Take the US-222 N exit from US-222 N Get on I-78 E/PA-309 S in Lehigh County Continue on I-78 E. Take I-287 N, I-80 E, I-87 N, Hutchinson River Pkwy N and I-95 N to Oak Street Connector in New Haven. Take exit 47 from I-95 N
There will be only one toll.
Do you guys have any experience driving to New Haven from DC? I plan to leave from DC around 6 am, will it be a good idea? Also, I will drive back to DC from Norwalk, CT on a Saturday, when should I leave to avoid the traffic? I prefer get back to DC before 8 pm.
Thank you so much for your time!