We are a family of 4 planning for our very first Road Trip from Dallas to the EAST and back. Planning to visit Boston, Philadelphia and New York.
Total days 10.
Start - June 29th after 5PM
Return - July 10 AM preferably
2 Adults and 2 kids (8 and 3 1/2 of age).
This is our first road trip and want to know what other places we can visit on our way.
Below is what we have planned. Is this doable ? Can you Please recommend some places we can visit on our way...I have heard Nashville,TN and Gatlinburg,TN come on the way are good places to stop.Any other must see places along the way? Any certain places to AVOID?
June 29 - Start after 5 PM towards Boston, halt @ night (12 ish)
June 30 - Drive towards Boston, halt @ night
July 1 - Drive...reach Boston by evening
July 2 - Tour Boston
July 3 - Boston (Rhode island)
July 4 - leave for Philadelphia - (5 hrs)
July 5 - Tour Philadelphia
July 6 - Tour NY
July 7 - Tour NY
July 8 - Leave for Dallas ,halt @ night
July 9 - Drive towards Dallas , halt @ night
July 10 - Return Home Sweet Home
Best Route ? We have Garmin GPS, but heard Google Maps is better for real time traffic updates...our main goal is to reach the place fastest being on safe roads.
We dont mind stopping over to cover a good spot (few hours) on our way. Whats the travel experts recommendation on this ?
We initially planned to visit Niagara first since we will go to Boston via Buffalo, but I am not sure if this will be too much...any advice on this will be helpful.
I have an idea of the main Tourist attractions to cover in Boston,Philadelphia and NY, but need suggestions on hidden gems which the locals would know about...specially places which would intrest kids.
We know where to stay in Boston and Philadelphia. NY we will either commute from Philly or might stay 1 night in the city. Rest of them we are planning to book the rooms on the go.
Thanks in advance for helping us plan the trip !