Me and my girlfriend are from the UK and are on holiday here for a few weeks. Staying in New Jersey at the moment, then going up to Toronto. Then we're planning to do a big drive down from Toronto to Charlottesville in Virginia to see some relatives. We're thinking of taking maybe four/five days or so. Can anyone recommend any routes? Don't really want to go the New York/Pennsylvania route cause I already know that area so well. Thinking of maybe a longer route via Detroit/Ohio/West Virginia? Perhaps a day stop at Columbus?
We're in our early 20s and are interested in maybe seeing some places which are beautiful to drive or walk through, we're also interested in historical and cultural stuff, and my girlfriend is really into kitsch and weird roadside attractions too. Also we'd be bringing a tent so suggestions of good places to camp would be great.
Any suggestions of routes and places to visit would be really appreciated! We'd probably be leaving Toronto on the Thursday morning and hoping to reach Charlottesville by the Sunday or Monday night, but we're pretty flexible.