travelling from Australia in OCtober 2006. Looking at a road trip once we get to Chicago to take us to the following:
Chicago to Detroit, down by Toledo, Cleveland up to Buffalo visit Niagara Falls and then onto Toronto, making our way up to Montreal (maybe via Ottowa) then across to Portland down the coast to Boston somehow making our way to NYC where we plan to spend approx 7 days or more depending on time and then making our way down through Philadelphia, Balitmore and finally ending in DC.
We are allowing ourselves about 35 days to do this trip.
Looking for assistance on:
a) budget car rental that will allow most of this (may not use rental car for all legs eg. some train, some bus depending on costs/fatigue/time etc) - we are only 23 also!
b) is this enough time to do it? - mainly wanting to visit main attractions and some unique spots along the way, we have great felixibility in that if we dont like somewhere we will leave earlier and save time and then stay longer in others so any tips on some "must sees".
c) is it better to pre-book accommodation or is it easy enough to find something once you are in a town??
We have not looked at any road maps as yet so forgive the ignorance if some of these sections cannot be done but thats all coming soon once we know whether our plan is feasible.