Each year my three traveling buddies and I decide on a place to go for our big summer trip. Two years ago we drove to Toronto ON and Ottowa.
This weeked we decided to go back to Toronto since one of our group hasn't been to and really wanted to go, spend more than just a day in Ottowa and then add Montreal as our final stop. Plus actually make it to Niagara Falls this time around.
Last time we drove straight there and almost died, we had one driver and myself as the naviagator (I wasn't on the rental agreement and the other was such a scary driver we pulled her off the rotation). We left Winston-Salem up US 52 into I-77, then through WV on I-79 into PA, then merged onto I-90 in NY through Buffalo and then crossed into Canada at Fort Erie. When we crossed into Canada we had been driving for over 13 hours and still were 2-3 hours out from Toronto. (When the Forums say don't do that they're not kidding!)
My question is...
What is the fastest route to Niagara Falls from Winston-Salem NC? I would like to avoid as many tolls as possible and would like to find a route that would provide rest time. With three in the driving rotation this time, and with this trip already under our belt once, we're more confident on how to do this without being overly tired. We'll be renting a SUV again this time (we put almost 3200 miles on our rental the last trip) and although that sucks on gas its hard to squeeze four (on the rather large size) people and their luggage into anything smaller.
We're leaving on Thursday, June 26 at noon and will begin the trip back on Saturday July 5. That gives us over a week to get there and enjoy the sites. Does anyone have any other suggestions of things not to miss?