Guys I would be grateful of a little advice!
Normally I drive around the West USA, but ive done so many trips I feel its time to travel the East coast.
I intend driving from New York down to Miami taking in the scenery of the Appalachian Mountains / Great Smoky Mountains.
Ive done a rough start and would be truly grateful for comments and advice on whether a couple of the drives will be stretching it to much i.e. Washington to Cherokee and also Panama Beach to Longboat Key.
I would also be grateful of any advice on “Dodgy” area’s and places to stay clear off (if you know what I mean).
Anyway here are my intentions and we will be driving in a Dodge Durango or Chev Blazer or something of similar.
Edinburgh / Heathrow / New York
2 nights New York – New York Palace Hotel
Drive New York to Washington (231 miles)
2 Nights Washington – Hilton & Towers Hotel
Drive Washington to Cherokee (533miles)
1 night Cherokee (Holiday Inn) adjacent to the Smokey Mountains NP.
Drive Cherokee to Nashville (257 miles)
1 night Nashville (Union Station Hotel)
Drive Nashville to Montgomery (280 miles)
1 night Montgomery (Madison Hotel)
Drive Montgomery to New Orleans (311 miles)
2 nights New Orleans (Hilton New Orleans Riverside)
Drive New Orleans to Panama Beach (320 miles)
1 night Panama Beach (Majestic Beach Resort)
Drive Panama Beach to Longboat Key (459 miles)
1 night Longboat Key (longboat key club)
Drive Longboat Key to Miami Beach
3 nights Miami Beach (Loews Hotel)
That’s my intentions, not to sure about 2 nights in New Orleans, has the place recovered from the floods? And also are the 2 drives Washington to Cherokee & Drive Panama Beach to Longboat Key – over ambitious
I can come and go with days here and there and the drive can be pretty adaptable, only place I don’t want to go is Orlando as Ive been there too often in my skydiving days along with Deland.
As I say any advice from you guys on the East Coast would be greatly appreciated.