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    deezbucks Guest

    Default Roadtrip to Southeast Any Suggestions?

    Hey all,

    I've been reading this forum in preparation for our first roadtrip. My wife and I are considering relocating from the city life and cold weather of Milwaukee, WI to somewhere in the Southeast. I have already printed out several helpful items from the forums here about what to bring, things to expect, etc. but I was wondering if any of you seasoned road trippers had any suggestions.

    Here is our iterary:

    Milwaukee to Nashville, TN
    Nashville to Knoxville
    Gatlinburg through Smokey's (Newfound Gap) to Waynesville
    Waynesville to Asheville
    Asheville to Boone, NC
    Boone to Lenior, NC
    Lenior to Augusta, GA
    Augusta to Beaufort, SC
    Beaufort to Savannah, GA (should I read the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil before we go?)
    Savannah, GA to Macon, GA
    Macon to Montgomery, AL
    Montgomery to Tuscaloosa, AL
    Tuscaloosa, AL to Helena, AL (maybe using the Talladega Scenic Drive)
    Helena to Birmingham, AL
    Birmingham to Huntsville, AL
    Huntsville to Milwaukee (maybe go along the Natchez Trail)

    The whole trip is going to be over 9 days. We wanted the flexibility to just pass through some towns and stay at other so this is a rough sketch, but any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Thanks for all the help this board has already provided. What a great website!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default Suggestions R Us

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Certainly this trip is doable in 9 days. You would only have to average 300 miles a day. But you will have to keep an odometer running in your head and not fall to far behind that average if you don't want to be rushed at the end. Otherwise this is a great area of the country and a great time to see it. A few places along the way that you might want to consider, even if they mean modest diversions from the shortest route, are Mammoth Cave, Cumberland Gap, Charleston, and FDR's Little White House in Warm Springs. Those are all venues that are pretty close to your current itinerary and don't take a ton of time to see and enjoy.


  3. #3
    deezbucks Guest

    Default thanks

    For the suggestions!

  4. #4
    Traveldude Guest


    That is alot to do in 9 days can you get maybe 12?? The Gatlinburg/Smokeys area is wonderfull! Rent a cabin with mountain views. When your in Savannah go on a ghost tour it's amazing and alot of fun. If anything it's a good history lesson on the walk. Also you should run down to florida and maybe take away a day from Alabama.

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    deezbucks Guest

    Default Great heads up

    Thanks for the advice about the Ghost tour. I am excited for that. Any specific one? or Company to take it from? I'll research that.

    Thanks again for the advice TravelDude!

  6. #6
    deezbucks Guest

    Default Smokey Mountains Lodging

    Any advice on what's a good place to book a reservation? I am finding so many options and can't tell what would be the best value to stay for one night.


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