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  1. Default new york to naples, fla

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and would really appreciate some advice about the following.

    My wife and I have enjoyed a number of vacations in naples, Florida - what a great place! We normally visit in November, when costs are low - off season down there and before all the snowbirds arrive! - and when the greatest risk of hurracanes has passed. However, we'd really like to visit new york and I'm thinking that we may be able to do a new york - naples trip in one vacation, rather than taking two trips across the pond. The idea would be - ideally:

    Fly uk - new york - four nights there

    pick up a hire car and drive down to naples - vacation there for perhaps two weeks

    return car to miami airport and fly home to uk from there.

    Does all this sound feasible? Could we get a good taste of new york with four nights?

    How far, and how long to drive new york to naples - motels en route?

    is car pick up new york/drop off miami possible, or would it incur impossibly high one-way drop-off charges?

    Flights - I'd plan to book one-way flights uk-new york outbound and one-way flights miami-uk return.

    Any comments/advice much appreciated.

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    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

    Default go for it

    Welcome to the RTA forum!

    I think you're plan is very reasonable and would be a great way to break up your trip. I think its fair to say that you'd be able to get a good taste of NYC in 4 nights. As with anything, you'll get as big of a taste as time allows, but you should be able to definately get to check out a good number of sites.

    Doing a one way rental is certainly possible, although you will almost certainly be looking at a one way drop off fee that will probably cost a couple hundred dollars. You'll have to shop around though, and traveling in November could be good, (if the rental companies need more cars in FL because of the snowbirds, then you could get a deal) or bad (if they are expecting lots of those snowbirds to do one way trips south, then you'll probably pay more).

    The trip south could be done in as little as 2-3 days. Personally I would recommend spending 3-4, so you could stop in DC and maybe do a little more exploring as you make your way south. I-95 is the main route south, which is a very heavily traveled route with plenty of services throughout.

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    Thanks Michaele - Im appreciate that,


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