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  1. Default Northwest Indiana to Miami December 17

    We are driving to Miami from Northwest Indiana(30 miles outside of Chicago) to take a Norwegian Cruise. The cruise leaves on December 19 so we are planning to leave on December 17.

    We are planning a one night stayover in the Atlanta area.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Are there construction problems along the way to avoid? Is it faster to avoid the Smoky mountains and take an alternative route?

    We are driving back home to Indiana around Christmas day. We are flexible on the exact day to leave Florida...will there be terrible traffic in Florida(I75) just before Christmas day or just after Christmas day? What would be the best time to leave? We are even considering driving on Christmas day.

    Thank you for any input!!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    You are looking at a 1350 mile drive - that's 22 hours on the road *not* counting stops. This is 2 very full days and right at the limit of prudence, and I hope you have 2 drivers. Fastest route is I-65 to I-24 to I-75 to the FL Turnpike. Atlanta is the halfway point.

    Reverse your route to go back home, the Turnpike should not have any major traffic problems as the tolls keep a lot of people on I-95.

    Both directions, 3 days would be a lot more comfortable.

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    Thank you for your reply.

    We actually have four drivers. Myself, my husband and our two kids, 21 years old and 18 years old.

    My husband and son wanted to drive straight through but I convinced them we need to stop!

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    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    If you drove straight through, you all would be ready to kill each other before you got there.

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    Exactly what I think!!!!

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