Im planning my first roadtrip, it goes like this.
Jan 2nd - Jan 4th NYC to Miami FL
Jan 4th - Jan 9th cruise ship to mexico
Jan 9th to ? sight seeing on the return trip, route still in the works.
My concern at this point is the initial trip down to FL.
microsoft maps and trips puts it at 1293miles.
I am planning to drive approx 650miles each day, but as i have read more on this forum, I am concerned about traffic in the DC area, inclement weather, and the distance driven each day.
I must be in miami by 12noon to catch the cruise, and was planning to stay in a hotel in Miami area on Jan 3rd.
Do you think i should depart a day earlier? the initial trip down will be straight driving, no sightseeing. I would prefer to do in 2 days, but wanted to hear from experienced drivers.
Also what do most people do about motel reservations. Do you just show up?
Phone in from the road? Are the prices the same?
Thanks for the advice,