My bf and I will be taking a trip from New York to Miami finishing up in Orlando this March / April.
We have 16 days to do this trip in - theres a lot to do in this time, but I've done 3 or so road trips on similar distances with less number of days so know it can be done. Really looking forward to it!
This is how the plan looks at the moment.
Monday pm - arrive New York - spend about 4 days here (hotel Thirty Thirty) - I've stayed in NY numerous time for work / play so know what I want to do here and also new things to experience.
Friday - pick up car from Newark airport and drive to Washington DC, taking in Philly and Baltimore. Car hire is with National - they have the cheapest one way drop off charge of $250 plus tax that we could find (we called round lots and used the web). Car rental for midsized car (pontiac G6) was £284 GBP for 9 days. Stay overnight Washington (hotel booked).
Saturday - drive Washington to Wilmington via Richmond on the I95 - we'd love to drive the coastal route but dont think we have the time, if there are suggestions of detours to anything specific must see / do then let us know.
Overnight in motel Wilmington NC.
Sunday - drive Wilmington to Jacksonville FL - coastal route. Stay in motel in Jacksonville overnight. Any ideas on stop offs along the way welcome!
Monday - drive Jacksonville to Miami - hotel to be booked - does anyone know of accomodation in sobe that you can park a car at? or should we use a garage... is it cheaper?
Wednesday - drive Miami to Tampa Bay - stay night in motel.
Thursday - drive Tampa Bay to Orlando (hotel booked in Kissimmee, main gate). We dont have to give the car back until Sat / Sun so we can do things further a field for a few days before spending time at the parks etc.
Saturday / Sunday - return hire car to MCO airport - dropping off here (rather than international drive) made the car rental considerably cheaper! Does anyone know of a relatively cheap way of getting back to the parks / kissimmee from the airport?
Tuesday - 9pm Flight from MCO to JFK... stay overnight at on site airport.
Wednesday - 0800 flight from JFK to UK.
Any comments on our itinerary welcomed... any must do / see tips much appreciated.
Thanks for taking the time to read this essay ;)