I am planning on driving from Minneapolis, MN to Charlotte North Carolina then to D.C to NYC to Niagara Falls and maybe Cedar Point on the way back.
My buddy and I drove from Minneapolis to Yellowstone in one day without stopping (going through south Dakota). It wasn't too bad, we took turns sleeping. We then drove from Yellowstone back to Mpls (through North Dakota) straight through, again it was doable.
However I will be driving to Charlotte alone. I was thinking of stopping at a motel in Indianapolis, which is 10hrs, and then driving the additional nine hours the next day. I have a relative in Charlotte and stay two or three days there. From there I am planning on going to D.C. and spending the day there...then waking up early in the morning and driving to NYC.
Of my friends will be driving back from NYC with me, and we plan to stop in Niagara Falls.
I have a few questions I guess. Is there any other places along the route that I should stop at. Also we might be on a little time crunch..leaving May 27 and planning on being back by June 3. So about 8 days and 3500 miles. Is that too much?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciate it. The trip is in a week if I don't wimp out.