New York -> N. Orleans -> Panama City(FL) and back in two weeks?
Hello guys, me and two of my friends are planning a two week trip to New Orleans, Panama City FL and then back along the coast. The total trip time should be no longer than about two weeks. Our main stop will be at Panama City to take in the beach for about 4-5 days and then return. We want to see local sights along the way (a stop over at Nashville along with other cities, a day at the most, two hrs at the least). We will begin the 26th and hopefully come back around the 10th of July. I think this should give us ample amount of time for various stop overs and sleep.
I want to ask:
1) Is this completely feasible? Notable stops I want to make are, as I said, Nashville (Im not much of a fan of country music at all, but I am interested in seeing the city and the Parthenon there), a day stay at New Orleans (day and a half at the most), Washington DC (a day) and then small stops at local areas (I want to make a few stop sin Virginia, such as Jefferson's home at Monticello). We have no intention of making any stops in Alabama or Mississippi, but I would like to know if someone can point some notable sights in the Carolinas.
2) This is my first roadtrip... I have done others before, but I was younger and in the care of older people. This is going to be my friends and I's first real independent roadtrip as adults and naturally we are fillled with naive confidence. I would like to know what are something to bring with us, things for us to keep in mind while on the road, proper accommodations we should make prior to the trip and during it (we still have two weeks before we start it) and perhaps some expectations.
Those who have been in the various states we will be crossing to get to N. Orleans from NY and back, could you give me a few tips, sights to see, sights to avoid, etc. etc.
Thank you everyone.