Hi, I am new to "Forums" so hope I make sense. My husband and I (in our 50's) are coming over from Australia early May, we are flying in to Boston and flying out of New York 26 days later.
We have only ever been to the West coast so it is all new to us. We know we want to see a lot of things in New York so have already booked the last week there.
I really want some advise on the first 19 days.
My idea has been 3 days in Boston (is this enough time?) then hire a car and then I have 2 ideas but not sure which is best.
First idea is to head up to Niagara Falls taking about 3-4 days, I want to travel on smaller scenic roads and hopefully pass through and stay at some quintessential New England towns, I don't mind if we don't go alot further north than Boston as I think we will run out of time. I was hoping to pass through Canterbury Shaker village if this is worthwhile? Happy to see some of the coast before heading inland, I believe it is really stunning.
A day or two in Niagara Falls then head down to Washington DC what route would be best and how long should I allow? We want about 3 days in Washington DC, is this long enough to get a good feel of the place and see most places of interest?
Unsure what to do then before driving to NY, is Philadelphia worth a visit? Any suggestions of what we should include or not bother with.
My second thought was forget Niagara Falls if there is enough to see without heading so West, maybe we would be better just seeing more of New England, Mid Atlantic area, Amish Country etc feeling very torn!
Basically we love interesting little towns, scenic drives and just getting a feel for the people of the country we are visiting.
We must include Boston, NY City and Washington DC. We are not camping, plan to stay in hotels and B and B's.
I look forward to any suggestions. Thankyou in anticipation.