We are a Aussie family with 4 kids (7-12) planning a journey from New York to Orlando. Our itinery goes something like this: 4 nights New York, 4 nights Washington DC, 4 nights or 2x2 nights somewhere between Washington and Savannah, 3 nights Savannah and 4 nights in Orlando.
The New York, Washington, Savannah, and Orlando parts are pretty straight forward but we are unsure where to stop in between Washington and Savannah. I was thinking of either just one stop for 3 nights in Raleigh NC and adding the extra day to one of the other stops or breaking it up into 2 nights in Williamsburg VA and 2 nights in Willmington NC.
I am interested in what people think because basically Raleigh is coveniently half way and likewise Wilmington and Wlliamsburg are evenly spaced. I don't know much about these cities but I would probably prefer smaller towns/cities after New york and Washington. I am basically looking at a map but I have looked at these 3 towns online and they look great especially Williamsburg because I love history. I also had considered the Blue Ridge Parkway but I reckon this is going a bit too far west and out of the way. Would prefer direct or coastal.
If anyone can offer suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. I'm also interested in scenic routes (off the interstates) for the section between Washington and Savannah. We did a 21 day trip around California/Arizona/Nevada 2 years ago after getting tips from Road Trip America and had a ball which is why we are coming back.