Great forum - everyone knows their stuff and is very helpful!
My boyfriend and I are planning a big trip with a drive component from Chicago to Miami as follows:
Chicago to Indianapolis - 1 night
Indianapolis to Nashville - 2 nights
Nashville to Atlanta - 1 night
Atlanta to Orlando - 1 night
Orlando to Miami
My concerns are that I will be the only driver, and whether the weather will be a big factor. So, I would be interested to hear our opinions on;
- Whether the distances are ok for one person to drive?
- Whether the weather is likely to be a factor (i.e. will the roads be safe? Of course we will be careful and will be sticking to main roads)
- Are we better off getting a 4WD?
- Any other suggested itineraries/routes?
The aim of the driving section is to cover a bit of ground without flying and break up a very busy itinerary over a 2 month period. We can't really spend any more time than this. I have driven through the Rockies in April (it was a bit snowy) so I have a small amount of experience driving in the snow. We covered about 1300 miles in 5 days, but we had 2 of us driving We are from Australia so we don't get a lot of cold weather!
Appreciate your comments - thanks in advance.