I am looking for some ideas for a short 4/5 day trip from Toronto ON (Aurora ON). I will be traveling with two kids (ages 5 and 8), wife and her parents. To make everyone happy, we need to visit shopping mall (some sort of outlet mall), kids museum or factory tour or science center, and driving on a scenic road if I can.
I was thinking that we would leave Wednesday morning and return Saturday night. We can add Sunday if we have to.
Here are a couple of ideas I had and would appreciate any feedback:
1st Option: (Miles ~ 976)
Day 1: Drive towards Hershey PA. (my day, scenic drive)
I donít think we can drive all the way to Hershey in on day, so maybe a place to stay on the way or possible short stop activity for this day.
Day 2: Hershey Tour visit the town (kids day)
Day 3: Drive down to Hagerstown MD or Lancaster PA for shopping (wife day)
Day 4: Head back home. Can we do this in one day? Since most of the way back is not an interstate, I am wondering how long will it take to get back to Toronto area. What roads should we take?
2nd Option (Miles ~ 923)
Day 1: Head towards Cleveland OH (Visit outlet mall in Aurora OH, as we are from Aurora ON)
Day 2: Shopping + Travel towards Cumberland OH (possible visit to Amish town?)
Day 3: Visit The Wildz
Day 4: Head back home
I will run these through with wife and kids to get an idea of what they would like to do, but in terms of being able to accomplish this in 4 day, I am concerned about the drive to Hershey as it seems more mountains or smaller highways compare to the trip to Cleveland where itís mostly interstate. Roads to and from Hershey seems will take longer. What are you thought?