I think I've found many variations posts on this route (Boston to FL or NY to FL etc). I'm wondering about current conditions, and personal opinions are ALWAYS welcomed!
We are leaving Dec 26th, and we are drivers.... 12-18 hour days doesn't bother us (3 licensed drivers) , especially the trip down.
our plan is leaving NB/NS border area around supper, and driving to Bangor-ish and well make the decision at that point if we stop for the night allowing for an early morning start directly onto I-95, or keep going. From there this is my preliminary route, based on my best relocation of my last road trip to FL (2005).
I-95 - I-495 @ Boston - I-290 through Worcester- I-90 - I-84 through Hartford- I-684 - Saw Mill River Parkway - I-287 - I-78 to Hershey PA - I-81 - I-77 - I-95 - I-4 to Orlando.
My questions are, even though I'm missing the Mega centres of Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore ,Washington & Richmond.... Whats Hartford, Hershey & Charlotte gonna be like on Dec 26/27th?
Also wondering about elevations, my last North - South road trip was late March early April, am I going to run into more serious weather issues in through I-81 & I-77 during December / January?
And on the subject of I-81 & I-77, it looks like a big swing west, so I'm wondering about using I-66 or I-64 to get back towards I-95 earlier, which should also help me with my elevation concerns. My main concerns are Richmond on Tuesday December 27th... Will I-295 really alleviate my anticipated post Christmas craziness of a 3 day weekend in that Chesapeake/Richmond/Washington area?