I'm planning a road trip to New Orleans then a loop of Florida in April, and I'm just after any advice or ideas about a couple of parts of the trip. I'm there for 17 days and am planning to camp for a good part of the 16 day trip (flying a tent over from the UK), as I did this round New England in Sept and really enjoyed it.
So far, the plan is:
Day 1 - Drive a couple of hours out of Orlando heading west
Day 2 - Drive to Big Lagoon State Park near Pensacola and camp for a couple of nights
Day 3 - Explore the area
Day 4 - Drive to New Orleans
Day 5 - Stay in New Orleans
Day 6 - One more night in New Orleans (may cut this down to two nights)
Day 7 - Drive up into Alabama, maybe to Montgomery where there looks like there's some interesting civil rights museums/memorials
Day 8 - Drive towards Jacksonville, FL making our way through some small towns and stopping the night somewhere in between
Day 9 - Camp at Little Talbot Island
Day 10 - One more night at Little Talbot Island (may cut down to one night)
Day 11 - Drive towards Key West, stopping somewhere in between
Day 12 - Arrive at Key West and camp the night if possible
Day 13 - Drive to Everglades and camp
Day 14 - Camp again
Day 15 - Drive up towards Tampa and possibly stay around there
Day 16 - Either stay around Tampa, or head to Orlando
Day 17 - Fly home
First off - does this look sensible? The main things I'm still not sure about is the journey from New Orleans to Jacksonville - I would like to go through Alabama and Georgia, but would this just add too much time?
The second thing is the trip from Jacksonville to Key West - any suggestions about where we should stay? And would it be worth cutting Little Talbot Island down to one night?
Any advice would be very welcome!