Me and my husband travel with our dogs all the time and we are excited to go to Boston this fall. The longest trip we've taken with them was from Winter Park, FL to Ohio, with only one stop in Charlotte, so this time it will be a little more challenging because it's further and there will be more stops along the way.
I'm seeking advice especially regarding what times to leave the cities (we are early risers, so we don't mind hitting the road at 5 or 6am) and if using Waze or apple maps on this route will help with traffic or I should just try to plan the roads in advance (I'm scared of I-95 after seeing so many bad comments about it, lol!)
Here's the itinerary so far:
Day 1 - Winter Park to Charlotte (we have done this one before, long stretch but doable in a day)
Day 2 - Charlotte to Washington (never done this one, any advice?)
we will spend 3 nights in washington
Day 5 - Washington to Boston (we are planning on driving all day for this one, making it in around 9 hours with stops, is it possible?)
we will spend 4 nights in boston
Day 9 - Boston to Catskills (any advice here?)
we'll be spending 2 nights in catskills
Day 11 - Catskills to Philadelphia - the idea here is drive to NY first, have breakfast or brunch there, play with the dogs in central park and then head to Philadelphia, any advice?
we'll be spending 2 nights in Philly
Day 13 - Philadelphia to Richmond - this is where it gets tricky. From what I saw in the foruns, it's a terrible stretch. What do you think it's the best course of action here?
We'll be spending 2 nights in Richmond
Day 15 - Richmond to Savannah - also a long stretch, any advice appreciated
We'll be spending 3 nights in Savannah
Day 18 - Savannah to Winter park
Apart from Charlotte we are trying to spend at least 2 nights in each city to see a little and get some rest - some cities that we want to see more of we are spending 3 or 4 nights.
Waiting anxiously for your tips! Thanks in advance!