Can anyone share experiences with best route from seattle to mia
We are probably going to be driving from Seattle to Miami soon and want to know what the best way to go is:
- Shortest Route
- Plenty of choices for nightly hotels (since we dont
exactly know where we will be at what time.)
We have a SUV, so we can take most terrain, but generally
the easiest route would be preferred.
IF any of you have experiences to share, or maybe links to
sites that provide this type of information, please let me
know. ( I have already visited the MApquest type sites,
wanted to know if there were sites more focused on personal
How long do you have?
Shortest route: The most direct route would cover 3400 miles and require about 50 hours of driving. For list of highways, use the NAVtech database (we find it far superior to that used by Mapquest). For access, use the "Directions" tab on www.mapblast.com
Safe, plenty of motels and scenic would also be found on the route above. With rare exception there is no road in the USA that I would characterize as not safe...
Scenic -- raises all sorts of possibilities -- if you have an extended period -- say about 2 years -- there are hundreds of places I would suggest you visit on the way. I doubt you were planning a two-year road trip -- so how long were you planning for this epic roadtrip.
Sites. There are plenty of suggestions for other road trip sites on this site -- but I urge you to read the postings on this forum -- some of the very best roadtrip tips are contained herein!
My main concern would be some late winter weather in the mountains (even if you have an SUV.)
Streets and Trips gives a 3340 mile route as follows:
From Miami on Florida Turnpike to I-75 northwest of Orlando
Proceeding on I-75 north to Chattanooga, Tennessee
Proceeding NW on I-24 until merge with I-57 in Illinois
Proceeding north on I-57 until merge with I-64 upstate
Proceeding west on I-64 until St. Louis
Proceeding west on I-70 until Kansas City
Proceeding north on I-29 until Route 2 (Nebraska City)
Proceeding west on Route 2 to I-80 in Lincoln
Proceeding northwest on I-80 until I-84 merge in Utah
Proceeding NW on I-84 until it crosses I-82 in Oregon
Proceeding N on I-82 until merge with I-90
Stay on I-90 until it empties right into downtown Seattle :)