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Apr 17th, 2012, 12:15 PM
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Mobile, Alabama to Savannah in one day...Crazy???

am i crazy to assume this, we are really limited on days and so would prefer to not have to stop overnight between, but if this is completely unrealistic would prefer to know....

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Apr 17th, 2012, 12:21 PM
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You can do it. A long, rather boring day of driving, but it's possible. Stop for lunch in Tallahassee and be in Savannah well before supper.
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Apr 17th, 2012, 12:26 PM
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ahh thanks, good to know i am not completely out on distances, this is a first USA road trip!

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Apr 17th, 2012, 12:27 PM
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Yep. It would be a really long day - 8-9 hours without stopping for food or anything else. But it's doable.
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Apr 17th, 2012, 12:31 PM
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Mapquest shows 2 possible routes, The Tallahassee route or the northern route through Columbus using I-65. 8 hours 14 minutes either way. 540 vs. 504 miles.
Be ready to flop in bed instead of sightseeing and partying when you get there.
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Apr 17th, 2012, 12:39 PM
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If you left Mobile very early 0600 or earlier,you could stop at Okefenokee national park and enjoy an hour or so visit,if you did'nt mind arriving Savannah after 1000pm.Or visit Cumberland Island or Sea Island before going north on I-95.
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Apr 17th, 2012, 12:45 PM
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wow, this is helpful! i had assumed i had t go through jacksonville, maybe this not so!! yep defo no partying that night!! thanks Tom
thanks all, Randy hmm wish i could be not sure i could deal with 6am start (probably leave at 8am and plough through with just one one hour stop) Our target will be to get there before dark at end of august
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Apr 17th, 2012, 01:29 PM
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I would probably go the southern route. I-10 is long, straight and boring, but it's fast. Jacksonville has an outer loop so you don't have to drive right through town.

You could leave at 9:00 AM, have a leisurely lunch and easily get to Savannah by nightfall (around 8:00 PM in late August).
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Apr 17th, 2012, 02:46 PM
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It is a long day, but I do it often to another part of the country that wasn't all interstates. It can be done. The benefit is at the end with more time for the good stuff.
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Apr 17th, 2012, 03:17 PM
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I've done that trip. It's doable. Get plenty of road snacks. You'll have lots of light at the end of the day, so you should be fine.
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Apr 17th, 2012, 03:47 PM
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It's very doable. I like the route Brian in Charlotte describes best. You never go into JAX and that section of I-10 across the panhandle is one of the best--good road conditions and often divided by heavyily treed areas, making for a pleasant drive. Get your gas at the start of the panhandle drive. You can go long distances between towns.
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Apr 18th, 2012, 10:49 AM
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Stop for lunch at Canopy Road or Hopkins.

Canopy Road Cafe @ 1913 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 850 - 668 - 6600. I10/EXIT199.
http://www.canopyroadcafe.com/
Hopkin's Eatery @ 1415 Market Street, Tallahassee, FL 850 - 668 - 0311. I10/EXIT203.
http://www.hopkinseatery.com/
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Apr 26th, 2012, 05:00 AM
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If you don't mind long drives, it is very doable.
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Aug 23rd, 2012, 07:26 AM
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I am like you. I like to get where I am going. I have done it before. It is rather boring, but if you leave early, you can be there in time to have a nice dinner somewhere. Great food in Savannah!
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Aug 23rd, 2012, 02:36 PM
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Just remember you're starting out in Central Time and ending in Eastern Time, so you'll "lose" and hour.

That said, we've done it before. A long day, yes, but not anything out of the ordinary for us when we're just trying to get from Point A to Point B so we can have the maximum time at the fun places.

Have a safe trip.
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