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RafatHala Jan 7th, 2016 09:53 AM

Roadtrip in East Coast Driving from New York to Miami

Me and my wife & our two daughters coming to USA for a Holiday and road trip in July 2016.

We are drive all the way from New York to Miami starting from 12/July/2016 to Arrive Miami on 25/July/2016.

I would like to kindly asking your help to tell me what's the worth cities to visit in our trip, what cities we have to visit and how many days we should stay in each city ... and any tips which i have to keep in mind.

Thanks for your help.


Orlando_Vic Jan 7th, 2016 10:01 AM

Washington, DC - 2-3 days
Williamsburg, Virginia 1 day (optional)
Charleston, South Carolina - 3 days
Savannah, Georgia - 2 days
St. Augustine, Florida 2 days

Vic's travels:

nytraveler Jan 7th, 2016 04:52 PM

What is the age of your daughters? Are you interested in visiting Disney in Orlando - rather than or on top of Miami? Or are they older/adult daughters who would prefer south beach?

As for what to do/see in each place - that would take a book.

Suggest you start with the destinations section above for each city and then look at some reliable guide books.

Be aware that temps will range from hot to very hot at that time of year.

nytraveler Jan 7th, 2016 04:54 PM

Sorry - it would also help to know if you have special interests?

There are tons of places very special to american history along that route but that might not be a major interest for you - versus art museums, fine dining, natural beauty, etc.

steve1526 Jan 7th, 2016 08:22 PM

I'd add Philadelphia to Vic's list for US historic sites, food and museums. Try to get tickets to the Rodin and Barnes Collection for an excellent lesson in art history and appreciation.

Ackislander Jan 8th, 2016 04:15 AM

I too would add Philadelphia but I would reduce St Augustine to a morning or afternoon.

Washington deserves more time than Charleston because almost everything is free.

I hope you are from a hot country because all these places are likely to be very warm (30C +) every day.

Interstate Highway 95 is s very boring highway. If you take US highway 17 for part of the trip, at least from Charleston to Savannah, you will find it interesting.

RafatHala Jan 9th, 2016 11:15 AM

Thanks all for your reply.

My daughters age (11 & 7).

I'm interested to visit nature places, mountains, Beach ... etc, actually nothing specific, everything can be interested :)

steve1526 Jan 9th, 2016 05:28 PM

For nature and chidren: consider going to the Florida Keys, Everglades National Park, Cumberland Island, Georgia; North Carolina - Outerbanks & Kitty Hawk (where the Wright Brothers first flew) or the Blue Ridge Mountains. Virginia Beach, Washington, DC - touring the White House (if you can get tickets) could be fun for the family, New Jersey shore (Long Beach Island) and then up to NYC -- all worthwhile destinations to consider.

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