Thanks for all the advice I received in my previous post. I realise I was being way to ambitious with what I was intending to squeeze into my 12 days available. We had had a serious think about what we wanted to experience and looking at advice of other posts we’ve come up with a new plan so I thought it best to start a new post.
There would be myself and my husband (both early 30’s) travelling mid May and returning the Friday before the Memorial Day weekend.
The rough plan is fly from UK to Washington, spend three nights (two full days) in Washington visiting main tourist sights. Then collect hire car drive to Virginia, spend probably three nights here before heading further south to Savannah area for five nights.
I realise this still a very large area to cover and we’ll barely scratch the surface of seeing everything in these areas but don’t think we will back to the US for a few years and then it would probably be a family based holiday.
My main areas which need help is trying to find a base in Virginia to stay. We are looking for a country area, nice views, seeing mountains (not hiking up them, but short 1-2 hours walks are fine) maybe if we have time a short beginner’s horse trek and visiting nice towns. I’ve looked at Charlottesville and Lexington, any other ideas?
But my main concern is where to stay on the next leg of our trip. We would like to see Charleston, Hilton Head Island and Savannah. Should we stay just in Savannah and travel out or should we stay two nights in one destination and three in another.
Return flights aren’t confirmed but our options are flying out from Atlanta, Charleston & Jacksonville.
I’m sorry to come back with more questions, but the more research I do the more confused I seem to get. Any other thoughts or tips would be appreciated.