We're planning a trip from Knoxville to Disney World in June 2014. We are ultimately ending up on a Disney Cruise at the end of the holiday out of Port Canaveral, where we will also visit Kennedy Space Centre.
We are a family of 4. Two adults and two little girls - 5 & 10 years old. We are excellent long distance/roadtripers and can chew through the miles - hubby happily will drive 300 miles a day. Our basic requirements are - visit Great Smoky Mountains, a brief stop via Atlanta for the American Girl store. Inclusion of Charleston SC (for a days worth of work) if possible. We love backroads and avoid the main highways unless the surrounding countryside are super boring. We happily will spend endless days on backroads as long as they are pretty. We love mountains and small beautiful American towns!
A few years ago with the kids we drove 3500 miles over 4 weeks - basically West coast USA - Mexico to Canada border and inland to Monument Valley, Grand Canyon and Yosemite. Our very favourite places were Yosemite (most amazing place on earth), Grand Canyon Lodge, Santa Barbara, Prescott AZ, Sedona AZ, Bend Oregon. We did this and whole lot more (Disneyland, Portland, LA, Las Vegas, San Diego) in 4 weeks.
We don't need to see coastline - what we do while home in Australia plus we will be on a cruise for a week at the end. Cities are not our thing for holidays. So are happy to scoot around others and go into Atlanta just for the one night for the American Girl store stop - we don't even have to stay in Atlanta for that matter if somewhere nice is on the other side.
A few days at the start in the Great Smoky national park area is essential so we can recover from jetlag and so our eldest daughter can earn more junior ranger badges. We are happy to stay just one night in other places if it's small. Any ideas on what our itinarary should be and how long we should take between Knoxville and Arriving at Disney World?
Thanks in advance!!!!