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Toronto to Washington DC - how does this sound?

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Toronto to Washington DC - how does this sound?

Hi there

I'm from the UK and our plan is:

Fly into Toronto - 2 nights at Eason Chelsea Hotel

Hire car then

Niagra on the Lake - 2 nights

Then

Pittsburgh - 2 nights

Then

Washington DC - 4 nights

My main question is, I'm not in the best of health and feel the drive to and from Pittsburgh is a bit long. Anyone got suggestions where we could have a night stopover either side of Pittsburgh? I was thinking of bed and breakfast - possibly Amish area?

Also any car rental ideas where we could collect in Toronto and drop off at Washington DC?

Or are there any other ideas you may have - Thanks.

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1. Re: Toronto to Washington DC - how does this sound?

The drive from Niagara on the Lake to Pittsburgh is about 4 hours. If you wanted to stop about an hour before Pittsburgh and visit the Amish country, I would suggest a stop in Volant, PA, or somewhere in Mercer county. I have given you a link to a tourist site, and a link to a nice B & B in Volant called the Candleford Inn

visitlawrencecounty.com/local-attractions/…

http://www.candlefordinn.com/

The drive from Pittsburgh to Washington is just under 5 hours. The traffic will start to increase dramatically as you approach the D.C. area. If you wanted to break this up over 2 days, Bedford county would be a good place to stop.

http://www.visitbedfordcounty.com/

As far as car rental, you will need to do some homework to ensure that the car rental agency allows you to take the vehicle cross-border (normally not a problem, but it should be disclosed due to insurance issues). The drop-off in Washington is another issue. Normally there are substantial fees for car rentals that are not returned to their original agency. Check around to make sure you are getting the best deal.

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2. Re: Toronto to Washington DC - how does this sound?

We split up our drive last year from Niagara area to Washington DC last year by doing

1) Stay at the Finger Lakes Watkins Glen Resort

http://www.watkinsglenharborhotel.com/

(170 Miles)

There is the excellent Corning Glass Museum a short drive south.

www.cmog.org/visit…

2) Next day drive south through the Susquehana River Valley - its a scenic drive

http://www.visitcentralpa.org/

3) Drive to Lancaster, PA

221 miles

See Amish country and possibly see Noah play at night

http://www.padutchcountry.com/index.asp

https://www.sight-sound.com/WebSite/home.do

4) Next day drive to Washington DC

117 miles

There are other ways of doing it but did want to offer this.

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3. Re: Toronto to Washington DC - how does this sound?

Niagara-on-the-Lake is not Niagara Falls. The falls are at Niagara Falls, Ontario, from memory about 20 minutes west of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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4. Re: Toronto to Washington DC - how does this sound?

Just wanted to say thank you all for your help.

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5. Re: Toronto to Washington DC - how does this sound?

Another poster in a PM has pointed out to me that NF is directly south of NOL, not west of NOL. Sloppiness on my part.

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