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Road Trip from Boston down south for 5 - 6 days

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Road Trip from Boston down south for 5 - 6 days

Hi All,

We are planning to go for a road trip starting from Boston covering Washington, Philadelphia, Pittsburg,Niagara falls.

Has anyone covered all these areas in a single trip in 5 or 6 days? If, any suggested itenaries would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

KR

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1. Re: Road Trip from Boston down south for 5 - 6 days

I believe you should rethink this. While you could do the Eastern Seaboard in that time, adding Pittsburg and Niagara Falls really makes this trip impractical. Boston to Washington is an 8 hour drive - a full day in each in direction. Throw in Philadelphia, which is on the way, and add a couple of days in Washington, and you've used up your whole time. Just going to Niagara Falls is a 10 hour trip each way - in the opposite direction!!

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2. Re: Road Trip from Boston down south for 5 - 6 days

I agree with AlanM. This sounds unpleasant.

I could imagine a fun 7 day trip to DC and Philly and Pittsburgh (though I'd do it differently---I'd go from Boston to DC (stopping in NYC for a night) and on the way back, hit Philly and then Amish country, which is gorgeous and a nice change from all those cities. I've done the Boston-Philly drive and it's not bad at all. Adding DC woudln't be too bad. It's like another hour south.

If you're seriously talking 5-6 days, I'd pick two cities on the East Coast and call it a trip.

If you're really interested in Niagara, then I'd devote the time to going that way. Maybe there's an interesting place to stop along the way (that's a horrible drive, from what I hear).

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3. Re: Road Trip from Boston down south for 5 - 6 days

So if I exclude Niagara falls, can the remaining cities by covered? Planning to Start afternoon of a friday and retuning next thursday morning. Is that feasible?

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4. Re: Road Trip from Boston down south for 5 - 6 days

My question would be what is the purpose of your trip? Just to say you've been there or to actually stop and take in the cities? Washington DC alone would be a fabulous trip for 5 or 6 days.

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5. Re: Road Trip from Boston down south for 5 - 6 days

I don't feel you could even do Boston to Washington, Philly and Pittsburg in this time frame. Boston to Washington is at least 8 hrs with no traffic problems. There is so much to see in each of these places you could spend 5 days at just one or two. Do you have any particular reason to visit these all in the same trip?

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6. Re: Road Trip from Boston down south for 5 - 6 days

Agreed. You need to lop of at least Pittsburgh as well.

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