I am in the very early stages of planning a trip to the US, and am trying to figure out if there is an optimum time between the winter thaw and the summer tourist crush I can take advantage of.
My general plan is:
A few days in Washington DC staying with relatives.
I ideally would then spend about ten days travelling the length of the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway all the way down to the Smokies with many diversions and overnights en route before returning to DC to fly home.
I hope to make this trip sometime between late March and June. Would the mountain roads be ok in March? Is this route busy all year round?
I am trying to strike a balance between general weather conditions and over-crowded roads/destinations.
Any thoughts greatly appreciated.