This is my first forum question so any advice would be really appreciated.
We are planning to fly into Washington and out of NYC spending a few days in each city and hoping to get Amtrak to NYC. .We hope to travel mid May 2013. In addition we want to visit some of the Civil War sites and towns in Virginia on the way and also travel on the skyline drive. We were thinking of picking up a car in Washington and driving to Fredericksburg. Would we be better to stay a few nights there and visit Richmond and Petersburg from there or move onto Richmond or stay somewhere completely different?
We intend to drive to Lexington to start the journey on the skyline drive - how long would we need there. We thought we would end up in Gettysburg and after a stay there catch the train from Harrisburg to NYC.
Does this trip make sense - can anyone advise on the length of time needed or offer any better route or suggest any other "must see" places please?? Thanks for any help