I've had some great advice from TA people and have decided to head to Washington in November and take the rail to Philadelphia for a couple of days. My husband and I love touring holidays so thought we'd like to rent a car out of Philly and tour some of the suggested historical sites. So, we're thinking of the following but would love some input (we're keen on the historical aspects of this part of the US):
2 nights in Philly
Hire a car and drive to Gettysburg. 2 nights
Drive to Harpers Ferry for 1 night
Drive to Staunton for 2 nights
Drive to Williamsburg for 3 nights
Drive to Washington airport and drop the car.
Back home to Oz.
A couple of extra questions:
Is this long enough to see this area well enough? Should we stay for longer periods in certain areas or less time than we're thinking? Have we missed some areas that we shouldn't miss? Is it easy driving out of Phily and will it be difficult driving to Washington airport (we're always daunted driving in and around the citys).
Thanks for your help with this and apologies that it's such a long post!!!