Spotted in Key West!

An I-75 Cruise

An itnary by sri - 4 years ago
Duration: 1 week 1 day
Distance covered on Earth: 5174.4 km/3215.2 mi
Budget (avg. per person): $501 to $1000
Level of Planning: A few Hours
Highlights: Road trip, I-75, Midwest, Southeast, Plains, Mountains, Beaches
Fave

Day 1
Start: 18:00  Chicago, IL
End: 12:00 (+1 days) Sault Ste Marie, MI
Mode: Car
Distance: 576.2 km/358 mi
Sault Sainte Marie, MI @ 5 AMTower of History, Sault Sainte Marie, MIIn Sault Sainte Marie, MI... every town needs one!A neat facadeThe Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge (to Canada)
Sights: Tower of History, Soo Locks, The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge
Places to Stay: Ramada Plaza Hotel Ojibway

Day 2
Start: 12:00  Sault Ste Marie, MI
End: 10:00 (+1 days) Cincinnati, OH
Mode: Car
Distance: 822.1 km/510.8 mi
Blowing snow and clear blue skies almost always form a perfect pair!Mackinac BridgeDriving on the Mackinac BridgeBeautiful MichiganPretty Cincy!
Sights: Michigan Upper peninsula, Mackinac Bridge, Detroit
Activities: Drive the I-75
Places to Stay: Holiday Inn Cincinnati I-275 North

Day 3
Start: 10:00  Cincinnati, OH
End: 09:00 (+1 days) Atlanta, GA
Mode: Car
Distance: 595.5 km/370 mi
Kentucky RoadsDowntown@ night! Atlanta, GeorgiaGeorgia AquariumThat time of the year!
Sights: Appalachian Mountains, Chattanooga, Georgia Aquarium, Coke Museum, Downtown Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park
Activities: Drive, Walk around Downtown Atlanta
Places to Stay: Atlanta Marriott Northwest

Day 4
Start: 09:00  Atlanta, GA
End: 09:00 (+1 days) Clearwater, FL
Mode: Car
Distance: 660.6 km/410.5 mi
Good Morning... AtlantaJust as expected - outside the busiest airport!A quiet evening @ Clearwater Beach
Sights: beautiful white sand beaches, pier 60, street artists
Activities: Drive, Relax
Food/Drink: America's best pie
Places to Eat: Village Inn Clearwater
Places to Stay: Wyndham Tampa Westshore Hotel

Day 5
Start: 09:00  Clearwater, FL
End: 07:00 (+1 days) Miami Beach, FL
Mode: Car
Distance: 358.6 km/222.8 mi
At the end of I-75, just outside MiamiMiami Beach!The Bridge to Star IslandDecobike - Perfect for touring Miami Beach!A musical treat! Miami Beach, Florida
Sights: End of I-75, Miami Beach
Activities: Rent a Decobike
Food/Drink: Cuban food
Places to Eat: FL Cafe, Puerto Sagua
Places to Stay: Boutique hotels, Garden Hotel South Beach

Day 6
Start: 07:00  Miami Beach, FL
End: 11:00 (+1 days) Long Key, FL
Mode: Foot, Car
Distance: 128.3 km/79.7 mi
South Beach Key West, FloridaIn Key West, you have to be really specific!As south as you go on US-1 inWaking up to this at Long Key State Park - anyday!Campsites @ Long Key State Park
Sights: Key West, Southernmost point in Continental USA, The Ernest Hemingway Home, End of US-1, Southermost stuff, South Beach
Activities: Scenic drive, Drive the US-1, Overseas Highway, Sebago Water Sports, Island Ting, Sailing trip, Walk around Key West, Photography, Camping, Hike the trail at Long Key State Park
Food/Drink: Key Lime Pie
Places to Stay: Long Key State Park

Day 7
Start: 11:00  Long Key, FL
End: 09:00 (+1 days) Flagler Beach, FL
Mode: Car
Distance: 518.8 km/322.4 mi
After I-75, I-95 was calling!Kennedy Space Center'Rocket farm' @ The Kennedy Space CenterThe Space Shuttles, summarized!Campsite @  Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
Sights: Kennedy Space Center, Atlantis Space Shuttle, Rocket Launch
Activities: Camping
Places to Stay: Gamble Rogers Memorial State Park

Day 8
Start: 09:00  Flagler Beach, FL
End: 09:00 (+1 days) Atlanta, GA
Mode: Foot, Car
Distance: 566.7 km/352.1 mi
A fleeting glance... Jacksonville, FloridaA bridge in Coastal GA, as we made our way to Saint Simons IslandSaint Simons Lighthouse Saint Simons Island, GeorgiaAvenue of the Oaks, St. Simons IslandPicturesque Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Can you spot the gator?
Sights: Jacksonville, Saint Simons Island, Lighthouse, Avenue of Oaks, Alligators, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Activities: Explore Coastal Georgia, Climb the Saint Simons Island Lighthouse, Photography, Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive
Places to Stay: Wyndham Atlanta Galleria

Day 9
Start: 09:00  Atlanta, GA
End: 23:00 Chicago, IL
Mode: Car
Distance: 947.5 km/588.8 mi
Thru Tennessee...Kentucky...Onto I-65...Thru Indiana
Sights: Appalachian Mountains
Activities: Drive