Leaving from Charlotte, NC to knock a few visited states off my map. Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Thinking 1 week to 10 days total, so not a tremendous amount of time. First half map Second half map Going to take the scenic route up, through the mountainous/rural areas, as shown, then the city route back after NYC, DC, etc. Suggestions of routes and things to do and see? It's a blank slate right now, other than eat fresh lobster in Maine. EDIT: will edit the list below and add things as suggestions flow in. Day 1: Charlotte, NC to Beckley, WV Up Highway 16 from Charlotte As scenic as possible Day 2: Beckley, WV to Howard, PA As scenic as possible Possibly camp at Bald Eagle State Park Day 3: Howard, PA to Montpelier, VT North to Utica, NY take 28 to 30 up to Tupper Lake Elizabethtown, NY take 9N south to Port Henry. Cross the bridge there take VT125 to VT100 to VT100B up to Montpelier Day 4: Montpelier VT, to Bath ME Go through Waterbury, VT for lunch at Black Back Go through Rockland, ME Go through Camden, ME Lobster dinner Day 5: Bath, ME to Boston, MA see sights in Boston Harvard Constitution etc. Day 6: Boston, MA to New York, NY Rt 3 or 3A to Cape Cod Seafood lunch Ben and Jerry's Factory 195 to Providence I-95 to NYC Day 7: New York, NY to Washington, DC Day 8: Washington, DC to Charlotte, NC Get the heck to the house in one piece.