June 21, 2012 7:13 AM Subscribe
Driving from Montreal to the Florida Keys, what's the best route?
posted by coust to travel & transportation (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've looked at a couple options....
Either, Montreal through the border at Plattsburg then on the I87 then I95, this takes me near NYC, through NJ, south of Phily and through Washington.
Or through the thousand Islands bridge off the 401 through Alexandria, then on I81 until the 495 (around Washington) and then on I95. This has the advantage of staying away from more the urban areas of NY and NJ, but still hit Washington.
Or.... again the I81 but continue on it in Virginia and take the I77 (go through Charlotte) and then I95. This is a bit longer but I've been told this is much more scenic, and also has a lot more trucks. Some people have told me they're good drivers, other that they're maniacs that'll run you over if you go too slowly in their lanes. Also it's supposed to be a bit more up and down, and you run the chance of being stuck behind a slow truck going uphill, and has less options to bypass a traffic event.
I95 seems like it has more gas stations, restaurants, stops, etc on it. But more urban areas with congestion and traffic.
For info, we plan on leaving early on a saturday so we'd be in the NY area at around 14h/15h, and the DC area around 20h.