Roadtrips are the amazing way to see the beautifully diverse landscapes and deep history of the nation. When you start of though,make sure you have everything you need so you can have the best possible experience. The Appalachian Trail is the longest and best-known hiking trail in the country and is winds from the North Woods of Maine all the way south to Georgia. When you won’t earn the same kudos driving as you would by walking, the following scenic roads come very close to paralleling the pedestrian route.
We will need a minimum of 3-4 days in Washington, DC, 2-3 days or more in VA- Mt. Vernon, Norfolk, Williamsburg, 2 days in the Outer Banks, NC, 2-3 days in Charleston, SC, 2 days in Savannah,GA, 1-2 days in Amelia Island, FL, 1-2 days in St. Augustine, FL.Along the coast of Maine- 2 days in Bar Harbor and Acadia NP, 1 day in Camden, 1 day in Portland to see headlights and museum, 1 day in Kennebunkport and Ogunquit.
You can take as long as you like to make the trip from Maine to Georgia on US1. A couple of days per state would be extremely limiting considering you'll be passing Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington. We would just be driving all the time. A month would be a start, but we could always go longer.