My wife and I are planning our next U.S. road trip and it is looking like fly in to Houston mid July 2014 and fly back to the U.K. from New York in Mid August 2014.
We want to include New Orleans, Nashville, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, some Cajun country, some bluegrass country (my wife is a composer), some of the traditional "South", and Washington. We have 'tripped around California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah before, as well as visiting various other U.S. cities but this is our first time in the South. We've been to NYC a few times so know where we are going when we get there.
Neither of us are beach people, we much prefer a bit of history, good scenic routes, and some local culture. We normally plan for no more than three hours driving a day but will extend this if we just need to get from A to B on the Interstate rather than the route being the star of that days journey. We try and make the trip part of the experience rather than just a way of getting from A to B.
I have a couple of questions and would be grateful for any advice offered:
1) Is four weeks long enough for that trip?
2) Other than the places mentioned above, does anybody have any "must see" things to visit?
3) Any other hints and tips for the trip?
4) Is there a recognised road trip route between the areas that I have mentioned as I couldn't find one?
Thanks in advance for any advice and guidance.