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Thinking RV trip with 4kids for Australia

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Thinking RV trip with 4kids for Australia

Hi all,

We are heading over to the US next year in Sept/October and are planning on doing a little self driving trip starting at Dallas. Would love to hear what you all think about the places we have chosen to stop at and the distance we are covering. We aren't sure wether we are best to hire an RV or a car and just stay in hotels.

The ages of our children are 16, 14, 10 and 6. We know there are a lot of beautiful places to see but we only have limited time and money. The main things we are looking to see are;

1)Plantation Home

2)Civil War

3) Swamp tour

4)Space centre

The rest is just atmosphere and enjoying the US. After our driving we will be heading to Disney World and then onto Hawaii as well.

Other than Dallas and New Orleans we are planning on spending 2 nights in most places, Dallas 4/5 nights and New Orleans maybe 3 nights.

Here is what we have so far;

Dallas to Vicksburg (civil war)

Vicksburg to Natchez (plantation homes)

Natchez to New Orleans

New Orleans to Houma(swamp tour, 1 night only)

Houma to Houston(Space centre)

Houston to San Antonio

San Antonio back to Dallas

Dallas to Orlando

thank you all for your advice in advance

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1. Re: Thinking RV trip with 4kids for Australia

Sounds like a great trip. Not sure about navigating an RV around the major cities. You might try to hire a minivan, but the rental companies often can't guarantee they will actually have one when you arrive.

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Is there a reason to begin and end your driving circuit in Dallas? Seems like you could begin you road trip in San Antonio and work your way east. You could then fly to Orlando from New Orleans or even drive in one hard day from Natchez. I would skip Dallas if you haven't any good reason to visit.

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3. Re: Thinking RV trip with 4kids for Australia

I've alway loved the idea of RVing - I've never done it. I'm with Wally about the actual driving part, not only in the cities but in general. I figure that I'd have to drive slower and would become fatigued sooner, thus reducing the amount of milage I can cover in a day.

I don't know your experience, but I might book an RV for just part of the trip.

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4. Re: Thinking RV trip with 4kids for Australia

Looks good to me. I recommend also posting this in the Road Trips forum for additional input, especially regarding traveling in an RV.


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