Best/Most Direct route to Florida from Toronto...

Discussion in 'Canadian Trip Planning & Community Board' started by nokidz, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. nokidz

    nokidz thanks Mickey, now I am an addict!!

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,360
    What is the best route to take to Florida. We are driving down mid July and want to know what everyones route is......
    1. Quickest
    2. Best
    3. Scenic

    Thanks all in advance....
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. myasmum

    myasmum Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2007
    Messages:
    196
    We are doing the mapquest way. Going to I-79 the route mapquest.ca says its about 20hrs from Toronto we are also going in July
     
  4. OntFamily

    OntFamily DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2003
    Messages:
    1,111
    I have found the I-79/I-77 route the quickest route (it's also very scenic). Lot's of places to stop for sleeping or eating.
     
  5. Drivercan

    Drivercan Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    133
    We've done all 3 routes:

    1. Mapquest route - I79, 77, 26, 95
    2. I75 through Detroit - more hotels, restaurants
    3. Last month went home via I95 and through Washington DC then through Buffalo. Did a quick sightseeing from the car in Washington DC - amazing city!

    #1 is the shortest - 20-22 hours. #2 and #3 - 23-24 hours.

    We usually take 2 days to go down to Disney and 3 days to come back home - prolong the vacation - stop at hotels overnight with pools etc.

    There is always something exciting to see no matter which way you go!

    Have fun!
     
  6. BitsnBearsMom

    BitsnBearsMom <font color=green>We sure are lucky that way<br><f

    Joined:
    May 15, 2004
    Messages:
    2,194
    a - Toronto to Buffalo
    b - board plane bound for Orlando
    c - Magic Express to Disney
    About 5 hrs travelling time
    :rotfl: :lmao: :rotfl2: Sorry - couldn't resist!

    When we were planning on driving (switched to flying due to a great deal) my brother had planned out a route using I- 79 which seemed to be the quickest route for us!
     
  7. nosnobunny2006

    nosnobunny2006 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    426
    I-79 straight south from Erie PA is the fastest and prettiest from Toronto. You don't really have any other realistic choices.

    Beth
     
  8. Questforthemouse

    Questforthemouse Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2006
    Messages:
    445
    QEW
    Peace Bridge (Fort Erie)
    190
    I90
    I79
    US Route 19 (absolutely obey all posted speed limits on Route 19!)
    I77
    I26
    I95
    I4
    WDW :banana: :banana: :banana:

    The above route is quickest and most scenic. As for best...well that is subjective. From the north end of Route 19 to Wythville, VA you are in the heart of the mountains. Very beautiful. You will also go through two large mountain tunnels around Bluefields, VA. If driving at night through the mountains be very aware of animals at the side of the road. Keep your eyes open! Also, early morning in the mountains can mean plenty of fog until it burns off. Fog isn't usually so bad in the summer months though. Took my wife this route 2 summers ago. She'd only driven I75. She loved this route because it was scenic and cut about 3 hours off the drive. There aren't as many hotel/gas/food exits on this route but that should only be of concern in the winter. If you are travelling on the weekends I would suggest calling ahead for hotels. Many hotels through the mountainous areas can book up on weekends especially if a college football mini-camp has opened in the area. Learned this the hardway! Have a great trip!
     
  9. wdwmike59

    wdwmike59 Endlessly planning, just in case....

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Messages:
    219
    100% agree with this route. We stop around Beckley, VA and Pooler, GA (Savannah). THis leaves you about 4 1/2 hours to WDW from there. You arrive refreshed and ready to go!
     
  10. petbren

    petbren DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Messages:
    626
    Man, this says it all.:rotfl2: :rotfl2:
    I applaud people who can drive all night to get somewhere. It would take me 2/7 just to recover.:sick:
     
  11. nokidz

    nokidz thanks Mickey, now I am an addict!!

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,360
    that is the route we are taking. we have to be at Port Canaveral no later than 2pm on Sunday. we are leaving Friday night at 10pm. should be fun....:banana:
     
  12. Mortlives

    Mortlives DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2002
    Messages:
    1,868
    We find it more scenic to cross the border at the Rainbow Bridge, and I think the travel time difference is about 6 minutes. Echo the sentiment about not speeding through Summersville.

    This summer is going to be our last time driving for a while, though, pretty though it is. Since we're camping, we can't fly, but next time, I think we'll be doing the cheap US flight thing.
     
  13. Gladguy

    Gladguy Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    67
    Heh... this is the Quickest, Best, and most Scenic route.

    If you get a good deal on SW, it's likely the Cheapest, too. :laughing:
     
  14. nokidz

    nokidz thanks Mickey, now I am an addict!!

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,360
    the drive is half the fun......at least for us. we drive straight through. when something catches our eye or sparks our interest, we turn off the interstate and check it out.
     

Share This Page