Originally Posted by Superdutykid
85 come out of Atlanta thru charlotte not 81. 85 ends at 95 in Petersburg, Va. Run 95 to 301 back to 95 north of Baltimore
Super.. sorry I was not more clear. I meant to say I would take I-77 from Columbia thru Charlotte and then continue north on I-77 to I-81.
I used Streets and trips and plotted a route from Jeckyll Island, GA to Jersey city via Columbia, Charlotte and I-81 to I-78 and then plotted route via DC, Baltimore then pick up I-81,78 at Harrisburg. The parameters being the same (speed, travel time, etc ) it was only a little over an hour more going I-81 up from Charlotte. I'm leaning to I-81 and scenery versus megalopolis and 8 lane traffic. I'm used to driving 2 lane interstate with trucks as I drive I-97, I-75 a lot.
Here is the calculation from S&T...
via DC, Baltimore to Harrisburg
3 days, 1 hour, 39 min
drive time 16 hrs, 54 min
via 81 from N of Charlotte
3 days, 2 hours, 19 min
Total drive time 17hr, 34 min