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Old 06-24-2019, 05:37 PM   #1
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Philadelphia to Greenville, SC

I donít know if I am physically and mentally up for this trip but I want to have a route planned . Probably traveling alone for a very short stay.

Seeking suggestions for routing. Hoping to avoid the traffic mess around DC.

In a previous thread I received a few good camp ground suggestions.

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I get that - all of 95 south of DC is a bear especially this time of year- once you get out of NOVA traffic, then you have the Kings Dominion traffic, then the Va Beach traffic, then the Outerbanks traffic........ we have dealt with it when we go to Myrtle Beach.



So, I would go around the Baltimore beltway outerloop (west) - and then out I70 west to 340 to I81 to I77 to I85 into Greenville SC. It looks to be a few miles longer than going 95. it is a major truck route though and appears to have some construction on it right now per the goggle map. so don't know if construction woes are any better than I95 woes.



We have stopped at the Natural Bridge KOA - was ok for a night (we did have reservations though - seemed to need them as they were busy - may have been that we were there around the 4th of july weekend).
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I get that - all of 95 south of DC is a bear especially this time of year- once you get out of NOVA traffic, then you have the Kings Dominion traffic, then the Va Beach traffic, then the Outerbanks traffic........ we have dealt with it when we go to Myrtle Beach.



So, I would go around the Baltimore beltway outerloop (west) - and then out I70 west to 340 to I81 to I77 to I85 into Greenville SC. It looks to be a few miles longer than going 95. it is a major truck route though and appears to have some construction on it right now per the goggle map. so don't know if construction woes are any better than I95 woes.


We have stopped at the Natural Bridge KOA - was ok for a night (we did have reservations though - seemed to need them as they were busy - may have been that we were there around the 4th of july weekend).

Thank you. Whew, your first paragraph wore me out. Your alternate gives me hope. I appreciate your suggestion.
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So, I would go around the Baltimore beltway outerloop (west) - and then out I70 west to 340 to I81 to I77 to I85 into Greenville SC. It looks to be a few miles longer than going 95. it is a major truck route though and appears to have some construction on it right now per the goggle map. so don't know if construction woes are any better than I95 woes.



We have stopped at the Natural Bridge KOA - was ok for a night (we did have reservations though - seemed to need them as they were busy - may have been that we were there around the 4th of july weekend).
I use this route as well but usually stop at Fort Chilswell around Wythville Va, this is around a six hour drive from De so maybe closer to 7 for you
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I use this route as well but usually stop at Fort Chilswell around Wythville Va, this is around a six hour drive from De so maybe closer to 7 for you
Good to have your input. The trucks donít bother me and more miles to avoid congestion is fine.
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So, I would go around the Baltimore beltway outerloop (west) - and then out I70 west to 340...


Is the outer loop 695?
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Yes, the Baltimore beltway is 695. You want west (go toward Towson.)
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So, I would go around the Baltimore beltway outerloop (west) - and then out I70 west to 340...


Is the outer loop 695?
As a frequent commuter between Philadelphia, where I lived for many years before I retired, and Lexington, VA on I81, I'd recommend against this having done this probably 50 times or more over the years.



Go out the PA Turnpike to Carlisle, PA and pick up I-81 south there. It's probably a few miles longer than what you've proposed, but a much easier and more relaxing drive.
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As a frequent commuter between Philadelphia, where I lived for many years before I retired, and Lexington, VA on I81, I'd recommend against this having done this probably 50 times or more over the years.



Go out the PA Turnpike to Carlisle, PA and pick up I-81 south there. It's probably a few miles longer than what you've proposed, but a much easier and more relaxing drive.
That is an option, but the tolls would keep me off the turnpike.
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Getting off I95 at any point possible is the best. 81-77-85 are all better than fighting for a few less miles on 95. Guaranteed you'll be stopped or slowed longer on 95. There is always construction or work somewhere, but we all know we'll never experience a free ride.
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