At a 7 knot cruise, <50 miles or so per day works well. Some areas may require more or less depending on chosen anchorages / marinas, tidal water depths, and weather.
While I have lots of favorites that I try to stop at each time, finding new places to explore on each subsequent trip keeps the trips from becoming boring. There are also a great many places that deserve a days deviation. As an example, you go by Jacksonville, but taking a day or 2 to explore the St. Johns river is well worth the effort and a nice break from the AICW.
I like to think of my trips as cruises between evening points of interest.
I'm tired of fast moves, I've got a slow groove, on my mind.....
I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush.....
by The Pointer Sisters