...must sees...?Charleston has Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, the Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve and Patriots Point Museum.
There are a number of plantations like Middleton Place, Magnolia Plantation and Drayton Hall.
Not too far South of Charleston is the Caw Caw Interpretive Center.
Savanah has a lot to see and do. In the military history venues arena, there are Old Fort Jackson, Fort McAllister, Fort Pulaski and the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.
For cultural history, there is the Wormsloe State Historic Site and the Savannah History Museum located next to the Visitor's Center which has lots of parking and shuttle bus and tour bus stops.
On the nature side of things, the Oatland Island Wildlife Center run by the Savannah School District is a good environmental education center that is open to the public. There is Skidaway Island State Park, Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge, and the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.
There are lots of Shops along the River Front Plaza.
Hope you have a Great Trip!!!
In my experience no one site lists every campground. I still find campgrounds and public parks that allow overnights that I can not find anywhere, so I keep my own list of POIs. Don't do apps, but these are the websites I use to find campgrounds or overnite spots along our route:
RV Park Reviews
National Forest Campground Guide
Ultimate Public Campground Project
Corps of Engineers Campgrounds
Bob’s Cheap or Free Campgrounds
If you are an Escapees RV Club member you can subscribe to their Day's End Directory.
Unless you plan on going to Mount Rushmore or Badlands National Park; the shortest route from Burrton, KS would be to take I-70 to i-25 t0 I-80 to US-287 and enter Yellostone via Grand Teton National Park from the South. Depending on how much time you have, there are variations that could take you through Thermopolis, Cody and other places with interesting things to see and do.
Depending on where you are starting from in NJ, I-81 may be way out of your way. DE-1 will take you from I-95 near New Castle, DE to US-113 which has less traffic than US-13 avoiding most of Dover and Salisbury and joins US-13 near the MD/VA border.
US-17 South from Norfolk/Virginia Beach to just North of the Georgia border is a good road with lots of 4 lane sections and bypasses around most of the congested areas, even most of Myrtle Beach.
Another possible route from NJ would be the Cape May Lewis Ferry, then US-9 South to DE-1 South to DE-24 West to US-113 South to US-13 to the CBBT. If you use the Ferry, check the toll rates. It may pay to disconnect the toad. Rates are based on vehicle length and passengers are charged a fee. So the two vehicles each with a driver(included in the vehicle toll) may save a little.
Another option is the Cape May Lewis Ferry (US-9), to Delaware. US-9 tp DE-1S to DE-24W to US-113S to US-13S to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. You will have to turn the propane off for both the ferry and the tunnel.
There a lot to see along I-40. It follows the route of a lot of Historic Route 66. In Amarillo, there is Palo Duro Canyon State Park and the Big Texan on Old Route 66. In New Mexico, Tucumcari still has dinners along Historic Route 66 and numerous murals painted on buildings plus other attractions like the wind turbine training center and foundary at the college. Santa Rosa is another Route 66 town and has the The Blue Hole and Santa Rosa Lake State Park which has a nice campground. In Albuquerque, the Pueblo Cultural Center and Petroglyph National Monument are worth visiting in my opinion. In Grants, there is the Mining Museum. Just South of I-40 going West from Grants are El Malpais National Monument, El Moro National Monument and the Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano. Acoma Sky City is said to be the longest occuppied location in the U.S. They give tours of the pueblo and there is an RV park next to the casino.
On the way to Flagstaff along I-40 are Petrified Forest National Park, Meteor Crater and Homolovi Ruins State Park. You can stand on the corner in Winslow Arizona.
In the Flagstaff area are Sunset Crater National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Sedona/Camp Verde/Cottonwood are about an hour South of Flagstaff with Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well National Monuments, Tuzigoot National Monument, Palatki and Honaki Ruins, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Fort Verde State Park, Cathedral Rock, Gold King Mine, Jerome State Historic Park in the area. Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood has a nice campground.
...we love seeing the ruins...Near Aztec there is also Salmon Ruins. Bandelier National Monument is not too far from Sante Fe.
In Utah South of Moab on the way to Monument Valley are Edge of the Cedars State Park, the South Fork of Mule Canyon and House on Fire, and Hovenweep National Monument.
There is a lot more to do in Tucumcari than eat a Blake's burger. Checkout the murals around town and visit the Dinosaur foundry and wind farm exhibit at the college for starters.
Consider driving the Turquoise Trail between I-40 and Sante Fe and visit the town of Madrid where the movie Wild Hogs was filmed. In Sante Fe visit the Plaza and Governor's Palace, Museum Hill and the Canyon Road Galleries. South of Sante Fe is Tent Rocks National Monument. Take the drive up to the Veterens Memorial for a look down on the tents. From Sante Fe drive East to the Pecos National Historic Site.
In Albuquerque visit Petroglyph National Monument and the Pueblo Cultural Center.
South of Moab on US-191 you will pass or be close to: The Needles District, Newspaper Rock, Edge of the Cedars State Park, the Blanding Dinosaur Museum, Hovenweep National Monument, Natural Bridges National Monument, Bluff Fort, South Fork of Mule Canyon and House on Fire, The Valley of The Gods, and the Sand Island Petroglyphs.
South of Bluff on the way to Monument Valley via US-163 you will go past or be near Mexican Hat, UT-261 the Moki Dugway and Muley Point and Goosenecks State Park.
We came across two fulltimer couples last summer in our travels. Both used Escappees; one in SD and the other in Texas.There are some problems with the Escapees South Dakota service that are currently being discussed on the Escapees Forum. Apparently folks are having trouble getting permanent South Dakota driver's licenses and are being issued temporary ones.
There are lots of good campgrounds in the areas you plan to visit. There are BLM and National Forest Lands. Do you want hookups, dry camping or boondocking? Take a look at the Arizona State Parks and Utah State Parks.
As an alternative between Capitol Reef and Bryce if you are trying to avoid UT-12, you can take UT-24 to UT-62 to US-89. Also from the West side of Zion to the East side and Bryce Canyon, you can take UT-59 to AZ-389 to US-89Alt to US-89.
In addition to the Gila Cliff Dwellings already mentioned; in my opinion, City of Rocks State Park is worth a visit even if you do not camp there. Pinos Altos has some neat old buildings and a small museum/gift shop. There are several semi-ghost towns like Chloride located along the Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway. The Chino Mine is interesting if you have never seen a large surface mining operation.
The NJTP is really probably the best bet, any tolls saved would be used in time or fuel instead. And the TP drops you right at the Delaware Memorial Bridge...You can avoid some of the turnpike tolls by switching over to I-295 at the I-195 exit (Exit 7 I think). I-295 parallels the turnpike and will also take you to the Delaware Memorial Bridge which has a toll leaving NJ. Following I-95 avoids some turnpike tolls and the bridge toll, but takes you through Philadelphia which can be a traffic nightmare at times especially in an RV.
Another possible route, but the most tolls, would be to take the Garden State Parkway South from I-95 to its end and take the Cape May Lewes Ferry to DE. Check the rates, it may be cheaper to disconnect the toad. The ferry ride is about 90 minutes. Food is available on the ferry and in the terminals. Cape Henlopen State Park near the ferry on the DE side has a campground. US-113 is pretty easy to get to from the ferry terminal.
What is the best route to take to get from Cody to Yellowstone?Best is always a matter of opinion. Where are you going to stay in Yellowstone? With the size RV in your signature, you could stay in any of the park's first come first serve campgrounds. I would start in the Northeast corner of the park and explore the Lamar Valley and Soda Butte Creek area. From Cody, the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway will take you to US-212 and the Northeast entrance of the park. There are several Forest Service Campgrounds outside the park and Pebble Creek and Slough Creek campgrounds inside the park before you reach the main loop road at Tower Junction. Tower campground is limited to smaller RVs because of the entrance road.
We use US-17 up and down the East Coast from Norfolk to Charleston. SC-544 to SC-31 to SC-9 to US-17 will bypass most of Myrtle Beach. If you take US-13 North where it splits from US-17 near Windsor, NC; you can pickup US-460 near Suffolk, VA which will take you to I-295/95 near Richmond. If you stay on US-17 it will take you to I-95 just South of Fredricksburg, VA.
We have driven NM-38 between Eagle Nest and Red River many times pulling the trailer. Going from Eagle Nest, the last 2 miles to the summit are the steepest. From there is about 4 miles of 7-8% grade descending into Red River. We prefer this route even when going between Eagle Nest and Taos as US-64 has narrow shoulders and for the past couple of years a very rough road surface. Have not driven either route since last October.
Edited to correct typos.