We're finally on my trip of a lifetime, touring Canada and the US in our 2012 Winnebago Vista 35F.
We left BC, Canada on July 30 and are currently in Regina, Sask., enroute to Montreal. All that route is plotted and planned, as is our descent from Montreal into the US as far as North Carolina and the Outer Banks. We'll be at the Outer Banks until September 23, after which we have more than a month - until November 4th, to tour the southern US and get back into Canada before our Medipac Insurance expires.
This is where we need your experience and suggestions. We've never seen that part of the US and want to experience as much as possible.
It seems we have three major choices:
1. the more northern route via Hwy. 40 through such cities as Nashville, Memphis, Oklahoma City, Albuquerque and then off 40 down 17 into Phoenix where we want to visit,
2. Hwy. 20 through places like Augusta and Atlanta, Jackson, Shreveport, Fort Worth and then leave 20 for Highways 10 and 25 up into Albuquerque and down toward Phoenix, or
3. Hwy. 95 to Jacksonville, Florida and then west on Hwy 10 all the way to just south of Phoenix.
We know the routes we'll take westward from Phoenix.
I realize what people will suggest is highly subjective, but we're looking for generally considered "highlights" just too good to miss. I also realize what we want to see would take a lifetime to do justice to it, but we have a month and we want to use it wisely.
Many thanks for any suggestions. We really want to hear WHY you make these suggestions.
I prefer the northern route for scenery. I vote for Asheville (Biltmore House and Winery), Nashville (too much to list), Memphis for BBQ!(there is a new RV park just south of Memphis called Southhaven RV park off I-55 in MS a bit out of the way but the best park in the area that we've found). Then Little Rock (if you have time take a side trip south to Hot Springs too much to list), Fort Smith Arkansas has lots of history if you like Railroad stuff, Oklahoma City (National Museum and Memorial, Cowboy Hall of Fame), Albuquerque, then Flagstaff (Grand Canyon Railway) then on to Phoenix.
Enjoy your trip!!
Lonny & Diane
2004 Country Coach Allure 33' "Big Blue"
Towing 2008 Chev Colorado 4x4
I would recommend an east coast route that takes you through Charleston SC, perhaps Savannah as well, and then on down to St Augustine Fl. From there back up to I-10 to go west and do not miss the Florida panhandle beaches, they are the best in the country from Panama City over to Pensacola
There's not much to see along I-10 through Fl. St. Augustine, the oldest city rich in history with the Spanish fort, is about 35 miles south of Jacksonville. To get a flavor of "Old Florida", the way the coast used to look some 50 years ago, you'd need to head south on Hwy 319 from Tallahassee to US 98 and head west along the coast from St. Marks to Mexico Beach. One of the world's largest natural springs is located at Wakulla Springs SP, south of the capital. Slow pace and little traffic through sleepy little fishing villages. Miles of relatively uninhabited beaches where you can pull over, take a walk, drop a line, or take a dip. A small working waterfront keeps the local dives in stock with fresh seafood. Several SPs and a City park offers reasonable camping along the route. Commercial parks are available.