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1. Posted by jimmmychoo (Budding Member 25 posts) 10y

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this is a great website, i have just found it and i am so excited!!
im planning for a 3 month trip across America. from east to west. please please someone tell me which route to take. im thinking of buying a camper van and travelling in that.All help will be highly appreciated as this is my dream and im planning it now. yipppeeeeeeee...

2. Posted by BransonMO (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y


I don't know if you are partial to scenery, or educational, or some other type of attractions, but the Ozark Hills are neat. I am gathering from the fact that you mentioned a camper van that you appreciate scenery.

Branson has many campgrounds and RV parks with scenic campsites.

there is a directory of campgrounds for Branson, Missouri at

Interstate 44 runs from St. Louis to Oklahoma City, but again that route might not be what you are after, I don't know.

3. Posted by zentric (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

hi tessa - picking a route across the country is hard... i assume you don't have years and years to spend on this trip, so you'll prolly have to choose either a northern or a southern route (unless you zigzag...). in any case, there will be stuff you have to miss. so, being the loyal montana native that i am, may i suggest a northern route that takes you across the big sky state? there are some beautiful national parks and lakes and stuff in western montana. the surrounding states aren't bad either. ;) yellowstone in wyoming and montana is fabulous, and the black hills in south dakota are def an attraction as well...
good luck and have fun!

4. Posted by Sarabell (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y


I am sorry I can not help with your route as I have never driven across the country. I can say that it will depend what you want to see along the way.

Also, if you would like assistance with information in Los Angeles or anywhere in California, I can help you there. Good luck, and it's wonderful to hear you are living out your dream.

:) Sara

5. Posted by jimmmychoo (Budding Member 25 posts) 10y

wow thank you so much for the replies. i really appreciate it.
im thinking how am i possibly going to see everyhting the states has to offer.....! it just sounds so amazing. maybe i should do huge circle. ...?
gotta see everything man...ah i love america!!!

thank you all.


6. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

As I said on the other post, it all depends on where you land and if you rent/buy the camper van. PM me your basic plan and I will try to help. I have been in 49 of the states, only missing Alaska. Mike