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Great American Road Trip Ideas

Here are some sample RV itineraries of various types, paces and lengths that include just a small fraction of things to see and do in the U.S on your motorhome road trip. At the very least they’ll give you an idea of travel distances and times - mix and match and add them together to create your own perfect plan - or feel free to do them in reverse!

1. Los Angeles, California – Orlando, Florida

Trip distance:  4,222 miles

Trip length: 24 days

Day 1: Los Angeles, California – Las Vegas, Nevada - 300 miles (6 hours)

Day 2: Las Vegas, Nevada – Williams, Arizona – 220 miles (4 hours)

Day 3: Williams, Arizona – Grand Canyon, Arizona – 119 miles (3 hours)

Day 4: Grand Canyon, Arizona – Mesa/Apache Junction, Arizona – 303 miles (6 hours)

Day 5: Mesa/Apache Junction, Arizona – Tombstone, Arizona – 170 miles (3 hours)

Day 6: Tombstone, Arizona – El Paso, Texas – 280 miles (4.5 hours)

Day 7: El Paso, Texas – Whites City, New Mexico – 120 miles (2.5 hours)

Day 8: Whites City, New Mexico – Fort Stockton, Texas – 125 miles (2.5 hours)

Day 9: Fort Stockton, Texas – San Antonio, Texas – 336 miles (6 hours)

Day 10: Spend the day in San Antonio

Day 11: San Antonio, Texas – Shreveport, Louisiana – 393 miles (7 hours)

Day 12: Shreveport, Louisiana – Vicksburg, Mississippi – 175 miles (3 hours)

Day 13: Vicksburg, Mississippi – New Orleans, Louisiana – 219 miles (3.75 hours)

Day 14: Spend the day in New Orleans

Day 15: New Orleans, Louisiana – Mobile, Alabama – 145 miles (2.5 hours)

Day 16: Mobile, Alabama – Panama City, Florida – 158 miles (2.75 miles)

Day 17: Panama City, Florida – Crystal River, Florida – 300 miles (5.5 hours)

Day 18: Crystal River, Florida – Naples, Florida – 279 miles (5.25 hours)

Day 19: Naples, Florida – Key Largo, Florida – 160 miles (2.75 hours)

Day 20: Kay Largo, Florida – Key West, Florida – 130 miles (2.25 hours)

Day 21: Key West, Florida – Miami, Florida – 160 miles (2.75 hours)

Day 22: Miami, Florida – Orlando, Florida – 130 miles (2.25 hours)

Day 23: Spend the day in Orlando

Day 24: Return the RV in Orlando

 

2. Las Vegas, Nevada Round Trip

Trip distance: 815 miles

Trip length: 7 days

Day 1: Las Vegas, Nevada – Valley of Fire State Park, Navada – 56 miles (1 hour)

Day 2: Valley of Fire State Park – Zion National Park, Utah – 130 miles (2.25 hours)

Day 3: Zion National Park, Utah – Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah – 83 miles (1.75 hours)

Day 4: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah – Page, Arizona – 132 miles (2.25 hours)

Day 5: Page, Arizona – Grand Canyon National park, Arizona – 136 miles (2.25 hours)

Day 6: Spend the day at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Day 7: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona – Las Vegas, Nevada – 287 miles (5.25 hours)

 

3. Anchorage, Alaska Round Trip

Trip distance: 1154 miles

Trip length: 14 days

Day 1: Anchorage, Alaska – Palmer, Alaska – 42 miles (1 hour)

Day 2: Palmer, Alaska – Denali National Park, Alaska - 230 miles (5.5 hours)

Day 3: Spend the day at Denali Park

Day 4: Denali National Park, Alaska – Portage Glacier, Alaska – 321 miles (7 hours)

Day 5: Spend the day at Portage Glacier

Day 6: Portage Glacier, Alaska – Homer, Alaska – 182 miles (4 hours)

Day 7: Spend the day in Homer

Day 8: Spend the day in Homer

Day 9: Homer, Alaska – Seward, Alaska – 176 miles (3.5 hours)

Day 10: Spend the day in Seward

Day 11: Seward, Alaska – Russian River, Alaska – 56 miles (1.25 hours)

Day 12: Spend the day at Russian River

Day 13: Russian River, Alaska – Hope, Alaska – 53 miles (1.5 hours)

Day 14: Hope, Alaska – Anchorage, Alaska – 84 miles (2 hours)

 

4. San Francisco, California – Las Vegas, Nevada

Trip distance: 1320 miles

Trip length: 16 days

(Note: Traveling in the Death Valley with RV is not permitted during June to September)

Day 1: San Francisco, California – Santa Clara, California – 44 miles (1 hour)

Day 2: Santa Clara, California – Monterey, California – 77 miles (1.5 hours)

Day 3: Monterey, California – Carmel, California – 5 miles (15 minutes)

Day 4: Carmel, California – Big Sur, California – 41 miles (1 hour)

Day 5: Big Sur, California – San Simeon, California – 69 miles (1.5 hours)

Day 6: San Simeon, California – Solvang, California – 102 miles (2 hours

Day 7: Solvang, California – Santa Barbara, California – 32 miles (0.75 hours)

Day 8: Santa Barbara, California – Los Angeles, California – 96 miles (2 hours)

Day 9: Los Angeles, California – Anaheim, California (Disneyland) – 25 miles (0.75 hours)

Day 10: Anaheim, California – Carlsbad, California (Legoland) – 67 miles (1.5 hours)

Day 11: Carlsbad, California – San Diego, California – 34 miles (1 hour)

Day 12: San Diego, California – Palm Springs, California – 141 miles (2.75 hours)

Day 13: Palm Springs, California – Crestline, California – 69 miles (1.5 hours) / Crestline, California – Calico, California – 93 miles (2 hours)

Day 14: Calico, California – Tecopa Hot Spring, California – 108 miles (2.25 hours)

Day 15: Tecopa, California – Death Valley, California – 129 miles (2.5 hours)

Day 16: Death Valley – Las Vegas, Nevada – 189 miles (4 hours)

 

5. San Francisco – Washington

Trip distance: 2672 miles

Trip length: 18 days

Day 1: San Francisco, California – Bodega Bay, California – 80 miles (1.5 hours)

Day 2: Bodega Bay, California – Mendicino, California – 98 miles (1.75 hours)

Day 3: Mendicino, California – Redwood National Park, California – 140 miles (2.5 hours)

Day 4: Redwood National Park, California – Crater Lake National park, Oregon – 166 miles (2.75 hours)

Day 5: Crater Lake National Park, California – Bend, Oregon – 273 miles (4.75 hours)

Day 6: Bend, Oregon – Mt St Helens, Washington – 188 miles (3 hours)

Day 7: Mt St Helens, Washington – Ellensburg, Washington – 209 miles (3.5 hours)

Day 8: Ellensburg, Washington – Penticton, British Columbia – 209 miles (3.5 hours)

Day 9: Penticton, British Columbia – Glacier Park, British Columbia – 160 miles (2.75 hour

Day 10: Glacier Park, British Columbia – Banff National Park, British Columbia – 185 miles (3 hours)

Day 11: Banff National Park, British Columbia – Jasper National Park, British Columbia – 178 miles (3 hours)

Day 12: Jasper National Park, British Columbia – Clearwater, British Columbia – 200 miles (3.5 hours)

Day 13: Clearwater, British Columbia – Lillooet, British Columbia – 172 miles (3.5 hours)

Day 14: Lillooet, British Columbia – Vancouver, British Columbia – 167 miles (2.75 hours)

Day 15: Vancouver, British Columbia – Victoria, British Columbia – 60 miles (1 hour)

Day 16: Victoria, British Columbia – Olympic National Park, Washington – 60 miles (1 hour)

Day 17: Olympic National Park, Washington – Seattle, Washington – 168 miles (3.5 hours)

Day 18: Seattle, Washington – Bellingham, Washington – 97 miles (1.5 hours)

 

6. New York Round Trip

Trip distance: 2525 miles

Trip length: 24 days

Day 1: New York, New York – New Haven, Connecticut – 78 miles (1.5 hours)

Day 2: New Have, Connecticut – Mystic, Connecticut – 57 miles (1.25 hours)

Day 3: Mystic, Connecticut – Newport, Rhode Island – 48 miles (1 hour)

Day 4: Newport, Rhode Island – Cape Cod, Massachusetts – 97 miles (2 hours)

Day 5: Cape Cod, Massachusetts – Plymouth, Massachusetts – 53 miles (1 hour) / Plymouth, Massachusetts – Boston, Massachusetts – 40 miles (1 hour)

Day 6: Boston, Massachusetts – Salem, Massachusetts – 16 miles (0.5 hours) / Salem, Massachusetts – Rockport, Massachusetts – 20 miles (0.5 hours)

Day 7: Rockport, Massachusetts – Newburyport, Massachusetts – 27 miles (0.5 hours)

Day 8: Newburyport, Massachusetts – Portsmouth, New Hampshire – 21 miles (0.5 hours)

Day 9: Portsmouth, New Hampshire – Portland, Maine – 53 miles (1 hour)

Day 10: Portland, Maine – Wiscasset, Maine – 44 miles (1 hour) / Wiscasset, Maine – Boothbay Harbor, Maine – 14 miles (0.5 hours) / Boothbay Harbor, Maine – Acadia National Park, Maine – 44 miles (1 hour)

Day 11: Acadia National Park, Maine – Washington State Park, New Hampshire – 315 miles (5 hours)

Day 12: Washington State Park, New Hampshire – Wolfeboro, New Hampshire – 69 miles (1.25 hours)

Day 13: Wolfeboro, New Hampshire – Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire – 80 miles (1.5 hours)

Day 14: Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire – Lake Champlain, Vermont – 109 miles (2 hours)

Day 15: Lake Champlain, Vermont – Whiteface Mountain, New York – 45 miles (1 hour) / Whiteface Mountain, New York – Lake Placid, New York – 12 miles (0.5 hours)

Day 16: Lake Placid, New York – Alexandria Bay, New York – 243 miles (4.5 hours)

Day 17: Alexandria Bay, New York – Auburn, New York – 126 miles (2.25 hours)

Day 18: Auburn, New York – Niagara Falls, New York – 143 miles (2.5 hours)

Day 19: Niagara Falls, New York – Corning, New York – 171 miles (2.75 hours)

Day 20: Corning, New York – Hershey’s Chocolate World, Pennsylvania – 108 miles (2 hours)

Day 21: Hershey’s Chocolate World, Pennsylvania – Washington Grove, Maryland – 156 miles (2.5 hours)

Day 22: Washington Grove, Maryland – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 47 miles (1 hour) / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Atlantic City, New Jersey – 60 miles (1 hour)

Day 23: Spend the day in Atlantic City

Day 24: Atlantic City, New Jersey – New York, New York – 125 miles (2.25 hours)

 

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