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Barstow to Houston drive in an RV

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 Palm Springs
 Las Cruces
 Fort Stockton
 Caverns of Sonora
 Salt Lick BBQ
driving   /   4 days   /   no pets   /   RV


RV campgrounds from Barstow to Houston

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Barstow to Houston in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to Houston, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Barstow
drive for about 2 hours

12:01 pm  Palm Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:01 pm
drive for about 5 hours

6:01 pm  Phoenix
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Phoenix
drive for about 2 hours

11:46 am  Tucson
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 1:16 pm
drive for about 4 hours

5:15 pm  Las Cruces
eat at High Desert Brewing Co
stay overnight at American Creek Campground
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from American Creek Campground
drive for about 4 hours

2:05 pm  Fort Stockton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:05 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:42 pm  Caverns of Sonora
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Caverns of Sonora
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:25 pm  eat at Salt Lick BBQ
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:25 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:40 pm  arrive in Houston
stay at Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown

day 4 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

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What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Palm Springs  (54 answers)
    Happy Traveler RV Park  (1 mention)
    Western Village Mobile Ranch and RV Park  (1 mention)
    Cathedral Palms RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Outdoor Resort Palm Springs RV Resort and Country Club  (1 mention)
    Desert Shadows RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Palm Springs Oasis RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Tamarack - Mt San Jacinto State Park  (1 mention)
    Round Valley - Mt San Jacinto State Park  (1 mention)
    The Sands RV and Golf Resort  (1 mention)
    Two Springs RV Resort  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Palm Springs:
        Crosswalk Cafe
        Hair of the Dog Saloon
        Look Patio Bar & Grill
        Pinnochio in The Desert
    questions about Palm Springs:
        Best hotel pools in Palm Springs?
        Cheap eats/activities
        Quick weekend gataway this winter
        What to do in palm springs in November?
        Moderately priced restaurants

Phoenix  (124 answers)
    Covered Wagon RV Park  (1 mention)
    Royal Palms  (1 mention)
    questions about Phoenix:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?
        Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson
        Best restaurants in Phoenix?
        Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?
        Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?

Tucson  (62 answers)
    Sentinel Peak RV Park  (1 mention)
    Miracle Travel Trailer Park  (1 mention)
    Fairview Manor  (1 mention)
    El Molino Mobile Home Park  (1 mention)
    Desert Pueblo  (1 mention)
    Tra-Tel Tucson RV Park  (1 mention)
    Whispering Palms Travel Park  (1 mention)
    Vista Del Rey Mobile Home and RV Park  (1 mention)
    Cresent Manor MH Village  (1 mention)
    Rincon Country West  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Tucson:
        El Charro Cafe
        Cup Cafe
        Delectables Restaurant & Catering
    questions about Tucson:
        What to do in Tucson- staying near UofA
        Best free things to do in Tucson?

Las Cruces  (9 answers)
    Sunny Acres RV Park  (1 mention)
    Hacienda RV and Rally Resort  (1 mention)
    Coachlight Motel and RV Park  (1 mention)
    Siesta RV Park  (1 mention)
    KOA Campground Las Cruces  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Las Cruces:
        High Desert Brewing Co
    hotels around Las Cruces:
        American Creek Campground
        Lundeen Inn of the Arts

Fort Stockton  (5 answers)
    A & M Camper Park  (1 mention)
    Comanche Motel & RV Park  (1 mention)
    Road Runner RV Park  (1 mention)
    Camp Stockton RV Park  (1 mention)
    Honey Badger RV Park  (1 mention)
    Hilltop RV Park  (1 mention)
    Fort Stockton RV Park  (1 mention)

Caverns of Sonora  (3 mentions)
    Caverns of Sonora RV Park  (1 mention)

Salt Lick BBQ  (16 mentions)
    Camp Ben McCulloch  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Salt Lick BBQ:
        Smoke'n Hops
        Jester King Brewery

Where's the best place to stay in Houston?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Houston.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

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What are some things to do in Houston?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Houston. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Emily from Ann Arbor asked:
Best Mexican restaurants in town?  (15 answers)

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Young Professional Neighborhood  (10 answers)

profile  Geraldine from asked:
Favorite places to eat in Houston?  (9 answers)

profile  Norma from asked:
MD Anderson patient  (9 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Houston?  (8 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Houston.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Houston to Barstow drive in an RV, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Barstow to Houston. Or get a full Barstow to Houston flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Barstow well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Barstow!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,566 miles
driving time of 22 hours, 35 minutes
Houston is 2 hours ahead of Barstow
13 Barstow travel answers
54 Palm Springs travel answers
124 Phoenix travel answers
62 Tucson travel answers
9 Las Cruces travel answers
5 Fort Stockton travel answers
117 Houston travel answers


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