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Chicago to Barstow drive in an RV

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  Chicago
 University of Iowa
 Des Moines
 Lincoln (Nebraska)
 North Platte
 Denver
 Arches National Park
 Bryce Canyon National Park
 Las Vegas
2 travelers   /   driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   RV

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RV campgrounds from Chicago to Barstow

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Chicago to Barstow in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to Barstow, 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 Chicago
drive for about 4 hours

2:01 pm  University of Iowa
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:01 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:15 pm  Des Moines
eat at 9th Street Deli & Catering
stay overnight at Quality Inn & Suites Event Center
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Quality Inn & Suites Event Center
drive for about 3 hours

1:04 pm  Lincoln (Nebraska)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:04 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

5:20 pm  North Platte
eat at SONIC Drive-In
stay overnight at Howard Johnson Inn North Platte
leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 3

8:00 am  leave from Howard Johnson Inn North Platte
drive for about 4 hours

11:47 am  Denver
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 3:47 pm
drive for about 6 hours

9:37 pm  Arches National Park
stay overnight at Arches National Park - Devils Garden Campground
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 9.5 hours

 Day 4

11:00 am  leave from Arches National Park - Devils Garden Campground
drive for about 5 hours

4:12 pm  Bryce Canyon National Park
stay overnight at Bryce Canyon National Park - North Campground
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 5

9:00 am  leave from Bryce Canyon National Park - North Campground
drive for about 5 hours

1:45 pm  Las Vegas
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 5:45 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

8:06 pm  arrive in Barstow
stay at Days Inn Barstow

day 5 driving ≈ 7 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Chicago, Illinois.

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How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.


What are RV campgrounds along the way?

University of Iowa  (7 mentions)
    Tailwater East  (1 mention)
    Linder Point  (1 mention)
    West Overlook  (1 mention)
    Sugar Bottom  (1 mention)
    Hills Iowa River Access  (1 mention)
    Hills Access  (1 mention)
    restaurants around University of Iowa:
        Buffalo Wild Wing
        Big Grove Brewery & Taproom

Des Moines  (18 answers)
    Iowa State Fairgrounds  (1 mention)
    Griffs Valley View RV  (1 mention)
    Adventureland Campground  (1 mention)
    Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino  (1 mention)
    Yellow Banks County Park  (1 mention)
    Bob Shetler  (1 mention)
    Walnut Woods State Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Des Moines:
        9th Street Deli & Catering
        Ritual Cafe
        Exile Brewing Co
    hotels around Des Moines:
        Quality Inn & Suites Event Center
        Kirkwood Civic Center Hotel
    questions about Des Moines:
        What's the best neighborhood in Des Moines for a first time visitor?
        Any good hiking spots in or near Des Moines?

Lincoln (Nebraska)  (3 answers)
    Camp-A-Way  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Lincoln (Nebraska):
        Buzzard Billy's Armadillo Bar-N-Grillo
    questions about Lincoln (Nebraska):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Lincoln (Nebraska)?

North Platte  (2 answers)
    Holiday RV Park and Campground  (1 mention)
    I-80 Lakeside Campground  (1 mention)
    Cody City Park - North Platte  (1 mention)
    Cody Park  (1 mention)
    A-1 Sunset Mobile & RV Park  (1 mention)
    Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area  (1 mention)
    Maloney Reservoir State Recreation Area  (1 mention)
    Frontier Resort  (1 mention)
    restaurants around North Platte:
        SONIC Drive-In
    hotels around North Platte:
        Howard Johnson Inn North Platte
        Americas Best Value Inn North Platte
        Motel 6 North Platte
        Country Inn North Platte
        Quality Inn & Suites North Platte
        Holiday RV Park & Campground
        Oak Tree Inn North Platte
        Knights Inn North Platte NE
        Holiday Inn Express North Platte

Denver  (166 answers)
    Deluxe RV Park  (1 mention)
    Flying Saucer RV Park  (1 mention)
    South Park Mobile Home Community and RV Park  (1 mention)
    Prospect RV Park  (1 mention)
    questions about Denver:
        Short, scenic drives from Denver?
        Best resort for advanced skier?
        Activites to do with children ages 7-11
        Top 5 must see attractions in Denver?
        Restaurant for dinner near Coors Field?

Arches National Park  (34 mentions)
    Devils Garden Campground - Arches National Park  (1 mention)
    Archview RV Park and Campground  (1 mention)
    Seven Mile Parking  (1 mention)
    Upper Big Bend Camping Area  (1 mention)
    Big Bend Campground  (1 mention)
    Klondike Bluffs  (1 mention)
    Goose Island Campground  (1 mention)
    Oak Grove Campground  (1 mention)
    Hal Canyon Campground  (1 mention)
    Grandstaff Campground  (1 mention)
    hotels around Arches National Park:
        Arches National Park - Devils Garden Campground
        Drinks Canyon Campground

Bryce Canyon National Park  (35 mentions)
    Sunset Campground - Bryce Canyon National Park  (1 mention)
    North Campground - Bryce Canyon National Park  (1 mention)
    King Creek Campground  (1 mention)
    Rubys Inn Campground  (1 mention)
    Bryce Pioneer RV Village RV Park  (1 mention)
    KOA Campground Cannonville  (1 mention)
    Bryce Canyon Pines Store and RV Park Campground  (1 mention)
    hotels around Bryce Canyon National Park:
        Bryce Canyon National Park - North Campground
        Bryce Canyon National Park - Sunset Campground
        Best Western Ruby's Inn Bryce Canyon City
        Bryce Canyon Resort
    questions about Bryce Canyon National Park:
        Poisonous plants/ Venomous animals in Bryce Canyon

Las Vegas  (294 answers)
    Main Street Station  (1 mention)
    Circus Circus RV Park  (1 mention)
    Riviera RV Park  (1 mention)
    Kings Row Trailer Park  (1 mention)
    Las Vegas Thousand Trails  (1 mention)
    Hitchin Post RV Park  (1 mention)
    Arizona Charlies East Boulder  (1 mention)
    Roadrunner RV Park  (1 mention)
    Las Vegas RV Resort  (1 mention)
    KOA at Sams Town  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Las Vegas:
        Blue Ribbon Sushi
        Rachel's Kitchen
    questions about Las Vegas:
        Best new restaurants in Vegas?
        What time of year is the best for scoring a cheap deals in Las Vegas
        Best tips and casinos for first time gambler?
        Is it better to stay on or off the Las Vegas strip?
        Top things to do in Las Vegas that don't include gambling?


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Barstow, California.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.


Where's the best place to stay in Barstow?

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 Barstow.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Days Inn Barstow.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Super 8 Barstow  (1 mention)
Sunset Inn Barstow  (1 mention)
Nites Inn  (1 mention)
Quality Inn Barstow  (1 mention)
Econo Lodge Barstow  (1 mention)
Budget Inn Barstow  (1 mention)
Travelodge Barstow  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular hotels in Barstow? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Barstow?

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 Barstow. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Barstow for a first time visitor?  (1 answer)

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




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 Barstow to Chicago 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 Chicago to Barstow. Or get a full Chicago to Barstow 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 Chicago well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Chicago!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,904 miles
driving time of 29 hours, 37 minutes
Barstow is 2 hours behind Chicago
286 Chicago travel answers
18 Des Moines travel answers
3 Lincoln (Nebraska) travel answers
2 North Platte travel answers
166 Denver travel answers
294 Las Vegas travel answers
11 Barstow travel answers





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