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Chicago to Los Angeles drive in an RV

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  Chicago
 Des Moines
 Omaha
 North Platte
 Denver
 Arches National Park
 Zion National Park
 Las Vegas
   Los Angeles 
driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   RV

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RV campgrounds from Chicago to Los Angeles

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Chicago to Los Angeles in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to Los Angeles, 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 5 hours

3:15 pm  Des Moines
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:15 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:23 pm  Omaha
eat at Brickway Brewery
stay overnight at Doubletree Hotel Omaha-Downtown
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Doubletree Hotel Omaha-Downtown
drive for about 4 hours

2:00 pm  North Platte
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:00 pm
drive for about 4 hours

6:48 pm  Denver
eat at Earls "The Pavilions"
stay overnight at Americas Best Value Inn Wheat Ridge/Denver
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Americas Best Value Inn Wheat Ridge/Denver
drive for about 6 hours

4:50 pm  Arches National Park
stay overnight at Arches National Park - Devils Garden Campground
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Arches National Park - Devils Garden Campground
drive for about 6 hours

4:04 pm  Zion National Park
stay overnight at Zion National Park - South Campground
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 5

9:00 am  leave from Zion National Park - South Campground
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:41 am  Las Vegas
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 3:41 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:39 pm  arrive in Los Angeles

day 5 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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Chicago to Los Angeles questions

profile  Rebecca asked:
Best route & where to stop  (2 answers)

profile  Christy asked:
Road trip from LA to Chi-Town  (1 answer)


What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Des Moines  (18 answers)
    Iowa State Fairgrounds  (1 mention)
    Walnut Woods State Park  (1 mention)
    Griffs Valley View RV  (1 mention)
    Adventureland Campground  (1 mention)
    Yellow Banks County Park  (1 mention)
    Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino  (1 mention)
    Bob Shetler  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Des Moines:
        Ritual Cafe
        Exile Brewing Co
        9th Street Deli & Catering
    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?

Omaha  (24 answers)
    Ameristar Casino  (1 mention)
    Bluffs Run RV Park at Horseshoe Casino  (1 mention)
    Tomes RV Park  (1 mention)
    Glenn Cunningham Lake  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Omaha:
        Brickway Brewery
        Upstream Brewing Company
        La Buvette
    hotels around Omaha:
        Doubletree Hotel Omaha-Downtown
        Hilton Omaha
        Cambria Hotel Omaha Downtown
        BEST WESTERN Seville Plaza Hotel
        Element Omaha Midtown Crossing
        Days Inn Council Bluffs, IA 9th Avenue
    questions about Omaha:
        Best free things to do in Omaha?
        Dog friendly hotels

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

Denver  (170 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)
    restaurants around Denver:
        Earls "The Pavilions"
    hotels around Denver:
        Americas Best Value Inn Wheat Ridge/Denver
        Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
        Oakwood Apartments At 1600 Glenarm Place Denver
    questions about Denver:
        Short, scenic drives from Denver?
        Best resort for advanced skier?
        Activites to do with children ages 7-11
        Fun outdoor activities in Denver?
        Best locations to stay in Denver

Arches National Park  (39 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

Zion National Park  (77 mentions)
    South Campground - Zion National Park  (1 mention)
    Watchman Campground - Zion National Park  (1 mention)
    Zion Canyon Campground and Quality Inn  (1 mention)
    Wire Mesa - Smithsonian Butte National Back Country Byway  (1 mention)
    Hi-Road RV and Campground  (1 mention)
    Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort  (1 mention)
    Grafton Mesa - Smithsonian Butte National Back Country Byway  (1 mention)
    hotels around Zion National Park:
        Zion National Park - South Campground
        Zion National Park - Watchman Campground
        Zion Canyon Campground & Quality Inn
        La Quinta Inn & Suites at Zion Park/Springdale
        Holiday Inn Express Springdale
    questions about Zion National Park:
        What's the best time of year to hike in Zion?
        When is the best time to visit/hike Zion national park?
        Canyoneer boots, Keen sandals, or old tennis shoes for Narrows hike?
        Are hiking boots necessary now if I hike Angels Landing
        Poisonous plants/ Venomous animals in Zion Canyon

Las Vegas  (305 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?
        Top things to do in Las Vegas that don't include gambling?
        Is it better to stay on or off the Las Vegas strip?


What are some things to do in Los Angeles?

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

profile  Michelle from Mesa asked:
Where are the top 5 places to see a celebrity in L.A.?  (27 answers)

profile  Maxime from Los Angeles asked:
What's your favorite burger in L.A?  (26 answers)

profile  Clement from Singapore asked:
Free things to do in Los Angeles?  (24 answers)

profile  Bianca from Miami asked:
What are the top 3 beaches in Los Angeles?  (20 answers)

profile  Steph from asked:
Area an hour away from LAX airport  (19 answers)

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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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles. Or get a full Chicago to Los Angeles 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 2,015 miles
driving time of 29 hours, 7 minutes
Los Angeles is 2 hours behind Chicago
299 Chicago travel answers
18 Des Moines travel answers
24 Omaha travel answers
2 North Platte travel answers
170 Denver travel answers
305 Las Vegas travel answers
602 Los Angeles travel answers





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