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Los Angeles to Chicago drive in an RV

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

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RV campgrounds from Los Angeles to Chicago

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

11:00 am  start in Los Angeles
drive for about 4 hours

2:55 pm  Las Vegas
stay overnight at Streamline Luxury Suites
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Streamline Luxury Suites
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:39 pm  Zion National Park
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 2:09 pm
drive for about 5.5 hours

7:38 pm  Arches National Park
stay overnight at Arches National Park - Devils Garden Campground
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Arches National Park - Devils Garden Campground
drive for about 4.5 hours

3:25 pm  Vail
stay overnight at Four Seasons Resort Vail
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 4

9:00 am  leave from Four Seasons Resort Vail
drive for about 5.5 hours

2:19 pm  North Platte
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:19 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:19 pm  Omaha
stay overnight at Doubletree Hotel Omaha-Downtown
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Doubletree Hotel Omaha-Downtown
drive for about 2 hours

11:58 am  Des Moines
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:58 pm
drive for about 5 hours

6:01 pm  arrive in Chicago
eat at Kasey’s Tavern
stay at Wyndham Blake Chicago

day 5 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Los Angeles to Chicago 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?

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
    hotels around Las Vegas:
        Streamline Luxury Suites
        Motel 6 Las Vegas Downtown
        City Center Motel
        Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
        BEST WESTERN Main Street Inn
        Desert Moon Motel
        Parkview Inn
    questions about Las Vegas:
        What time of year is the best for scoring a cheap deals in Las Vegas
        Best new restaurants in 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?

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)
    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

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

Vail  (52 answers)
    Gore Creek Campground  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Vail:
        Bully Ranch Restaurant
        Bart & Yeti's
    hotels around Vail:
        Four Seasons Resort Vail
        The Sebastian - Vail
        Sonnenalp Resort of Vail
        The Lodge at Vail (Colorado)
        Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa
        Arrabelle at Vail Square
        Roost Lodge
        Holiday Inn - Apex Vail
    questions about Vail:
        Outlet for ski clothing?
        Summer Restaurants in Vail

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

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

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?

Where's the best place to stay in Chicago?

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 Chicago.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in Chicago to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Wyndham Blake Chicago.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Blackstone  (1 mention)

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

Where's the best place to eat in Chicago?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Kasey’s Tavern.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Chicago? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Chicago?

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

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago?  (30 answers)

profile  Sunil from Mountain View asked:
Best Chicago pizza?  (18 answers)

profile  Blair from Halifax asked:
What to do in one weekend in Chicago?  (14 answers)

profile  지은 from asked:
airport transportation  (14 answers)

profile  Joanne from Florida asked:
Chicago - Should we rent a car or no?  (12 answers)

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

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,015 miles
driving time of 29 hours, 7 minutes
Chicago is 2 hours ahead of Los Angeles
602 Los Angeles travel answers
305 Las Vegas travel answers
52 Vail travel answers
2 North Platte travel answers
24 Omaha travel answers
18 Des Moines travel answers
299 Chicago travel answers


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