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New Orleans to San Francisco drive in an RV

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  New Orleans
 Shreveport
 Dallas
 Amarillo
 Albuquerque
 Sedona
 Barstow
 San Luis Obispo
   San Francisco 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   RV

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RV campgrounds from New Orleans to San Francisco

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from New Orleans to San Francisco in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to San Francisco, 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 New Orleans
drive for about 5 hours

2:45 pm  Shreveport
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:45 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:28 pm  Dallas
eat at Metropolitan Restaurant
stay overnight at Aloft Dallas Downtown
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Aloft Dallas Downtown
drive for about 6 hours

4:59 pm  Amarillo
stay overnight at Amarillo Wonderland RV Park
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Amarillo Wonderland RV Park
drive for about 4 hours

1:07 pm  Albuquerque
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 3:07 pm
drive for about 5.5 hours

8:31 pm  Sedona
stay overnight at L'Auberge de Sedona
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from L'Auberge de Sedona
drive for about 6 hours

4:14 pm  Barstow
stay overnight at Days Inn Barstow
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 5

9:00 am  leave from Days Inn Barstow
drive for about 4 hours

1:14 pm  San Luis Obispo
stay for about 3 hours
and leave at 4:14 pm
drive for about 4 hours

8:03 pm  arrive in San Francisco

day 5 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is New Orleans, Louisiana.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.


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?

Shreveport  (17 answers)
    Eldorado Casino  (1 mention)
    Horseshoe Casino Parking  (1 mention)
    Diamond Jacks Casino Resort  (1 mention)
    Maplewood Park  (1 mention)
    Southern Living Mobile Home Park - RV Division  (1 mention)
    Cash Point RV Park (formerly Cash Point Landing)  (1 mention)
    Harrahs Louisiana Downs Casino and Racetrack Parking  (1 mention)
    Barksdale AFB FamCamp  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Shreveport:
        Flying Heart Brewing
        Herby-K's Restaurant
    questions about Shreveport:
        Best free things to do in Shreveport?

Dallas  (118 answers)
    restaurants around Dallas:
        Metropolitan Restaurant
        Campisi's
    hotels around Dallas:
        Aloft Dallas Downtown
        Adolphus Hotel
        The Joule, Dallas
        Hotel Indigo Dallas Downtown
        Omni Dallas Hotel
        Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown
        Sheraton Dallas Hotel
    questions about Dallas:
        Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?
        Where to go for lunch in Dallas?
        Best breakfast spots in Dallas?
        Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?
        Best free things to do in Dallas?

Amarillo  (26 answers)
    Wonderland RV Park  (1 mention)
    Big Tex RV Park  (1 mention)
    Overnite RV Park  (1 mention)
    KOA Campground Amarillo  (1 mention)
    Fort Amarillo RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Route 66 RV Ranch  (1 mention)
    Cadillac Ranch RV Park  (1 mention)
    hotels around Amarillo:
        Amarillo Wonderland RV Park
        Microtel Inn & Suites Amarillo
        Quality Inn East Amarillo
        Holiday Inn Amarillo-I-40
        Days Inn East Amarillo Texas
        Red Roof Inn Amarillo
        Hampton Inn Amarillo
        La Quinta Inn Amarillo East Airport Area
        La Kiva Hotel Amarillo
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE

Albuquerque  (90 answers)
    El Rancho RV and Mobile Home Park  (1 mention)
    Kirtland AFB FamCamp  (1 mention)
    Balloon View RV Park  (1 mention)
    KOA Campground Albuquerque  (1 mention)
    Palisades RV Park  (1 mention)
    Coronado Village  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Albuquerque:
        Mannie's Family Restaurant
        Kelly's Brew Pub
        Kelly's Brewpub
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Temporary home!
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Where to stay

Sedona  (78 answers)
    Rancho Sedona RV Park  (1 mention)
    Chavez Crossing Group Camp  (1 mention)
    Manzanita Campground  (1 mention)
    Munds Park RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Deer Pass  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Sedona:
        Taos Cantina
        Canyon Breeze
        Theia's
    hotels around Sedona:
        L'Auberge de Sedona
        Los Abrigados Lodge Sedona
        Amara Resort & Spa Sedona
    questions about Sedona:
        Best things to do in Sedona besides hiking?
        Vortex Hike/ Sound healing
        Nature Lover in Sedona
        Going on a roadtrip to Sedona, AZ. Is taking I-10 better route?
        Best hikes and natural swimming holes

Barstow  (11 answers)
    Shady Lane RV Camp  (1 mention)
    Oasis RV Park and Travel Lodge  (1 mention)
    KOA Campground Yermo  (1 mention)
    Desert Springs RV Park  (1 mention)
    Peggy Sues Diner  (1 mention)
    hotels around Barstow:
        Days Inn Barstow
        Super 8 Barstow
        Sunset Inn Barstow
        Americas Best Value Inn Barstow
        Nites Inn
        Quality Inn Barstow
        Econo Lodge Barstow
        Budget Inn Barstow
        Travelodge Barstow
    questions about Barstow:
        What's the best neighborhood in Barstow for a first time visitor?

San Luis Obispo  (121 answers)
    Camp San Luis Obispo RV  (1 mention)
    El Chorro Regional Park  (1 mention)
    KOA Campground San Luis Obispo  (1 mention)
    Avila Hot Springs Resort  (1 mention)
    restaurants around San Luis Obispo:
        Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
        Mo's Smokehouse
        Pizza Solo
        Novo Restaurant
        Splash Cafe
        Cafe Roma
    questions about San Luis Obispo:
        Exploring SLO in March to scout moving there - what should I check out?
        Lodging
        Things to do and must-try restaurants in the area
        What is your favorite restaurant in San Luis Obispo?


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is San Francisco, California.

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


What are some things to do in San Francisco?

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

profile  Jessica from asked:
Best seafood restaurant in S.F.?  (29 answers)

profile  Dina from Dallas asked:
What are the top 5 can't miss tourist attractions in S.F.?  (20 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in San Francisco?  (19 answers)

profile  Julie from Atlanta asked:
Best activities for kids  (19 answers)

profile  Kenneth from Portland asked:
Best views in San Francisco?  (17 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 San Francisco to New Orleans 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 New Orleans to San Francisco. Or get a full New Orleans to San Francisco 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 New Orleans well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about New Orleans!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,272 miles
driving time of 32 hours, 41 minutes
San Francisco is 2 hours behind New Orleans
213 New Orleans travel answers
17 Shreveport travel answers
118 Dallas travel answers
26 Amarillo travel answers
90 Albuquerque travel answers
78 Sedona travel answers
11 Barstow travel answers
121 San Luis Obispo travel answers
619 San Francisco travel answers





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