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Portland to Chicago drive in an RV

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 Rock Springs
 North Platte
 Des Moines
2 travelers   /   driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   RV


RV campgrounds from Portland to Chicago

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Portland 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

9:00 am  start in Portland
drive for about 6 hours

3:03 pm  Joseph
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:03 pm
drive for about 4 hours

8:03 pm  Boise
stay overnight at Modern Hotel Boise
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 10 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Modern Hotel Boise
drive for about 4.5 hours

3:25 pm  Ogden
stay overnight at BEST WESTERN High Country Inn
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from BEST WESTERN High Country Inn
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:41 pm  Rock Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:41 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

5:21 pm  Cheyenne
eat at Shadows Pub & Grill
stay overnight at Central Plaza Hotel Cheyenne
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Central Plaza Hotel Cheyenne
drive for about 3 hours

1:07 pm  North Platte
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:07 pm
drive for about 4 hours

6:08 pm  Omaha
stay overnight at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
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 W Chicago - City Center

day 5 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Portland to Chicago.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Portland, Oregon.

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?

Joseph  (2 answers)
    Five Peaks RV Park  (1 mention)
    Mountain View Motel and RV Park  (1 mention)
    Hurricane Creek Campground  (1 mention)
    Wallowa Lake State Park  (1 mention)
    Park At The River  (1 mention)
    Scenic Meadows RV Park  (1 mention)
    Wallowa Pacific Park by Pacific Power  (1 mention)
    Log House RV Park and Campground  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Joseph:
        Embers Brewhouse

Boise  (24 answers)
    Mountain View RV Park  (1 mention)
    Gowen Field  (1 mention)
    Boise Riverside RV Park  (1 mention)
    Hi-Valley RV Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Boise:
        Big City Coffee and Cafe
        Payette Brewing
        Cloud 9 Brewery
        10 Barrel Brewing Company
    hotels around Boise:
        Modern Hotel Boise
        Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner
        Safari Inn Downtown
        Shilo Inn Boise Riverside
    questions about Boise:
        Have a free day in Boise next week, any recommendations on what to do?
        What do you do and where to eat in Boise, ID?
        Best free things to do in Boise?

Ogden  (3 answers)
    Century RV Park and Campground MHP  (1 mention)
    Wasatch View Estates and RV Park  (1 mention)
    Maples Campground  (1 mention)
    hotels around Ogden:
        BEST WESTERN High Country Inn
        Century RV Park & Campground
        Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ogden
        Comfort Suites Ogden
        Super 8 Ogden
        Sleep Inn Ogden
        Ogden River Inn
        Motel 6 Ogden

Rock Springs  (2 answers)
    High Desert Storage RV Park  (1 mention)
    KOA Campground Rock Springs  (1 mention)
    Sweetwater Fairgrounds  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Rock Springs:
        SONIC Drive-In

Cheyenne  (13 answers)
    Hide A Way RV Park  (1 mention)
    AB Campground RV Park  (1 mention)
    FE Warren AFB Crow  (1 mention)
    Greenway Trailer Park  (1 mention)
    Restway Travel Park  (1 mention)
    KOA Campground Cheyenne  (1 mention)
    Last Chance Camp  (1 mention)
    T Joes RV Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Cheyenne:
        Shadows Pub & Grill
        Chipotle Mexican Grill
    hotels around Cheyenne:
        Central Plaza Hotel Cheyenne
        Nagle Warren Mansion Bed and Breakfast
        The Historic Plains Hotel
        Hitching Post Inn Cheyenne
        Super 8 Cheyenne
        Oak Tree Inn Cheyenne
        Holiday Inn Cheyenne/I-80
    questions about Cheyenne:
        Driving from Kennesaw ga to Cheyenne wy
        What are some "must see" places in Cheyenne.

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  (17 answers)
    Walnut Creek Lake Recreation Area  (1 mention)
    Glenn Cunningham Lake  (1 mention)
    Ameristar Casino  (1 mention)
    Bluffs Run RV Park at Horseshoe Casino  (1 mention)
    hotels around Omaha:
        DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
        Econo Lodge West Dodge
        Holiday Inn Express Omaha West - 90th Street
        Super 8 Omaha NE
        Baymont Inn and Suites Omaha, NE
        Staybridge Suites Omaha 80th and Dodge
        Premiere Suites of Omaha
        Omaha Travelodge
        Comfort Inn & Suites Omaha
        Studioplus Deluxe West Omaha
    questions about Omaha:
        Best free things to do in Omaha?
        Dog friendly hotels

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
    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 does my trip end?

Your final destination is Chicago, Illinois.

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

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 W Chicago - City Center.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

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

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago?  (15 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  Stacey from Jackson, Mississippi asked:
What are the coolest hotels in downtown Chicago?  (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 Portland 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 Portland to Chicago. Or get a full Portland 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 Portland well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Portland!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,119 miles
driving time of 30 hours, 53 minutes
Chicago is 2 hours ahead of Portland
219 Portland travel answers
2 Joseph travel answers
24 Boise travel answers
3 Ogden travel answers
2 Rock Springs travel answers
13 Cheyenne travel answers
2 North Platte travel answers
17 Omaha travel answers
18 Des Moines travel answers
278 Chicago travel answers


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