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San Diego to Minneapolis drive in an RV

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  San Diego
 Las Vegas
 Arches National Park
 Great Platte River Road Archway
 Des Moines
2 travelers   /   driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   RV


RV campgrounds from San Diego to Minneapolis

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

3:48 pm  Las Vegas
stay overnight at Streamline Luxury Suites
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Streamline Luxury Suites
drive for about 7 hours

4:51 pm  Arches National Park
stay overnight at Arches National Park - Devils Garden Campground
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7 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 Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa
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 Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa
drive for about 7.5 hours

4:41 pm  Great Platte River Road Archway
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:41 pm
drive for about 3 hours

8:55 pm  Omaha
stay overnight at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 11 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 4 hours

4:46 pm  arrive in Minneapolis
stay at Homewood Suites Minneapolis - St Louis Park at West End

day 5 driving ≈ 6 hours
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San Diego to Minneapolis questions

profile  Anthimos from Minnetonka asked:
Can be done in 18 days?  (1 answer)

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is San Diego, California.

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?

Las Vegas  (297 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
        City Center Motel
        Motel 6 Las Vegas Downtown
        Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
        BEST WESTERN Main Street Inn
        Desert Moon Motel
        Parkview Inn
    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?

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:
        Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa
        The Lodge at Vail (Colorado)
        Sonnenalp Resort of Vail
        The Sebastian - Vail
        Four Seasons Resort Vail
        Arrabelle at Vail Square
        Roost Lodge
    questions about Vail:
        Outlet for ski clothing?
        Summer Restaurants in Vail

Great Platte River Road Archway
    Great Platt Road Archway Monument  (1 mention)
    Kearney RV Park & Campground  (1 mention)
    Fort Kearney State Recreation Area  (1 mention)

Omaha  (23 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 Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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

Where's the best place to stay in Minneapolis?

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 Minneapolis.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Homewood Suites Minneapolis - St Louis Park at West End.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

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Where's the best place to eat in Minneapolis?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Cuppa Java.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Urban Eatery  (1 mention)

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

What are some things to do in Minneapolis?

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

profile  Bianca from Miami asked:
Is the Mall of America worth visiting?  (13 answers)

profile  Keith from Denver asked:
Fine dining in Minneapolis?  (8 answers)

profile  Tandy from Miami asked:
What are the best lakes in and/or around Minneapolis?  (8 answers)

profile  Liv from Cape Cod asked:
What are your favorite restaurants in Minneapolis?  (7 answers)

profile  Owen from Las Vegas asked:
Best areas to stay in Minneapolis?  (7 answers)

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

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 Minneapolis to San Diego 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 San Diego to Minneapolis. Or get a full San Diego to Minneapolis 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 San Diego well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about San Diego!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,989 miles
driving time of 28 hours, 33 minutes
Minneapolis is 2 hours ahead of San Diego
243 San Diego travel answers
297 Las Vegas travel answers
52 Vail travel answers
23 Omaha travel answers
18 Des Moines travel answers
50 Minneapolis travel answers


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