U.S. Road Trip Ideas for RVing

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Traveling the country with an RV is a wonderful way to spend the summer with your family. No matter what part of the country you live in, there are several fantastic routes and landmarks that will make it a trip to remember. If you’re needing a few ideas or some inspiration for you to get started, check out these U.S road trip ideas for RVing for your next RV trip.  

RV Side Mirror Highway

U.S. Road Trip Ideas for RVing!

Route 66

The most well known of all road trips is none other than Route 66. Get started right on the outskirts of Chicago and head towards Los Angeles, California, for a 2,448-mile-long journey. Venture through desert terrain, historical towns, and bustling cities. Just don’t get too crazy buying souvenirs when you stop at shops and attractions along the way, because there are many of them. You don’t want your kids riding back on top.  

st louis arch route 66

Blue Ridge Parkway 

The Blue Ridge Parkway ventures through the Appalachian mountains and covers nearly 500 miles of immense beauty. The road does become heavily trafficked at times, but it’s certainly worth it, even when you have a big rig to maneuver with. I’d especially recommend this trip as the foliage begins to change. 

We drove this route in early November one year and the views were simply breathtaking!

Blue Ridge Parkway in Fall

Blue Ridge Parkway NPS

Desert Southwest

Another popular RV trail to head out on is the Desert Southwest. You’ll come across amazing landscapes, along with both the Grand Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. Don’t forget to stop by and see the Pueblo architecture down in Sante Fe, Arizona.  

Calico Ghost Town

Pacific Coast Highway 

It wouldn’t be right to have an RV that can’t boast a trip along the Pacific Coast Highway, although you may have to ask the boss for a couple of extra days off work. This scenic highway heads north out of Los Angeles straight up towards Olympia, Washington while following alongside the ocean. You’ll be driving across major bridges that suspend hundreds of feet in the air, past several major cities and towns, as well as dense forest regions. 

Pacific Coast Highway

The Atlantic Coast

Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime as you embark on a 2,400-mile drive that stretches from Maine down to Florida? Traveling along the Atlantic Coast will not only take you past incredible ocean scenery but also several New England towns and Colonial sites that are rich with historical significance. You’ll encounter famous lighthouses, boardwalks, as well as other interesting landmarks. I-95 is your main route, but don’t be afraid to jump on scenic byways and detours to add to your adventure.    

Bodie Island Lighthouse

The Great Northern 

Stretching for more than 2,500 miles, from Maine to Washington, the Great Northern is a cross country road trip that nature lovers will simply adore. This trip is for those that prefer cooler weather and an escape from the city. You’ll drive through wooded forests, wide-open prairies, epic vistas, and majestic mountains while following US-2. I simply love the Upper Peninsula of Michigan! I could make a whole adventure out of it all on its own.  

Wisconson Mississippi River

Bonus: Little House on the Prairie

This is the ultimate road trip for history and/or literary fans! Retrace the footsteps of author Laura Ingalls Wilder and visit the places she lived and wrote about in her beloved Little House on the Prairie book series. We camped on the prairie land once owned and homesteaded by Ingalls and so much more! See our Little House on the Prairie Road Trip Itinerary for lots more info.

ingalls homestead wagon

The US is filled with epic worthy road trips too many to put on this list. Have you set out on any of these road trips with your RV yet? Or what other trips would you recommend for those seeing the country with an RV? 

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