When planning an RV road trip itinerary, you don’t want to your drive days to be too long. Somewhere between two hours and four hours is the sweet spot for keeping drivers and passengers happy.
With winter being “snowbird season,” (the time of year when people want to go south and escape the cold), we thought it would be fitting to do a sample itinerary for Seattle to San Diego.
Seattle to Champoeg State Park
Distance: 200 miles
Champoeg State Park is very popular, so if you’re planning to camp here on a weekend, be sure to make a reservation.
Champoeg to The Point RV Park at Emigrant Lake
Distance: 269 miles
Both The Point RV Park at Emigrant Lake and Ashland, Oregon are worth the visit, so try to schedule more than one night here.
Emigrant Lake to Sycamore Grove Campground
Distance: 168 miles
The Sycamore Grove Campground is good for a one night stop. Stretch your legs on the walking path through old and new oak trees.
Sycamore Grove to Anthony Chabot Regional Park
Distance: 195 miles
Photo by: dzimstream
Anthony Chabot Park is a great launching pad to visit San Francisco while camping in natural setting. Just remember the gate gets locked at 10pm.
Anthony Chabot to North Beach Campground
Distance: 236 miles
Jump over to the 101 south and avoid the big trucks and potholes on the 5. First stop, Pismo Beach.
North Beach to Malibu RV Park
Distance: 151 miles
Reserve a waterfront site at Malibu RV Park and enjoy spectacular sunsets on the Pacific.
Malibu to San Diego
San Diego – 157 miles
Depending on how many nights you stay at each location, this trip gets you to San Diego without too much effort. Safe travels and enjoy the weather!