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USA Motorhome Routes - From/to San Francisco
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This adventurous route offers breathtaking scenery paired with diverse landscapes. This is perhaps the most popular RV route in the U.S.

Starting point is San Francisco, the City by the Bay. From there, you drive down the famous Highway No. 1 to Los Angeles. Then, your journey will take you across State borders to Las Vegas. Continue your route to visit some of the most beautiful national parks: Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Death Valley (not allowed during the summer months), and Yosemite. Once you have spent the desired time visiting these sights, you will make your way back to San Francisco.

Our Recommendation:
After your arrival, spend about 3-4 nights in San Francisco before picking up your motorhome. Staying in a centrally located hotel will give you the opportunity to have a couple of days to explore the city by foot or by Cable Car.

Always enter the desired minimum mileage. The display will then only show you the offers that have the desired mileage included. Booking a motorhome without any mileage is not recommended. In this case, the rental company will charge you for the miles driven when you return the vehicle. This can lead to very high additional costs.

  • Type: Motorhome Routes
  • From/ To: From/to San Francisco
  • Suggested Duration: Approx. 3 weeks
  • Total Distance: at least 4.000 kilometers/2.485 Miles *
  • Best time to visit: April - June, September/October
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This exciting and impressive route will lead you through destinations like Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah

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San Francisco | Golden Gate Bridge © lunamarina |

San Francisco

Discover the city, in which the Hippie era had its beginnings, and artists and musicians like Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, and Jefferson Airplane heavily influenced the style of the Haight-Ashbury district. The Golden Gate Bridge is of course a must-see. You can explore this area on a beautiful bicycle tour. A visit to Alcatraz and a ride in the famous Cable Car should also be on the itinerary of anyone visiting this incredible city.

  • Suggested Duration: 3 - 4 nights

Highway No. 1 | Pacific Coast Highway © tlemens |

Highway No. 1

This famous highway will take you along the coastline with amazing views of the Pacific. Watch sea lions relaxing on the beach; discover Monterey and Carmel, the city where Clint Eastwood once was mayor. This road will take you through the coastal terrain of Big Sur, passing Julia Pfeiffer State Park, where you should certainly plan a stop to see the incredible waterfall. Have coffee at the pink hotel, Madonna Inn which is located in the charming city of San Luis Obispo. Here you will also find the bizarre but famous Bubblegum Alley. A beach vacation with some South American flair can be found in scenic Santa Barbara.

  • Distance: Approx. 420 miles
  • Suggested Duration: 1 - 2 nights

Los Angeles | Lifeguard House, Malibu Beach

Los Angeles

LA is most famous for its movie industry. Spend a day at Universal Studios Hollywood, or take a guided bicycle tour through Malibu, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills to see where the local stars and celebrities live. Enjoy the areas beautiful beaches. Go for a stroll along the famous Venice beach promenade. Check out the guided hiking tour through the surrounding hills, which are the location and backdrop for many movies.

  • Suggested Duration: 2 - 3 nights

Las Vegas | Paris Las Vegas © skeeze |

Las Vegas

Even if you are not interested in Poker, Roulette, or slot machines, Las Vegas is certainly worth a visit. The world’s tallest Ferris wheel, thrilling roller coasters, incredible shows and nightlife, are just a few reasons you should not skip this city. See Freemont Street by night or stop by the Neon Museum, where old advertisement signs from classic Vegas hotels, casinos, and attractions take you back in time.

Our Recommendation:
You can stop in Las Vegas on your way from Zion National Park to Death Valley. If you do not want to pass Las Vegas twice, you can certainly drive to the Grand Canyon via Lake Havasu.

  • Distance: approx. 200 miles
  • Suggested Duration: 3 nights

Grand Canyon national park | Aussicht Grand Canyon © reynaldodallin |

Grand Canyon national park

This is possibly the most famous canyon in the world. The Grand Canyon is simply stunning with its incredible depth and red rock formation. Travel along the South Rim and take in spectacular views from any of the observation points. From Las Vegas, you will have the opportunity to drive along parts of the famous Route 66.

  • Distance: approx. 270 miles
  • Suggested Duration: 2 nights

Bryce Canyon national park | Bryce Canyon Nationalpark Flamingo Company

Bryce Canyon national park

Bryce Canyon is known for its colorful, spire shaped rock formations. Hike along the Navajo or Queens Garden Trail to experience the beauty of this wondrous terrain.

  • Distance: Approx. 145 miles
  • Suggested Duration: 1 - 2 nights

Zion national park | Zion Nationalpark

Zion national park

The Red Rocks, combined with the iridescent waters of the Emerald Pools, and the luscious green of the trees and bushes, make for a beautiful natural color display.

Our Recommendation:
If you still have some time, you should drive through Page at Lake Powell and stay for about 2 nights. From here you can schedule a tour to visit Antelope Canyon. Plan a stop to take in the incredible view of Horseshoe Bend.

  • Distance: Approx. 75 miles
  • Suggested Duration: 1 - 2 nights

Death Valley national park | Death Valley

Death Valley national park

During the summer months, temperatures can reach up 50C. Due to the scorching heat, driving a motorhome through Death Valley in the summer is not allowed. Very little life can exist in this extreme dessert environment that is surrounded by mountains.

Our Recommendation:
If you would like to take in more of the western landscape, simply plan an additional 2 day stay at Sequoia national park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Here you will find the world’s greatest concentration of giant sequoia groves.

  • Distance: Approx. 290 miles
  • Suggested Duration: 1 night

Yosemite national park | Half Dome, Yosemite Nationalpark © Yang Song |

Yosemite national park

After driving through Death Valley, you can easily imagine how happy the settlers must have felt when they finally passed the harsh mountain terrain, and looked upon the beautiful scenery of the Yosemite with its waterfalls, luscious alpine meadows, creeks and towering trees.

  • Distance: Approx. 250 miles
  • Suggested Duration: 2 nights

* All the information are recommendations only. Please add approximately 20% to the entire rental duration/distance, considering visits to the supermarket, excursions, shopping, etc. This will give you an idea about how many miles you should purchase. It may not be completely accurate and you might use less or more miles than pre-purchased. Please note, amounts paid for unused miles can not be reimbursed.


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