Orlando to Denver in 7 days - Self-Drive Itinerary
- Orlando FL to Jacksonville FL
- Jacksonville FL to Atlanta GA
- Atlanta GA to Nashville TN
- Nashville TN to St. Louis MO
- St. Louis MO to Kansas City MO
- Kansas City MO to Burlington CO
- Burlington CO to Denver CO
Distance: 1899 miles
Day 1. Orlando FL to Jacksonville FL
Pick up your motorhome or rental car in Orlando today. If you are collecting a motorhome we recommend allowing at least one hour for pick up and time to familiarise yourself with your vehicle before you leave the depot.
Depart this morning and take the I-4 E and I-95 N to Broad Street in Jacksonville. For rev heads a short detour en route will take you to the famous Daytona Beach International Speedway.
Located 15 miles north of Jacksonville off the I-95, The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary is currently home to over 40 animals, with cats ranging from lions and tigers, to foxes. Take a tour through the sanctuary and learn about the conservation tools that the volunteer rangers use to protect these animals. A highlight is the night feeding tour, where you can see over 600 pounds of meat distributed throughout the sanctuary for the animals.
Set on 2.5 acres of historic gardens along the banks of the St. Johns River, The Cummer Museum is one not-to-miss. Enjoy discovering the 5,000 artworks, spanning from as early as 2100 B.C. through to today. After enjoying the art, head outside into the Cummer Gardens, where notable landscape designers and horticulturalists have designed the vibrant gardens.
Distance: 141 miles, 2 hours 5 minutes.
Stay: Fleetwood Mobile Home & RV Park.
Day 2. Jacksonville FL to Atlanta GA
Depart this morning and take the 1-10 W and I-75 N to Fulton Street SW in Atlanta.
The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is a memorial dedicated to the work Dr. King accomplished during the Civil Rights Movement. Within the site, you will find his childhood home, as well as the “I Have A Dream” World Peace Rose Garden, the BEHOLD Monument, the Ebenezer Baptist Church, and The King Center.
Atlanta is home to the world headquarters of the broadcaster CNN, and you can take a tour to see behind-the-scenes of this massive operation. See how CNN handles the unpredictable nature of a live broadcast or even learn how to create your very own television show.
Distance: 346 miles, 5 hours.
Stay: Atlanta Marietta RV Resort.
Day 3. Atlanta GA to Nashville TN
Depart this morning and take the I-75 N and I-24 W to George L Davis Boulevard in Nashville.
For lovers of country music, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Highlighting the roots of country music and how it has evolved, learn about the pioneer artists behind the genre and even discover some hometown favourites along the way. If you are keen to see even more, take a tour from the museum to the RCA Studio B. Artists such as Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley have recorded here, and it is an essential site of country music history.
The Nashville Parthenon is a full-scale reproduction of a Greek Temple. Found in Centennial Park, it was built to commemorate Nashville’s centenary. Sitting at 42 feet, it is worth exploring the impressive structure as it also houses Nashville’s art museum.
Distance: 250 miles, 3 hours 40 minutes.
Stay: Nashville KOA.
Day 4. Nashville TN to St. Louis MO
Depart this morning and take the I-40 W/ I-65 N. Follow the I-24 W, I-57 N and I-64 W to Clark Avenue/ Historic U.S. 66 E in St. Louis.
A visit to St. Louis is not complete without a trip to the Gateway Arch. Built to mark the westward expansion of the United States, you can actually travel to the top of the 630 feet high structure. The tram ride to the top will allow you to see a stunning panoramic views of St. Louis.
If you are interested in seeing some American sport, St. Louis is home to Busch Stadium where their beloved St. Louis Cardinals play baseball. Or if you are there during fall or winter, the St. Louis Blues play hockey at the Scottrade Center.
Distance: 309 miles, 4 hours 30 minutes.
Stay: St. Louis RV Park.
Day 5. St. Louis MO to Kansas City MO
Depart this morning and take the I-64 W/ US-40 W. Take the I-70 W to E 13th Street in Kansas City.
Worlds of Fun is an amusement park suited to everyone in the family. From the thrill rides and the family rides, as well as the Oceans of Fun Waterpark, it is easy to spend the whole day here.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is home to over 34,500 pieces from all over the world. Whether you’re discovering the Nigerian sculptures, American photography or Japanese dishes, this art museum is unlike anything you have ever seen. The focus is placed on creating a unique experience every time you visit.
Distance: 248 miles, 3 hours 40 minutes.
Stay: Worlds of Fun Village.
Day 6. Kansas City MO to Burlington CO
Depart this morning and take the I-70 E. Follow the I-70 W to US-24 W/ Rose Avenue in Burlington.
The Kit Carson County Carousel was manufactured in 1905, and continues to be a beautiful centrepiece of the town. During the time of manufacturing, over 2,500 carousels were carved across America. However, fewer than 150 remain, making this one a site to be seen. The adjacent museum will take you back in time to when carousels and fairs were the height of entertainment.
Distance: 437 miles, 6 hours 10 minutes.
Stay: Campland RV Park.
Day 7. Burlington CO to Denver CO
Depart this morning and take the I-70 W to the US-287 S/ US-40 E/ W Colfax Avenue in Denver.
For sporting fans, catch a game of baseball at Coors Field, and cheer on the Colorado Rockies. Considered to be a field that is easy to get a home-run on, there is always a good game on with some exciting action. It is an essential American experience while over in the States.
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is perfect for an educational, fun family day out. Whether you want to watch a film or documentary on the enormous IMAX screen, or immerse yourself in space and the stars at the Planetarium, the museum is the place to learn in a fun and exciting way.
Allow 60 minutes to return your campervan.
Distance: 169 miles, 2 hours 30 minutes.
Stay: Flying Saucer RV Park.
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