Road Trips

road trips with kids

Need a selection of tried and true road trips at your fingertips?

Below is a sampling of family road trips either Pit Stops for Kids or other travel bloggers have personally tested and approved with their families! Adapt them, shorten them, lengthen them, and suit them to fit your best road trip with kids…then report back on the new road trip stops you’ll inevitably find along the way!

Northern California Highway 1

Starting Point: San Francisco, CA
Duration: 6 days
Ending Point: San Francisco, CA or San Simeon, CA
Tested and approved by: Pit Stops for Kids

Vancouver and Vancouver Island, BC

Starting Point: Vancouver, BC
Duration: 7 days
Ending Point: Sidney, BC or Vancouver, BC
Tested and approved by: Pit Stops for Kids

Southwest National Parks

Starting Point: Reno, NV
Duration: 12 days
Ending Point: Las Vegas, NV
Tested and approved by: Pit Stops for Kids

‘A Pit Stop a Day’ Western U.S. National Parks

Starting Point: Portland, OR
Duration: 22 days
Ending Point: Sacramento, CA
Tested and approved by: Pit Stops for Kids

Wyoming Park to Park Road Trip

Starting point: Yellowstone National Park (or Northeastern Idaho)
Duration: 3-4 days
Ending Point: Thermopolis Wyoming (or Salt Lake City, Utah)
Tested and approved by: Pit Stops for Kids

California Road Trip

Starting point: Los Angeles
Duration: approximately 12 days
Ending point: Los Angeles
Tested and approved by: Eat.Live.Travel.Write

Rural Alberta Road Trip

Starting point: Lethbridge, AB
Duration: approximately 3 days
Ending point: Calgary, AB
Tested and approved by: Pit Stops for Kids

A five-day Oregon road trip

Starting point: Portland
Ending point: Eugene
Tested and approved by: CascadiaKids

Tour of West Georgia

Starting point: St. Simon’s Island (alternative: Atlanta)
Duration: six days
Ending point: Atlanta
Tested and approved by: Field Trips with Sue

Minnesota to St. Louis

Starting point: Minnesota
Duration: six days
Ending point: St. Louis
Tested and approved by: Travels with Children

Minnesota to Texas (through Missouri and Louisiana)

Starting point: Minnesota
Duration: 12 days round trip
Ending point: San Antonio, TX (destination), then back to Minnesota
Tested and approved by: Travels with Children

Additional MN to TX road trip from Minneapolis to College Station in seven days!
Tested and approved by Trekaroo.

Madison and Wisconsin Dells

Starting point: Minnesota
Duration: 6 days
Ending point: Madison, WI (then back to Minnesota)
Tested and approved by: Travels with Children

Minnesota to North Dakota

Starting point: Minnesota
Duration: 3 days
Ending point: Bismarck ND
Tested and approved by: Travels with Children

Philadephia, PA

Starting point: Minnesota
Duration: 10 days
Ending point: Philadelphia (round trip to Minnesota)
Tested and approved by: Travels with Children

New York to Florida

Starting point: New York state
Duration: 2 (long!) days (read Day 2 here)
Ending point: Tampa, Florida
Tested and approved by: Go BIG or Go Home

Los Angeles to San Diego

Starting point: Los Angeles
Duration: 1 day
Ending point: San Diego
Tested and approved by: Roaming Tales


Finally, for tips on the nitty-gritty of road-tripping with kids, check out the links below!

Travel technology you want with you on the road
When pit stops are far and few between
The pre-road trip checklist

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