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70 Degree Road Trip #3: All U.S. & Canada

Enjoy beautiful weather all year long on this 70 degree road trip through the United States and Canada…

In 2015, a climatologist named Brian B. created a 70°F Road Trip map that has been shared over 10 million times over various platforms. He routed 3 road trips that chase 70-degree weather all year long.

Brian B. updated the routes in 2023 to make them more interesting and you can now choose a Coastal Route, Interior Route, or an All U.S. and Canada Route. 

We’ve already written about the U.S. Coast Route and Interior Route. Today, we’re sharing the INCREDIBLE 70-degree road trip that takes you all through the United States and Canada. 

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A Few Quick Notes

Before we jump into the route, we want to point out that you don’t have to do this entire year-long road trip to make use of the following information. You can use the map and route as a reference guide for shorter trips. 

Simply look at the locations based on the month you’re traveling, and you can plan your road trip based on a segment of this trip. That way, you can enjoy 70-degree weather whenever you want to travel.

Brian B’s map is an overview, and not a detailed itinerary. So, we will provide related links and resources for each monthly segment below to help you plan your trip.

Route 3: The All U.S. and Canada Route

This grand, cross-border adventure spans the U.S. and Canada in an incredible 13,996-mile (22,530 km) journey. 

Starting in San Diego, California, the All U.S. and Canada Route takes you through the heart of the American Southwest, the charming landscapes of the southern and eastern U.S., the vast wilderness of the Canadian territories, and the rugged coastline of western Canada.

Then the route returns you to the United States, continuing down through where the West meets the Midwest to the southern states. Finally, you conclude your amazing journey in Daytona, Florida.

(You can check out Brian B.’s Climate Blog to see all 3 routes on an overview map and how he figured them out.)


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Kick off your adventure in San Diego, California, and stay on I-8 as you make your way to the sun-drenched city of Phoenix, Arizona.

Mileage: 357 miles


Follow I-10 from Phoenix to El Paso, Texas. Immerse yourself in the unique cultures and mesmerizing landscapes of the American Southwest.

Mileage: 384 miles


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Venture from El Paso along state roads toward Wichita Falls, Texas, and continue through extreme southern and eastern Oklahoma. Enjoy the beautiful and varied landscapes along the way.

(Starting this month, you’ll need to start covering more ground every month to keep up with the 70-degree weather.)

Mileage: 991 miles


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Head east through the picturesque states of Arkansas and Tennessee into North Carolina. Then head up the Blue Ridge Parkway through western Virginia, West Virginia, and finally to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Explore amazing cities and places like Chattanooga, Pigeon Forge, Asheville, Roanoke, Monongahela National Forest, and more.

Mileage: 1,328 miles


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Start eastward in Pennsylvania before looping back to Youngstown and Canton, Ohio. Continue northeast to Chicago, Illinois, and then head north into Wisconsin. Conclude the month in the scenic landscapes of central Minnesota.

Mileage: 1,440 miles

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Get ready to cover a lot of ground this month!

Continuing northward, you reach the international border at International Falls, MN. Follow the highway north to Longbow Lake and then west to Winnipeg and Edmonton. Keep heading northeast and then north on smaller highways to Hay River on the shore of Great Slave Lake. 

From there, head generally west toward Dawson, YT, and the border crossing at the Top of the World Highway. Then make your way to Fairbanks, AK. 

Mileage: 3,424 miles


 British Columbia
British Columbia

Head south from Fairbanks to Anchorage, Alaska, and head eastward across the Canadian border. Begin your return to the Lower 48, aiming to finish the month at Prince George, British Columbia.

Mileage: 1,735 miles


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Glacier National Park

From Prince George, make your way southeast to Calgary, Alberta, and cross back into the U.S. near Glacier National Park, Montana.

Mileage: 643 miles


Now in Montana, hit Yellowstone and then stay on smaller highways that wind through parts of western Wyoming, eastern Idaho, and northeastern Utah. Briefly take I-70 east to the Colorado border.

Mileage: 1,056 miles


Colorado Itinerary

In Colorado, head southeast on state and U.S. highways into extreme northern New Mexico near Taos. Then head north and northeast to Denver and then east into the plains of eastern Colorado. 

Then continue eastward through most of southern Kansas before turning southeast to Little Rock, AR. This is where the route crosses itself from early April.

Mileage: 1,632 miles 


Travel nearly due east to Jackson, Mississippi, then up to Birmingham, Alabama, and turn southeast to reach Lake City, Florida.

Mileage: 732 miles


Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach

Complete your year-long adventure by driving the final leg from Lake City, Florida, to Daytona, Florida, where you can relax on the picturesque Atlantic Ocean beaches and reflect on your incredible journey.

Once you’re in Florida, you might as well loop around and continue to enjoy the tropical weather. In the list below, we include adventure guides that’ll take you down Florida’s Atlantic Coast, through the Keys, and back up the Gulf Coast.

Mileage: 187 miles

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Florida is one of those places for us. And we know it is for many RVers looking to get away and explore during the winter. 

That's why we've created three guides, covering Florida's Atlantic Coast, the Gulf Coast, and the Keys. 

Each of these guides is a seven-day guided exploration of one of the coasts. And each stop is a curated view of the best things that we’ve enjoyed on this trip and want you to experience.

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FAQ's about Florida Gulf Coast beaches of interest to RVers

What is the weather like along Florida's Gulf Coast?

The weather along Florida's Gulf Coast can vary depending on the time of year and the specific location. In general, the area experiences hot, humid summers and mild, pleasant winters.
The Panhandle region can be quite cool in January. It is seldom below freezing, but daytime highs are typically in the 50s. It warms up about 10 degrees each month.
You can also generally add about 10 degrees for every 150 miles you travel south down the Florida peninsula.
By the time you hit Naples, daytime highs in January are in the comfortable 70s.

Did Hurricane Ian destroy many beach campgrounds on the Gulf Coast?

While it severely damaged almost two dozen RV parks and campgrounds, about 8-10 campgrounds in the Naples-Ft. Myers area were completely destroyed. Most of the damaged campgrounds have been repaired and reopened.
Check with the Florida Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds if you have questions or concerns.

Are there any websites that can help me get a reservation for a Florida beach campground?

One of the best resources we can recommend is called Campnab. This service monitors parks for cancelations and sends you an alert when an opening matches your criteria. That said, it isn’t magic. The app doesn’t create availabilities. 
The service works – but it is not free.
Campnab offers two ways to use the service. The first is individual pay-per-use scans. These watch for vacancies at a specific park for a specific date. These work well if you know exactly when and where you intend to camp. Pay-per-use scans cost $10 – $20, depending on how frequently you want them to check availability.
The second way to use the service is through a membership. These typically run monthly and are tailored to those who camp more frequently or are looking to maximize their chance of finding a site. Membership allows you to scan multiple parks and/or dates simultaneously. With memberships, you pay a monthly recurring fee ($10, $20, $30, or $50), depending on your needs.

Are there places in Florida where you can literally camp on the beach for free?

Not many. And they are very pricey. If you want to sleep directly on the sand in an RV, you'll have to stay at a developed commercial campground like Camp Gulf on the Emerald Coast or an RV resort like Big Pine Key Resort in the keys. Some state parks like the Gamble Rogers State Memorial Recreation Area in the Atlantic Coast or  Bahia Honda State Park in the keys or Fort Desto State Park near St. Petersburg have beachside sites, too.

But are there free, unrestricted RV beach camping spots in Florida?

Sorry, none that I know of that would work for RVs.
There is unrestricted camping on wild beaches on a couple of islands, but you need a boat to get there, and it is for tent camping only. If you want to sleep directly on the sand, there is Anclote Key offshore Tarpon Springs, and Shell Key in Pinellas County. Another favorite is Keewaydin Island between Naples and Marco Island but that area remains pretty devasted from Hurricane Ian.

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2023-06-30

Mike Wendland is an Emmy award-winning journalist, traveler, and producer of RV Podcast, the RV Lifestyle travel blog, and the RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube. Mike, traveling with his wife Jennifer and their Norwegian Elkhound, Bo, has vast experience and a great passion for exploring North America, previously working as a long-time NBC-TV News Channel Technology Correspondent and now sharing his love for the RV lifestyle with millions. Mike is not only an adept RV life enthusiast but also a skillful storyteller, bringing to his channels stories from the road that perfectly capture the magic and hardships of this lifestyle.

One Response to “70 Degree Road Trip #3: All U.S. & Canada”

June 30, 2023at7:35 pm, David Anway said:

Where can we get the map for this rout? Thanks


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