Story by Katie Branham |

May 9, 2023 |

Summer is the perfect time to take your camper van on the ultimate road trip, and with National Camping Month falling in June, there’s no better time to hit the open road and explore all that this beautiful country has to offer.

Before you set off on your adventure, it’s important to do some planning. First and foremost, make sure your camper van is in good working order and is roadworthy. Check the tires, brakes, and engine, and make sure all your safety equipment is up to date. Next, plan your route, taking into account the destinations you want to see along the way and the amount of time you have available. Be sure to check out the Wayfarer Vans app to find camping spots along the way too.

Now that you’re ready to hit the road, let’s take a look at some of the top destinations to visit coast to coast.

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West Coast

Starting on the West Coast, there are so many beautiful destinations to choose from. From the stunning beaches of California to the rugged coastline of Oregon and the majestic mountains of Washington, there’s something for everyone.

One must-see destination is Yosemite National Park, home to towering granite cliffs, thundering waterfalls, and some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll ever see. With miles of hiking trails, camping facilities, and wildlife viewing opportunities, Yosemite is a nature lover’s paradise.

Another great destination on the West Coast is the Pacific Northwest, home to some of the most beautiful forests, mountains, and coastline in the country. Don’t miss out on the stunning Oregon Coast, with its rocky cliffs, sandy beaches, and charming small towns.


As you head inland, there are plenty of amazing destinations to explore in the Midwest. From the rolling hills of the Ozarks to the Great Lakes and the prairies of the Dakotas, this region is full of surprises.

Make sure to add this hidden gem, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan to your itinerary! This stunning park boasts towering multicolored sandstone cliffs, sparkling beaches, dashing waterfalls, huge sand dunes, inland lakes and streams, and deep green forests. With nearly 100 miles of trails, you can explore remote trout streams, hidden bogs, wild Lake Superior beaches, and a system of 22 backcountry campgrounds.

Another must-see destination in the Midwest is the Black Hills of South Dakota, home to the iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial and the stunning Badlands National Park. Don’t forget to take a scenic drive along the Needles Highway, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

East Coast

Finally, as you make your way to the East Coast, there are plenty of amazing destinations to explore, from the historic cities of the Northeast to the sunny beaches of Florida.

One great destination to check out is Acadia National Park in Maine, home to some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the country. With its rocky cliffs, sandy beaches, and crystal-clear waters, Acadia is a paradise for hikers, bikers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds.

Another must-see destination on the East Coast is the Outer Banks of North Carolina, a long stretch of sandy beaches, dunes, and small towns that offer a glimpse into the region’s rich history and culture.

There’s no better time to take your camper van on the ultimate road trip than National Camping Month in June. With so many amazing destinations to explore coast to coast, there’s no shortage of places to go and things to see. So pack your bags, hit the open road, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. If you don’t have a camper van yet, check out our van conversions here and hit the road this summer!