How to plan a last-minute trip to see the eclipse

Have you left it too late? Not if you plan now, and leave soon.

Still thinking of taking a trip to see the total solar eclipse? You MUST get to the Path of Totality, a 70-mile wide track that goes through goes through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Here’s everything you need to plan a road-trip:

1 – Here are the local times for the eclipse:

Local Eclipse TImes


2 – Here’s an animation of the Path of Totality. You need to stand under that moving red line to get two minutes of totality (darkness + the view of the solar corona)


3 – Here’s an interactive Google Map with the Path of Totality on it

4 – Here’s a handy ebook for your phone containing hundreds of eclipse festivals, campsites & RV parks

5 – Check HipCamp for first-come-first-served campsites

6 – Wild camp in a National Forest or Bureau of Land Management (BLM) area

7 – Check the National Weather Service 2017 Solar Eclipse page for the Eclipse Forecast


USA Eclipse Camping & RV Guide for August 21, 2017

USA Eclipse 2017 Camping & RV Guide: More than 100 festivals, campsites & RV Parks for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017