This Is The Perfect And Best Road Trip You Can Possibly Take, According To Science

Let’s be honest: at some point of your life, you’ve probably dream about going on a cross-country road trip. Wherever you’re from, whether it be driving across United States, United Kingdom, or Canada, this fantastic thought has probably crossed your mind.

For those who love cross-country trip in the United States, the “perfect and best road trip” has finally been planned. Lucky you!

The mastermind behind this are the amazing people at Discovery News and Randy Olson, a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University, who meticulously planned the perfect American road trip.


Get your travel buddies together. This awesome route takes you across United States, allowing you stops at all amazing landmarks in each and every state. All 48 CONTINENTAL ONES!


Using a sophisticated algorithm, this road trip lets you start in any state. Just get started right away at any point that runs through your home state and keep going until you are back at your starting point. Awesome, isn’t it?!



Here’s the list of the landmarks you would stop at in each state on this road trip:

1. Grand Canyon, AZ

2. Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

3. Craters of the Moon National Monument, ID

4. Yellowstone National Park, WY

5. Pikes Peak, CO

6. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM

7. The Alamo, TX

8. The Platt Historic District, OK

9. Toltec Mounds, AR

10. Elvis Presley’s Graceland, TN

11. Vicksburg National Military Park, MS

12. French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

13. USS Alabama, AL

14. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL

15. Okefenokee Swamp Park, GA

16. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC

17. Lost World Caverns, WV

18. Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, NC

19. Mount Vernon, VA

20. White House, Washington, DC

21. Colonial Annapolis Historic District, MD

22. New Castle Historic District, Delaware

23. Cape May Historic District, NJ

24. Liberty Bell, PA

25. Statue of Liberty, NY

26. The Mark Twain House & Museum, CT

27. The Breakers, RI

28. USS Constitution, MA

29. Acadia National Park, ME

30. Mount Washington Hotel, NH

31. Shelburne Farms, VT

32. Fox Theater, Detroit, MI

33. Spring Grove Cemetery, OH

34. Mammoth Cave National Park, KY

35. West Baden Springs Hotel, IN

36. Abraham Lincoln’s Home, IL

37. Gateway Arch, MO

38. C. W. Parker Carousel Museum, KS

39. Terrace Hill Governor’s Mansion, IA

40. Taliesin, WI

41. Fort Snelling, MN

42. Ashfall Fossil Bed, NE

43. Mount Rushmore, SD

44. Fort Union Trading Post, ND

45. Glacier National Park, MT

46. Hanford Site, WA

47. Columbia River Highway, OR

48. San Francisco Cable Cars, CA

49. San Andreas Fault, CA

50. Hoover Dam, NV

It’s pretty comprehensive, right?

Please SHARE this perfect road trip with your friends and family. Never too late to go on an amazing adventure of a lifetime.

Source: Discovery