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Epically Unforgettable USA Road Trip Itinerary | Mid Florida RV

Road trips are an American tradition, and do we have an epic road trip for you!? This perfect itinerary allows you to visit every state in the continental U.S. during an unforgettable adventure.

An alternative to flying, planning a road trip is a wonderful option for those wanting to travel and see new places. One plan you'll definitely enjoy is to travel to all 48 continental U.S. states in one amazing continuous loop; allowing you and your family to view some of the country's top natural landmarks.

Many people don't realize how varied and unique the landscapes become as you travel through the U.S.. It's a huge country - larger than Canada - when you consider just the land alone.

So, check out this summer's epic adventure on the map below:

Epic 48-State Road Trip

This is as good as it gets when you're aiming to visit each of the 48 states! The only two states you'll have left on your bucket list after this road trip is Alaska and Hawaii.

Conceived scientifically by American PhD student Randy Olson, each stop represents a National Park or Point of Interest. So, you're not just seeing each state, but you're able to see cool parts of each state - which makes for great stories!

Rest assured you won't be wasting daylight as the itinerary has been optimized to be as efficient a route as possible in order to see all 48 states. If you only stop to sleep, you can complete the road trip in only 9 days. However, we seriously recommend taking at least a couple weeks to explore these amazing location.

The best thing about this itinerary is that no matter where you start on the map, it's a continuous loop and passes through many spots near the Canadian border. You're even able to take a shortcut from Michigan to Vermont through Canada, as the stop in Cleveland is only to keep Americans without a passport from crossing into the Great White North.

Here is the complete list of all landmarks

(48 States + Washington, DC + A California Bonus Stop!)

  1. Grand Canyon, Arizona

  2. Bryce Canyon Nationa Park, Utah

  3. Craters of the Moon, Idaho

  4. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

  5. Pikes Peak, Colorado

  6. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

  7. The Alamo, Texas

  8. The Platt Historic District, Oklahoma

  9. Toltec Mounds, Arkansas

  10. Elvis Presley's Graceland, Tennessee

  11. Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi

  12. French Quarter, Louisiana

  13. USS Alabama, Alabama

  14. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

  15. Okefenokee Swamp Park, Georgia

  16. Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina

  17. Lost World Caverns, West Virginia

  18. Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, North Carolina

  19. Mount Vernon, Virginia

  20. White House, Washington, D.C.

  21. Colonial Annapolis Historic District, Maryland

  22. New Castle Historic District, Delaware

  23. Cape May Historic District, New Jersey

  24. Liberty Bell, Pennsylvania

  25. Statue of Liberty, New York

  26. The Mark Twain House & Museum, Connecticut

  27. The Breakers, Rhode Island

  28. USS Constitution, Massachusetts

  29. Acadia National Park, Maine

  30. Mount Washington Hotel, New Hampshire

  31. Shelburne Farms, Vermont

  32. Fox Theater, Michigan

  33. Spring Grove Cemetery, Ohio

  34. Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

  35. West Baden Springs Hotel, Indiana

  36. Abraham Lincoln's Home, Illinois

  37. Gateway Arch, Missouri

  38. C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, Kansas

  39. Terrace Hill Governor's Mansion, Iowa

  40. Taliesin, Wisconsin

  41. Fort Snelling, Minnesota

  42. Ashfall Fossil Bed, Nebraska

  43. Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

  44. Fort Union Trading Post, North Dakota

  45. Glacier National Park, Montana

  46. Hanford Site, Washington

  47. Columbia River Highway, Oregon

  48. San Francisco Cable Cars, California

  49. Sand Andreas Fault, California

  50. Hoover Dam, Nevada

Each of these attractions are considerably enticing! What about you? Ready to dare to adventure?

New City-Centric Alternative

While the original road trip focuses on more natural landmarks, there is a new more city-centric alternative map for all of you city-slickers!

Here is the itinerary for a slightly shorter but just as impressive road trip showcasing each state's "Best City to Visit" according to TripAdvisor.

Unfortunately, you'll miss out on Vermont, West Virginia, and North Dakota (at least on the itinerary) since they didn't make the top 400 cities to visit ranking.

Here is the complete list of all cities:

  1. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  2. Wichita, Kansas

  3. Denver, Colorado

  4. Albuquerque, New Mexico

  5. Phoenix, Arizona

  6. Las Vegas, Nevada

  7. San Francisco, California

  8. Portland, Oregon

  9. Seattle, Washington

  10. Boise, Idaho

  11. Park City, Utah

  12. Jackson, Wyoming

  13. Billings, Montana

  14. Sioux Falls, South Dakota

  15. Omaha, Nebraska

  16. Des Moines, Iowa

  17. Minneapolis, Minnesota

  18. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  19. Chicago, Illinois

  20. Indianapolis, Indiana

  21. Louisville, Kentucky

  22. Columbus, Ohio

  23. Detroit, Michigan

  24. Cleveland, Ohio

  25. Manchester, New Hampshire

  26. Portland, Maine

  27. Boston, Massachusetts

  28. Providence, Rhode Island

  29. New Haven, Connecticut

  30. New York City, New York

  31. Ocean City, New Jersey

  32. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  33. Wilmington, Delaware

  34. Baltimore, Maryland

  35. Washington, D.C.

  36. Virginia Beach, Virginia

  37. Charlotte, North Carolina

  38. Charleston, South Carolina

  39. Orlando, Florida

  40. Atlanta, Georgia

  41. Nashville, Tennessee

  42. Birmingham, Alabama

  43. Jackson, Mississippi

  44. New Orleans, Louisiana

  45. Houston, Texas

  46. Little Rock, Arkansas

  47. Branson, Missouri

So, now that you're finished looking for an excuse to go on a road trip, it's time to head over to Mid Florida RV Rentals! You can rent an RV and hit the road! Call 866-MID-FLRV (866-643-3578) for your RV rental needs!