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!)
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Bryce Canyon Nationa Park, Utah
Craters of the Moon, Idaho
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Pikes Peak, Colorado
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
The Alamo, Texas
The Platt Historic District, Oklahoma
Toltec Mounds, Arkansas
Elvis Presley's Graceland, Tennessee
Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi
French Quarter, Louisiana
USS Alabama, Alabama
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Okefenokee Swamp Park, Georgia
Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina
Lost World Caverns, West Virginia
Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, North Carolina
Mount Vernon, Virginia
White House, Washington, D.C.
Colonial Annapolis Historic District, Maryland
New Castle Historic District, Delaware
Cape May Historic District, New Jersey
Liberty Bell, Pennsylvania
Statue of Liberty, New York
The Mark Twain House & Museum, Connecticut
The Breakers, Rhode Island
USS Constitution, Massachusetts
Acadia National Park, Maine
Mount Washington Hotel, New Hampshire
Shelburne Farms, Vermont
Fox Theater, Michigan
Spring Grove Cemetery, Ohio
Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
West Baden Springs Hotel, Indiana
Abraham Lincoln's Home, Illinois
Gateway Arch, Missouri
C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, Kansas
Terrace Hill Governor's Mansion, Iowa
Fort Snelling, Minnesota
Ashfall Fossil Bed, Nebraska
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Fort Union Trading Post, North Dakota
Glacier National Park, Montana
Hanford Site, Washington
Columbia River Highway, Oregon
San Francisco Cable Cars, California
Sand Andreas Fault, California
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:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Las Vegas, Nevada
San Francisco, California
Park City, Utah
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Des Moines, Iowa
Manchester, New Hampshire
Providence, Rhode Island
New Haven, Connecticut
New York City, New York
Ocean City, New Jersey
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Charlotte, North Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
New Orleans, Louisiana
Little Rock, Arkansas
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!