Looking for an Epic road trip?Luckily, there was someone out there who created an algorithm to speed this whole process up. Randy Olson created a blog post outlining this, as well as creating an optimal road trip across the US. His road trip includes National Parks, but does not come close to visiting all of them. That’s where we come in! In this road trip that we have constructed, we give you a pretty optimal route to take you to all 47 national parks. We chose to exclude Hawaii as it is pretty hard to drive to. We also chose to exclude Alaska due to distance from the contiguous 48 – maybe a separate Alaska National Park map is in order?
An optimal route to take you to all 47 national parksNote:
- This route is 15,758 miles and would take you 11 days, 14 hours and 30 minutes to drive straight through each location.
- Kings Canyon is currently closed due to the wildfires that are consuming California’s forests right now, and because of that it is not included in the interactive version.
- You’ll have to take a ferry to three of these National Parks, but these directions will take you as close as you can get on land.