The destination can significantly impact the experience of going on a road trip, so where is it best to go on a road trip anyway?
Best routes in USA
The U.S. is a magnificent country to go on a road trip. There is an incredible number of good opportunities for routes in the U.S. because the country is so large, which means that almost no matter what, you will be able to see different kinds of landscapes depending on where in the country you end up driving.
One of the most interesting things about the U.S. is that the landscape changes almost as soon as you cross the border into a new state.
California, Nevada, Arizona - Western US
Location: California, Nevada, Arizona
Distance: 2875 kilometers (1787 miles)
Duration: 12-14 days
Period: June – September (due to cold weather in some places during winter)
Offering close to 3000 kilometers of stunning views across California, Arizona, and Nevada, this West Coast road trip definitely has what it takes to be the perfect road trip.
Along the way, you will come across:
- Needles, CA
- Grand Canyon, ARI
- Hoover Dam, NV
- Las Vegas, NV
- Yosemite National Park, CA
- San Fransisco, CA
- Bixby Creek Bridge, CA
- Big Sur, CA
- Los Angeles, CA
- and much more!
In addition, there will also be the possibility to take excellent alternative routes that stand out on views and small cozy towns that will undoubtedly contribute to a much more pleasant and cultural road trip.
A video showcasing how this type of road trip could end up looking
Camilla Rumph, Youtube-channel.
Chicago to Los Angeles - Route 66
Location: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California
Distance: 3940 kilometers (2448 miles)
Duration: 7-11 days
Period: June – September
Route 66 is something most people have heard of at some point. A legendary road through the majority of the U.S. that over the years has become a kind of tourist attraction for many people, which is also understandable as it is a truly scenic route where you get to see many of America’s many different landscapes.
On the trip, there are many options, but it is a recommendation at least to take a journey past the following locations:
- Cadillac Ranch, TX
- The Painted Desert, ARI
- The Gateway Arch, MO
- Petrified Forest, ARI
- Santa FE, NM
- Sandia Peak Tramway, NM
- Santa Monica Pier, CA
New York City to Miami - East Coast
Location: New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida
Distance: 2315 kilometers (1439 miles)
Duration: 7-11 days
Period: All year
This road trip is definitely the term for a city break road trip. Starting in probably the greatest of them all, New York City, and ending in perhaps the warmest of them all, Miami, Florida.
On the way, you will come across the following locations:
- New York City, NY
- Philidelphia, PA
- Baltimore, MD
- Washington D.C.
- Richmond, VA
- Charlotte, NC
- Amelia Island, FL
- Orlando, FL
- Blowing Rocks Preserve, FL
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Miami, FL
Routes Worth Mentioning
Hawaii’s Road to Hana
- Distance: 103 kilometers (64 miles)
- Duration: 1-2 days
- Astonishingly beautiful road trip along the coasts of Maui, Hawaii.
Utah’s Mighty Five
- Distance: 1440 kilometers (900 miles)
- Duration: 7-11 days
- Lots of stunning parks with different scenery – definitely worth the time!