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The Ultimate American Road Trip Mapped Out

(KABB) -- How cool would it be to go on a road trip through the US and visit major cities and landmarks in every state? Sounds like a planning nightmare, but worry not aspiring country-trotters, a computer science whiz has planned the trip out for you. 
Click here for the route and more information.

Here's the list of the 50 landmarks: 
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

The calculations didn't stop there. He also calculated the optimal route if you would prefer to visit major cities and one for Europe's landmarks.

(Photo Credit: MGN / Donna Schichler)


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