How To Plan a Road Trip Across the USA for Beginners | Levantr

Unlike a 4-day hike along the Inca Trail where reaching the top of Machu Picchu is the ultimate goal, a road trip’s highlight lies in relishing every step of the journey and not necessarily in taking pride in arriving at the destination. Sometimes, the adventure of a lifetime comes in the form of a full gas tank and a good friend. Whether you are into catching sunsets on highways with Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams blasting through the speakers as you sing along with a friend, cruising along scenic byways as the winds caress your cheeks, or spending the majority of your day hopping from one national park to another, a road trip lets you channel your inner Thelma & Louise while at the same time unveiling different parts of yourself you never know you have. If this happens to be your first time planning a road trip, a stellar journey awaits you after inhaling and following the information we provide in this article. 3 essentials of planning a road trip across the USA

It does not matter if you are a history buff who sets to relive blasts from the past, a lover who wants to savor the seemingly endless views of the Pacific Ocean, or an outdoor junkie who cannot wait venturing into the Great Northern adventure; every state, corner and nook of the USA graces the eyes with its own charms. 

  • Picking the ideal route

Here comes the second most fun part before actually experiencing the most fun part (the road trip itself), which is planning which route to take based on your schedule and budget. With a total of 50 states dotting the country, it is safe to say that you will probably be having a hard time picking the most scenic course that packs in every activity you want to try in one go. The USA is never short of magnificent destinations, but if we could only winnow down the vast choices to only three, our top picks would be:

  • The Great Northern Route.  If you have specifically freed up your time for this road trip, a comprehensive journey of this route will include these states: Seattle, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, New Hampshire and Maine. Even better, after Michigan, you can spend a few meaningful days in Canada, which is in Ontario and Quebec, to be exact. Some highlights of this trip include enjoying the famous Going-to-the-Sun-Road in Montana’s Glacier National Park and admiring the forested region of Michigan Upper Peninsula. 


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