Map of Our Route

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Map of Our Route

This is the actual route we traveled on our road trip! Feel free to click on the map to enlarge it and get a better look.  Also, see below for the destinations corresponding with the numbers on the map.  We accomplished our goal of seeing every one of the 48 contiguous states of the United States!

I was sure we would deviate from the original route at times as we discovered new places and ventured out.  Sure enough, the plan changed several times.  There are quite a few more stops on our final route than on the original plan (60 more to be exact!).  That’s because there’s so much to see in the U.S.! Even with 123 destinations, we still didn’t see it all, but at least we were able to see what we did.  Plus, there’s always next time! 😉

  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. Flagstaff, AZ
  3. Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon, AZ
  4. Albuquerque, NM
  5. Oklahoma City, OK
  6. Wichita, KS
  7. Branson, MO
  8. St. Louis, MO
  9. Indianapolis, IN
  10. Saginaw, MI
  11. Michigan City, IN
  12. Chicago, IL
  13. Des Moines, IA
  14. Omaha, NE
  15. Denver, CO
  16. Gypsum, CO
  17. Vail, CO
  18. Breckenridge, CO
  19. Arches National Park, Moab, UT
  20. Salt Lake City, UT
  21. Las Vegas, NV
  22. Surprise, AZ
  23. Temecula, CA
  24. San Juan Bautista, CA
  25. Santa Cruz, CA
  26. Monterey, CA
  27. Pebble Beach, CA
  28. Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  29. San Simeon, CA
  30. Fortuna, CA
  31. Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Weott, CA
  32. Winchester Bay, OR
  33. Portland, OR
  34. Seattle, WA
  35. Anacortes, WA
  36. Vancouver, BC, Canada
  37. Spokane, WA
  38. Coeur d’Alene, ID
  39. Missoula, MT
  40. Glacier National Park, West Glacier, MT
  41. Dubois, WY
  42. Yellowstone National Park
  43. Jackson Hole, WY
  44. Spearfish, SD
  45. Sturgis, SD
  46. Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone, SD
  47. Jamestown, ND
  48. Prior Lake, MN
  49. Minneapolis, MN
  50. St. Paul, MN
  51. Mukwonago, WI
  52. Milwaukee, WI
  53. Indianapolis, IN
  54. Frankfort, KY
  55. Lexington, KY
  56. Louisville, KY
  57. Nashville, TN
  58. Sevierville, TN
  59. Pigeon Forge, TN
  60. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN
  61. Asheville, NC
  62. Knoxville, TN
  63. Chattanooga, TN
  64. Cartersville, GA
  65. Atlanta, GA
  66. Fort Mill, SC
  67. Charlotte, NC
  68. Charleston, WV
  69. Canton, OH
  70. Niagara Falls, NY
  71. White River Junction, VT
  72. Woodstock, VT
  73. Quechee, VT
  74. Hanover, NH
  75. Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
  76. Kennebunkport, ME
  77. Oakham, MA
  78. Holden, MA
  79. Worcester, MA
  80. Narragansett, MA
  81. Boston, MA
  82. Newport, RI
  83. Providence, RI
  84. Hartford, CT
  85. Narvon, PA
  86. Hershey, PA
  87. Gettysburg, PA
  88. Philadelphia, PA
  89. Wilmington, DE
  90. College Park, MD
  91. Washington, D.C.
  92. Baltimore, MD
  93. Annapolis, MD
  94. Richmond, VA
  95. Raleigh, NC
  96. Kill Devil Hills (Outer Banks), NC
  97. Myrtle Beach, SC
  98. Charleston, SC
  99. Savannah, GA
  100. Hilton Head Island, SC
  101. Brunswick, GA
  102. Jacksonville, FL
  103. St. Augustine, FL
  104. Daytona Beach, FL
  105. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  106. Miami, FL
  107. Key West, FL
  108. Everglades National Park, Homestead, FL
  109. Naples, FL
  110. Saint Petersburg, FL
  111. Clearwater, FL
  112. Tampa, FL
  113. Hilton Head Island, SC
  114. Beaufort, SC
  115. Orlando, FL
  116. Pensacola Beach, FL
  117. Orange Beach, AL
  118. Gulfport, MS
  119. New Orleans, LA
  120. Houston, TX
  121. Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs, AR
  122. Little Rock, AR
  123. Elk City, OK
  124. Albuquerque, NM
  125. Surprise, AZ
  126. San Diego, CA

 

Have you been to any of the above places? If so, what was your favorite, and what did you love about it? What places are on your bucket list to visit? Did we miss any places you think are worth visiting?

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