The Ultimate Road Trip Bucket List

Mount Shasta Road Trip50 Epic Road Trip Itineraries Available for Free in Google Maps

It’s time to hit the road! Summer is rapidly approaching and gas prices are at their lowest rates in over a decade leading AAA to estimate that a near record number of travelers will hit the road this Memorial Day weekend across the US, kicking off the unofficial start of summer, and along with it the quest for the Great American Road Trip.

500 Drives of a Lifetime

So it’s perfect timing to look back at fifty epic road trip itineraries we built in Google Maps based on National Geographic’s 500 Drives of a Lifetime franchise and once again rank them based on how popular they are.   The links above each image take you to an interactive map of the road trip itinerary in Google Maps, many which include stunning images and descriptions of each stop along the route.

#1 Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip

Pacific Coast Highway road trip

#2 Italy’s Amalfi Coast Road Trip

Italy's Amalfi Coast Road Trip

#3 Provence France Road Trip

Provence, France Road Trip

#4 New Zealand’s North Island Road Trip

New Zealand's North Island Road Trip

#5 The Low Country, South Carolina and Georgia Road Trip

Carolina Coast Road Trip

#6 The Cornish Coast, Cornwall England Road Trip

The Cornish Coast, Cornwall England Road Trip

#7 Banff and Jasper National Parks Road Trip

Banff and Jasper National Parks Road Trip

#8 Four Corners Drive, Southwest Road Trip

Petrified Forest road trip

#9 San Luis Valley, Colorado Road Trip

Great sand dunes national park road trip

#10 Netherlands Flower Route Road Trip

Netherlands Flower Route

 #11 Mount Hood Oregon Road Trip

Mount Hood Road Trip

#12 Black Hills, South Dakota Road Trip

Mt Rushmore Road Trip

#13 New York’s Finger Lakes Road Trip

Finger Lakes Road Trip

#14 Classic Cape Cod Massachusetts Road Trip

Cape Cod Road Trip

#15 Hana Highway Road Trip

Hawaii Road Trip

 #16 The James River Virginia Road Trip

James River Virginia Road Trip

#17 Dalton Highway Alaska Road Trip

Dalton Highway Alaska Road Trip

 #18 The Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia Road Trip

Cabot Trail Nova Scotia Road Trip

#19 Navajo and Hopi Lands Arizona Road Trip

Navajo and Hopi Nation Arizona Road Trip

#20 Olympic Peninsula Washington Road Trip

Olympic National Park Road Trip

#21 Ozarks, Arkansas Road Trip

Ozark Arkansas Road Trip

#22 Brandywine Valley Road Trip

Brandywine Valley Road Trip

#23 Shipwreck Coast Michigan Road Trip

lake superior road trip

#24 Hudson Valley Escape New York Road Trip

Hudson River Valley New York

#25 Santa Barbara Loop California Road Trip

Santa Barbara California Road Trip

 #26 Ghost Towns Colorado Road Trip

Ghost Towns Colorado Road Trip

#27 Cherohala Skyway Road Trip

Cherohala Skyway Road Trip

#28 Blues Highway Drive Road Trip

blue highway memphis road trip

#29 Hallowed Ground Virginia and Pennsylvania Road Trip

Gettysburg Battlefield, Pennsylvania

#30 Overseas Highway Florida Keys Drive Road Trip

Florida Keys Road Trip

#31 Nebraska’s Pioneer Trail Road Trip

Nebraska Pioneer Trail road trip

#32 Cascade Lakes Oregon Road Trip

Cascades lakes oregon road trip

#33 Texas Borderlands Road Trip

Texas Borderlands Road Trip

#34 Bourbon Trail Kentucky Road Trip

kentucky bourbon trail road trip

#35 The New Old West Arizona Road Trip

Saguaro National Park Arizona road trip

#36 Alaska’s Seward Highway Road Trip

Alaska Seward Highway Road Trip

 #37 The Vermont Cheese Trail Road Trip

Vermont Cheese Trail Road Trip

#38 Texas Hill Country Road Trip

Texas Hill Country Road Trip

#39 Creole Country Louisiana Road Trip

Louisiana Road 
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