How to Take a 48 State Road Trip in Less than 6 Days
Even though the halfway point of summer fast approaches, it's not too late to plan an epic road trip. Specifically a road trip to drive all 48 contiguous states in less than six days. Fox LA has charted out this epic road trip, which would help a lot of people cross two major items off their bucket lists: driving cross the United States and hitting all 50 states. OK, technically it won't help you on the latter but it will put a major dent in it.
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Compiled with the help of Google Maps, the route is going to take you over 6,913 miles starting in South Berwick, Maine, and ending in Taft, Montana, which may be a ghost town of some sorts. The website says you can accomplish the trip in 124 hours traveling at 55 mph, but by our math it's more like 125.6 hours and that's total driving time. However, to complete the trek in six days, you still have 18 hours to spare for bathroom and fuel breaks.
That's presuming you stick to the 55 mph. Average 70 mph and your driving time dips to 98.75 hours. You could do the trek in 5 days with 20 hours to spare. The trek seems to lend itself to higher speeds along some open stretches of highway once you clear the East Coast.
There is some hope if you want to complete all 50 states in less than one week. According to Fox LA, "Want to add Alaska and Hawaii to complete the fifty? You'll need fly out of Spokane, complete a three-legged trip to Honolulu, Anchorage and back. That will add another 36 hours for a total travel time of 160 hours, including layovers."
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Of course, the big question is, what to drive? Chevrolet may have once pitched to see the USA in a Chevrolet, but for our money the Audi RS7 would be the perfect trifecta of speed, comfort and luxury to finish the mission. Tell us what you'd drive in the comments below.
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