This is the best road trip route you could ever take, according to science

And because science is involved it *must* be true

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If you try to tell us that the fantasy of road tripping around the world with your mates is something you've never planned in great detail in your head, we'd probably tell you you were lying. 

Because it's a no brainer really, isn't it? Shoving all your belongings into a back pack, rounding up a load of snacks and jumping in a car with your pals is essentially just the DREAM, isn't it?

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Especially when science has already mapped out the best route trip route you could ever take and popped it on the internet for you - aka giving you the perfect excuse to *actually* make the fantasy plan a reality.

According to Discovery News, who partned up with a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University, the perfect American road trip takes you across the continent, stopping at 48 landmarks in every single state.

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The map is planned with a sophisticated algorthim, which means you can start and finish at any of the points, head around the route and end up back where you started - only with the BEST ROAD TRIP STORY EVER.

According to the map, here's the list of landmarks you'd see in each state on this road trip:

  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
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That's it, we're going road trippin'.

How about you? Thoughts? Let's discuss over on our twitter or in the comment box below, yo.

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