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Usually, road trips are for adventures or leisure getaways. Those planning a road trip should make careful preparations like packing their phone and digital or paper maps as well as making certain that their travel insurance is in order. For those who want ideas of great trips, here are 10 excellent places for road trips in North America:
The Blue Ridge Parkway runs 469 miles between Waynesboro, Virginia and Cherokee, North Carolina. The trip takes in the Shenandoah Valley and other scenes in Appalachia.
Atlantic Coast Trip
Between Savannah, Georgia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a 4 hour trip straight, the route passes through historic Charleston, SC.
Badlands and Mt. Rushmore
In America’s interior, South Dakota offers the amazing Badlands and Mt. Rushmore with its famous landmark rock sculptures. Driving time is about 3 hours.
Boston, MA to Williamsburg, VA
600 miles of early colonial and United States’ history is found between Boston, Massachusetts and Williamsburg, Virginia. Richmond, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City are the other major cities along the way.
California Highway 1
From Los Angeles to Carmel, Highway 1 is almost 6 hours if driven straight. Still, a slow drive enjoying the ocean overlooks is recommended.
Some of the world’s most spectacular scenery, taking a road trip from Banff to Jasper in Alberta is a superb tour. The Icefields Parkway is the highway between these two mountain towns.
Columbia River Gorge
Only about an hour and a half drive, from Portland to The Dalles in Oregon of the United States is a scenic drive. Multnomah Falls and The Dalles Dam are two features along this trip.
Million Dollar Highway
The trip can start in Albuquerque, New Mexico. However, the part of U.S. Route 550 that is the Million Dollar Highway starts in Ouray and runs 25 miles up to Silverton, Colorado. Extreme driving, this highway includes steep mountain passes.
New England Color Cruise
Just less than 350 miles, this autumn road trip is stunning. The route leads from Portland, Maine through White Mountain National Forest to St. Johnsbury, Vermont to Montpelier. Then, the trip drops down to Albany, New York.
Nova Scotia to Prince Edward Island
Historic and scenic, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island offer coastline and historic sites like Green Gables on Prince Edward Island. Driving from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Charlottetown takes about 3 and 1/2 hours.