Ultimate US Road Trip Planner

Some of my best memories are from road trips all around the United States from historical New England to the west coast’s amazing coastline and national parks. Getting in your car and stopping wherever looks interesting is the perfect way to explore the expansive United States. Below are starting points and recommendations of ways to spend a day driving in a specific locale or even whole road trips. This page will continually be growing, so continue to visit.  Enjoy and have an amazing US road trip with help from this US road trip planner!us road trip planning guide, best road trips in the USA

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US Road Trip by Geographic Region

Midwest Road Trip Travel Guide

midwest getaways
Photo of Polk County, Iowa by Carl Wycoff on Flickr.

Inspiring song lyrics such as “amber waves of grains”, the Midwest has wide open spaces and friendly locals.



Michigan and Wisconsin

South Dakota

Introduction to Custer State Park from Dang Travelers

Northeast US Road Trips

best New England road trips
Photo of Lincoln, New Hampshire

The northeast is the perfect place to experience the four seasons, complete with gorgeous mountains, quaint towns, famous islands and stunning shorelines.

New Jersey

New York


Best New England Road Trips



New Hampshire

Rhode Island

48 Hours in Rhode Island from The Daily Adventures of Me



Southwest Road Trip Ideas

Southwest Road Trip Ideas

The deserts of the southwest US are a sight to behold. Be sure to also explore our native American history.



New Mexico


Road Tripping the Southeast US

Perfect US Road Trip

Although summers can be excruciatingly hot, the green trees and swamps, food, history and southern charm make the southeast US one of my favorite areas.







South Carolina



West Virginia

West Coast USA Road Trip Planner

west coast road trip itinerary

The west coast is the best coast and perfect for a road trip!

A West Coast(ish) Road Trip– from the Bohemian Bowmans

Oregon to San Francisco- The Pacific Coast from Cathy Flew the Coop



Explore the Open West US

west coast road trip itineraryColorado by Vin Crosbie on Flickr

Including the fabulous Rocky Mountains and the majestic carved stones of our national parks, the west should be part of anyone’s bucket list.





Canada Road Trip Itineraries

Canada road trip ideas
Photo of Moraine Lake in Banff, Canada by Alexander Shchukin on Flickr.

Although Canada is obviously not in the US, its proximity makes it the perfect country in which to continue your US road trip. My first road trip that I did the driving for was from Boston to Quebec and started my love for the travel genre!

Road Trip Through Ontario, Canada from The Daily Adventures of Me

Road Trip Through Quebec, Canada from Continents &  Condiments

Around Quebec City from The Daily Adventures of Me

Banff National Park to Jasper National Park from 33andFree

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