9 Epic USA Road Trips


Joe and I love a good road trip.  We could devote our entire travel time to nothing but USA road trips, and we’d never finish our trips.  We recently reached out to other travel bloggers to get their opinion on their favorite USA road trips.  We hope you like our list!

1.  Colorado to Los Angeles Road Trip

Driving from Colorado to California opened my eyes to how beautiful America is. On this journey, I got to see the Rocky Mountains, Arizona deserts, the four corners, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Laguna Beach, the Hollywood sign and countless breathtaking landscapes.  ~ Cass (lovinglifewithcass.com)

9 Epic USA Road Trips

Colorado to Los Angeles

Read all about it: Colorado to LA

2.  Kentucky Bourbon Trail Road Trip

How about an epic road trip to take around Kentucky and visiting all of the Bourbon distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail? Within the last few years, the Bourbon industry has had a “revival boom”.  This guide provides information and history about each of the 9 distilleries on the trail + a bonus distillery, as well as a rating for each distillery based on the overall experience on the tour as well as the tasting session. One could manage to do the whole trail over a long weekend, but it’s better to spread it out.  ~ Lorelei  (caliglobetrotter.wordpress.com)
9 Epic USA Road Trips

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

3.  Hawaiian Road Trip:  The Big Island

Hawaii is the biggest island in the state of Hawaii, with eight out of the thirteen climate zones. This makes the six-hour drive super exciting due to it’s ever-changing scenery. One minute you are enjoying the waves at the black sand beach, and the next you are on top of a snow capped mountain. It has beautiful waterfalls and is also home to not one, but FIVE volcanoes–two of which are still active!     ~ Cass (lovinglifewithcass.com)
9 Epic USA Road Trips

Hawaiian Road Trip: The Big Island


4.  Los Angeles to San Francisco on Highway 1

After spending some days in Los Angeles, it was time for us to hit the road and head north. Driving on Highway 1 up to San Francisco was a dream come true, and we were excited to explore the treasures that the road held for us.  Apart from beautiful Big Sur, we enjoyed countless scenic views, steep cliffs and lovely beaches before arriving in San Francisco , a city we instantly fell in love with.   ~ Lena (fouronaworldtrip.com)

9 Epic USA Road Trips

Los Angeles to San Francisco

Read all about it: California’s Highway 1 – A Roadtrip Tale

5.  Olympic National Park Road Trip

Want an epic 3-day road trip around the Olympic National Park in Washington State?  If you want to see a variety of biomes and landforms, this road trip is for you!  From rainforests to mountain ridges, the Olympic National Park road trip has it all.  In just three days, you can see and experience the highlights of this million-acre  park.  ~ Carmen  (packyourbaguios.com)

9 Epic USA Road Trips

Olympic National Park Road Trip

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6.  Texas Barbecue Road Trip

Could Texas win over two Memphis barbecue super fans?  We planned this Texas barbecue road trip to find out.  This epic road trip takes you through the heart of beautiful Texas hill country, hitting six highly-awarded barbecue joints.  Starting in Jefferson, Texas, the 548 mile trip ends at Lockhart, Texas, known by barbecue experts as the “Capital of Texas Barbecue”.  ~ Carmen (packyourbaguios.com)

9 Epic USA Road Trips

Texas Barbecue Road Trip

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7.  Utah National Park Road Trip

Roll the windows down, turn the music up and leave the Salt Lake City life behind as you head towards the quirky little town of Moab – a great base to explore both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Don’t miss hiking to Delicate Arch, the park’s (and Utah’s) most recognizable arch, before heading down to Monument Valley for the best sunsets and sunrises in the land. Head back up through Capitol Reef National Park and the Escalante Staircase National Monument before ending your trip with the ultimate grand finale. Just when you think Utah couldn’t possibly get any better, Bryce and Zion National Parks prove you wrong. As you explore Bryce’s otherworldly orange hoodoos and brave the Narrows at Zion National Park you’ll be thanking me. I promise this trip will go down in road trip history!  ~ Lynne (wellcaffeinatedtraveller.com)

9 Epic USA Road Trips

Utah National Parks Road Trip

Read all about it (4 detailed posts):  9 Reasons to Visit Utah3 Must-do Hikes in Arches National Park3 Must-do Hikes in Bryce National Park3 Must-do Hikes in Zion National Park


8.  Vermont Fall Road Trip

If you’ve never road-tripped through New England in the fall, this is the road trip for you – this road trip takes you through quaint New England towns and into the mountains. Beautiful colors, unique eateries, a scenic gorge, and a stop at Vermont’s only national park are just a few of the highlights of this Southern Vermont road trip. Plus, there are endless opportunities for hiking, camping, shopping, and photography.  It’s a New England journey you won’t want to miss!  ~ Tara (backroadramblers.com)

9 Epic USA Road Trips

A Leaf Peeping Road Trip in Vermont

Read all about it: A Leaf Peeping Road Trip in Vermont

9.  Wisconsin to California Road Trip

My name is Cassey and I love to travel! I get the opportunity to do so much more because my boyfriend is in the Air Force! I have been on many trips this past year, but in July of 2016, I got the opportunity to travel from Wisconsin to California and I did so all by myself! In this post, I compare the differences between my rural living and what I experienced in the more urban setting, while he was stationed in California.  I hope you enjoy!    ~ Cassey (mindfulthinkingblog.wordpress.com)

9 Epic USA Road Trips

Wisconsin to Los Angeles Road Trip

Read all about it: Rural vs. Urban: Differences Across the Country


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