Man creates ultimate road trip map to see 48 states

Randy Olson created what he calls the optimal road trip across the U.S. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Lots of people love road trips and to tick off the number of states they have visited. Now, a computer science student has taken that idea to a more logical place.

Randy Olson used an algorithm to create the ultimate road trip. It stops in all 48 continental states and hits 50 major landmarks along the way, including West Baden Spring Hotel in Indiana. He shared the map online and it’s quickly spread on social media.

Olson’s route is 13,699 miles and he estimates it would take 224 hours of driving to complete.

Click here for the interactive map and click here for Olson’s explanation of it.

Olson is a doctoral computer science student at Michigan State University.

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