University of Penn data scientist Dr Randal Olson is passionate about researching and optimizing the best road trip routes in the United States. For his pièce de résistance, Dr. Olson created a map of the optimal way to visit all 47 U.S. National Parks in the 48 contiguous states of the mainland United States.

12 of the 59 National Parks are located in Hawaii, Alaska, and other United States territories, for the sake of a single road trip, he left those out. But still, tackling 47 mainland parks over (suggested) two months covering 14,498 miles would be quite the journey.

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