There are as many ways to celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial as there are parks to explore (over 400). But for those who have difficulty narrowing down a decision, there’s an easy way to just do them all.
Randy Olson, a data scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, fashioned together an itinerary for the ultimate national parks road trip.
There are 59 well-known, protected lands that are the most famous parts of the National Park Service. Of these, 12 are on Hawaii, Alaska or other U.S. territories. Olson’s computer-generated itinerary hits all 47 locations in the continental U.S. for an unforgettable, comprehensive, whirlwind tour.