Our Route To All The US National Parks In 7 Months

In 2017, my husband and I road tripped to all 59 US National Parks with Evolve and GoWesty. It took us 7 months, 25,000+ miles of driving, 26 flights, and countless trails hiked. Along the way we passed through 39 U.S. States, 2 U.S. Territories, and drove some of the most beautiful roads in the country.
Our road trip started in April and finished in late October. I have had so many of you ask about our route so I thought I would share some detailed maps (see below).
In brief, we started in Zion > explored the southwest > headed east > south to Florida > onto the US Virgin Islands > up the east coast > across the northwest > down into the Rockies > northwest to Alaska > down the west coast > Hawaii > and lastly ended in American Samoa.
Note – since our trip, another national park was added to the list – Gateway National Park in St. Louis, Missouri – making 60 total  We will update our park blog posts once we get a chance to visit, but for now this is based on the 59 National Parks that were designated as of 2017.

Our Route To All 59 US National Parks In 7 Months

AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS – ALL 59 RANKED BEST TO WORST - ZION NATIONAL PARK

Click on the maps for an enlarged view!

LOWER 48 PARKS

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SOUTHWEST PARKS – IN DEPTH

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VIRGIN ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK

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East COAST PARKS – IN DEPTH

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ALASKA PARKS

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WEST COAST PARKS – IN DEPTH

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Hawaii & American SAmoa PARKS

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More National Park Posts

America’s National Parks – Ranked Best to Worst

15 Least Crowded National Parks & Why You Need To Visit Them

The 15 Most Underrated National Parks in America

The Best National Park in America? A Guide to Lake Clark National Park

Olympic National Park Adventure: 24 Hour Getaway from Seattle

Guide to Great Smoky  Mountains National Park


Maps courtesy of the amazing Kayleigh Rust. Check out her work here

Disclaimer – Matthew and I partnered with Drink Evolve and GoWesty for this road trip. All opinions are of course unbiased and honest. All photographs owned and taken by Renee and Matthew Hahnel.

44 comments

  1. Dear Renee, I have been following your blog for a very long time and I should say your travel stories are not only inspirational but also gives us readers a great treat for our eyes through such amazing captures through your lens. This article on your adventurous journey not only highlights the beauty of all the different National parks around US but also showcases your love for travel as a couple.

  2. You are truly talented Renee, your photographs are so inspiring. I’ve been following you on instagram for a while but have just discovered your blog! I’m thinking of visiting some of the south-west parks next Spring. Apologies if you have covered this question somewhere else, but do you pre-book the campsites you plan to stay in? Thank you 🙂

    1. Hi Ishia, thanks so much! Sorry I only just saw your comment. We pre-booked our campsites for the more popular parks like Yosemite etc. but just did walk-in sites for the quiet parks. I think if you can pre-booking is always best! 🙂

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