The best countries for a summer road trip

The best and worst states to road trip in this summer.


Road tripping through the United States and is a summer tradition as old as the cars themselves.

Americans are very fond of taking the road trip through the desert landscapes of the American Southwest, the pine tree-lined streets of New England, and stop at the attractions such as Mount Rushmore in the north. B

ut there are a few countries that are better than others when it comes to road trips, according to Wallethub, thanks to their lower gas prices, the attractions and the safety.

WalletHub compared the 50 states on the basis of 31 statistics on three dimensions — cost, safety, and activities to find “the most fun, beautiful and wallet-friendly road-trip destinations.”

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According to the study, the best condition for the road trip in this summer’s Wyoming, which came in as the number one most affordable state to travel on the 19th, for the safety, and the 22 activities.

The Best States for Summer Road Trips

  • Wyoming
  • North Carolina
  • Minnesota
  • Texas
  • Florida
  • Louisiana
  • Washington
  • New York
  • Utah
  • Colorado
  • As for the worst state to road trip to this summer, that distinction went to Rhode Island, which ranked 48th for the cost, 6th, safety, and 49th for activities. The other states in the bottom 10 were Alabama, Kansas, Alaska, Kentucky, Indiana, New Mexico, Hawaii, Delaware, Connecticut.

    Wallethub also determined which states are the best for a few important activities in the summer. For example, for camping, Wallethub said the lowest-cost sites can be found in Wyoming, Georgia, Alabama, New Hampshire, and Arkansas. For the most scenic routes, Wallethub said travelers should go to California, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah and Idaho.

    Of course, to be on the public road where you want to go is more important than a ranking. If you want a little help with the planning, check out Travel + Leisure step-by-step guide to planning the ultimate summer road trip.

    This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure

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