Jack Kerouac’s 1947 cross-country hitchhiking round-trip. Kerouac started and ended in New York, passing through Chicago on the way out to California, following the west coast south before returning east. Kerouac’s trip became the basis for On the Road, a lyrical, stream-of-consciousness tribute to America. His travelogue became the bible of the Beat generation.
Interested in hitting all of the National Parks in the lower 48, all in one road trip? No worries, we got it all in Google Maps for you! This route is 15,758 miles and would take you 11 days, 14 hours and 30 minutes to drive straight through each location.