Thinking of planning a road trip? Data scientist Randy Olson has one in mind for you, and it's a real adventure! This scientist, who is responsible for calculating the best strategy to find Waldo, used the same Where's Waldo theory to create an optimized route across 48 states in the\u00a0contiguous U.S. In all these states lies a historic landmark that everyone should visit at least once. Olson talked to\u00a0Discovery News' Tracy Staedter about the what's and why's of the trip, in addition to the guidelines of which landmarks to hit on your trip. He has three main rules, being,\u00a01. The trip must make at least one stop in all 48 states in the contiguous U.S. 2. The trip would only make stops at National Natural Landmarks, National Historic Sites, National Parks, or National Monuments. 3. The trip must be taken by car and never leave the U.S. github Here is the full list of landmarks to visit in order: \tGrand Canyon, AZ \tBryce Canyon National Park, UT \tCraters of the Moon National Monument, ID \tYellowstone National Park, WY \tPikes Peak, CO \tCarlsbad Caverns National Park, NM \tThe Alamo, TX \tThe Platt Historic District, OK \tToltec Mounds, AR \tElvis Presley\u2019s Graceland, TN \tVicksburg National Military Park, MS \tFrench Quarter, New Orleans, LA \tUSS Alabama, AL \tCape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL \tOkefenokee Swamp Park, GA \tFort Sumter National Monument, SC \tLost World Caverns, WV \tWright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, NC \tMount Vernon, VA \tWhite House, Washington, DC \tColonial Annapolis Historic District, MD \tNew Castle Historic District, Delaware \tCape May Historic District, NJ \tLiberty Bell, PA \tStatue of Liberty, NY Wikimedia Commons \tThe Mark Twain House & Museum, CT \tThe Breakers, RI \tUSS Constitution, MA \tAcadia National Park, ME \tMount Washington Hotel, NH \tShelburne Farms, VT \tFox Theater, Detroit, MI \tSpring Grove Cemetery, OH \tMammoth Cave National Park, KY \tWest Baden Springs Hotel, IN \tAbraham Lincoln\u2019s Home, IL \tGateway Arch, MO \tC. W. Parker Carousel Museum, KS \tTerrace Hill Governor\u2019s Mansion, IA \tTaliesin, WI \tFort Snelling, MN \tAshfall Fossil Bed, NE \tMount Rushmore, SD \tFort Union Trading Post, ND \tGlacier National Park, MT \tHanford Site, WA \tColumbia River Highway, OR \tSan Francisco Cable Cars, CA \tSan Andreas Fault, CA \tHoover Dam, NV Wikimedia Commons The road trip in total will take about 224 hours, assuming there will be no traffic, equating to 9.33 days of driving. The best part is you can start from basically any point, as long as you follow it from there. Doug Kerr \/ Flickr Hope you enjoyed the article! The video we have next is a totally different type of 'road trip'! Watch This Pilot Shows Off Amazing Skills And Land Plane With Really Bad Malfunction Be sure to SHARE this article to inform others about the ultimate U.S. road trip!