Our 3 Week Road Trip Plans

Our 3 week cross country road trip- we're visiting and traveling through 15+ states! | via The Spirited Violet
Our 3 week cross country road trip- we're visiting and traveling through 15+ states! | via The Spirited Violet

Road trips are kind of our thing.  In the 5.5 years that we’ve been married, we’ve been to 29 states.  We have a few rules to qualify states on our list: we have to go to them together and we have to see at least one sight and eat a meal.  While we were planning out what we were going to do this summer, we decided we should do another road trip!  This will be the biggest one we’ve done since 2012, when we moved from Utah to Atlanta, spending a month visiting different states along the way.

After this trip we will be adding 6 new states and driving through 15!  Our goal is to see all 50 states before our 10th wedding anniversary and so far we are doing really well! 

Our 3 week cross country road trip- we're visiting and traveling through 15+ states! | via The Spirited Violet

WHY WE PICKED THESE PLACES

We literally have friends and family all over the country which definitely helps!  We get recommendations from them and they are kind enough to let us sleep in their guest bedroom.  The largest part of why this trip is happening though is because Devin has a work trip in Washington DC the last week (which is why we’re spending so long in Virginia!).

Week 1

Day 1
Alabama, Mississippi, & Tennessee
Day 2-7
Arkansas

Week 2

Day 1
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Day 2
Kansas
Day 3-5
Nebraska & Iowa
Day 6-7
Illinois, Indiana, & Michigan

Week 3

Day 1
Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Day 2-6
Virginia
Day 7
North Carolina & South Carolina

I’ve updated the itinerary below to share the travel guides I made with places we stayed 🙂 .  I don’t create travel guides on states that we travel through quickly and our time in Michigan was spent completely with family for Devin’s grandparents 60th anniversary!  I’m looking forward to being able to visit the other states with Devin more extensively later.  The one thing I’ve found with traveling is that it helps you realize how much more you need to do.  We have lots more to explore and we’ll never run out of places to see!

If you have any suggestions of places we should visit, I’d love to hear ’em!

  • You have a lot of traveling ahead of you this summer, so happy for you! I didn’t realize that 29 states actually covers most of the country 🙂

  • You have a lot of traveling ahead of you this summer, so happy for you! I didn’t realize that 29 states actually covers most of the country 🙂

  • SO fun! I love road trips!

  • SO fun! I love road trips!

  • Jenna Condon

    Oh my goodness! So much travel, which is my dream! Have an amazing time. 🙂
    http://abeautifulheart07.blogspot.com/

    • Thanks Jenna! I am so excited to add more states and to be able to spend a lot of time with my husband, friends and family 🙂

  • Oh my goodness! So much travel, which is my dream! Have an amazing time. 🙂
    http://abeautifulheart07.blogspot.com/

    • Thanks Jenna! I am so excited to add more states and to be able to spend a lot of time with my husband, friends and family 🙂

  • Love this!! Gosh, how Michael and I wish we could have the time to take a road trip…or just time off in general. 😉 Have fun!

  • Love this!! Gosh, how Michael and I wish we could have the time to take a road trip…or just time off in general. 😉 Have fun!

  • We love road trips! We prefer them to flying and enjoy the ride along the way. I have 4 kids who are very good travelers too so it makes the time in the car very pleasant! Good luck on your goal of 50 states before 10 years!

    • I love that you go on road trips with your kids! That is how I became hooked, but definitely not to the extent that Devin and I do them.

  • We love road trips! We prefer them to flying and enjoy the ride along the way. I have 4 kids who are very good travelers too so it makes the time in the car very pleasant! Good luck on your goal of 50 states before 10 years!

    • I love that you go on road trips with your kids! That is how I became hooked, but definitely not to the extent that Devin and I do them.

  • Stefan – The Millennial Budget

    Wow what a great summer you are in for. Enjoy all the sites and different cultures you experience. Have a great a safe trip

  • Stefan – The Millennial Budget

    Wow what a great summer you are in for. Enjoy all the sites and different cultures you experience. Have a great a safe trip

  • wow! You are going to have an amazing time!!!! I’ve always wanted to do a road trip!!

  • wow! You are going to have an amazing time!!!! I’ve always wanted to do a road trip!!

  • I don’t have any suggestions for this trip, but you need to come to Minnesota sometime! 😉 You can go to Wisconsin while you’re here… Wisconsin is prettier. (I was born and “raised”–as I like to say, even though I moved to Minnesota when I was 9–in Wisconsin.)

    • Those are both states that we have not been to together! I’m looking forward to definitely visiting!! 🎉🎉

  • I don’t have any suggestions for this trip, but you need to come to Minnesota sometime! 😉 You can go to Wisconsin while you’re here… Wisconsin is prettier. (I was born and “raised”–as I like to say, even though I moved to Minnesota when I was 9–in Wisconsin.)

    • Those are both states that we have not been to together! I’m looking forward to definitely visiting!! 🎉🎉