How to Visit All 50 States in 12 Trips

How to Visit All 50 States in 12 Trips

People are intrigued by the idea of visiting all 50 states. I’ve met many, many people who can tell me the exact number of states they have been to. Visiting all 50 states is a very doable goal. There are fewer people who want to take their kids to all 50 states, but they do exist. Some I’ve met in person and others have found me via this site through a Google search.


So, how do you do it? Planning to see all 50 states is both simple and complicated. It’s simple because there are really just two basic principles you need to follow:

  1. Visit multiple states on every major trip (well, except for Alaska and Hawaii).  AND
  2. Plan out your trips in advance so that you make sure you visit all of them by your goal date.

Simple, right? But the devil is in the details. Planning a multi-state itinerary is complicated. The good news is that I’ve done the work for you. How to Visit All 50 States in 12 Trips is a 40-page ebook I’ve written that lays out 12 trips with attractions in all 50 states. And I’m giving it away FREE.  Just sign up to receive email updates from this site and you’ll receive a link to download the book.


Inside you’ll find maps and itineraries for each trip, with suggested sights to see in each location.  I’ve already written about many of those attractions on this site and will continue to write about the others. Where applicable, there’s a link to the article. I do not like to write about places where I haven’t taken my own family, so I turned to my fellow family travel bloggers and asked for their input on the trips I have not yet taken. I trust their advice.

Here’s an example of one of the maps in the e-book. This is basically the trip that we took in 2011.

Mid-Atlantic States Map

So, are you ready to receive your own copy of How to Visit All 50 States in 12 Trips?  Subscribe to Travel 50 States with Kids here and you’ll receive an email with a link to download the e-book.


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