The ultimate European road trip, according to data

Computer scientist and data analyst Randy Olson is known for using his data tinkering skills to answer big questions and calculate the ultimate strategy making life easier such by planning  a US road-trip map that tells us exactly where to go and how to see every important landmark in each of the 48 continental states.

Now Olson has performed the same calculations for organizing the ultimate European road trip.He used his algorithm to find the quickest driving route that would stop at a national natural landmark, national historic site, national park or national monument in all of the lower 48 states. The data analyst decided to pick the best places to stop in this journey from the 50 recommendations of a ‘’ Business Insider’’ article. The route covers 16,287 miles (26,211 kilometers) and ranges from Lapland to Istanbul and from classic cities to gorgeous coastlines. It hits some of Europe’s most beautiful spots and major monuments as well as some must-seen spots. Only 45 of the 50 recommendations were used in his list, because a some of them were impossible to access by car. If you plan to use Olson’s route , it would take 14 days unstoppable driving, and that’s not including breaks for sleeping, eating, or stepping out of the car to enjoy the places you’re visiting, or probably about three months if you want to drive comfortably. It will certainly be a trip you will always remember in your life that will give beautiful memories and experiences. You will have the opportunity to ski on the slopes at Innsbruck, Austria, explore Rome’s iconic landmarks such as Colloseum etc.

If you plan on making the following road trip these are the cities to visit:

Innsbruck, Austria

Munich, Germany

Pag, Croatia

Venice, Italy

Tuscany, Italy

Florence, Italy

Rome, Italy

Vatican City

Amalfi, Italy

Gozo, Malta

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Santorini, Thira, Greece

Rila Monastery, Rilski manastir, Bulgaria

Istanbul, Turkey

Sighisoara, Mures County, Romania

Budapest, Hungary

Vienna, Austria

Prague, Czech Republic

Krakow, Poland

Jägala Waterfall, 74205 Harjumaa, Estonia

Lapland, Finland

ICEBAR, Marknadsvägen, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Bergen, Norway

Copenhagen, Denmark

Berlin, Germany

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Keukenhof, Stationsweg, Lisse, Netherlands

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Inverness, United Kingdom

Ballybunion, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Clare, Ireland

Cornwall, England

Stonehenge, Amesbury, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

Brussels, Belgium

Paris, France

Pamplona, Spain

Lagos, Portugal

Granada, Spain

Ibiza, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Luberone, Bonnieux, France

Nice, France

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Interlaken, Switzerland