Ultimate Travel Bucketlist: North America

So I completely realised I missed off North America when doing my bucket lists, and now this post has been sitting in my drafts for far too long! I’ve been wanting to do a whole i-can’t-drive version of the classic American road trip for years (I even planned it all out in my second year of uni), and now here is my bucket list of all the things I have to hit up.

And even more exciting news – I’ve finished all of my uni work! I’M FREE! I’m so excited because a few days after I printed my last essay I just felt so free and motivated to actually do the things I love doing again! WOO!

Anyway, here’s my North American bucket list… Feel free to comment whatever you think needs adding!

Canada

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via Travel Notes and Beyond on Trover

Alabama

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via Jennifer Hott-Greenway on Trover

Alaska

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via Bob Cummins on Trover

Arkansas

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via Megan Smith on Trover

Arizona

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via Not Lost on Trover

California

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via Alex Sam on Trover

Colorado

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via Jen – Nealys on Wheels on Trover

Connecticut

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via Chelsea Anderson on Trover

Delaware

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via Kenneth Adkins on Trover

Florida

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via Esther Levy on Trover
  • Dry Tortuga National Park
  • Disney World
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Visit Universal Studios
  • The Seven Mile Bridge
  • Miami
  • Kennedy Space Centre
  • See a shuttle take off
  • Cedar Key
  • Crystal River (Manatees)
  • Key West

Georgia

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via Travelbug on Trover

Hawaii

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via Sparkz on Trover

Idaho

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via Kambria Temelkova on Trover

Illinois

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via Yelena Galstyan on Trover
  • Visit Chicago
  • Roadtrip Route 66
  • Sears Tower Sky Deck, Chicago
  • Millenium Park, Chicago
  • Eat Chicago style pizza
  • See the musical Chicago
  • See anything at the Chicago Theatre

Indiana

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via Carly on Trover
  • Indianapolis City Market
  • Indy 500 track

Iowa

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via Erik Rowley on Trover

Kansas

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via Kelly Amanda on Trover

Kentucky

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via livinginpostcards on Trover
  • Kentucky Derby
  • Mammoth Cave National Park

Louisiana

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via Phil Ostroff on Trover
  • New Orleans
  • Baton Rouge
  • See a swamp??
  • The longest continuous bridge in the world
  • See the American Horror Story house
  • Visit the House of Blues
  • Abita Mystery House
  • Learn about the voodoo history
  • Sing songs from the Princess and the Frog tbh
  • Oak Alley Plantation
  • Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar
  • Eat beignets (from Cafe Du Monde, even though I’m not sure what they are)
  • Liz’s Where Y’at Diner because it my name
  • Other small towns like St. Francisville, Breaux Bridge, Lafayette, Madisonville for food etc

Maine

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via Bryan Smith on Trover

Maryland

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via Mackenzie Melfa on Trover

Massachusetts

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via Mark Rentz on Trover

Michigan

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via Hecktic Travels on Trover

Minnesota

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via Michael Brown on Trover
  • Visit Hibbing (Bob Dylan’s birth place)
  • Road trip Highway 61
  • Path to Park Point Beach
  • Minneapolis
  • The Weisman Art Museum

Mississippi

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via Love to Travel on Trover
  • Visit the cross roads
  • Sail/Riverboat down the Mississippi river
  • Visit the birth place of Elvis Presley
  • Windsor Ruins
  • Visit Jackson
  • Natchez Trace Parkway

Missouri

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via Jennifer Cloney on Trover
  • St Louis
  • Gateway Arch

Montana

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via Andrea on Trover

Nebraska

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via Erik Rowley on Trover

Nevada

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via Eli Ditmore on Trover
  • Pink Canyon, Valley of Fire
  • Valley of Fire in general
  • Hoover Dam
  • Sand Harbour, Lake Tahoe
  • That big highway though
  • Fly Geyser
  • Las Vegas
  • Do some gamblin’
  • Pretend I’m in the Hangover
  • See some ghost towns
  • The Extraterrestrial Highway (aka Nevada State Route 375)
  • Burning Man Festival, Black Rock City

New Hampshire

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via Bram Reusen on Trover

New Jersey

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via Mindy Gorski on Trover
  • Hoboken
  • Visit Jersey Shore because why not
  • Visit Elizabeth
  • Hang out in Liberty State Park
  • Cape May
  • Atlantic City

New Mexico

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via a Cruising Couple on Trover

New York

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via Cindy Baker on Trover
  • Watkins Glen State Park
  • Niagara Falls
  • Visit New York City (again)
  • African Slaves Memorial (??)
  • Climb the Empire State 
  • Climb the Rock
  • Climb the World Trade Centre
  • Visit Ground Zero
  • Chelsea Market
  • Play at (???)
  • Shop on 5th Avenue
  • MoMa
  • Natural History Museum
  • MET Museum
  • Walk around quoting Friends/Sex and the City
  • Central Park
  • Visit Brooklyn and actually figure out where to go this time
  • Cafe Grumpy
  • Walk the High Line
  • See a game at Madison Sq Garden
  • Visit the reading room at NYC Public Library
  • Visit the Friends building
  • Slyly walk past Taylor Swift’s house
  • Have a cocktail at a rooftop bar
  • Go to Brighton Beach
  • See Times Sq
  • Governor’s Island

North Carolina

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via Robyn King on Trover
  • Smokey Mountains
  • The Land of Oz in Beech Mountain
  • Wilmington (One Tree Hill and Dawson’s Creek)
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Serendipity House
  • Chimney Rock
  • Pisgah Forest
  • Outer Banks

North Dakota

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via Kim Tourism on Trover
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Ohio

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via throwingsofas on Trover

Oklahoma

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via Ucanquoteme on Trover

Oregon

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via Escaping Abroad on Trover

Pennsylvania

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via Tony Bendele on Trover

Rhode Island

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via Shaun Boyle on Trover
  • Rhode Island, Bridge into Newport
  • Block Island
  • Scarborough Beach
  • Newport
  • Castle Hill Lighthouse
  • Beavertail State Park

South Carolina

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via Amanda Williams on Trover

South Dakota

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via Holly Russell Godard on Trover

Tennessee

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via Jennifer Hott-Greenway on Trover
  • Visit Nashville
  • Visit ALL THE COUNTRY MUSIC THINGS
  • Johnny Cash Museum
  • Bluebird Cafe
  • Buy a resonator guitar
  • Drink Jack Daniels even though I don’t like it
  • Chattanooga Tennessee’s Incline Railway
  • Memphis
  • The Minister’s Treehouse
  • Rock Island State Park

Texas

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via David M. Simpson on Trover
  • Hamilton Pool
  • Austin
  • Oasis on Lake Travis
  • Jacob’s Well
  • Lonesome Highway, Guadalupe Mountains
  • Buy cowboy boots
  • San Antonio
  • Dallas
  • Texas State Fair

Utah

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via Rand Blimes on Trover
  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce Canyon
  • The Wave
  • Lake Powell
  • Navajo Arch
  • Mystic Hot Springs, Monroe
  • Salt Lake City
  • Salt Lake Temple
  • Great Salt Lake
  • Famous Highway into Monument Valley, Utah
  • Arches National Park
  • Deadhorse Point, Moab

Vermont

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via Jayne Buckley Sykes on Trover
  • Visit in the autumn tbh
  • Green Mountains

Virginia

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via Eli Ditmore on Trover

Washington

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via Charles Arcudi on Trover

Washington D.C

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via Shawn Buckle on Trover
  • Visit the White House
  • Pretend I’m in NCIS
  • Visit the Smithsonian
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Korean War Memorial
  • Arlington National Cemetary
  • Library of Congress
  • United States Botanic Garden
  • Vietnam Memorial Wall
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • Smithsonian National Art Gallery

West Virginia

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via Lauren Bassart on Trover

Wisconsin

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via Renee O. on Trover

Wyoming

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via Jen – Nealys on Wheels on Trover
The final geographical instalment of the ultimate bucket list series! Here's some serious travel inspo for Canada and the USA! Click through to see where to go in North America (and to leave your own suggestions!)
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Liz Wilson

4 comments

  1. You missed Itasca State Park in Minnesota. Lake Itasca is the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River. Also you missed Paul Bunyan and Babe, his blue Oxen.

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