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Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?  
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3811 posts, RR: 51
Posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8369 times:

Here's a fun challenge: I've been playing around with Google Maps directions, and I've tried to come up with the longest possible road trip that is covered in the software.

So far I'm at 5543 Miles / 4 days 14 hours, I'm not going to tell you yet from where to where it is. What's the longest you can come up with?

Soren  santahat 


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11617 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8353 times:

I've found a 8,108km long route from Vardo in Northern Norway to Anadag in Eastern Turkey. Scheduled time: 4 days 9 hours... isn't that a bit like one you drove?  Wink

In South America a 8,825km long route taking 4 days 16 hours from Punta Arenas in Chile to Uiramuta in Brazil.


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User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2793 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8349 times:

How about this: 11,778 miles, about 38 days and 5 hours.

I won't tell you from where to where this is, but here is instruction number 51 from Google Maps  Wink

51. Kayak across the Pacific Ocean 3,879 mi

Oh, I love the humor of Google  rotfl 


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13042 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8343 times:

Sticking to North America, looking in a map book and only by car, just a good guess of 2 points:
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada to Homer, Alaska - 8,504 Kms (~5,187 Miles) - 4 Days, 2 hours.


User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5678 posts, RR: 45
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8326 times:
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Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 3):
Sticking to North America, looking in a map book and only by car, just a good guess of 2 points:
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada to Homer, Alaska - 8,504 Kms (~5,187 Miles) - 4 Days, 2 hours

Or staying in the USA but passing through Canada, Key West FL to Homer AK 8,636Km



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User currently offlineVhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8280 times:

I love this one....


Fairbanks AK - Brownsville TX

57 days 3 hours BY FOOT!!  crazy 

complete with the disclaimer

"Use caution – This route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths"  rotfl 


alternatively the same trip can be covered in as little as 3 Days 7 Hours in a car.


Longest local trip I can get is Nhulunbuy NT - Catamaran TAS in 3 Days 3 Hours by car.




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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 8151 times:



Quoting StealthZ (Reply 4):

Or staying in the USA but passing through Canada, Key West FL to Homer AK 8,636Km

Key West to Prudhoe Bay is slightly longer at 5,490 miles (8,785 km), although portions are unpaved and may be closed during certain parts of the year.

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):

So far I'm at 5543 Miles / 4 days 14 hours, I'm not going to tell you yet from where to where it is. What's the longest you can come up with?

I'm sure the longest possible without cheating and crossing an ocean would either be from
A) Somewhere in Alaska down to the southern tip of South America.
B) The southern tip of Africa (South Africa) to north eastern Asia (Russia).
C) Somewhere in Southeastern Asia to the eastern part of Europe (Portugal)


User currently offlineFX772LRF From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 675 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 8145 times:

I've done Bloomington, Indiana to Anchorage, AK. Over 10,000km, all driving. (Other than the Alaska Marine Highway ferry.

My dad and I will eventually do this trip.

-Noah  wave 



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 8137 times:



Quoting FX772LRF (Reply 7):
I've done Bloomington, Indiana to Anchorage, AK. Over 10,000km, all driving. (Other than the Alaska Marine Highway ferry.

You must not take the most direct route. Mapquest puts that route at 3,112 miles, or 6,100 km each way.


User currently offlineFX772LRF From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 675 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 8120 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 8):
You must not take the most direct route. Mapquest puts that route at 3,112 miles, or 6,100 km each way.

I meant round trip...and I now realize what the rules are.

Disregard my post.  Silly

-Noah  wave 



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3501 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 10 hours ago) and read 8072 times:

9,039 km - 4 days, 9 hours
Mt Pearl, NL to Fairbanks, AK

[Edited 2009-11-04 21:59:45]


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User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1296 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 2 hours ago) and read 8001 times:

I think the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to Southern Utah. So many tiny little turns...

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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2376 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 2 hours ago) and read 7994 times:

Sydney - Los Angeles by car - 23.347km via Japan and Hawaii 

edit:

make that Hobart, Tasmania - Key West, Florida
27.698 km – ca. 57 days, 6 hours

[Edited 2009-11-05 06:30:34]

User currently offlineJalap From Belgium, joined Oct 2007, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 1 hour ago) and read 7977 times:



Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 12):
make that Hobart, Tasmania - Key West, Florida
27.698 km – ca. 57 days, 6 hours

That would really include a lot of kayaking  Smile

My entry for the longest possible road trip I found a 5 days 5 hours route, domestic in China and 6946km. Apparently not all superduper highways. Between the famous cities of Da Hinggan Ling and Ngari!


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (4 years 9 months 1 hour ago) and read 7972 times:
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Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 8):
Mapquest puts that route at 3,112 miles, or 6,100 km each way.

Mapquest needs calibrating. 3,112 miles is 5,008 km.



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User currently offlineA346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1282 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months ago) and read 7959 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 6):
A) Somewhere in Alaska down to the southern tip of South America.

I was thinking this too but apparently there is an 87km gap between Panama and Colombia (Darien Gap) where there are no roads.



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User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2995 posts, RR: 37
Reply 16, posted (4 years 9 months ago) and read 7959 times:
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Circle, AK to Happy Valley/Goose Bay NL
8,523km
5295.95mi
via Quebec route 138 (to avoid ferries, shorter distance but slightly longer time than the recommended route)
4 days 17 hours
All without a trans-oceanic trip  Smile



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User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (4 years 9 months ago) and read 7959 times:

St. John's, Newfounland to Anchorage Alaska: 5900 miles / 9495 km. About 6 days of driving.

You'd have to do an oil change half way and once you get there (assuming changing after 5000km)  Silly



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User currently offlineSQuared From Canada, joined May 2005, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 9 months ago) and read 7945 times:

Prudhoe Bay, AK to Cape Spear, NL

9875 km or 6136 mi


User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1367 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7941 times:

Google failed to do so, but Bing maps was able to calculate me a route from Belgium to Singapore, but only when I added stops along the way... total distance: 9139.4 miles or 14 708 kilometers



Now this would make for an interesting road trip...

[Edited 2009-11-05 08:49:48]


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User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7933 times:



Quoting SQuared (Reply 18):
Prudhoe Bay, AK to Cape Spear, NL

9875 km or 6136 mi

St. John's, NL to Prudhoe Bay, AK

6 231.78 miles or 10 029.0778 kilometers



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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2674 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7884 times:

Any route with my ex in the car.

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