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Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:59 am

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?

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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:53 am

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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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:57 am

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 
 
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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:14 pm

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.
 
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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:44 pm



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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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:03 pm

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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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:50 am



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)
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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:57 am

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.

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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:02 am



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.
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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:30 am



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

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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:58 am

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

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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:00 pm

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

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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:24 pm

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]
 
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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:23 pm



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!
 
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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:29 pm



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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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:47 pm



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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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:48 pm

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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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:49 pm

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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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:28 pm

Prudhoe Bay, AK to Cape Spear, NL

9875 km or 6136 mi
 
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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:48 pm

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...

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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:57 pm



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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RE: Longest Google Maps Directions You Can Find?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:38 pm

Any route with my ex in the car.

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