Road trip! Using science and Google Maps, a data scientist has figured out the most efficient way to see all of America's major landmarks.

Road trip! Using science and Google Maps, a data scientist has figured out the most efficient way to see all of America's major landmarks.

Here's the #Python code for optimizing your own road trip anywhere in the world: http://t.co/Mx8JljaS5D #travel pic.twitter.com/lw6PFAhEbY

— Randy Olson (@randal_olson) March 10, 2015 Randal Olson, a PhD candidate in Michigan State University's Computer Science program, said on his website the trip is 224 hours of driving (9.33 days) assuming no traffic.

According to his website, Olson said the trip is developed using a genetic algorithm and is "only" 13,699 miles of driving. He added that one "bonus" of this map is that you can start the trip anywhere along the route and it will still work.

Just for fun, he has active Twitter and Facebook pages where he has posted similar trips in South America and Europe.

Here's the optimal road trip across South America hitting 36 must-see sites: http://t.co/4q6eUGi4qB #dataviz #travel pic.twitter.com/E0I9eZVBGq

— Randy Olson (@randal_olson) March 14, 2015 If you do the landmarks trip, here is what you'd see (in order) if you started with the Grand Canyon:

Grand Canyon, AZ Bryce Canyon National Park, UT Craters of the Moon National Monument, ID Yellowstone National Park, WY Pikes Peak, CO Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM The Alamo, TX The Platt Historic District, OK Toltec Mounds, AR Elvis Presley’s Graceland, TN Vicksburg National Military Park, MS French Quarter, New Orleans, LA USS Alabama, AL Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL Okefenokee Swamp Park, GA Fort Sumter National Monument, SC Lost World Caverns, WV Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, NC Mount Vernon, VA White House, Washington, DC Colonial Annapolis Historic District, MD New Castle Historic District, Delaware Cape May Historic District, NJ Liberty Bell, PA Statue of Liberty, NY The Mark Twain House & Museum, CT The Breakers, RI USS Constitution, MA Acadia National Park, ME Mount Washington Hotel, NH Shelburne Farms, VT Fox Theater, Detroit, MI Spring Grove Cemetery, OH Mammoth Cave National Park, KY West Baden Springs Hotel, IN Abraham Lincoln’s Home, IL Gateway Arch, MO C. W. Parker Carousel Museum, KS Terrace Hill Governor’s Mansion, IA Taliesin, WI Fort Snelling, MN Ashfall Fossil Bed, NE Mount Rushmore, SD Fort Union Trading Post, ND Glacier National Park, MT Hanford Site, WA Columbia River Highway, OR San Francisco Cable Cars, CA San Andreas Fault, CA Hoover Dam, NV