Recreating Movie Road Trips [Infographic]

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Great Movie Road Trips

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Road trip movies have always been special, as they create a special place in the hearts of the audience. The reason why road trip movies are cool, is because they show an actual journey on the silver screen, giving shape to the characters in the movie, the characters have an ark, which they reach at the end of the movie.

We, as an audience, try to imagine ourselves as the characters, we imagine ourselves going on a road trip with friends and family. Also what makes a movie road trips good? There is a checklist that needs to get ticked it includes incident, stress, bonding, humour and fun. We have narrowed down four movies that fit the bill, even though we aware that there are countless road trip movies. If you ever thought of replicating a road trip our infographic can be very helpful.

Our list of movies includes American Classic “Easy Rider” starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson. This movie is considered to be one of the best road trip movies, in our infographic we have mentioned the length of the route, approximate fuel costs, which should be helpful for your budget. The second movie on our list is “Dumb and Dumber” starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. The third one is called “Road Trip”, and last but the not the list is the Oscar nominated “Little Miss Sunshine” starring Steve Carrell and Alan Arkin.

We hope that our infographic inspires you to take on the journey that these characters took, have a great trip.

Recreating Movie Road Trips [Infographic]

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Recreating Iconic Movie Road Trips

How to recreate the magic of famous movie road trips


Length of route: 2350 miles

Approximate petrol costs: €300 / $450
Start: Ballarat, CA

Where you drive through

  • Ballarat, CA
  • La Vegas
  • Dallas
  • S Levee Rd, Krotz Springs

Finish: S Levee Rd, Krotz Springs (For bonus points drive to New Orleans)
Estimated driving time: 38 h
Who went: Wyatt (Fonda) and Billy (Hopper)

Why they did it
After selling smuggled cocaine they attempted, without success, to reach New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras.


What tho avoid:
dehydration and rednecks

What they road
Modified Harley Davidson Hydra-Glide bikes
Cost of similar vehicle: €12500 / $18500

Keep the spirit of the movie by…

  • Chatting around a campfire
  • Crashing a parade!
  • Riding past ‘the Mittens’ in Arizona



Length of route: 2500 miles
Approximate petrol costs: €400 / $600
Start: Providence, Rhode Island

Where you drive through

  • Providence, Rhode Island
  • Iowa
  • Nebraska
  • Aspen

Finish: Aspen
Estimated driving time: 33 h
Who went:
Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey)
and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels)

What they rode
1994 Ford Econoline
Cost of similar vehicle: €4,000 / $6,000

Why they did it
To give Mary Swanson back her briefcase full of ransom money.

What to avoid:
Playing with laxatives

Keep the spirit of the movie by…

  • Singing road songs!
  • Skiing in Aspend
  • Pretending the sequel and prequel never happened



Length of route: 1800 miles
Approximate petrol costs: €270 / $406
Start: Ithaca, New York

Where you drive through

  • Ithaca, New York
  • Nashville
  • Memphis
  • Little Rock
  • Austin, Texas

Finish: Austin, Texas

Estimated driving time: 27 h

Who went: Josh Parker (Brekcin Meyer), E.L (Sean William Scott), Rubin Carver (Paulo Costanzo), and Kyle Edwards (DJ Qualls)

What they drove

Ford Taurus
Cost of similar car: €1300 / $2000

School bus

Why they did it

To stop Josh’s long-distance girlfriend from seeing a compromising tape he made with Amy Smart.

What to avoid

Destroying your car

Keep the spirit of the movie by…

  • Raising funds in an unconventional manner
  • Partying



Length: 810 miles
Approximate petrol costs: €275 / $413
Start: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Where you drive through

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Petrified forest national park
  • Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Redondo Beach, California

Finish: Redondo Beach, California
Estimated Drive time: 12 h
Who went: Richard Hoover (Greg Kinnear), Frank Ginsberg (Steve Carrell), Sheryl Hoover (Toni Collette), Dwayne Hoover (Paul Dano), Olive Hoover (Abigail Breslin), Edwin Hoover (Alan Arkin)

Why they did it
To get seven-year old Olive to a beauty pageant

What they drove
Yellow Volkswagen T2 Microbus
Cost of similar vehicle: €20,000 / $29,000

What to avoid
Nervous breakdowns

Keep the spirit of the movie by…

  • Doing a push start
  • Visiting a beauty pageant
  • Getting kicked out of a beauty pageant
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