Are you looking for ways to pass time on your road trip? I’ve got you covered! Here are 50 fun road trip trivia questions and answers to keep you entertained!
Road trips are very different from any other type of travel. You have complete control over which places you want to visit and when. And while this freedom is a huge perk, road trips also usually mean long hours on the road.
There are many ways that you can fill your time between road trip stops. You can sing along to your favorite songs, read a good book, snack on delicious bites, and play a few road trip games. And, I’m here to add another suggestion to the list!
As you’re driving around on your road trip, you can play some road trip trivia! You can learn all about the best road trips in the world, test your car knowledge, and find out some fun facts about national parks.
Simply put, if you’re looking to stay entertained, this road trip trivia guide is a fantastic idea! And before you start your road trip, be sure to read my road trip packing list to make sure you aren’t forgetting anything!
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50 Road Trip Trivia Questions
Road-Themed Road Trip Trivia
Question: When was the US Highway System started?
Answer: On June 29, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956. This act allowed the U.S. Interstate Highway System to be funded and built. This highway system was originally built both for civilian use and for military purposes.
Question: How many miles of roads does the US have?
Answer: The United States has just over 4 million miles of roads!
Question: What is the longest road in the US?
Answer: U.S. Route 20. This 3,365-mile road runs from Newport, Oregon to Boston, Massachusetts.
Question: What is the shortest road in the US?
Answer: McKinley Street in Bellefontaine, Ohio. This road is just 15 feet long!
Question: What is the longest road in the world?
Answer: The Pan-American Highway. This 19,000-mile road runs from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina.
Question: What is the shortest road in the world?
Answer: Ebenezer Place in Wick, Caithness, Scotland. This tiny road holds the Guinness World Record as the world’s shortest street at a grand total of 6 feet and 9 inches long.
Question: What is the most dangerous road in the world?
Answer: While this title is debated, most experts believe that North Yungas Road in Bolivia is the most dangerous road in the world. Also known as the “Road of Death,” North Yungas Road features narrow roads, steep cliffs, and thick fog. Approximately 200 to 300 people die while driving on North Yungas Road every year.
Question: What German road is one of the only spots in the world without a speed limit?
Answer: The Autobahn in Germany. While there is a recommended speed of 130 kph (81 mph), drivers are not required to follow it. That said, if a car accident occurs, the driver will have to deal with more consequences if they were driving at a faster speed than the recommended 130 kph, even if the accident is not the driver’s fault.
Question: What island holds the title of the “Road Racing Capital of the World,” due to the fact that there are no speed limits?
Answer: The Isle of Man. This little island is located between Great Britain and Ireland. While there are no speed limits on the Isle of Man, you can still get a ticket for unsafe driving.
Question: Which country has the largest road network?
Answer: The United States. It has over 4 million miles of roads!
Question: Which country has the smallest road network?
Answer: Tuvalu! This small South Pacific island has just 5 miles of roads.
Question: Which state has the largest public road network?
Answer: Texas! The Lone Star State has approximately 313,596 miles of public roads.
Question: Which state has the smallest public road network?
Answer: Hawaii! This island archipelago only has 4,455 miles of public roads. That said, the District of Columbia has just 1,527 miles of public roads within its borders.
Question: What is the name of the road that runs most of the California coastline?
Answer: The Pacific Coast Highway, also known as PCH or California State Route 1. Along the way, you can stop at iconic Cali beachfront towns, including Santa Monica, Malibu, Santa Barbara, and Big Sur.
Question: Which famous US road was featured in the Disney movie, Cars?
Answer: Route 66! As a matter of fact, many of Route 66’s real-life attractions are featured in this Disney movie. You can see variations of Cadillac Ranch (Cadillac Range), the Wigwam Motels (the Cozy Cone Motel), and U-Drop Inn (Ramone’s).
Question: What is the name of the waterfall-filled winding road in Maui, Hawaii?
Answer: The Road to Hana! This winding 64-mile drive takes you to some of the most beautiful spots on Maui, including Oheo Gulch, Waianapanapa State Park, Twin Falls, and the Garden of Eden Arboretum.
Question: Which famous road runs through both Shenandoah National Park and Great Smoky Mountains National Park?
Answer: Blue Ridge Parkway. This 469-mile road takes you past many beautiful natural landscapes. While driving on Blue Ridge Parkway, you can make stops to hike part of the Appalachian Trail, paddle on Fontana Lake, or spelunk in the Luray Caverns.
Question: How many islands will you drive on while on a Florida Keys Road Trip?
Answer: 44! Between the first island of Key Largo and the final island of Key West, there are 42 other islands for you to visit.
Question: What is the name of the famous leaf-peeping route in Vermont?
Answer: The Green Mountain Byway. The lovely road is filled with fire-colored leaves every fall.
Question: What was the first federally funded road in the US and where does it start and end?
Answer: Route 40, also known as the National Road. It runs from Silver Summit, Utah to Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Question: In what country is the Great Ocean Road located?
Answer: Australia! The Great Ocean Road starts in Torquay and finished in Allansford. Along the way, there are dozens of amazing stops, including the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Kennett River, Great Otway National Park, and Apollo Bay.
Question: What oceanfront Italian road is known for lemons and Limoncello?
Answer: The Amalfi Coast. As you drive along the coast, you’ll notice loads of lemon trees, lemon snacks, and lemon-bedecked souvenirs. And with all of these lemons, the Italians, of course, make loads of the lemony liqueur known as limoncello.
Question: Which famous road trip includes waterfalls, glaciers, black sand beaches, mountains, and hot springs?
Answer: Iceland’s Ring Road. This road is 828 miles long! It actually takes about two weeks to drive Iceland’s Ring Road and see the dozens of noteworthy stops. A few of the best destinations along the Ring Road include the Blue Lagoon, the Skogafoss Waterfall, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, and Kirkjufell Mountain.
Car-Themed Road Trip Trivia
Question: What country made the first automobile?
Answer: Germany. Karl Benz is given the credit for creating the first automobile in the 1880s.
Question: What was the first car to be mass-produced?
Answer: The Model-T. Thanks to Henry Ford’s creation of the assembly line in 1908, Model-Ts became the first mass-produced car in the world!
Question: What was the first car to break the sound barrier?
Answer: ThrustSSC. While driving this jet car in 1997, Andy Green became the first person on land to go faster than the speed of sound.
Question: All Ferraris were originally the same color. What color was it?
Answer: Red. At the time, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) stated that all Italian Grand Prix racecars had to be red.
Question: How many parts does the average car have?
National Park-Themed Road Trip Trivia
Question: How many national parks are there in the US?
Answer: There are 63 national parks and 423 national park sites in the United States.
Question: What was the first US national park?
Answer: Yellowstone National Park. In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant declared Yellowstone National Park to be the first national park in the United States!
Question: What was the first piece of land the US government decided to preserve for recreational purposes?
Answer: Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. In 1832, Hot Springs National Park became the first section of land that the U.S. government chose to preserve for recreation. This action paved the way for the creation of the U.S. National Park System 40 years later.
Question: Where was the first national park in the world?
Answer: Bogd Khan Uul in Mongolia. Recognized in 1778, Bogd Khan Uul is widely believed to be the first national park ever established.
Question: What is the most visited national park in the US?
Answer: Great Smoky Mountains National Park around 4 hours away from Nashville. This gorgeous national park welcomes over ten million visitors every single year.
Question: Which US national park is home to the longest cave system in the world?
Answer: Mammoth Cave National Park. Situated in Kentucky, Mammoth Cave National Park is home to an extensive cave system that is over 400 miles long!
Question: Which US state has the most national parks?
Answer: California. This beautiful state boasts nine national parks: Channel Islands National Park, Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Pinnacles National Park, Redwood National Park, Sequoia National Park, and Yosemite National Park.
After California, Alaska is a close second with eight national parks within its borders.
Music-Themed Road Trip Trivia Questions
Question: What Janis Joplin song shares the name of a well-known car brand?
Answer: “Mercedes Benz,” which was released in 1971.
Question: What car-themed 2021 song broke the record for the most streams in a single week?
Answer: “Driver’s License” by Olivia Rodrigo.
Question: Which artist released the popular song, “On the Road Again”?
Answer: Willie Nelson!
Question: Which artist released the song, “Drive,” in 1984?
Answer: The Cars!
Question: What car-themed song was originally released by Tom Cochrane and repopularized by Rascal Flatts?
Answer: “Life is a Highway.”
Question: What car-themed song is featured on Taylor Swift’s Reputation album?
Answer: “Getaway Car.”
Question: What is the first line of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell”?
Answer: “Livin’ easy, lovin’ free.”
Film and TV-Themed Road Trip Trivia Questions
Question: What is Goofy and Max’s final destination on their road trip in The Goofy Movie?
Answer: Los Angeles, California!
Question: What type of car do Thelma and Louise drive on their road trip in Thelma and Louise?
Answer: A 1996 Ford Thunderbird convertible.
Question: Where do Tony and Meadow go on a road trip in Season 1, Episode 5 of The Sopranos?
Answer: They go to Maine to visit colleges for Meadow.
Question: Where do Lorelai and Rory go on their spontaneous road trip in Season 2, Episode 4 of the Gilmore Girls?
Answer: They go to Harvard, Rory’s dream college!
Travel-Themed Road Trip Trivia Questions
Question: What is the most visited country in the world?
Answer: France! This lovely country welcomed nearly 90 million international visitors in 2019. It’s no surprise to find out that most of these visitors traveled to Paris to see famous sites like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame, and the Arc de Triomphe.
Question: What is the most visited state in the US?
Answer: California! This West Coast state boasts so many alluring attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hollywood Sign, Disneyland, Yosemite National Park, and sunny beaches.
Question: What is the most visited attraction in the world?
Answer: The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey. This bustling market welcomes about 91 million visitors every single year! With tasty treats, handmade carpets, and shining lanterns, the Grand Bazaar is an amazing place to visit.
Question: What is the most visited attraction in the US?
Answer: Times Square in New York City, New York. This busy square welcomes almost 42 million people every year! After all, with its huge stores, neon signs, and costumed street performers, there is so much to see.
Do you have any suggestions to add to this list of road trip trivia questions? Let me know in the comments below!
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Disha Smith is the founder of Disha Discovers. She quit her job in 2017 to travel the world to explore new cultures and experience new adventures. She has since been to 95+ countries and counting and has lived in South Africa, Thailand, Croatia, and Australia. She has done all kinds of travel ranging from luxury to budget backpacking, and her mission is to inspire others to discover their own sense of adventure and to help them plan a life full of meaningful experiences through travel.