Entertaining Road Trip Trivia Questions & Answers

Test your travel knowledge with this fun road trip trivia game

Looking for something entertaining to do on your road trip to help pass the time? Have some fun with your road trip companions with these road trip trivia questions!

We have some U.S travel questions here plus world travel trivia and general travel trivia questions as well.

Test your knowledge of top travel destinations around the world. 

Tapping on the question will reveal the answer.

This way the trivia question reader can join in the fun too!

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U.S. National Park road trip trivia questions

Yellowstone National Park was the first official U.S. National Park. It was established in 1872 when President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law.

There are 63 U.S. National Parks.

423

The National Park Service, the U.S. government agency responsible for managing and overseeing the parks, manages a total of 423 units in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and territories. They include national historical parks, national seashores, national military parks, national monuments and more.

1916

The law that created the National Park Service was signed by President Woodrow Wilson on Aug. 25, 1916.

New River Gorge National Park & Preserve is the newest U.S. National Park. It was established in 2021, and is located in West Virginia.

California has the most National Parks with nine. They are: Channel Islands, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Kings Canyon, Lassen Volcanic, Pinnacles, Redwoods (and State Parks), Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park gets the most visitors each year. According to the National Park Service, 14.1 million people visited this National Park in 2021. The Blue Ridge Parkway was the only NPS unit that received more visitors than GSMNP in 2021.

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General U.S. travel road trip trivia

1992

Although the United States’ interstate highway system was authorized by law in the 1950s, the final piece wasn’t completed until 1992, when a 12-mile stretch of I-70 was opened to traffic in Colorado.

California receives the most tourists of any state in the U.S.

Walt Disney World in Florida receives the most visitors each year, specifically the Magic Kingdom.

New York City gets the most tourists of any city in the U.S. Approximately 67 million people traveled to the Big Apple in 2019.

California is the largest U.S. by population with nearly 40 million people.

Alaska is the largest U.S. state by land area. At 663,300 square miles, it’s more than twice the size of the second largest U.S. state, Texas. In fact, Alaska is larger than Texas, California and Montana (the second, third and fourth largest states) combined.

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World travel road trip trivia questions

The Forbidden City in Beijing, China, is the most visited historical monument in the world.

They received more than 19 million visitors in 2019.

According to the World Tourism Organization, France receives the most international tourists.

Russia is the country with the largest land area.

At over 6 million square miles, Russia makes up 11% of the land mass in the entire world.

Antarctica is the driest continent, being almost entirely desert.

Colombia is the country with the highest average annual precipitation. Colombia sees an average of over 3 1/4 meters of rain per year. That’s over 10.6 feet of rain!

According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (yes, this is a real thing), Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world at over 2,722 to its tip.

Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge in China is the longest bridge (of any type) in the world. It’s part of the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway and is 102.4 miles long.

The Nile is the longest river in the world. It’s 4,130 miles long and flows from south to north, flowing into the Mediterranean Sea.

The Caspian Sea is the largest inland body of water in the world, covering over 143,000 square miles.

It is bordered by Kazakhstan, Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkmenistan.

Venezuela’s Angel Falls is the tallest (uninterrupted) waterfall in the world with a height of over 3200 feet.

At approximately 110 acres (and only 1,000 or so residents), Vatican City is the smallest country in the world.

Norway.

Fun fact: the town of Longyearbyen is so cold that it is illegal to bury anyone there.

It’s approximately a 3-hour flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen.

China is the largest country in the world by population. As of 2020, the population of China is 1,439,323,776.

Russia.

The remote Russian town of Oymyakon is considered the coldest habited place on the planet. There’s about 21 hours of darkness every day and it’s average temperature is -58.

Faroe Islands. With a population of only 19,165 (as of 2019), Tórshavn is the smallest capital city in the world. Tórshavn means “Thor’s harbor.”

6,098 different people have summited Everest for a total of 10,656 summits.

Kami Rita (Topke) Sherpa (Thami) has summited a record 24 times. Dave Hahn (American) and Kenton Cool (British) have the most non-Sherpa summits with 15, most recently in 2021.

General travel trivia

Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam, or A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, was published in 1483 and written by  Bernhard von Breydenbach of Germany. It is considered the earliest example of a travel guide.

It was published in six languages and went through 11 editions.

1914

The first scheduled commercial flight departed on Jan. 1, 1914. The St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line flight from St. Petersburg, Florida, to Tampa took approximately 23 minutes and covered 21 miles.

1900

The Prinzessin Victoria Louise was built by the Hamburg-America Line solely for the purpose of leisure cruise travel. It includes a gymnasium, art gallery, social hall, ballroom and more in addition to dining rooms and passenger cabins.

Her first cruise departed from Hamburg in 1900. The cruise lasted 35 days and visited ports in Venezuela and the West Indies.

Japan

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan has been running continually since 705 AD. It’s located in Yamanashi Prefecture.

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