Forty-five European cities, 14 days of driving and several months of sightseeing: That’s the optimised plan created by an algorithm, a followup to the data-driven perfect US road trip we saw earlier this month. Randal Olson used the same drive-time-minimising algorithm to compute this road trip, but based the cities on Business Insider’s selection of 50 must-see places in Europe.
Olson notes that Eastern Europe is underrepresented in the road trip, but you could add stops between Poland and Estonia.
Here’s the map. There’s an interactive version as well.
Of course, the selection of these stops is completely subjective, but the great thing is Olson offers the Python code used for this project and the instructions for how to customise your road trip in case you disagree with the cities selected here.