6 of the Longest Highways
If you’re dreaming of setting out and hitting the open road on an epic adventure, look no further. We have completed this list with 6 of the largest and most fabulous highways on earth.
6- Route 20, USA
At over 3300 U.S. Route 20 is the longest road in the United States. Since it’s an east-west route, the route connects both oceans that border USA. This coast-to-coast route has its eastern start in Boston and western in Newport.
5- Golden Quadrilateral Highway, India
The Golden Quadrilateral is a national highway network connecting most of the major industrial, agricultural and cultural centers of India. It forms a quadrangle linking the four major metro cities of India.
4- The Trans-Canada Highway, Canada
The Trans-Canada Highway is the longest road in North America. Transcending the continental boundaries, the Trans-Canada Highway travels through all the ten Canadian provinces.
3- The Trans-Siberian Highway, Russia
The Trans-Siberian Highway runs the entire length of Russia and is the third longest road in the world. Spreading from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok, the Trans-Siberian Highway is a network of federal highways. This road is very dangerous because of the extreme surroundings and weather conditions of some regions. The road goes from the Baltic Sea of the Atlantic Ocean to the Japan Sea of the Pacific Ocean.
2- Highway 1, Australia
Highway 1 in Australia, also known as the “Big Lap,” is the second longest highways in the world. This road joins all the mainland capitals of Australia. It was constructed almost half a century ago, and the first section of the route connected Brisbane with Adelaide back in 1955. At the time it was Australia’s only true national highway. It’s one of the most scenic roads in the world.
1- Pan American Highway
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Pan American Highway is the longest designated road in the world. At its fullest extent it links most of the nations of North and South America. Stretching from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina, but briefly interrupted by the 100-mile Darien Gap between Central and South America. The Pan-American Highway passes through many diverse climates and ecological types – ranging from dense jungles to arid deserts and barren tundra.