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Here is How Much Gas Will Cost This Summer For The Most Popular U.S. Road Trips

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The national average retail price of  regular gasoline hit $5 per gallon on Saturday, according to data from AAA. It’s the highest the group has seen gas prices rise since it started tracking the data in 2000 and is likely to get worse. Planning ahead and knowing just how much your road trip fuel is going to cost you this summer can help families make the decision on how far to go and stay within budget.

With summer being in full swing, people all over the country are getting ready for their long-awaited vacations.

How long has it been since you planned a good old-fashioned road trip? Touring the U.S. by car can be a great alternative to visiting exotic, far-flung destinations—especially if budgets are tight, flights get canceled or crowds are an issue.

However, with record-breaking fuel costs, many people are choosing to steer away from road trips this summer.

But how much will Americans really have to pay for road trips this year?

Here is a list of the 5 most popular road trips according to AAA and how much each trip will cost on average based on 6 popular types of cars in the U.S.

Blue Ridge Parkway | VA to NC

308 Miles.

Trip Vehicles:

2018 Toyota Camry: Trip fuel cost: $45.49.

2016 Honda HR-V 2WD: Trip fuel cost: $49.89.

2018 Toyota RAV4: Trip fuel cost $61.86.

2018 Ford F150 Pickup: $73.65.

2022 Tesla Model 3: Trip cost: $10.52.

2022 Tesla Model Y: Trip cost: $11.29

2. Grand Pacific Northwest | WA to OR

551 Miles.

Trip Vehicles:

2018 Toyota Camry: Trip fuel cost: $71.87.

2016 Honda HR-V 2WD: Trip fuel cost: $78.82.

2018 Toyota RAV4: Trip fuel cost $97.74.

2018 Ford F150 Pickup: $116.36.

2022 Tesla Model 3: Trip cost: $16.62.

2022 Tesla Model Y: Trip cost: $17.83.

3. Smoky Mountains | TN to NC

497 Miles.

Trip Vehicles:

2018 Toyota Camry: Trip fuel cost: $67.36.

2016 Honda HR-V 2WD: Trip fuel cost: $73.88.

2018 Toyota RAV4: Trip fuel cost $91.61.

2018 Ford F150 Pickup: $109.06.

2022 Tesla Model 3: Trip cost: $15.58.

2022 Tesla Model Y: Trip cost: $16.72

Low-level, wide-angle view from the edge of Stella Lake toward the iconic Wheeler Peak in Nevada's Great Basin National Park in Nevada

4. Vegas to National Parks to Vegas

857 Miles.

Trip Vehicles:

2018 Toyota Camry: Trip fuel cost: $117.16.

2016 Honda HR-V 2WD: Trip fuel cost: $128.50.

2018 Toyota RAV4: Trip fuel cost $159.34.

2018 Ford F150 Pickup: $189.69.

2022 Tesla Model 3: Trip cost: $27.09.

2022 Tesla Model Y: Trip cost: $29.08

Happy Young Couple Driving Along Country Road in Convertible at Sunset

5. Northern CA & Southern OR Coast

380 Miles.

Trip Vehicles:

2018 Toyota Camry: Trip fuel cost: $54.09.

2016 Honda HR-V 2WD: Trip fuel cost: $59.32.

2018 Toyota RAV4: Trip fuel cost $73.56.

2018 Ford F150 Pickup: $87.57.

2022 Tesla Model 3: Trip cost: $12.51.

2022 Tesla Model Y: Trip cost: $13.42.

Road Trip Cooler

According to AAA, these are the 5 most popular road trips in the U.S. The 6 vehicles that were used for the estimates are all rated as the most popular vehicles in the U.S. according to Edmunds.

Note that these are only estimates and exact numbers may vary.

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