How to Visit Every LDS Temple in the USA in 79 Days

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Map of how to visit every temple in the USA
From UtahValley360

Breanna Olaveson, at Utah Valley 360, provides us a route on how to visit every LDS temple in the continental United States in 79 days. It includes every temple that is in operation, as well as those that are in construction phases.  See the original article to view the map and proposed itinerary. 

We live in an age of unprecedented temple building.

In just the last 15 years, the number of temples has increased from 53 to 141, with 15 more under construction and 14 announced.

But have you ever wondered what it would take to visit just the temples in the continental United States? How long would it take? How many miles would you need to drive? How much would you spend on gas? Wonder no more.

Note: This is just one proposed route — though it is a good one. It also includes only currently operating temples (none under construction or announced) and does not account for 2014 special closures. We accounted for one temple per day (excepting Sundays and Mondays, when most temples are closed), unless two temples are closer than two hours apart. 

  • Total miles of travel: 14,264
  • Total days needed for trip: 79 (including non-travel days, Saturday/Sunday)
  • Number of temples: 78
  • Cost of gas (assuming a 25 mpg vehicle and an average of $3.30/gallon): $1,882.81

To see the rest of article and the proposed map, go to UtahValley360.com. How many temples have you visited?

Adam was born and raised in Southern California then went to high school in Arizona. He is currently pursuing a degree in English at BYU-Hawaii.