Road trips: they're exciting, and teens love to go on them in movies. But traveling across the United States hasn't always been so thrilling. For instance, going from New York to California in the early 1800s would have taken months, and many didn't survive the trip. Learning about life on the Oregon Trail makes one grateful for modern transportation - previous eras haven't had the same luxuries or options.
Today, there are a number of ways to voyage across the country, and we can do so faster than ever before. Whether you're looking for a short flight or want to spend a week in the car seeing the sights, there are a wide range of transportation options and travel times for a journey between America's Atlantic and Pacific coasts.