Using 33 different metrics including traffic, gas prices, number of attractions, quality of roads and the weather, Wallethub.com ranked the Best and Worst States for a Summer Road Trip.

If it was purely based on beauty of scenery, Big Sky country would never drop out of the top 5. But according to this study, Montana shows up near the bottom at #41. The Treasure State was 21st for Road Trip Costs, 38th for Safety, and 33rd for the number of activities.

This year, North Carolina took down Wyoming as the Best State for a summer road trip. Wyoming ranked at the top for road trip costs and lowest price of camping.

Here are the 5 BEST states for a summer road trip:

  1. North Carolina
  2. Wyoming
  3. Minnesota
  4. Virginia
  5. Texas

Gas prices might be one thing to worry about. They’ve been growing this year, with the national average rising 67 cents between January 1 and May 4. On top of that, you’ll need to consider accommodations, activities and dining. All of these certainly contribute to the more than $761 billion we spend on leisure travel each year. -Wallethub.com

The 5 WORST states for a summer road trip:

  1. Rhode Island
  2. Delaware
  3. Connecticut
  4. Hawaii
  5. Arkansas

To see the complete study of Best and Worst States for a Summer Road Trip, CLICK HERE.