3rd October 2019

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Can you drive from Alaska to South America?

Planning your trip. The idea of creating a road that could span North, Central, and South America was first proposed at the Pan American conference of 1889. Today, you can drive almost 25,000 miles from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to the tip of South America, except for the 54 mile (87 kilometer) Darien Gap in Panama.

Herein, how long does it take to drive the Pan American?

Driving an average of eight hours a day, it would take approximately three months to get from Alaska to Argentina, although most travelers take much longer (anywhere from six to 18 months) in order to make regular detours and stop-offs.

Is North and South America connected by land?

All the Americas are connected by land (technically, between south and north america there is another area called "Central America", but it´s boundaries are not clearly defined). The thing is: Panama and Colombia are separated by a forested region called "the Darien gap" which is extremely difficult to go through.

Where does the Pan American highway start and end?

The Pan American Highway: The Longest Road In The World. At its fullest extent the Pan-American Highway is a network of roads stretching from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Ushuaia, Argentina, a distance of around 48,000 kilometres (30,000 miles).
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