11 vacations that will max out your Fitbit steps

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11 vacations that will max out your Fitbit steps

U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, Washington D.C.: 4,600 steps

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Machu Picchu trek, Peru: 52,000 steps (not accounting for extreme elevation or taking shorter steps when walking uphill)

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Pacific Crest Trail, Mexico to Canada: 5.2 million steps

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Freedom Trail, Boston: 5,000 steps

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Muir Woods National Monument, San Francisco: 12,000 steps (for 6 miles of trails)

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Statue of Liberty, New York: about 22 floors

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Grand Canyon Rim Trail, Arizona: 26,000 steps

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Half Dome Hike, Yosemite National Park, California: 31,400 steps

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Chicago Lakeshore Path: 36,000 steps

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Allegheny Trail, Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C.: 700,000 steps

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Appalachian Trail, Georgia to Maine: 4.4 million steps

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With summer vacation (and swimsuit season) coming up, we asked the folks at Fitbit to give us the rundown on how many steps these popular travel activities will earn you.

Of course, step counts are relative to an individual's stride and pace, but in general Fitbit says there are about 2,000 steps in one mile. So, walking the Freedom Trail in Boston, a 2.5-mile historical path, will get you 5,000 steps. Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, an epic path from Mexico to Canada (which got recent attention in the book and movie "Wild"), clocks you in at around 5.2 million steps.

To find out how many steps you'll get on other popular treks -- from Machu Picchu to Chicago's Lakeshore Path -- click through the slideshow above.

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