There’s nothing quite like the hitting the open road and feeling the wind in your hair - especially when you’re exploring foreign territory. Road tripping truly is one of the best ways to experience a country and discover its hidden secrets you may not stumble upon otherwise. It’s incredibly empowering, and allows you to take in each and every incredible mile at your own pace.
Check out some of our favourite spots for an epic road trip adventure.
1. California Coast Roadtrip
A road trip down the California Coast is an unforgettable way to see so much of what the Golden state has to offer. From spectacular beaches and waterfalls to insane theme parks and castles (yep, you heard us right), you’ll be nothing short of amazed. Spend two weeks driving from San Diego into wine country to view breathtaking landscapes.
Don’t forget to stop off at iconic sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the epic views in Big Sur, the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, and Disneyland in Anaheim.
2. Route 66
The iconic Route 66 is famous for good reason. There’s no better road to experience the true essence of American Spirit. You could catch the route from Illinois, past the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, around the Cadillac Ranch, into the Petrified National Park, and find yourself down in Santa Monica. It’s a road trip of a lifetime, so be sure to “get your kicks on Route 66!”
Experience the English countryside by starting your journey in London and heading up the northern coast through Wales, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester. Tick Scotland off your list by including the drive to Glasgow and along to Inverness. Travel back down through Edinburgh, Newcastle, York, and Nottingham to see it all.
If you’ve been planning a trip down under, you won’t want to miss the epic drive through Great Ocean Road. With an array of mountains, oceans, rainforests, and wildlife roaming through the national parks, Great Ocean Road will be a road trip to remember. Four hours into your drive along the road, you’ll see the iconic Twelve Apostles, a collection of impressive limestone cliffs towering over the water.
5. New Zealand
New Zealand’s South Island boasts some of the most beautiful scenery we’ve ever seen. See the Southern Alps that stretches from Nelson Lakes all the way down to Fiordland. Experience New Zealand at its best by going on glacier ice hikes, scenic flights, cross-country bike ride, and nature walks - or just stare out the car window - trust us, the views are worth it.
6. South of France
Live it up in Southern France with its picturesque beaches and resorts, or opt for a more quintessential road trip by stopping off at its many quaint villages (Gordes is one our favourites!) You can plan your journey around Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Nice, and Marseille to make the full rounds.
7. Amalfi Coast
Driving through Italy’s west coast will delight you with impressive sights of the countryside. Work your way from Sorrento to Positano, to Grotta Dello Smeraldo, to Ravello, and finally to Naples. It’s less than 100km, and each stop is even more remarkable than the last!
Experienced any epic road trips yourselves? Let us know!