Tired of spending your holidays sitting around a pool or lazing on the beach? Or do the malls and big cities exhaust you too? Worry not because it’s a big world out there! All it takes is a change in your usual way of vacationing and take it to the roads!
Here are ten of the best road trip destinations around the world. Who knows, they’ll be the best holidays you’ll ever have!
10. The Amalfi Drive, Italy
The Amalfi Drive stretches 50 miles down the Amalfi Coast, between Sorrento and Amalfi. Best known for offering the best scenery in Italy, it has become increasingly popular with tourists. As you drive along this road, on one side will be hills and villages, while on the other side are cliff drops revealing breathtaking views.
9. Great Ocean Road, Australia
The Great Ocean Road was built in honor of fallen soldiers of the First World War. Hence, this road, which runs along the Southeast Coast of Australia, has become the world’s largest war memorial. Aside from the spectacular views this road offers, it passes by major tourist attractions, including the world-famous Twelve Apostles.
8. Garden Route, South Africa
Down the Southeast side of the country is the Garden Route, which features stunning scenery and spectacular views just above the Indian Ocean, where you might get lucky to see whales and dolphins. On land, there are nature reserves and animal sanctuaries worth visiting too.
7. Pacific Coast Highway (Route 1), United States
The Pacific Coast Highway runs for over 650 miles down the Californian coast where some of America’s beautiful parts can be found, including Leggett and Dana Point. You can also pass by the Golden Gate Bridge, so never ever miss packing your camera!
6. Leh-Manali Route, India
The Leh-Manali Route, which stretches for 300 miles, runs through the Indian Himalayas. It has mountains and glaciers that offer breathtaking views. However, because of heavy snowfall, the road is open for about four months only. When clear, the road can be tricky and uncomfortable to navigate, so be extra careful!
5. Icefields Parkway, Canada
Situated in the Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta, Canada, the Icefields Parkway offers spectacular views along its 140 miles length through the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Because of its mountainous setting, driving through the road might sometimes be dangerous, especially during winter.
4. Pan-American Highway, United States
From its starting point in Alaska to the tip of Argentina, the Pan-American Highway is the real deal for road trips! For 30,000 miles long, get to see numerous different countries, cultures, and views along the way. As the road is long, you can section your trip on different occasions or travel the whole thing in one go. Whichever, this trip will certainly be your longest, best, and the most interesting one!
3. South Island, New Zealand
New Zealand is a country of mystifying rolls of greenery. But if you drive down the South Island, you’ll find out that there’s more than just green hills in this country. You’ll also find mountains, glaciers, national parks, and villages that are worth exploring.
2. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the largest salt flat in the world. An old train cemetery and a salt-made hotel are two of the things that could fascinate you during your trip there.
1. The Atlantic Road, Norway
This 5-mile long Atlantic Road joins several small islands to the Norwegian mainland, so sea views are there and will certainly make you awestruck. There are several villages along the way, a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in real Norwegian culture that you wouldn’t experience in any of the big cities.